Jason Ritter

Actor
Previously best known for being the son of the late sitcom star John Ritter, actor Jason Ritter had struck out on his own since the untimely death of his father, consistently making a name for himself as an actor ... Read more »
Born: 02/17/1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (65)

Another Period 2014 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Always Worthy 2016 (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

Girls 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Intervention 2016 (Movie)

Matt (Actor)

The Meddler 2016 (Movie)

Jacob (Actor)

Wander Over Yonder 2016 (Tv Show)

Voice

7 Minutes 2015 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Drunk History 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hits 2015 (Movie)

Julian (Actor)

We'll Never Have Paris 2015 (Movie)

Kurt (Actor)

Wild Canaries 2015 (Movie)

Damien (Actor)

About Alex 2014 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Always Woodstock 2014 (Movie)

Garret (Actor)

Embers 2014 (Movie)

Guy (Actor)

Garfunkel and Oates 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Am I 2014 (Movie)

Jonathan (Actor)

Key & Peele 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lenexa, 1 Mile 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Parenthood 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Person of Interest 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Big Ask 2014 (Movie)

Owen (Actor)

The Radio Disney Music Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Steps 2014 (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

Us & Them 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

You're Not You 2014 (Movie)

Wil (Actor)

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Free Samples 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Morning 2013 (Movie)

Receptionist (Actor)

The East 2013 (Movie)

Tim (Actor)

The End of Love 2013 (Movie)

Jason (Actor)

The Lion's Mouth Opens 2013 (Movie)

(Himself)

A Bag of Hammers 2012 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Gravity Falls 2012 (TV Show)

Voice

NTSF:SD:SUV 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best 2012 (Movie)

Kyle (Actor)

The Mortified Sessions 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Perfect Family 2012 (Movie)

Frank Jr. (Actor)

The Event 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll 2011 (Movie)

Eric Genson (Actor)

The Dry Land 2010 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

WW II HD 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Voice

Mercy 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Peter and Vandy 2009 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

The Education of Charlie Banks 2009 (Movie)

Mick (Actor)

Good Dick 2008 (Movie)

Video Clerk (Actor)

W. 2008 (Movie)

Jeb Bush (Actor)

The BRICK Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Deal 2007 (Movie)

Lionel Travitz (Actor)

The Wicker Man 2006 (Movie)

Bar Guy #2 (Actor)

Happy Endings 2005 (Movie)

Otis (Actor)

Joan of Arcadia 2003 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

John Ritter Remembered 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Our Very Own 2004 (Movie)

Clancy Whitfield (Actor)

Raise Your Voice 2004 (Movie)

Paul Fletcher (Actor)

Freddy vs. Jason 2003 (Movie)

Will (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual Family Television Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Hack 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Swimfan 2002 (Movie)

Randy (Actor)

Law & Order 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mumford 1999 (Movie)

Martin Brockett (Actor)

Atlantis (Movie)

(Actor)

Conan (Tv Show)

Guest

Biography

Previously best known for being the son of the late sitcom star John Ritter, actor Jason Ritter had struck out on his own since the untimely death of his father, consistently making a name for himself as an actor equally adept at both drama and his father's forte, comedy. Even before his dad passed, Ritter had begun taking his first steps towards an onscreen career with a recurring role on "Joan of Arcadia" (CBS, 2003-04), playing a former athlete adjusting to his new life as a paraplegic. But because of his last name, Ritter faced higher expectations, particularly in acting school, where he felt he already had one strike against him before he even started. Luckily for him, his parents were supportive when he informed them of his plans to become an actor - though they were adamant he attend college - and gave him all that was necessary for his success. By the time he starred in his own high-profile drama series, "The Event" (NBC, 2010-11), Ritter was well on his way to becoming a star in his own right.

Relationships

Dorothy Fay Actor

Grandmother
Died in November 2003, two months after the death of her son (Jason's father) John Ritter

Nancy Morgan Actor

Mother
Born April 1, 1949

Marianna Palka

Companion
Dated in 2004

John Ritter Actor

Father
Born Sept. 17, 1948; played Jack Tripper on ABC's "Three's Company" Died Sept. 11, 2003 of an aortic dissection caused by a previously undiagnosed congenital heart defect

Stella Ritter

Half-Sister
Daughter of John Ritter and Amy Yasbeck

Carly Ritter

Sister

Tyler Ritter Actor

Brother
Born Jan. 31, 1985 to John Ritter and Nancy Morgan

Tex Ritter Actor

Grandfather
Born Jan. 12, 1905; singing-cowboy star of "B" westerns during the 30's and 40's Died Jan. 2, 1974

Amy Yasbeck Actor

Step-Mother
Married his father John Ritter in 1990

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York
Graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied at the Atlantic Theatre Company

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England

Milestones

2010

Cast as an MIT graduate investigating the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend on NBC's "The Event"

2010

Joined the cast of NBC's "Parenthood" as a high school English teacher

2008

Portrayed Jeb Bush in Oliver Stone's controversial biopic "W."

2007

Acted in the independent feature "The Education of Charlie Banks," directed by Fred Durst

2006

Starred in the CBS sitcom "The Class"

2005

Joined an ensemble cast for "Our Very Own"

2005

Played Tom Arnold's son in "Happy Endings"

2004

Cast opposite Hilary Duff and Rita Wilson in "Raise Your Voice"

2003

Cast in the CBS series "Joan of Arcadia," as Kevin Girardi, a former star athlete who is adjusting to life as a paraplegic

2003

First starring role in the slasher hit "Freddy vs. Jason"

2002

Starred as Tim in the world premiere of Neil LaBute’s play "The Distance from Here" at London’s Almeida Theatre

2002

Appeared in "Swimfan," a thriller starring Jesse Bradford and Erika Christensen

2000

Starred opposite Mary Steenburgen in the off-Broadway production of "The Beginning of August"

1999

Played Ted Danson and Mary McDonnell's son in "Mumford"

1990

First role at age 10 was opposite his father (John Ritter) and mother (Nancy Morgan) in the TV-movie "The Dreamer of Oz" (NBC)

Bonus Trivia

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Ritter was a founding member of The Irreputable Theater Company in New York City.

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