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Birth information

17 September 1948 Burbank, California, USA

Death information

11 September 2003 Burbank, California, USA

Given Name

Jonathan Southworth Ritter

How tall is John Ritter?

1.8 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Amy Yasbeck
Nancy Morgan

Life Story of John Ritter

Jonathan Southworth Ritter was born in Burbank, California, on September 17, 1948. He was the son of legendary country singer/actor Tex Ritter and his wife, actress Dorothy Fay. The couple married in 1941 and had their first child, Tom Ritter, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. John was destined to follow in his parents footsteps. He was enrolled at Hollywood High School where he was student body president.

After graduation from high school, he attended the University of Southern California where he majored in Psychology and minored in Architecture. His first appearance on TV was in 1966 as a contestant on The Dating Game (1965) where he won a vacation to Lake Havasu, Arizona. After making his very first cameo appearance, he was induced to join an acting class taught by Nina Foch. He changed his major to Theater Arts, graduating in 1971 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drama. He also studied acting with Stella Adler at the Harvey Lembeck Comedy Workshop. Between 1968 and 1969, he appeared in a series of stage plays in England, Scotland, Holland and in Germany.

His TV debut came playing a campus revolutionary on Dan August (1970) which starred...

How much money has John Ritter earned?

Three's Company (1976) $50,000
8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter (2002) $75,000 (per episode)

What movies did John Ritter play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Man of the Year (2002) , Poochinski (1990) , Anything But Love (1989) , Have Faith (1989) ,
Actors Filmography
Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up (2006) Great Uncle Stew, King of the Hill (2004) Eugene Grandy, Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004) Clifford the Big Red Dog, Bad Santa: Outtakes (2003) Bob Chipeska, Bad Santa (2003) Bob Chipeska, 8 Simple Rules (2003) Paul Hennessy, Clifford the Big Red Dog (2003) Clifford the Big Red Dog, Manhood (2003) Eli, The Ellen Show (2002) Percy Moss, Scrubs (2002) Sam Dorian, Breaking News...

Birth information

17 September 1948 Burbank, California, USA

Death information

11 September 2003 Burbank, California, USA

Given Name

Jonathan Southworth Ritter

How tall is John Ritter?

1.8 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Amy Yasbeck
Nancy Morgan

Life Story of John Ritter

Jonathan Southworth Ritter was born in Burbank, California, on September 17, 1948. He was the son of legendary country singer/actor Tex Ritter and his wife, actress Dorothy Fay. The couple married in 1941 and had their first child, Tom Ritter, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. John was destined to follow in his parents footsteps. He was enrolled at Hollywood High School where he was student body president.

After graduation from high school, he attended the University of Southern California where he majored in Psychology and minored in Architecture. His first appearance on TV was in 1966 as a contestant on The Dating Game (1965) where he won a vacation to Lake Havasu, Arizona. After making his very first cameo appearance, he was induced to join an acting class taught by Nina Foch. He changed his major to Theater Arts, graduating in 1971 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drama. He also studied acting with Stella Adler at the Harvey Lembeck Comedy Workshop. Between 1968 and 1969, he appeared in a series of stage plays in England, Scotland, Holland and in Germany.

His TV debut came playing a campus revolutionary on Dan August (1970) which starred...

How much money has John Ritter earned?

Three's Company (1976) $50,000
8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter (2002) $75,000 (per episode)

What movies did John Ritter play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Man of the Year (2002) , Poochinski (1990) , Anything But Love (1989) , Have Faith (1989) ,
Actors Filmography
Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up (2006) Great Uncle Stew, King of the Hill (2004) Eugene Grandy, Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004) Clifford the Big Red Dog, Bad Santa: Outtakes (2003) Bob Chipeska, Bad Santa (2003) Bob Chipeska, 8 Simple Rules (2003) Paul Hennessy, Clifford the Big Red Dog (2003) Clifford the Big Red Dog, Manhood (2003) Eli, The Ellen Show (2002) Percy Moss, Scrubs (2002) Sam Dorian, Breaking News...

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John Ritter in Breaking News (2002)

(September 18, 1999) Married Amy Yasbeck in Wilmington, Ohio. The two had lived together for a couple of years.

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John Ritter and Vincent Gardenia in Skin Deep - Männer haben's auch nicht leicht (198

During an interview on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993), Ritter claimed that he chose the name "Vaughan Cunningham" for his character in Sling Blade (1996) based on an in-joke with the cast of Happy Days (1974).

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John Ritter and Michael Kidd in Skin Deep - Männer haben's auch nicht leicht (1989)

He was a scout (but not an Eagle).

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John Ritter and Vincent Gardenia in Skin Deep - Männer haben's auch nicht leicht (198

He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.

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John Ritter in Skin Deep - Männer haben's auch nicht leicht (1989)

His talent for physical schtick was heralded by television comedy icon Lucille Ball, who hosted a tribute to John's talent on Three's Company (1976). John later appeared in an episode of Lucille's last comedy series Life with Lucy (1986) In that episode, Lucy claims that during the shooting of a scene, it was the third time in her entire career that she had to yell "cut" because he broke her up laughing.

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John Ritter and Heidi Paine in Skin Deep - Männer haben's auch nicht leicht (1989)

His father, cowboy star Tex Ritter, tried to steer him away from an acting career but lived long enough to rejoice in seeing him in a recurring role on The Waltons (1971), which was Tex's favorite television series.

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John Ritter in Skin Deep - Männer haben's auch nicht leicht (1989)

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on September 28, 1983.

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John Ritter in Ein wahrer Held (1980)

At the same time he attended Hollywood High School, he fell in love with The Beatles.

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Anne Archer and John Ritter in Ein wahrer Held (1980)

His favorite musical group was The Beatles, and he even appeared on Ringo Starr's television special Ringo (1978).

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John Ritter and Ron Carey in Have Faith (1989)

Paul Hennessy, Ritter's character on 8 Simple Rules (2002), was ranked #48 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [June 20, 2004 issue].

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John Ritter and Lou Hancock in Have Faith (1989)

Buried at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, California (actually borders Glendale and Griffith Park). Lot 1622 Court of Liberty near Stan Laurel's grave-site.

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John Ritter in Have Faith (1989)

Was nominated for an Emmy Award, for best actor in a comedy, for 8 Simple Rules (2002) one year after his death, after appearing in 31 episodes.

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John Ritter, Joel Higgins, and Todd Susman in Have Faith (1989)

Died one day before the death of country music legend Johnny Cash. Incidentally, his father, Tex, had written several songs for Johnny during the 1950s and 1960s.

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John Ritter and Joel Higgins in Have Faith (1989)

Ended 20 year rift with his Three's Company (1976) co-star Suzanne Somers shortly before his death.

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John Ritter in 1998 - Die vier Milliarden Dollar Show (1979)

On an episode of 8 Simple Rules (2002), he and the cast did a spoof of his situation comedy Three's Company (1976). In the spoof, he played Mr. Roper, Katey Sagal played Helen Roper, Kaley Cuoco and Amy Davidson played Janet and Chrissy respectively, Billy Aaron Brown played Jack and Martin Spanjers played Larry. At the end of the episode, Don Knotts who played Mr. Furley on Three's Company, reprised his role in one short scene. It was, not surprisingly, Ritter's favorite episode.

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John Ritter in 1998 - Die vier Milliarden Dollar Show (1979)

On Three's Company (1976) and Three's a Crowd (1984), he played a straight man pretending to be gay. In Dangerous Perceptions (2005), his son, Jason Ritter, played a gay man pretending to be straight.

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John Ritter in 1998 - Die vier Milliarden Dollar Show (1979)

His final film, Bad Santa (2003), was dedicated to his memory.

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John Ritter and Nancy Morgan in 1998 - Die vier Milliarden Dollar Show (1979)

After his death, the September 29 issue of People magazine featured two different covers - issues distributed to the central and southwest United States (except Florida) showed Johnny Cash who had also recently passed away, the rest displayed a photo of John Ritter taken by veteran photojournalist Michael Germana. Appropriately, he was waving goodbye.

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Burt Reynolds, John Ritter, Tatum O'Neal, Stella Stevens, Jane Hitchcock, etc.

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 464-465. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.

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John Ritter, Norman Fell, Suzanne Somers, etc.

Good friends with Jenny Sullivan Paul Linke, Ralph Waite, Henry Winkler, and Richard Kline.

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John Ritter, Norman Fell, Suzanne Somers, Joyce DeWitt, etc.

Died on his youngest daughter's, Stella Ritter, fifth birthday.

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John Ritter and William Pierson in Herzbube mit zwei Damen (1976)

Was considered for the role of Dan Gallagher in Fatal Attraction (1987), which went to Michael Douglas.

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John Ritter and Joyce DeWitt in Herzbube mit zwei Damen (1976)

Attended and graduated from Hollywood High School in Hollywood, California in 1966.

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John Ritter and Joey Forman in Herzbube mit zwei Damen (1976)

Best remembered by the public for his starring role as Jack Tripper on Three's Company (1976).

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John Ritter, Suzanne Somers, and Joyce DeWitt in Herzbube mit zwei Damen (1976)

John Ritter died one week before his fourth wedding anniversary to wife Amy Yasbeck. Additionally, Ritter passed away only 6 days before his 55th birthday.

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John Ritter and Suzanne Somers in Herzbube mit zwei Damen (1976)

John Ritter's great-grandfather Benjamin Franklin Ritter (1834-1902) was an officer in the Confederate Cavalry (37th Texas Cavalry) during the War between the States.

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John Ritter and Joyce DeWitt in Herzbube mit zwei Damen (1976)

Before he was a successful actor, he worked with Harry Morgan in two movies of Ritter's early career: The Barefoot Executive (1971) and Scandalous John (1971).

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John Ritter and Joyce DeWitt in Herzbube mit zwei Damen (1976)

His acting mentor was the late Harry Morgan.

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John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, and Peter Palmer in Herzbube mit zwei Damen (1976)

Played the clarinet.

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John Ritter, Suzanne Somers, Joyce DeWitt, etc.

Attended Walter Reed Jr. High School in North Hollywood, California.

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John Ritter and Norman Fell in Herzbube mit zwei Damen (1976)

Lifelong friend of Kevin Tighe.

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John Ritter in Herzbube mit zwei Damen (1976)

Was 3 months younger than Phylicia Rashad. He guest-starred with her on an episode of The Cosby Show (1984).

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John Ritter in Herzbube mit zwei Damen (1976)

Initially misdiagnosed with a heart attack, he died from an aortic dissection, following surgery, at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, in Burbank, California.. [11 September 2003].

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John Ritter and Suzanne Somers in Herzbube mit zwei Damen (1976)

Director Peter Bogdanovich directed him in three feature films: Nickelodeon (1976), They All Laughed (1981), and Noises Off... (1992). He had earlier considered him for the role of Sonny in The Last Picture Show (1971) that went to Timothy Bottoms.

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John Ritter and Norman Fell in Herzbube mit zwei Damen (1976)

His and Joyce DeWitt's favorite episode of Three's Company (1976) is titled Three's Company: Up in the Air (1982), where he had a long comic dance that earned him a Emmy nomination. His least favorite episode was Three's Company: Chrissy and the Guru (1978), where he imitated a walrus.

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John Ritter in Herzbube mit zwei Damen (1976)

Bret Anthony portrayed him in Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Three's Company' (2003).

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John Ritter and Richard Kline in Herzbube mit zwei Damen (1976)

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John Ritter, Suzanne Somers, and Joyce DeWitt in Herzbube mit zwei Damen (1976)

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John Ritter, Suzanne Somers, and Joyce DeWitt in Herzbube mit zwei Damen (1976)

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John Ritter and Christina Hart in Herzbube mit zwei Damen (1976)

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John Ritter and Christina Hart in Herzbube mit zwei Damen (1976)

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John Ritter and Norman Fell in Herzbube mit zwei Damen (1976)

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John Ritter and Norman Fell in Herzbube mit zwei Damen (1976)

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