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John Ritter

Actor / Film Producer | * 09/17/1948 († 54, 09/11/2003) | Burbank - California - USA
Jonathan Southworth Ritter (September 17, 1948 – September 11, 2003) was an American actor and comedian. He was the son of the singing cowboy star Tex Ritter and the father of actors Jason and Tyler Ritter. Ritter is known for playing Jack Tripper on the ABC sitcom Three's Company (1977–1984), for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award in 1984. He briefly reprised the role on the spin-off Three's a Crowd, which aired for one season. Ritter appeared in over 100 films and television series combined and performed on Broadway, with roles including IT (1990), Problem Child (1990), Problem Child 2 (1991), and Bad Santa in 2003 (his final live action film, which was dedicated to his memory). In 2002, Don Knotts called Ritter the "greatest physical comedian on the planet". His final roles include... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Kids & Family

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Awards & Nominations for John Ritter

Theatre World Award Golden Globe Award Emmy Award

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Movies with John Ritter as Actor(69)

as Bob Chipeska2003 Bad Santa
as Eli2003 Manhood
as Bill2002 Man of the Year
as Stanley Grubman2002 Tadpole
as Narrator2001 Nuncrackers
as Bob Carter2001 Terror Tract
as Tom Williams2000 TripFall
as Christian Therapist2000 Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel
as Dr. Josh Parks2000 Panic
as Joe Cass1999 Holy Joe
as Donald Bridges1999 It Came From the Sky
as Dr. David Farris1999 Lethal Vows
as Tom Maguire1998 Chance of a Lifetime
as Chief Warren Kincaid1998 Bride of Chucky
as Robert Forrest1998 I Woke Up Early the Day I Died
as Steven Mayer1998 Shadow of Doubt
as Bruce Simon Barker1998 Loss of Faith
as Dr. Wexler1998 Montana
as Moses Helper1997 Nowhere
as Ed Chandler1997 A Child's Wish
as Duncan the Bartender1997 A Gun, a Car, a Blonde
as Vaughan Cunningham1996 Sling Blade
as Paul Hegstrom1996 Unforgivable
as Clarke MacGruder1995 Gramps
as Rick Knowlton1995 The Colony
as Ward Nelson1994 North
as Bill Grant1993 Heartbeat
as Garry Lejeune / Roger Tramplemain1992 Noises Off...
as Roy Knable1992 Stay Tuned
as Ben Healy1991 Problem Child 2
as Ben1990 Problem Child
as L. Frank Baum1990 The Dreamer of Oz
as Ben Hanscom1990 IT
as Barney1989 My Brother's Wife
as Zachary Hutton1989 Skin Deep
as Dudley Goode1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday
as Phillip Reed1987 The Last Fling
as Bob Wilson1987 Real Men
as Frank Coleman1986 Unnatural Causes
as Judge Harold Benton1986 A Smoky Mountain Christmas
as Alex1985 Letting Go
as Danny Loeb1984 Love Thy Neighbor
as himself1984 Strong Kids, Safe Kids
as Alan O'Black1983 Sunset Limousine
as Peter Dickenson1982 The Flight of Dragons
1982 Pray TV
as Charles Rutledge1981 They All Laughed
as Satan (The Devil)1980 Wholly Moses
as Bubba Newman1980 The Comeback Kid
as Steve Nichols1980 Hero at Large
as President Chet Roosevelt1979 Americathon
as Marty Flesh1978 Ringo
as Paul Stallings1978 Leave Yesterday Behind
as Franklin Frank1976 Nickelodeon
as Hart1973 The Stone Killer
as Rider1972 The Other

TV Shows/Series with John Ritter as Actor(50)


Full Name: John Ritter
Born: Friday, 09/17 1948 (September) in Burbank
Died: Thursday, 09/11 2003 (September) in Burbank (aged: 54)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Southern California, USC School of Dramatic Arts
Spouses (current/former): Amy Yasbeck, Nancy Morgan
Children: Tyler Ritter, Jason Ritter, Noah Lee Ritter
Father: Tex Ritter
Mother: Dorothy Fay
Other names for John Ritter (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Jonathan Southworth Ritter"
John Ritter frequently works together with these people:
Jeffrey Tambor (12x, Actor)
Suzanne Somers (11x, Actress)
Joanna Kerns (10x, Actress)
Tammy Cheung (10x, Crew)
Martin Sheen (9x, Actor)
Harold Gould (9x, Actor)
William Windom (9x, Actor)
Norman Fell (9x, Actor)
Adir Miller (9x, Cast)
Alan Fudge (9x, Actor)
Jack Bender (7x, Crew)
Billy Bob Thornton (6x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2230, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 08/07/2019