Exclusive: 90210 Scores Gold, Recruits Olympic Stud Ryan Lochte For Season 5 Guest Spot

Ryan Lochte 90210Ryan Lochte is dipping his toe in the acting pool.

The 11-time Olympic medalist will guest-star in an episode of 90210‘s upcoming fifth season, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Playing himself, the aquatic superstar will turn up as a guest at a resort where the recently-reunited Naomi and Max are staying in an attempt to strengthen their relationship.

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Lochte — who made his debut as a thesp last week in two Funny or Die videos — has been vocal about his desire to take on Hollywood after his strong showing at the 2012 London Games. However, his interests initially seemed to be of the reality variety, with the swimmer naming both Dancing With the Stars and The Bachelor as dream projects.

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90210 returns to The CW on Monday, Oct. 8 at 8/7c, with Lochte’s installment airing Oct. 29.

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  1. ggny says:

    Nice get for 90120

  2. dude says:

    So he could have guested in any show he wanted and he chose 90210? Really? I use to watch that show and even I think he’s an idiot.

  3. Chuck Finley (AJ) says:

    lol, if you have ever heard Ryan Lochte’s interviews you would know this huy is dumb as a box of rocks. Good luck to the people who think he can act when he can’t even answer questions without sounding like he is high. I guess at least he will have a script and won’t have to try to think in his own. Still, this will end up a disaster.

  4. Alex says:

    Ryan, you’re better than this.

  5. R says:

    looking forward to Naomi’s one-liner on him and his “skills” :P

  6. Dyra says:

    love him! but another scene for Naomi the show eater -_-

  7. Matty says:

    Let’s be real– he’s NOT better than this.

  8. King says:

    Damn, I wish I were as pretty as him.

  9. Jo says:

    At least his acting can’t be worse than that cowboy they had last year.

  10. april-ann says:

    I just hope it’s carried out better than when Kerri Strug appeared on the original (BH 90210). That was painful to watch.

  11. John says:

    Well he has to be better actor then Vinnie from J Shore was last season on 90210

  12. Jase says:

    He may be dumb as a bag of rocks, but he’s still the kinda guy you swallow.

  13. LizA180 says:

    He’s such a douche. Another reason not to watch 90210.

  14. Summer says:

    He’s good-looking, and that’s all you need to appear on this show.

  15. LC says:

    My snap judgment is that he’s a self-centered fame whore. The Bachelor? And grillz, really?
    Lochte vs. Phelps, Phelps vs. Lochte. I really don’t see what all the fuss is about. He may be prettier, but he’ll never be a better swimmer than Phelps. Johann Blake beat Usain Bolt, but that meant jack squat. It’s probably true that he worked much harder for it, though. Good for him, I guess.

  16. Gerald says:

    And the stunt casting continues… it’s sad that they have to resort to this like every season.

  17. rizkey says:

    lol. i hope he can act.. ;-p

    • Chuck Finley (AJ) says:

      Well let me give you a hint. In an interviews he was asked what the best thing about Ryan Lochte is. His answer was “Ryan Lochte.”

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  19. Mikael says:

    The guy is such a douche. I’m not looking forward to seeing him everywhere now. It’s sad that America rewards these kinds of people because they’re attractive.