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John Ritter

Johnathan Southworth "John" Ritter (September 17, 1948 – September 11, 2003) was an American actor, voice over artist and comedian perhaps best known for playing Jack Tripper and Paul Hennessy in the ABC sitcoms Three's Company and 8 Simple Rules, respectively. Don Knotts called him the "Greatest physical comedian on the planet". Ritter's final films Bad Santa, Clifford's Really Big Movie and Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up were all dedicated in his memory. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Ritter, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Sep 17, 1948 In Burbank - California - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Mannix 1967-09-16
Latest Project:
Series Behind Closed Doors with Natalie Morales 2015-11-07
Known For
Poster of Bad Santa
Poster of Sling Blade
Poster of Problem Child 2
Poster of Life with Lucy
Series Behind Closed Doors with Natalie Morales Himself (archive footage) 2015-11-07
Movie They All Laughed 25 Years Later: Director to Director - A Conversation with Peter Bogdanovich and Wes Anderson Archive Footage 2006-10-17
Movie Mr. Thornton Goes to Hollywood Himself (Archive footage) 2005-06-07
Movie Clifford the Big Red Dog: Rock N' Roll Clifford Clifford (voice) 2004-02-17
Movie Clifford's Really Big Movie Clifford 2004-04-23
Movie Time Machine: When Cowboys Were King Himself 2003-01-01
Movie The Golden Girls: Lifetime Intimate Portrait Series 2003-01-01
Movie Manhood Eli 2003-01-23
Movie Bad Santa Bob Chipeska 2003-11-26
Series TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV Unknown 2003-03-12
Series Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) Unknown 2002-03-27
Movie Man of the Year Bill 2002-04-12
Series 8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter Paul Hennessy 2002-09-17
Series Breaking News Unknown 2002-07-17
Movie Tadpole Stanley Grubman 2002-11-01
Movie Terror Tract Bob Carter 2001-06-27
Series Scrubs Sam Dorian 2001-10-02
Movie Nuncrackers Narrator 2001-12-01
Movie Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel Christian Therapist 2000-01-01
Movie TripFall Tom Williams 2000-06-27
Series Clifford the Big Red Dog Unknown 2000-09-04
Movie Panic Dr. Josh Parks 2000-12-01
Movie Man of Miracles Joe Cass 1999-03-28
Series Batman Beyond Unknown 1999-01-10
Movie It Came From the Sky Donald Bridges 1999-05-15
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie Lethal Vows Dr. David Farris 1999-10-13
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Series Family Law Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie Shadow of Doubt Steven Mayer 1998-04-09
Movie Montana Dr. Wexler 1998-01-01
Movie I Woke Up Early the Day I Died Robert Forrest 1998-09-13
Movie Chance of a Lifetime Tom Maguire 1998-03-29
Movie Loss of Faith Bruce Simon Barker 1998-10-01
Series Felicity Unknown 1998-09-29
Movie Dead Husbands Dr. Carter Elston 1998-12-02
Movie Bride of Chucky Chief Warren Kincaid 1998-10-16
Series Buffy the Vampire Slayer Ted Buchanan 1997-03-10
Series King of the Hill Unknown 1997-01-12
Movie Nowhere Moses Helper 1997-05-09
Movie A Child's Wish Ed Chandler 1997-01-21
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Over the Top Unknown 1997-10-21
Movie A Gun, a Car, a Blonde Duncan the Bartender 1997-06-01
Movie Hacks 1997-09-19
Series Ally McBeal George Madison 1997-09-08
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen 1996-01-01
Movie Unforgivable Paul Hegstrom 1996-04-30
Movie Sling Blade Vaughan Cunningham 1996-08-30
Movie Mercenary Jonas Ambler 1996-10-17
Series NewsRadio Unknown 1995-03-21
Movie The Colony Rick Knowlton 1995-09-17
Movie Gramps Clarke MacGruder 1995-05-20
Series Intimate Portrait Unknown 1994-01-03
Movie North Ward Nelson 1994-07-22
Series Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Series Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Heartbeat Bill Grant 1993-02-08
Series Dave's World Unknown 1993-09-20
Movie The Only Way Out 1993-12-19
Movie The Making of High Noon Himself 1992-01-02
Movie The Martin & Lewis Story: The Last Great Comedy Team Himself 1992-01-01
Series Fish Police 1992-02-28
Movie Noises Off... Garry Lejeune / Roger Tramplemain 1992-03-20
Series Hearts Afire John Hartman 1992-09-14
Movie Stay Tuned Roy Knable 1992-08-14
Movie Problem Child 2 Ben Healy 1991-07-03
Movie The Real Story of O Christmas Tree Piney (voice) 1991-12-21
Series Wings Unknown 1990-04-19
Movie Problem Child Ben 1990-07-27
Series It Ben Hanscom 1990-11-18
Movie The Dreamer of Oz L. Frank Baum 1990-12-10
Movie Skin Deep Zachary Hutton 1989-03-03
Movie My Brother's Wife Barney 1989-12-17
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Movie Mickey's 60th Birthday Dudley Goode 1988-11-13
Movie Tricks of the Trade Unknown 1988-12-06
Movie The Last Fling Phillip Reed 1987-02-09
Movie Real Men Bob Wilson 1987-09-25
Series Hooperman Unknown 1987-09-23
Movie Unnatural Causes Frank Coleman 1986-11-10
Series Life with Lucy John Ritter 1986-09-20
Movie A Smoky Mountain Christmas Judge Harold Benton 1986-12-14
Movie Letting Go Alex 1985-05-11
Movie Love Thy Neighbor Danny Loeb 1984-05-23
Movie Strong Kids, Safe Kids Himself 1984-01-01
Series The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Series Muppet Babies Unknown 1984-11-05
Movie Donald Duck's 50th Birthday Himself 1984-11-13
Series Three's a Crowd 1984-09-25
Movie Sunset Limousine Alan O'Black 1983-10-12
Movie The Flight of Dragons Peter Dickinson 1982-08-17
Movie The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show Himself 1982-09-17
Movie Pray TV 1982-02-01
Series Nature Unknown 1982-10-10
Movie In Love with an Older Woman Robert 1982-11-24
Movie They All Laughed Charles Rutledge 1981-11-20
Movie Hero at Large Steve Nichols 1980-02-08
Movie The Comeback Kid Bubba Newman 1980-04-10
Movie Wholly Moses Satan (The Devil) 1980-06-13
Series The Ropers Unknown 1979-03-13
Movie Americathon President Chet Roosevelt 1979-08-10
Movie Leave Yesterday Behind Paul Stallings 1978-01-11
Movie How to Survive the 70s and Maybe Even Bump Into Happiness Himself 1978-02-22
Movie Robin Williams: Off the Wall Himself 1978-10-27
Movie Ringo Marty Flesh 1978-04-25
Movie The Goldie Hawn Special Himself 1978-03-01
Series Three's Company Jack Tripper 1977-03-15
Series The Love Boat Dale Riley 1977-09-24
Movie Nickelodeon Franklin Frank 1976-12-21
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Series The Bob Crane Show Unknown 1975-03-06
Series Doc Unknown 1975-09-13
Movie The Night That Panicked America Unknown 1975-10-31
Series Petrocelli Unknown 1974-03-16
Series Rhoda Unknown 1974-09-09
Movie The Stone Killer Hart 1973-08-08
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Series The Waltons Unknown 1972-09-14
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Movie The Other Rider 1972-05-23
Series The Bob Newhart Show Unknown 1972-09-16
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Series M*A*S*H Private Carter 1972-09-17
Series Great Performances Richard 1971-01-28
Movie The Barefoot Executive Roger 1971-03-17
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16