Not so random according to a fellow Olympian.
His teammate and fellow gold medalist, Tyler Clary, said:
"That's awesome. But I'm not surprised at all. Ryan's that type of guy. He loves drama, he loves acting and he loves the whole theater and cinema scene."
Though even if Lochte wasn't into acting, he'd probably do it anyway. Tyler certainly would.
"It's not something that I've thought, 'I really want to do this,' but I don't think it would be something I would be challenged taking up doing. Don't get me wrong— I think it's very challenging, but I think I have it in me to do it."
Sounds like there's another American gold medalist looking for a TV show!
Come on, TV networks! Let's get Tyler on a show!
[Image via AP Images.]