Rick Schroder has ditched his adult name for the one that made him famous as a child star. For his upcoming stint on hit drama 24, the actor will be credited as Ricky Shroder – the name he grew out of in his late teens. He says, "My agents said, ‘You know, you should change your name to Rick. It’ll help grow up from a kid to an adult.’ I’ve learned in the last 20 years it takes more than dropping a letter from your name to help you grow up. And so I’m more comfortable being called Ricky. My wife, my mom, everybody calls me Ricky… Rick never felt right. I felt like I was trying to be something I wasn’t."
He was always Ricky to me, same way Joseph Lawrence will always be Joey to me!