John Ritter

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Birthplace
Burbank, CA
Death Date
Sep 11, 2003 (54)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Burbank, CA
Death Date
Sep 11, 2003 (54)

About

Comedy TV and movie actor who played Jack Tripper on the sitcom Three's Company and Paul Hennessy on 8 Simple Rules. He is the son of country music singer Tex Ritter and is also known for his roles in Bad Santa, Panic, Tadpole, and The Bride of Chucky.

Before Fame

At age eighteen, he made a minor appearance as a contestant on The Dating Game.

Trivia

After his death, fans and fellow actors regarded him as the greatest physical comedian on the planet.

Family Life

He had three children, Jason, Tyler and Carly, with his first wife, actress Nancy Morgan. His second wife, actress Amy Yasbeck, appeared as his on-screen love interest in the Problem Child films.

Associated With

He was in a 1970 episode of Dan August, which starred Burt Reynolds.

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