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John Ritter

Mostly Credited As: John Ritter
Birth Name: Jonathan Southworth Ritter
Date Of Birth: September 17, 1948 (Age 54)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Burbank, California
Date Of Death: September 11, 2003
Cause Of Death: Aortic Dissection
Height: 5' 11" (1.8 m)

John Ritter


John Ritter was best known for his role as Jack Tripper in the hit TV show, "Three's Company". Ritter was a master of the arts in movies, TV roles, and in the theater. He came back to TV in the 1990's in the show "Hearts Afire" and made his final comeback in the ABC sitcom "8 Simple Rules" where he played the role of Paul Hennessy in the first season and early part of the second. Sadly he died on September 11, 2003 from complications with an aorta surgery.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
8 Simple Rules (2002)As: Paul Hennessy (Episodes 1-31)
Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000)As: Clifford -- [Voice]
Hearts Afire (1992)As: John Hartman
Fish Police (1992)As: Inspector Gill -- [Voice]
Stephen King's It (1990)As: Ben Hanscom (1990)
Hooperman (1987)As: Detective Harry Hooperman
Three's a Crowd (1984) (1984)As: Jack Tripper
Three's Company (1977)As: Jack Tripper
People's Choice Awards (1975)As: Himself (Co-Host - 1993)
Episode Cast Credits 

E! True Hollywood Story (1996) 
  John Ritter 09x36: (Apr/24/2005) As Himself 
  Suzanne Somers 06x19: (Mar/17/2002) As Himself 
  Dorothy Stratten 04x03: (Jan/16/2000) As Himself 
  Three's Company 02x37: (Dec/27/1998) As Himself 

King of the Hill (1997) 
  Stressed For Success 08x19: (May/02/2004) Voiced  Eugene Grandy, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Witches of East Arlen 07x23: (May/18/2003) Voiced  Eugene Grandy, [Special Guest Stars]
  What Makes Bobby Run? 05x07: (Dec/10/2000) Voiced  Eugene Grandy, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Son That Got Away 02x08: (Nov/23/1997) Voiced  Eugene Grandy, [Special Guest Stars]

The Wayne Brady Show (2002) (2002) 
  9/19/03 02x20: (Sep/19/2003) As Himself 
  9/16/03 02x12: (Sep/16/2003) As Himself 
  9/1/03 02x01: (Sep/01/2003) As Himself 

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (2003) 
  1st Annual TV Land Awards 01x01: (Mar/12/2003) As Himself (Host) 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Dana Carvey, John Ritter, Ted Nugent 10x83: (Feb/26/2003) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Season 6, Episode 122 06x122: (Feb/18/2003) As Himself 
  Season 6, Episode 11 06x11: (Sep/16/2002) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Scrubs (2001) 
  My Lucky Day 02x09: (Dec/05/2002) As Sam Dorian, [Uncredited]
  My Old Man 01x19: (Apr/09/2002) As Sam Dorian, [Special Guest Stars]

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #803 08x03: (Sep/28/2002) As Himself, [Uncredited]

Breaking News (2002) 
  Pilot 01x01: (Jul/17/2002) As Lloyd Fuchs 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  John Ritter 07x84: (Jul/15/2002) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) (2002) 
  The Art of Groveling 01x02: (Apr/03/2002) As Himself 

Felicity (1998) 
  Kiss and Tell 04x13: (Mar/27/2002) As Mr. Andrew Covington 
  A Perfect Match 04x11: (Dec/19/2001) As Mr. Andrew Covington 
  The Storm 04x07: (Nov/21/2001) As Mr. Andrew Covington 
  Oops...Noel Did It Again 04x06: (Nov/14/2001) As Mr. Andrew Covington, [Uncredited]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Pamela Anderson, Soggy Bottom Boys, Allison Krauss 10x152: (Mar/01/2002) As Himself 
  Kelly Rippa, Johnnie Morton, Adema 10x124: (Jan/01/2002) As Himself 

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) 
  Monogamy 03x11: (Jan/04/2002) As Dr. Richard Manning, [Special Guest Stars]

Nature (1982) 
  Dogs: the Early Years 20x10: (Nov/11/2001) Voiced  Narrator 

The Early Show (1999) 
  John Ritter & Joyce Dewitt 02x139: (Mar/15/2001) As Himself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Calista Flockhart/Ricky Martin 26x05: (Nov/11/2000) As Himself, [Uncredited]

Biography (1987) 
  Henry Winkler 01x16: (Nov/02/2000) As Himself 

Family Law (1999) 
  Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law 01x23: (May/08/2000) As Father Andrews 

Batman Beyond (1999) 
  The Last Resort 02x16: (Mar/04/2000) Voiced  Dr. David Wheeler 

Chicago Hope (1994) 
  Simon Sez 06x16: (Feb/24/2000) As Joe Dysmerski 

Intimate Portrait (1993) 
  Joanna Kerns 06x20: (Jan/01/2000) As Himself 

Touched by an Angel (1994) 
  Black Like Monica 05x23: (May/02/1999) As Sheriff Tom McKinsley 
  Random Acts 03x03: (Sep/22/1996) As Mike O'Conner 

Ally McBeal (1997) 
  Story of Love 02x05: (Oct/26/1998) As George Madison 
  It's My Party 02x04: (Oct/19/1998) As George Madison 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) 
  Ted 02x11: (Dec/08/1997) As Ted, [Special Guest Stars]

Over the Top (1997) 
  The Nemesis 01x03: (Nov/04/1997) As Justin Talbot 

NewsRadio (1995) 
  The Shrink 02x05: (Nov/07/1995) As Dr. Frank Westford 

Dave's World (1993) 
  The Accidental Tourists 02x19: (Feb/20/1995) As
  A Room with a View 02x03: (Sep/26/1994) As Himself 

The Cosby Show (1984) 
  Total Control 07x16: (Jan/31/1991) As Ray Evans 

Muppet Babies (1984) 
  A Punch Line to the Tummy 06x18: (Jan/13/1990) As Himself 

Life with Lucy (1986) 
  Lucy Makes a Hit with John Ritter 01x02: (Sep/27/1986) As Himself 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 36th Annual Emmy Awards 36x01: (Sep/23/1984) As Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (for 'Three's Company') 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards 41x01: (Jan/29/1984) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical (for 'Three's Company') 

The Ropers (1979) 
  The Party 02x01: (Sep/15/1979) As Jack Tripper 

The Love Boat (1977) 
  A Tasteful Affair/Oh, Dale!/The Main Event 01x02: (Oct/01/1977) As Dale Riley 

Hawaii Five-O (1968) (1968) 
  Dealer's Choice -- Blackmail 09x17: (Feb/03/1977) As Mike Welles 
  Two Doves and Mr. Heron 04x05: (Oct/12/1971) As Ryan Moore 

The Waltons (1972) 
  The Rebellion 05x14: (Dec/23/1976) As Rev. Matthew Fordwick 
  The Best Christmas 05x12: (Dec/09/1976) As Rev. Matthew Fordwick 
  The Cloudburst 05x09: (Nov/11/1976) As Rev. Matthew Fordwick 
  The Wedding (2) 05x08: (Nov/04/1976) As Rev. Matthew Fordwick 

Rhoda (1974) 
  Attack on Mr. Right 02x17: (Jan/12/1976) As Jerry Blocker 
  Chest Pains 01x21: (Feb/03/1975) As Vince Mazuma 

Doc (1975) (1975) 
  A Little Bit of Soap 01x17: (Jan/10/1976) As Jeff/George 

Starsky & Hutch (1975) 
  The Hostages 01x15: (Jan/07/1976) As Tom Cole 

The Rookies (1972) 
  Reluctant Hero 04x12: (Nov/25/1975) As Hap Dawson 

The Streets of San Francisco (1972) 
  Murder by Proxy 04x07: (Oct/23/1975) As Johnny Steiner 

Barnaby Jones (1973) 
  The Price of Terror 04x04: (Oct/10/1975) As Joe Rockwell 

Petrocelli (1974) 
  Chain of Command 02x05: (Oct/08/1975) As John Cleson 

The Bob Crane Show (1975) 
  The Son of Campus Capers 01x14: (Jun/12/1975) As Hornbeck 

Mannix (1967) 
  Hardball 08x24: (Apr/13/1975) As Cliff 

Movin' On (1974) 
  Landslide 01x16: (Jan/16/1975) As Casey Crawford 

The Bob Newhart Show (1972) (1972) 
  Sorry, Wrong Mother 03x05: (Oct/12/1974) As Dave 

Kojak (1973) (1973) 
  Deliver Us Some Evil 01x15: (Feb/13/1974) As Kenny Soames 

M*A*S*H (1972) 
  Deal Me Out 02x13: (Dec/08/1973) As Private Carter 

Medical Center (US) (1969) 
  End of the Line 04x18: (Jan/24/1973) As Ronnie 
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