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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.



Comments (27)

  • Nice get for 90120

    Comment by ggny – August 14, 2012 08:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Really, I think 90210′s guest spots are boring and add nothing to the show.

      Comment by Russ – August 14, 2012 07:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by dude – August 14, 2012 08:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Chuck Finley (AJ) – August 14, 2012 09:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ryan, you’re better than this.

    Comment by Alex – August 14, 2012 09:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Is he, really? I’m impressed he even got this. He can swim, but this isn’t swimming.

      Comment by Emily – August 14, 2012 02:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • looking forward to Naomi’s one-liner on him and his “skills” :P

    Comment by R – August 14, 2012 09:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • love him! but another scene for Naomi the show eater -_-

    Comment by Dyra – August 14, 2012 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Let’s be real– he’s NOT better than this.

    Comment by Matty – August 14, 2012 09:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed. This casting totally fits him and his frat guy persona. He would be great in a scene with Naomi

      Comment by Sha – August 14, 2012 10:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t know.. this show is really, really bad.

      Comment by Sam – August 14, 2012 11:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Damn, I wish I were as pretty as him.

    Comment by King – August 14, 2012 09:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • At least his acting can’t be worse than that cowboy they had last year.

    Comment by Jo – August 14, 2012 10:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LOL!! True!

      Comment by april-ann – August 14, 2012 11:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • lols and the nerd extra isn’t any better. Their best actors are never used.

      Comment by Dyra – August 14, 2012 11:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I just hope it’s carried out better than when Kerri Strug appeared on the original (BH 90210). That was painful to watch.

    Comment by april-ann – August 14, 2012 11:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well he has to be better actor then Vinnie from J Shore was last season on 90210

    Comment by John – August 14, 2012 11:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He may be dumb as a bag of rocks, but he’s still the kinda guy you swallow.

    Comment by Jase – August 14, 2012 12:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He’s such a douche. Another reason not to watch 90210.

    Comment by LizA180 – August 14, 2012 12:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He’s good-looking, and that’s all you need to appear on this show.

    Comment by Summer – August 14, 2012 01:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by LC – August 14, 2012 01:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And the stunt casting continues… it’s sad that they have to resort to this like every season.

    Comment by Gerald – August 14, 2012 01:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • lol. i hope he can act.. ;-p

    Comment by rizkey – August 14, 2012 01:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.”

      Comment by Chuck Finley (AJ) – August 14, 2012 03:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jeah!

    Comment by João Amaral – August 14, 2012 03:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Mikael – August 15, 2012 09:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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