Biography

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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.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 114

Birthday 1948-09-17

Day of Death 2003-09-11

Place of Birth Burbank - California - USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Jonathan Southworth Ritter

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Letting Go as Alex
2018 John Ritter: Behind Closed Doors as Himself (Archive Footage)
2006 They All Laughed 25 Years Later: Director to Director - A Conversation with Peter Bogdanovich and Wes Anderson as Archive Footage
2004 Clifford's Really Big Movie as Clifford
2003 Bad Santa as Bob Chipeska
2003 TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV(1 episode)
2003 Manhood as Eli
2003 The Golden Girls: Lifetime Intimate Portrait Series
2003 Time Machine: When Cowboys Were King as Himself
2002 Tadpole as Stanley Grubman
2002 8 Simple Rules(28 episodes) as Paul Hennessy
2002 Breaking News(1 episode)
2002 Man of the Year as Bill
2002 Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central)(1 episode)
2001 Nuncrackers as Narrator
2001 Scrubs(1 episode)
2001 Terror Tract as Bob Carter
2000 Panic as Dr. Josh Parks
2000 Clifford the Big Red Dog(0 episodes)
2000 TripFall as Tom Williams
2000 Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel as Christian Therapist
1999 The Early Show(1 episode)
1999 Lethal Vows as Dr. David Farris
1999 Family Law(1 episode)
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(1 episode)
1999 It Came From the Sky as Donald Bridges
1999 Holy Joe as Joe Cass
1999 Batman Beyond(1 episode)
1998 Bride of Chucky as Chief Warren Kincaid
1998 Loss of Faith as Bruce Simon Barker
1998 Felicity(3 episodes)
1998 I Woke Up Early The Day I Died as Robert Forrest
1998 Shadow of Doubt as Steven Mayer
1998 Chance of a Lifetime as Tom Maguire
1998 Montana as Dr. Wexler
1997 Over the Top(1 episode)
1997 Sink or Swim
1997 Ally McBeal(2 episodes)
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1997 A Gun, a Car, a Blonde as Duncan the Bartender
1997 Nowhere as Moses Helper
1997 A child's Wish: Fight for Justice as Ed Chandler
1997 Mercenary
1997 King of the Hill(1 episode)
1996 Sling Blade as Vaughan Cunningham
1996 Unforgivable as Paul Hegstrom
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(4 episodes)
1996 Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen
1995 The Colony as Rick Knowlton
1995 Gramps as Clarke MacGruder
1995 NewsRadio(1 episode)
1994 Touched by an Angel(1 episode)
1994 Chicago Hope(1 episode)
1994 North as Ward Nelson
1994 Intimate Portrait(1 episode)
1993 Dave's World(2 episodes)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1993 Heartbeat as Bill Grant
1992 Hearts Afire(54 episodes) as John Hartman
1992 Stay Tuned as Roy Knable
1992 Noises Off... as Garry Lejeune / Roger Tramplemain
1992 Fish Police(6 episodes)
1991 Problem Child 2 as Ben Healy
1990 The Dreamer of Oz as L. Frank Baum
1990 It(2 episodes) as Ben Hanscom
1990 Problem Child as Ben
1990 Wings(1 episode)
1989 My Brother's Wife as Barney
1989 Skin Deep as Zachary Hutton
1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday as Dudley Goode
1988 Tricks of the Trade
1987 Real Men as Bob Wilson
1987 Hooperman(42 episodes)
1987 The Last Fling as Phillip Reed
1986 A Smoky Mountain Christmas as Judge Harold Benton
1986 Unnatural Causes as Frank Coleman
1986 Life with Lucy(1 episode)
1984 Muppet Babies(1 episode)
1984 Three's a Crowd(22 episodes)
1984 The Cosby Show(1 episode)
1984 Love Thy Neighbor as Danny Loeb
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1 episode)
1982 Nature(1 episode)
1982 The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show as Himself
1982 The Flight of Dragons as Peter Dickenson
1981 They All Laughed as Charles Rutledge
1980 Wholly Moses as Satan (The Devil)
1980 The Comeback Kid as Bubba Newman
1980 Hero at Large as Steve Nichols
1979 Americathon as President Chet Roosevelt
1979 The Ropers(1 episode)
1978 Ringo as Marty Flesh
1978 The Goldie Hawn Special as Himself
1978 Leave Yesterday Behind
1977 The Love Boat(1 episode)
1977 Three's Company(234 episodes) as Jack Tripper
1976 Nickelodeon as Franklin Frank
1975 Doc(1 episode)
1975 Starsky & Hutch(1 episode)
1975 The Bob Crane Show(1 episode)
1974 Petrocelli(1 episode)
1974 Rhoda(2 episodes)
1973 Kojak(1 episode)
1973 The Stone Killer as Hart
1972 M*A*S*H(1 episode)
1972 The Streets of San Francisco(1 episode)
1972 The Bob Newhart Show(1 episode)
1972 The Waltons(20 episodes)
1972 The Rookies(1 episode)
1972 The Other as Rider
1971 The Barefoot Executive as Roger
1969 Medical Center(1 episode)
1968 Hawaii Five-O(2 episodes)
1967 Mannix(1 episode)

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