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Jason Ritter

Jason Ritter stars as Sean Walker, an unlikely hero who gets entangled in an immense government conspiracy when his would-be fiancée Leila (Sarah Roemer) mysteriously disappears during their Caribbean cruise in NBC's new high-octane conspiracy thriller The Event.

Ritter will next be seen in the independent film The Dry Land, opposite America Ferrera, Ryan O'Nan and Melissa Leo. The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and recently won the prize for international premiere at the 2010 Edinburgh Film Festival.

Ritter has just completed production on The Perfect Family, opposite Emily Deschanel and Kathleen Turner. He also recently finished filming the independent features A Bag of Hammers, opposite Rebecca Hall, and Morning opposite Laura Linney and Jeanne Tripplehorn.

Ritter was last seen starring onscreen in Peter and Vandy, opposite Jess Weixler. The film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. Ritter also starred in and co-produced Good Dick, written and directed by Marianna Palka, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2008.

Among Ritter's other film credits are The Education of Charlie Banks, Our Very Own, Happy Endings, Mumford, and Raise Your Voice.

Ritter recently guest-starred in a multi-episode arc on NBC's critically acclaimed Parenthood. His other television credits include series regular roles on The Class and Joan of Arcadia.

Ritter starred as the lead in the Lincoln Center production of Wendy Wasserstein's Third, opposite Dianne Wiest, Charles Durning, Amy Aquino, and Gaby Hoffmann, directed by Daniel Sullivan. His additional theater credits include the off-Broadway production of Tom Donaghy's The Beginning of August and the role of Tim in the world premiere of Neil LaBute's play The Distance from Here at London's Almeida Theatre (directed by David Leveaux).

Ritter is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied at the Atlantic Theatre Company. He also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.

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Jason Ritter Facts

BirthdayFebruary 17, 1980 (44)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Jason Ritter compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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