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Jonathan Southworth Ritter was born on 17 September 1948, in Burbank, California, USA. He was an actor, known for his appearances in such movies and television shows as “Problem Child”, “Three’s Company”, “It”, “Bad Santa” and others. During his career, John was nominated for and had won various awards. Some of them include, Daytime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, People’s Choice Award and others. What is more, in 1983 John was rewarded with a star on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame”. Sadly, John died in 2003 at the age of 54.

If you consider how rich John Ritter was, it can be said that John’s estimated net worth was $20 million. The main source of this sum of money is, undoubtedly, John’s numerous appearances in television shows and movies. What is more, Ritter also participated in several Broadway productions, which also added to this sum.

John Ritter Net Worth $20 Million

John’s father Tex was a popular cowboy (country and western) singer, and his mother Dorothy an actress. He was educated at Hollywood High school and later continued his studies at the University of Southern California, where at first he majored in psychology but soon decided to change his major to theatre arts. John eventually graduated in 1971, but meantime in 1970 John was cast in his first role in the television show called “Dan August”. This was the time when John’s net worth began growing. In 1971 John appeared in the movie called “The Barefoot Executive”, in which he had an opportunity to work with such actors as Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn, Harry Morgan, and Wally Cox. In 1972 he was cast in the television show called “The Waltons”, on which he worked until 1976., and which had a huge impact on the growth of Ritter’s net worth. One year later he starred in one of his most famous roles as Jack Tripper in the television show called “Three’s Company”, which gained a lot of acclaim and made John even more recognized and popular. His other appearances in television shows include “Hooperman”, “Anything But Love”, “Hearts Afire”, “8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter” and others.

As mentioned, John had also appeared in numerous movies. Some of them include, “Montana”, “Bride of Chucky”, “Panic”, “Tadpole”, “Tripfall”, “Lethal Wows” and others. All these appearances added considerably to John’s net worth. Overall, John was involved on more than 100 shows and movies during a career spanning more than 30 years. There is no doubt that he was one of the most successful and experienced actors in the industry.

If to talk about his personal life, it can be said that in 1977 he married Nancy Morgan, with whom he had three children, but in 1996 they decided to divorce. In 1999 he married Amy Yasbeck and together they had one child. Unfortunately, in 2003 John died of aortic dissection. All in all, John Ritter was a very talented and hard-working man, who made himself acclaimed and respected in both movie and television industries. His work and experience inspire many contemporary actors and there is no doubt that his work and talent will be remembered for a very long time in the future.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up 2006 Great Uncle Stew (voice)
King of the Hill 1997-2004 TV Series Eugene Grandy
Clifford's Really Big Movie 2004 Clifford the Big Red Dog (voice)
Bad Santa 2003 Bob Chipeska
8 Simple Rules 2002-2003 TV Series Paul Hennessy
Clifford the Big Red Dog 2000-2003 TV Series short Clifford the Big Red Dog
Manhood 2003 Eli
Scrubs 2002 TV Series Sam Dorian
Breaking News 2002 TV Series Lloyd Fuchs
Man of the Year 2002 Bill
Felicity 2000-2002 TV Series Mr. Andrew Covington
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2002 TV Series Dr. Richard Manning
The Ellen Show 2002 TV Series Percy Moss
Nuncrackers 2001 Video Narrator
Tucker 2001 TV Series Marty
Tadpole 2000 Stanley Grubman
Terror Tract 2000 Bob Carter (segment "Make Me An Offer")
Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel 2000 Christian Therapist
Family Law 2000 TV Series Father Andrews
Batman Beyond 2000 TV Series Dr. David Wheeler
Chicago Hope 2000 TV Series Joe Dysmerski
Tripfall 2000 Tom Williams
Panic 2000 Dr. Josh Parks
Lethal Vows 1999 TV Movie Dr. David Farris
It Came from the Sky 1999 TV Movie Donald Bridges
Holy Joe 1999 TV Movie Joe Cass
Veronica's Closet 1999 TV Series Tim
Dead Husbands 1998 TV Movie Dr. Carter Elston
Ally McBeal 1998 TV Series George Madison
Bride of Chucky 1998 Chief Warren Kincaid
Loss of Faith 1998 TV Movie Bruce Simon Barker
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died 1998 Robert Forrest
Shadow of Doubt 1998 Steven Mayer
Chance of a Lifetime 1998 TV Movie Tom Maguire
Montana 1998 Dr. Wexler
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1997 TV Series Ted Buchanan
Over the Top 1997 TV Series Justin
Hacks 1997/I Hank
A Gun, a Car, a Blonde 1997 Duncan / The Bartender
Nowhere 1997 Moses Helper
Dead Man's Gun 1997 TV Movie Harry McDonacle (segment "The Great McDonacle")
A Child's Wish 1997 TV Movie Ed Chandler
For Hope 1996 TV Movie Date #5 (uncredited)
Sling Blade 1996 Vaughan Cunningham
Wings 1996 TV Series Stuart Davenport
Unforgivable 1996 TV Movie Paul Hegstrom
Mercenary 1996 Video Jonas Ambler
NewsRadio 1995 TV Series Dr. Frank Westford
The Colony 1995 TV Movie Rick Knowlton
Gramps 1995 TV Movie Clarke MacGruder
Hearts Afire 1992-1995 TV Series John Hartman
Dave's World 1994 TV Series John Hartman
The Larry Sanders Show 1993-1994 TV Series John Ritter
North 1994 Ward Nelson
The Only Way Out 1993 TV Movie Jeremy Carlisle
Heartbeat 1993 TV Movie Bill Grant
Stay Tuned 1992 Roy Knable
Noises Off... 1992 Garry Lejeune / Roger Tramplemain
Fish Police 1992 TV Series Inspector Gil
The Real Story of O Christmas Tree 1991 Video short Piney
Anything But Love 1991 TV Series Patrick Serreau
Problem Child 2 1991 Ben Healy
The Summer My Father Grew Up 1991 TV Movie Paul
The Cosby Show 1991 TV Series Ray Evans
The Dreamer of Oz 1990 TV Movie L. Frank Baum
It 1990 TV Mini-Series Ben Hanscom
Problem Child 1990 Benjamin 'Ben' Healy, Jr.
My Brother's Wife 1989 TV Movie Barney
Hooperman 1987-1989 TV Series Detective Harry Hooperman
Have Faith 1989 TV Series
Skin Deep 1989 Zach
Tricks of the Trade 1988 TV Movie Donald Todsen
Mickey's 60th Birthday 1988 TV Movie Dudley Goode
Real Men 1987 Bob Wilson
Prison for Children 1987 TV Movie David Royce
The Last Fling 1987 TV Movie Phillip Reed
A Smoky Mountain Christmas 1986 TV Movie Judge Harold Benton (uncredited)
Unnatural Causes 1986 TV Movie Frank Coleman
Life with Lucy 1986 TV Series John Ritter
Living Seas 1986 TV Movie Host
Letting Go 1985 TV Movie Alex
Three's a Crowd 1984-1985 TV Series Jack Tripper
Pryor's Place 1984 TV Series
Three's Company 1976-1984 TV Series Jack Tripper David Bell
Love Thy Neighbor 1984 TV Movie Danny Loeb
The Love Boat 1977-1983 TV Series Ben Cummins / Dale Riley / Reinhardt
Sunset Limousine 1983 TV Movie Alan O'Black
In Love with an Older Woman 1982 TV Movie Robert
The Flight of Dragons 1982 Video Peter Dickenson (voice)
Pray TV 1982 TV Movie Tom McPherson
Insight 1981 TV Series Frankie
They All Laughed 1981 Charles Rutledge
Wholly Moses! 1980 Satan (The Devil)
The Comeback Kid 1980 TV Movie Bubba Newman
The Associates 1980 TV Series Chick
Hero at Large 1980 Steve Nichols
The Ropers 1979 TV Series Jack Tripper
Americathon 1979 President Chet Roosevelt
Leave Yesterday Behind 1978 TV Movie Paul Stallings
Ringo 1978 TV Movie Marty Flesh
Breakfast in Bed 1977 Paul
Hawaii Five-O 1971-1977 TV Series Mike Welles / Ryan Moore
The Waltons 1972-1976 TV Series Rev. Matthew Fordwick
Nickelodeon 1976 Franklin Frank
Phyllis 1976 TV Series Paul Jameson
Rhoda 1975-1976 TV Series Jerry Blocker / Vince Mazuma
Doc 1976 TV Series Jeff / George
Starsky and Hutch 1976 TV Series Tom Cole
The Rookies 1975 TV Series Hap Dawson
Mary Tyler Moore 1975 TV Series Reverend Chatfield
The Night That Panicked America 1975 TV Movie Walter Wingate
The Streets of San Francisco 1975 TV Series John 'Johnny' Steiner
Barnaby Jones 1975 TV Series Joe Rockwell
Petrocelli 1975 TV Series John Oleson
The Bob Crane Show 1975 TV Series Hornbeck
Great Performances 1975 TV Series Richard
Mannix 1975 TV Series Cliff Elgin
Movin' On 1975 TV Series Casey Crawford
The Bob Newhart Show 1974 TV Series Dave
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law 1974 TV Series Greg
Kojak 1974 TV Series Kenny Soames
M*A*S*H 1973 TV Series Pvt. Carter
The Stone Killer 1973 Hart
Bachelor-at-Law 1973 TV Movie Ben Sykes
Medical Center 1973 TV Series Ronnie
The Other 1972 Rider
Evil Roy Slade 1972 TV Movie Priest (uncredited)
Scandalous John 1971 Wendell
The Barefoot Executive 1971 Roger
Dan August 1970 TV Series Coley Smith
Crazy World, Crazy People 1968 TV Movie Various Characters

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Man of the Year 2002 co-producer
Poochinski 1990 TV Short executive producer
Anything But Love 1989 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Have Faith 1989 TV Series executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Over the Top 1997 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Skin Deep 1989 performer: "Have You Met Miss Jones"
The Waltons 1972 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
John Ritter: Being of Sound Mind and Body 1980 TV Movie creator - segment "Fear Itself" / writer - segment "Walter Simmons"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ryan & Ruby 2014 TV Series short thanks - 2 episodes
What's Life Got to Do with It? 2011 Short thanks
Artists of the Roundtable 2008 Video documentary special thanks
Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up 2006 in memory of
King of the Hill 2004 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Clifford's Really Big Movie 2004 dedicatee
Bad Santa 2003 in loving memory of
Man of the Year 2002 dedicatee

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nature 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
I've Got a Secret 2001 TV Series Himself
Headliners & Legends with Matt Lauer 2000-2001 TV Series documentary Himself
The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Early Show 2001 TV Series Himself
TV Funhouse 2001 TV Series Himself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2000 TV Movie Himself
Saturday Night Live 2000 TV Series Himself - Audience Member
Intimate Portrait 2000 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee / Narrator
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1999-2000 TV Series Himself
Larry King Live 2000 TV Series Himself
The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television 2000 TV Movie documentary Segment Presenter
TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Celebrity Profile 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
This Is My Father 1998/II Documentary
The World's Greatest Magic 5 1998 TV Special Himself - Host
Ordinary/Extraordinary 1997 TV Series Host
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
The World's Greatest Magic 4 1997 TV Special Himself - Host
Harry Anderson: The Tricks of His Trade 1996 TV Special
The World's Greatest Magic 3 1996 TV Special Himself - Host
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen 1996 TV Series documentary Quote Reader
Totally Animals 1996 TV Movie Himself - Host
50 Years of Funny Females 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Dave's World 1994-1995 TV Series Himself
The Greatest Commercials Ever Made 1995 TV Special Himself - Host
The 8th Annual American Comedy Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Bob Hope's Birthday Memories 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Host and Presenter: Favorite Actress in a Dramatic Motion Picture
Jerry Lewis: Total Filmmaker 1993 TV Movie Himself
The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1993 TV Movie Himself
Martin & Lewis: Their Golden Age of Comedy 1992 TV Movie Himself
The Making of 'High Noon' 1992 Video short documentary Himself
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
What About Me? I'm Only 3! 1992 TV Movie Himself
A Festival at Ford's 1991 TV Special Himself - Host
Star-athon: Weekend with the Stars 1991 1991 TV Movie Himself
Help Save Planet Earth 1990 TV Special Himself
Muppet Babies 1990 TV Series Himself
The American Cinematheque Honors Ron Howard 1990 TV Movie Himself
An All Star Salute to Country Music 1990 TV Movie Himself
Star-athon: Weekend with the Stars 1990 1990 TV Movie Himself
The American Red Cross Emergency Test 1990 TV Movie Himself
American Masters 1989 TV Series documentary Himself
CBS This Morning 1989 TV Series Himself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1989 TV Series Himself
Star-athon: Weekend with the Stars 1989 1989 TV Movie Himself
Stand-up Comics Take a Stand 1988 TV Special documentary Himself
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Memories Then and Now 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
ABC Presents: A Royal Gala 1988 TV Movie Himself - Host
Hour Magazine 1982-1988 TV Series Himself
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards 1988 TV Special documentary Himself - Winner: Favourite Male Performer in New Television Show
Star-athon: Weekend with the Stars 1988 1988 TV Movie Himself
It's Howdy Doody Time 1987 TV Special Guest
Evening Magazine 1987 TV Series Himself
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 1987 Annual Salute to Hollywood Benefit 1987 TV Movie Himself
We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala 1987 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood 1987 TV Special documentary Himself
Superstars and Their Moms 1987 TV Movie Himself
The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards 1987 TV Special Himself -Co- Presenter: Favourite New Television Comedy
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Star-athon: Weekend with the Stars 1987 1987 TV Movie Himself
Breaking Ground 1986 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Weekend with the Stars Telethon 1986 TV Movie Himself
Teenage America: Glory Years 1986 TV Movie documentary
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan 1985 TV Special Himself
The 2nd TV Academy Hall of Fame 1985 TV Movie Himself
Weekend with the Stars Telethon 1985 TV Movie Himself
The Joy of Natural Childbirth 1985 Himself
Strong Kids, Safe Kids 1984 Video documentary short Himself
All-Star Party for Lucille Ball 1984 TV Special Himself
Donald Duck's 50th Birthday 1984 TV Special short Himself
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
The Love Boat Fall Preview Special 1984 TV Movie Himself
The Secret World of the Very Young 1984 TV Movie Himself - Host
Sunday Night Live 1984 TV Movie Himself - Host
Super Birthday: A World's Fair Salute to Bob Hope 1984 TV Movie Himself
The 10th Annual People's Choice Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite TV Comedy Program
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1977-1984 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1984 TV Special Himself
Weekend with the Stars Telethon 1984 TV Movie Himself
Breakaway 1984 TV Series Himself
The 1983 Annual American Image Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Winner
The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1983 TV Special Himself
Weekend with the Stars Telethon 1983 TV Movie Himself
The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show 1982 TV Movie Himself
Three's Company 1982 TV Series Himself / Jack Tripper
The Regis Philbin Show 1982 TV Series Himself
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1981 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series / Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series & Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Omnibus 1980 TV Series Himself
John Ritter: Being of Sound Mind and Body 1980 TV Movie Himself / Various
The Mike Douglas Show 1977-1980 TV Series Himself - Actor / Himself - Co-Host
The Alan Hamel Show 1978-1979 TV Series Himself
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1979 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special & Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special
Completely Off the Wall 1979 TV Movie Himself - Host
Bonkers! 1979 TV Series Himself
The 36th Annual Golden Globes Awards 1979 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV-Series- Musical / Comedy
All-Star Family Feud Special 1979 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
Hee Haw 1978 TV Series Himself
A Salute to American Imagination 1978 TV Movie documentary Himself
General Electric's All-Star Anniversary 1978 TV Movie documentary Himself
Donahue 1978 TV Series Himself
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1978 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
ABC Presents Tomorrow's Stars 1978 TV Movie Himself - Host
The $10,000 Pyramid 1977-1978 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
The $25,000 Pyramid 1978 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
The Goldie Hawn Special 1978 TV Special Himself
How to Survive the 70s and Maybe Even Bump Into Happiness 1978 TV Special
The 4th Annual People's Choice Awards 1978 TV Special Himself
The 1978 Cerebral Palsy Telethon Benefit 1978 TV Movie Himself - Host
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration 1978 TV Special Himself
The Jim Nabors Show 1978 TV Series Himself
Dinah! 1978 TV Series Himself
Family Feud 1978 TV Series Himself
The Paul Ryan Show 1977 TV Series Himself
Disco Fever: 'Saturday Night Fever' Premiere Party 1977 TV Movie Himself
Get Rich Quick! 1977 TV Movie Himself - Panelist
The Hollywood Squares 1977 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The Merv Griffin Show 1977 TV Series Himself
Captain Kangaroo 1977 TV Series Himself
Tattletales 1977 TV Series Himself
Given a Chance... A Little Girl's Journey 2004 Himself
The Funniest Families of Television Comedy: A Museum of Television & Radio Special 2004 TV Movie Himself
The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Time Machine: When Cowboys Were King 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Extra 2003 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Squares 2000-2003 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The Teen Choice Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself
The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
Good Morning America 1977-2003 TV Series Himself
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 TV Special documentary Himself - Host
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2003 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2003 TV Series Himself
ET in TV Land 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade 2002 TV Special Himself
Inside TV Land: Taboo TV 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Biography 2000-2002 TV Series documentary Himself
MADtv 2002 TV Series Himself
Access Hollywood 1997-2002 TV Series Himself
Good Day Live 2002 TV Series Himself
The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
Regis and Kelly in Prime Time 2002 TV Special Himself
The View 2002 TV Series Himself
The Wayne Brady Show 2002 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 1990-2002 TV Series Himself
The 4th Annual Family Television Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
KTLA Morning News 2002 TV Series Himself
Fox and Friends 2002 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2000-2002 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 2002 TV Series Himself
TVography: Suzanne Somers - Mastering Success 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
'Buffy': Season 2 Overview 2002 Video documentary short Himself
The Power of Play 2002 TV Movie documentary Narrator
The Honeymooners 50th Anniversary Celebration 2002 TV Movie Himself
CBS: 50 Years from Television City 2002 TV Movie Himself
TV Road Trip 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
My Adventures in Television 2002 TV Series Himself
The Other Half 2002 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1998-2002 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself (Archive 1998)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-2002 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2003-2016 TV Series Himself
Nostalgia Critic 2014 TV Series Bob Chipeska
The Insider 2014 TV Series Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2012 TV Series Garry Lejeune
Visionado obligado 2011 TV Series Various roles
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 2010 Video documentary Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself (Memorial Tribute)
A Life of Laughter: Remembering John Ritter 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Larry King Live 2003 TV Series Himself
VH-1 Behind the Movie 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The Dick Cavett Show 1992 TV Series Gary LeJeune
Hollywood Mavericks 1990 Documentary Charles Rutledge
Three's Company 1982 TV Series Jack Tripper
The Waltons: A Decade of the Waltons 1980 TV Movie Rev. Fordwick
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1973 TV Series Roger

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 OFTA TV Hall of Fame Online Film & Television Association Actors and Actresses

For four decades, John Ritter

1998 Audience Award US Comedy Arts Festival Grand Jury Award - Comedy (Performance) · Steve Martin (entire cast)
· Julie Hagerty (entire cast)
· William H. Macy (entire cast)
· Felicity Huffman (entire cast)
· Matthew Poage (entire cast)
· Paula Cale (entire cast)
· Keene Curtis (entire cast)
· Joan Stein (Producer)
· Ted Weiant (Director)
1988 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program
1984 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Three's Company (1976)
1984 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Three's Company (1976)
1983 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 28 September 1983. At 6627 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series 8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter (2002)
2004 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000)
2003 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000)
2003 DVD Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Audio Commentary, Library Release High Noon (1952) · Maria Cooper Janis
· Jonathan Foreman
· Tim Zinnemann
2002 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000)
2001 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000)
1999 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Ally McBeal (1997)
1997 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actor Sling Blade (1996)
1997 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast Sling Blade (1996) · Billy Bob Thornton
· Dwight Yoakam
· J.T. Walsh
· Lucas Black
· Natalie Canerday
· Robert Duvall
1988 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Hooperman (1987)
1988 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Hooperman (1987)
1987 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Unnatural Causes (1986)
1981 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Three's Company (1976)
1980 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Three's Company (1976)
1979 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Three's Company (1976)
1978 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Three's Company (1976)

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

#Fact
1 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.
2 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].
3 Was 3 months younger than Phylicia Rashad. He guest-starred with her on an episode of The Cosby Show (1984).
4 Lifelong friend of Kevin Tighe.
5 Attended Walter Reed Jr. High School in North Hollywood, California.
6 Played the clarinet.
7 His acting mentor was the late Harry Morgan.
8 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).
9 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.
10 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.
11 Best remembered by the public for his starring role as Jack Tripper on Three's Company (1976).
12 Attended and graduated from Hollywood High School in Hollywood, California in 1966.
13 Was considered for the role of Dan Gallagher in Fatal Attraction (1987), which went to Michael Douglas.
14 Died on his youngest daughter's, Stella Ritter, fifth birthday.
15 Good friends with Jenny Sullivan and Paul Linke.
16 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 464-465. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
17 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.
18 His final film, Bad Santa (2003), was dedicated to his memory.
19 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.
20 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.
21 Ended 20 year rift with his Three's Company (1976) co-star Suzanne Somers shortly before his death.
22 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.
23 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.
24 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.
25 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].
26 His favorite musical group was The Beatles, and he even appeared on Ringo Starr's television special Ringo (1978).
27 At the same time he attended Hollywood High School, he fell in love with The Beatles.
28 Father 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).
29 Died in the same hospital he was born in, which was the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center.
30 Was the first guest of The Wayne Brady Show (2002).
31 One of John's last public appearances was at Disney's Prime Time Weekend at Disney's California Adventure Park, 4 days before his death.
32 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on September 28, 1983.
33 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.
34 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.
35 He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.
36 Had 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.
37 He was a scout (but not an Eagle).
38 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).
39 (September 18, 1999) Married Amy Yasbeck in Wilmington, Ohio. The two had lived together for a couple of years.

#Quote
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.
2 The Harvey Lembeck Workshop was for me a support group. A place where I had the freedom to fall on my face.
3 I 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.


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