A native of Los Angeles, John is the younger son of Western film star and country music legend Tex Ritter. John Ritter graduated from Hollywood High School, where he was Student Body President, and from the University of Southern California with a BFA in Drama.
Ritter has starred in more than 25 television movies, including Unnatural Causes, for which he was nominated for an Emmy for Best Actor; Stephen King's It, The Dreamer of Oz, The Only Way Out, Unforgivable and A Child's Wish, featuring a special appearance by President Clinton. He has been a guest star on many popular television series, recently earning an Emmy nomination for his role on Ally McBeal. He is also the voice of Clifford, The Big Red Dog, which earned him a Daytime Emmy nomination. Ritter's motion picture credits include Peter Bogdanovich's Noises Off (1992) and They All Laughed (1981), Blake Edwards' Problem Child (1990) and Skin Deep (1989), and Billy Bob Thornton's Sling Blade (1996). He also starred in the highly praised Panic (2000), which Roger Ebert called one of the year's best films.
He has appeared in more than 50 plays and recently completed a nine-month starring role in the Broadway premiere of Neil Simon's The Dinner Party.
John Ritter Facts
|Birth Name||Jonathan Southworth Ritter|
|Birthday||September 17, 1948|
|Birthplace||Burbank, California, USA|
|Date of death||September 11, 2003 (age 54)|
|Height||6' 1" (1m85) How tall is John Ritter compared to you?|
|Awards||1984 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (for Three's Company)|
|Stephen King, IT!|
|Stephen King's It|
|Problem Child 2|
|Parenthood: The Complete Series|
|What Happens in Vegas|
|Alfred Hitchcock: The Essentials Collection|
|Problem Child Tantrum Pack|