John Ritter

John Ritter was born on September 17, 1948 at Burbank, CA. John Ritter net worth is $20 Million. John Ritter is American born Television producer Comedian Voice Actor. John Ritter has been seen in movies Problem Child, Bad Santa, Sling Blade, Problem Child 2.

Facts of John Ritter

Full NameJohn Ritter
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 17, 1948
Age71 years 5 months
DiedSeptember 11, 2003, Burbank, CA
Place Of BirthBurbank, CA
Height1.8 m
ProfessionTelevision producer Comedian Voice Actor
EducationHollywood High School (1966), University of Southern California
SpouseAmy Yasbeck (m. 1999–2003), Nancy Morgan (m. 1977–1996)
ChildrenJason Ritter, Tyler Ritter, Stella Ritter, Carly Ritter
ParentsTex Ritter, Dorothy Fay
SiblingsTom Ritter
IMDBJohn Ritter IMDB
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, People's Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Per...
MoviesProblem Child, Bad Santa, Sling Blade, Problem Child 2
TV ShowsThe Waltons, Three's Company, Three's a Crowd, Hooperman, It, Hearts Afire, Clifford the Big Red Dog, 8 Simple Rules, Fish Police

Quotes of John Ritter

1[How John wants to be remembered] Just as a guy who was interested in the golden thread that intertwines all of us together. You know, that golden thread that goes through me and you, and the cameraman, and all the people out there and back through Nancy. That's what an artist can do, that someone - anyone - could do, if they're willing to pluck that. And either it makes you laugh or it makes you cry, it's that golden thread of humanity, and I'd like to be remembered as maybe a guy who plucked a few of those.
2The Harvey Lembeck Workshop was for me a support group. A place where I had the freedom to fall on my face.
3I knew when I grew up, I always wanted to be a liar, and if you're in television, you're lying because you're just pretending to be yourself much like I'm doing now.

Quick Facts of John Ritter

1$75,000 (per episode)
3Director 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.
4Initially 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].
5Was 3 months younger than Phylicia Rashad. He guest-starred with her on an episode of The Cosby Show (1984).
6Lifelong friend of Kevin Tighe.
7Attended Walter Reed Jr. High School in North Hollywood, California.
8Played the clarinet.
9His acting mentor was the late Harry Morgan.
10Before 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).
11John 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.
12John Ritter died one week before his fourth wedding anniversary to wife Amy Yasbeck. Additionally, Ritter passed away only 6 days before his 55th birthday.
13Best remembered by the public for his starring role as Jack Tripper on Three's Company (1976).
14Attended and graduated from Hollywood High School in Hollywood, California in 1966.
15Was considered for the role of Dan Gallagher in Fatal Attraction (1987), which went to Michael Douglas.
16Died on his youngest daughter's, Stella Ritter, fifth birthday.
17Good friends with Jenny Sullivan and Paul Linke.
18Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 464-465. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
19After 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.
20His final film, Bad Santa (2003), was dedicated to his memory.
21On 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.
22On 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.
23Ended 20 year rift with his Three's Company (1976) co-star Suzanne Somers shortly before his death.
24Died 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.
25Was 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.
26Buried 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.
27Paul 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].
28His favorite musical group was The Beatles, and he even appeared on Ringo Starr's television special Ringo (1978).
29At the same time he attended Hollywood High School, he fell in love with The Beatles.
30Father of four children: Jason Ritter, (born on Sunday, February 17, 1980), Carly Ritter, (born on Monday, March 1, 1982), Tyler Ritter, (born on Thursday, January 31, 1985) and Stella Ritter, (born on Friday, September 11, 1998).
31Died in the same hospital he was born in, which was the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center.
32Was the first guest of The Wayne Brady Show (2002).
33One of John's last public appearances was at Disney's Prime Time Weekend at Disney's California Adventure Park, 4 days before his death.
34He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on September 28, 1983.
35His 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.
36His 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.
37He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.
38Had starred with his wife, Amy Yasbeck, in The Cosby Show (1984) episode, The Cosby Show: Total Control (1991), eight years prior to their marriage. Coincidently, they played a husband and wife expecting their first child.
39He was a scout (but not an Eagle).
40During 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).
41(September 18, 1999) Married Amy Yasbeck in Wilmington, Ohio. The two had lived together for a couple of years.

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