John Ritter

John Ritter
1948 - 2003

John Ritter  American Actor

Jonathan Southworth "John" Ritter (September 17, 1948 – September 11, 2003) was an American actor. Ritter was known for playing Jack Tripper on the hit ABC sitcom Three's Company, for which he won an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award in 1984. He was...

Confirmed Relationships2
Longest Relationship20 yrs, 8 mths
Shortest Relationship8 yrs, 8 mths
Average Relationship Length14 yrs, 8 mths
First Name John
Middle Name Southworth
Last Name Ritter
Full Name at Birth Jonathan Southworth Ritter
Alternative Name Johnny, John
Age 54 (age at death) years
Birthday 17th September, 1948
Birthplace Burbank, California, United States
Died 11th September, 2003
Place of Death Burbank, California, United States
Cause of Death Aortic Dissection
Height 5' 11" (180 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature Comedic Clumsiness.
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Hollywood High School, Hollywood, Los Angeles,California, United States (1966)
University Theater Arts, University Of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States (1970)
Occupation Text Actor, Comedian, Voice-Over Artist, Producer, Soundtrack.
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Jack Tripper On Three's Company (1977-1984).
Year(s) Active 1968–2003, 1961–2003
Official Websites
Father Tex Ritter
Mother Dorothy Fay Southworth
Brother Tom Ritter
Family Member Jason Ritter (Son) (Actor)., Carly Ritter (Daughter), Tyler Ritter (Son), Stella Ritter (Daughter), Benjamin Franklin Ritter (Great-Grandfather)
Friend Billy Bob Thornton, Nancy Morgan, Kaley Cuoco, Katey Sagal, Jenny Sullivan, Paul Linke, Markie Post, Suzanne Somers, Joyce DeWitt, Richard Kline, Don Knotts, Henry Winkler, Amy Davidson, Martin Spanjers, Martin Short, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Audra Lindley, Norman Fell, Priscilla Barnes, Jenilee Harrison, Ann Wedgeworth, Lucille Ball, Tom Hanks, Tom Bergeron, Lorna Luft
Favorite People Robert Redford, Lucille Ball, Walt Disney, Mary Tyler Moore, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Dick Van Dyke
Favorite TV Shows Saturday Night Live, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show
Favorite Bands The Beatles
Favorite Colors Blue
Favorite Accessories Wrist Watches, Colorful Shirts, Hawaiian Shirts
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Partner Comparison

John Ritter54 VirgoActor
Amy Yasbeck53 VirgoActress
Nancy Morgan67 AriesActress


Jason Morgan
Male17th February, 198036 years old
Carly Constance
Female1st March, 198234 years old
Tyler D.
Tyler D.
Male31st January, 198531 years old
Stella Dorothy
Stella Dorothy
Female11th September, 199817 years old

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Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up2006 Great Uncle Stew (voice) Movie
Clifford's Really Big Movie2004 Clifford the Big Red Dog Movie
Bad Santa2003 Bob Chipeska Movie
Manhood2003 Eli Movie
Man of the Year2002 Bill Movie
Tadpole2002 Stanley Grubman Movie
8 Simple Rules2002 Paul Hennessy TV Show
Breaking News2002 Lloyd Fuchs TV Show
Scrubs2001 Sam Dorian TV Show
The Ellen Show2001 Percy Moss TV Show
Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel2000 Christian Therapist Movie
Panic2000 Dr. Josh Parks Movie
Terror Tract2000 Bob Carter (segment "Make Me An Offer") Movie
TripFall2000 Tom Williams Movie
Clifford the Big Red Dog2000 Clifford the Big Red Dog TV Show
Tucker2000 Marty TV Show
Holy Joe1999 Joe Cass TV Movie
It Came from the Sky1999 Donald Bridges TV Movie
Lethal Vows1999 Dr. David Farris TV Movie
Batman Beyond1999 Dr. David Wheeler TV Show
Family Law1999 Father Andrews TV Show
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit1999 Dr. Richard Manning TV Show
Bride of Chucky1998 Chief Warren Kincaid Movie
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died1998 Robert Forrest Movie
Montana1998 Dr. Wexler Movie
Shadow of Doubt1998 Steven Mayer Movie
Chance of a Lifetime1998 Tom Maguire TV Movie
Dead Husbands1998 Dr. Carter Elston TV Movie
Felicity1998 Mr. Andrew Covington TV Show
A Gun, a Car, a Blonde1997 Duncan, The Bartender Movie
Nowhere1997 Moses Helper Movie
Hacks1997 Hank Movie
A Child's Wish1997 Ed Chandler TV Movie
Dead Man's Gun1997 Harry McDonacle (segment "The Great McDonacle") TV Movie
Ally McBeal1997 George Madison TV Show
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1997 Ted Buchanan TV Show
King of the Hill1997 Eugene Grandy TV Show
Over the Top1997 Justin TV Show
Veronica's Closet1997 Tim TV Show
Loss of Faith1997 Bruce Simon Barker TV Movie
Sling Blade1996 Vaughan Cunningham Movie
For Hope1996 Date #5 (uncredited) TV Movie
Unforgivable1996 Paul Hegstrom TV Movie
Gramps1995 Clarke MacGruder TV Movie
The Colony1995 Rick Knowlton TV Movie
NewsRadio1995 Dr. Frank Westford TV Show
North1994 Ward Nelson Movie
Chicago Hope1994 Joe Dysmerski TV Show
Touched by an Angel1994 Sheriff Tom McKinsley, Mike O'Conner TV Show
Heartbeat1993 Bill Grant TV Movie
The Only Way Out1993 Jeremy Carlisle TV Movie
Dave's World1993 John Hartman TV Show
Noises Off...1992 Garry Lejeune, Roger Tramplemain Movie
Stay Tuned1992 Roy Knable Movie
Fish Police1992 Inspector Gil TV Show
Hearts Afire1992 John Hartman TV Show
The Larry Sanders Show1992 John Ritter TV Show
Problem Child 21991 Ben Healy Movie
The Summer My Father Grew Up1991 Paul TV Movie
Problem Child1990 Ben Movie
It1990 Ben Hanscom TV Movie
The Dreamer of Oz1990 L. Frank Baum TV Movie
Wings1990 Stuart Davenport TV Show
Skin Deep1989 Zach Movie
My Brother's Wife1989 Barney TV Movie
Anything But Love1989 Patrick Serreau TV Show
Have Faith1989 TV Show
Mickey's 60th Birthday1988 Dudley Goode TV Movie
Tricks of the Trade1988 Donald Todsen TV Movie
Real Men1987 Bob Wilson Movie
Prison for Children1987 David Royce TV Movie
The Last Fling1987 Phillip Reed TV Movie
Hooperman1987 Detective Harry Hooperman TV Show
A Smoky Mountain Christmas1986 Judge Harold Benton (uncredited) TV Movie
Unnatural Causes1986 Frank Coleman TV Movie
Life with Lucy1986 John Ritter TV Show
Living Seas1986 Host TV Movie
Letting Go1985 Alex TV Movie
Love Thy Neighbor1984 Danny Loeb TV Movie
Pryor's Place1984 TV Show
The Cosby Show1984 Ray Evans TV Show
Three's a Crowd1984 Jack Tripper TV Show
Sunset Limousine1983 Alan O'Black TV Movie
The Flight of Dragons1982 Peter Dickenson Movie
In Love with an Older Woman1982 Robert TV Movie
Pray TV1982 Tom McPherson TV Movie
They All Laughed1981 Charles Rutledge Movie
Hero at Large1980 Steve Nichols Movie
Wholly Moses!1980 Satan (The Devil) Movie
The Comeback Kid1980 Bubba Newman TV Movie
Americathon1979 President Chet Roosevelt Movie
The Associates1979 Chick TV Show
The Ropers1979 Jack Tripper TV Show
Leave Yesterday Behind1978 Paul Stallings TV Movie
Ringo1978 Marty Flesh TV Movie
The Love Boat1977 Ben Cummins, Dale Riley, Reinhardt TV Show
Three's Company1977 Jack Tripper TV Show
Breakfast in Bed1977 Paul Movie
Nickelodeon1976 Franklin Frank Movie
The Night That Panicked America1975 Walter Wingate TV Movie
Phyllis1975 Paul Jameson TV Show
Starsky and Hutch1975 Tom Cole TV Show
The Bob Crane Show1975 Hornbeck TV Show
Doc1975 Jeff, George TV Show
Movin' On1974 Casey Crawford TV Show
Petrocelli1974 John Oleson TV Show
Rhoda1974 Jerry Blocker, Vince Mazuma TV Show
The Stone Killer1973 Hart Movie
Barnaby Jones1973 Joe Rockwell TV Show
Kojak1973 Kenny Soames TV Show
Bachelor-at-Law1973 Ben Sykes TV Movie
The Other1972 Rider Movie
Evil Roy Slade1972 Priest (uncredited) TV Movie
M*A*S*H1972 Pvt. Carter TV Show
The Bob Newhart Show1972 Dave TV Show
The Rookies1972 Hap Dawson TV Show
The Streets of San Francisco1972 John 'Johnny' Steiner TV Show
Scandalous John1971 Wendell Movie
The Barefoot Executive1971 Roger Movie
Great Performances1971 Richard TV Show
Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law1971 Greg TV Show
The Waltons1971 Rev. Matthew Fordwick TV Show
Dan August1970 TV Show
Mary Tyler Moore1970 Reverend Chatfield TV Show
Medical Center1969 Ronnie TV Show
Hawaii Five-O1968 Ryan Moore TV Show
Crazy World, Crazy People1968 Various Characters TV Movie
Mannix1967 Cliff Elgin TV Show
Insight1960 Frankie TV Show
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DuckerAug 2, 2014

He really died only 2 solid years after the terrorist attacks.

Let us CryMay 29, 2014

He was a Roman Catholic, not nothing!

Record KidMar 10, 2014

Try seeing his wild cartoons and movies.

WheeOct 2, 2013

Freakout got that right as I saw "Problem Child" weeks ago!

CraigSnyderMay 10, 2013

John was a real talent. Sad to see him go much too soon.

NutApr 13, 2013

I got so scared when he was dying!

rn_tracy1_rnApr 7, 2013

Great talent taken much too young. You will be missed.

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HelperAug 26, 2011

Rest in Peace and happy early birthday, John!

MooseJul 25, 2011

It was a tragic day. Two years after the terrorist attacks in New York City, John Ritter died of aortic dissection at 54.

MouseMay 29, 2011

Come and knock at our door. We've been w8ing 4 u. Where the kisses are hers and her kisses are his. Three's company, too.

A.M.Apr 18, 2011

His sense of humor was on a roll in films and tv.

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