Ellington Ratliff Biography


Birthday: April 14, 1993 (Aries)

Born In: Los Angeles, California

Ellington Lee Ratliff is an American drummer and actor. He made his acting debut in 2001 as Robbie Crenshaw in the flick ‘All You Need’. Since then, he has done a number of acting projects, both on the small and the big screen. Ratliff is famous for appearing in guest roles in TV shows like 'Victorious', 'General Hospital', 'Raising Hope' and 'Criminal Minds.’ Also a musician, he served as the drummer in the pop rock band, R5. He was the only member of the band who was not a part of the Lynch family. The other members of the group were siblings Ross, Riker, Rocky, Rydel, and Ryland Lynch. The artist is extremely talented and is known for using dw drums, Paiste cymbals, and Tama drums in his performances. His musical talent and acting skills combined with his good looks have made him a much sought-after entertainer in the film and TV industry. Owing to his charming personality, he has numerous female fans all over the world.

Quick Facts

Also Known As: Ellington Lee Ratliff

Age: 30 Years, 30 Year Old Males


father: George Ratliff

mother: Cheryl Ratliff

siblings: Elden, Erick, Garette

Born Country: United States

Actors Drummers

Height: 5'11" (180 cm), 5'11" Males

U.S. State: California

City: Los Angeles

Music Career

Ellington Ratliff joined the band R5 after meeting its band members in a dance class. The bandmates found him extremely talented and requested him to join their band. The band started enjoying more success after Ratliff joined them. Owing to his amazing drumming skills, he took the band’s popularity to an entirely new level. The band’s debut album ‘Louder’ reached #24 on the Billboard 200. They also released several EPs which went on to be moderate hits. These include ‘New Addictions EP’, ‘Sometime Last Night’, and ‘Heart Made up on You.’ They released their second and final album ‘Sometime Last Night’ in July 2015. The album opened to a positive reception and debuted at number 6 on the US Billboard 200. It went on to sell 31k copies in its first week. In early 2018, R5 disbanded after releasing a Youtube video titled ‘The Last Show.’

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Acting Career

Ellington Ratliff made his acting debut in 2001 as Robbie Crenshaw in the movie ‘All You Need’. He then appeared in season 5 of the reality dance competition ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ in 2009. The same year, he played Allan in an episode of ‘Eastwick’. Soon after this, the actor bagged roles in the TV programs,  ‘Victorious’ and ‘Raising Hope’.

In 2012, Ratliff portrayed the role of a photographer in the flick ‘My Uncle Rafael’. The following year, he played Huey Miller in the series ‘Red Scare’. After this, he appeared as himself in an episode of the 3rd season of ‘Violetta.’ The actor appeared in episode #22 on season 12 of ‘Criminal Minds’ where he played Ronnie Hawks. In 2019, he made an appearance on the American sitcom series ‘Grown-ish.’

Personal Life

Ellington Lee Ratliff was born on April 14, 1993, in Los Angeles, California, USA, to George and Cheryl Ratliff. He has three half-brothers: Elden, Erick, and Garette. Talking about his love life, the actor cum drummer has been in a romantic relationship with fellow bandmate Rydel since 2013. The couple got engaged in October 2020 before exchanging wedding vows in September 2021.

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