John Ritter

John Ritter
1948 - 2003
John Ritter  American Actor

John Ritter dating history


John Ritter was previously married to Amy Yasbeck (1999 - 2003) and Nancy Morgan (1977 - 1996).

John Ritter was in a relationship with Rebecca Clemons.


American Actor John Ritter was born Jonathan Southworth Ritter on 17th September, 1948 in Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, California, USA and passed away on 11th Sep 2003 Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, California, USA aged 54. He is most remembered for Jack Tripper On Three's Company (1977-1984).. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

John Ritter was in 48 on-screen matchups, including Amy Yasbeck in The Cosby Show (1984), Ann Wedgeworth in Three's Company (1976), Annette O'Toole in The Dreamer of Oz (1990), Barrie Youngfellow in Three's Company (1976) and Harley Jane Kozak in Unforgivable (1996).

John Ritter is a member of the following lists: Emmy Award winners, American film actors and American television actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 20 years, 8 months 14 years, 8 months 8 years, 8 months
Dating1 - - -
Total3 20 years, 8 months 9 years, 9 months 8 years, 8 months


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 Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, California, USA
Died 11th September, 2003
Place of Death Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, California, USA
Cause of Death Aortic Dissection
Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
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

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.

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John Ritter54 VirgoActor
Amy Yasbeck60 VirgoActress
Nancy Morgan73 AriesActress
Rebecca Clemons75 CancerActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Jason MorganMale17th February, 198043 years oldNancy Morgan
Carly ConstanceFemale1st March, 198241 years oldNancy Morgan
Tyler D.Male31st January, 198538 years oldNancy Morgan
Stella DorothyFemale11th September, 199824 years oldAmy Yasbeck


Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up2006Great Uncle Stew (voice)Movie
Clifford's Really Big Movie2004Clifford the Big Red Dog (voice)Movie
Bad Santa2003Bob ChipeskaMovie
Clifford the Big Red Dog: Phonics2003Clifford (voice)Unknown
Man of the Year2002BillMovie
Tadpole2002Oscar's father, StanleyMovie
8 Simple Rules2002Paul HennessyTV Show
Breaking News2002Lloyd FuchsTV Show
My Adventures in Television2002John RitterTV Show
Clifford the Big Red Dog: Musical Memory Games2002Clifford (voice)Unknown
Scrubs2001Sam DorianTV Show
The Ellen Show2001Percy MossTV Show
Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel2000Christian TherapistMovie
Panic2000Dr. Josh ParksMovie
Terror Tract2000Bob Carter (segment "Make Me An Offer")Movie
Tripfall2000Tom WilliamsMovie
Clifford the Big Red Dog2000Clifford the Big Red DogTV Show
Tucker2000MartyTV Show
TV Funhouse2000John RitterTV Show
Tales from the Crypt2000Sheriff Jim ThortonTV Show
Clifford the Big Red Dog: Learning Activities2000Clifford (voice)Unknown
Holy Joe1999Joe CassTV Movie
It Came from the Sky1999Donald BridgesTV Movie
Lethal Vows1999Dr. David FarrisTV Movie
Batman Beyond1999Dr. David WheelerTV Show
Family Law1999Father AndrewsTV Show
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit1999Richard ManningTV Show
Bride of Chucky1998Chief Warren KincaidMovie
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died1998Robert ForrestMovie
Montana1998Dr. WexlerMovie
Shadow of Doubt1998Steven MayerMovie
Chance of a Lifetime1998Tom MaguireTV Movie
Dead Husbands1998Dr. Carter ElstonTV Movie
Felicity1998Mr. Andrew CovingtonTV Show
A Gun, a Car, a Blonde1997Duncan, The BartenderMovie
Nowhere1997Moses HelperMovie
A Child's Wish1997Ed ChandlerTV Movie
Dead Man's Gun1997Harry McDonacle (segment "The Great McDonacle")TV Movie
Ally McBeal1997George MadisonTV Show
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1997Ted BuchananTV Show
Dead Man's Gun1997Harry McDonacleTV Show
King of the Hill1997Eugene GrandyTV Show
Over the Top1997JustinTV Show
Veronica's Closet1997Tim MargolinTV Show
Loss of Faith1997Bruce Simon BarkerTV Movie
Sling Blade1996Vaughan CunninghamMovie
For Hope1996Date #5 (uncredited)TV Movie
Unforgivable1996Paul HegstromTV Movie
Gramps1995Clarke MacGruderTV Movie
The Colony1995Rick KnowltonTV Movie
NewsRadio1995Dr. Frank WestfordTV Show
North1994Ward NelsonMovie
Chicago Hope1994Joe DysmerskiTV Show
Touched by an Angel1994Mike O'Conner, Sheriff Tom McKinsleyTV Show
Heartbeat1993Bill GrantTV Movie
The Only Way Out1993Jeremy CarlisleTV Movie
Dave's World1993John Hartman, John RitterTV Show
Noises Off...1992Garry Lejeune, Roger TramplemainMovie
Stay Tuned1992Roy KnableMovie
Fish Police1992Inspector GilTV Show
Hearts Afire1992John HartmanTV Show
The Larry Sanders Show1992John RitterTV Show
Problem Child 21991Ben HealyMovie
The Summer My Father Grew Up1991PaulTV Movie
Problem Child1990Ben HealyMovie
It1990Ben HanscomTV Show
The Dreamer of Oz1990L. Frank BaumTV Movie
Wings1990Stuart DavenportTV Show
Skin Deep1989ZachMovie
My Brother's Wife1989BarneyTV Movie
Anything But Love1989Patrick SerreauTV Show
Have Faith1989Rick ShepherdTV Show
Mickey's 60th Birthday1988Dudley GoodeTV Movie
Tricks of the Trade1988Donald TodsenTV Movie
Real Men1987Bob WilsonMovie
Prison for Children1987David RoyceTV Movie
The Last Fling1987Phillip ReedTV Movie
Hooperman1987Detective Harry HoopermanTV Show
A Smoky Mountain Christmas1986Judge Harold Benton (uncredited)TV Movie
Unnatural Causes1986Frank ColemanTV Movie
Life with Lucy1986John RitterTV Show
Letting Go1985AlexTV Movie
Love Thy Neighbor1984Danny LoebTV Movie
Muppet Babies1984John RitterTV Show
Pryor's Place1984TV Show
The Cosby Show1984Ray EvansTV Show
Three's a Crowd1984Jack TripperTV Show
Sunset Limousine1983Alan O'BlackTV Movie
In Love with an Older Woman1982RobertTV Movie
Pray TV1982Tom McPhersonTV Movie
They All Laughed1981Charles RutledgeMovie
Hero at Large1980Steve NicholsMovie
Wholly Moses!1980DevilMovie
The Comeback Kid1980Bubba NewmanTV Movie
Americathon1979President Chet RooseveltMovie
The Associates1979ChickTV Show
The Ropers1979Jack TripperTV Show
Leave Yesterday Behind1978Paul StallingsTV Movie
Ringo1978Marty FleshTV Movie
That Thing on ABC1978TV Movie
The Love Boat1977Ben Cummins, Dale Riley, ReinhardtTV Show
Breakfast in Bed1977PaulMovie
Nickelodeon1976Franklin FrankMovie
Three's Company1976David Bell, Jack TripperTV Show
The Prisoner of Second Avenue1975Elevator Passenger (uncredited)Movie
The Night That Panicked America1975Walter WingateTV Movie
Phyllis1975Paul JamesonTV Show
Starsky and Hutch1975Tom ColeTV Show
The Bob Crane Show1975HornbeckTV Show
Doc1975George, JeffTV Show
Movin' On1974Casey CrawfordTV Show
Petrocelli1974John OlesonTV Show
Rhoda1974Jerry Blocker, Vince MazumaTV Show
The Stone Killer1973HartMovie
Barnaby Jones1973Joe RockwellTV Show
Kojak1973Kenny SoamesTV Show
The Lie1973BauerTV Movie
Bachelor-at-Law1973Ben SykesTV Movie
The Other1972RiderMovie
Evil Roy Slade1972Priest (uncredited)TV Movie
M*A*S*H1972Pvt. CarterTV Show
The Bob Newhart Show1972DaveTV Show
The Rookies1972Hap DawsonTV Show
The Streets of San Francisco1972John 'Johnny' SteinerTV Show
The Waltons1972Rev. Matthew Fordwick, Reverend FordwickTV Show
Scandalous John1971WendellMovie
The Barefoot Executive1971RogerMovie
Great Performances1971RichardTV Show
Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law1971GregTV Show
Dan August1970Coley SmithTV Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show1970Reverend ChatfieldTV Show
Medical Center1969RonnieTV Show
Hawaii Five-O1968Mike Welles, Ryan MooreTV Show
Crazy World, Crazy People1968Various CharactersTV Movie
Mannix1967Cliff ElginTV Show
Insight1960FrankieTV Show
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Posted commentsView all comments (33)

jina4love123jina4love123Mar 21, 2019

greeting my dear nice to meet you how are you doing. please write me here in my email address ( waiting to read from you, thanks miss Jina

LovelyNerdyLauraJun 6, 2018

such a heartbreaking death. RIP John even now you are loved and missed

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!

CraigSnyderCraigSnyderMay 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_rnrn_tracy1_rnApr 7, 2013

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

mimilove2022Nov 27, 2012

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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.

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