John Ritter

John Ritter

John Ritter

17.09.1948 - 11.09.2003 (54 years) (Burbank - California - USA)

Jonathan Southworth Ritter (September 17, 1948 – September 11, 2003) was an American actor. He was the son of the singing cowboy star Tex Ritter and the father of actors Jason and Tyler Ritter. Ritter was 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 voicing the title character on the PBS children's program Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000–2003), for which he received four Daytime Emmy Award nominations, and as Paul Hennessy on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules (2002–2003). Ritter experienced discomfort during a rehearsal for the latter on the afternoon of September 11, 2003 and died later that evening of an aortic dissection at the age of 54.



Bad Santa (2004)

IMDB: 8.2 (564 votes)
Panic (2000)

IMDB: 6.6 (7932 votes)
Terror Tract (2000)

IMDB: 5.9 (1820 votes)
Nowhere (1997)

IMDB: 6.4 (9429 votes)
North (1994)

IMDB: 4.5 (14288 votes)
Noises Off... (1992)

IMDB: 7.6 (9869 votes)
Mickey's 60th Birthday (1988)

IMDB: 7.2 (156 votes)
Letting Go (1985)

IMDB: 6.1 (197 votes)
They All Laughed (1981)

IMDB: 6.4 (2,086 votes)