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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.


TV Appearances

Main cast 
TV Land Icon Awards (2003)As: Himself (Host 2003)
8 Simple Rules (2002)As: Paul Hennessy (Episodes 1-31)
Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000)As: Clifford -- [Voice]
Fish Police (1992)As: Inspector Gill -- [Voice]
Hearts Afire (1992)As: John Hartman
Stephen King's It (1990)As: Ben Hanscom (1990)
Hooperman (1987)As: Detective Harry Hooperman
Three's a Crowd (1984) (1984)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 
  John Ritter 09x36: (Apr/24/2005) As Himself 
  Suzanne Somers 06x19: (Mar/17/2002) As Himself 
  Suzanne Somers 06x19: (Mar/17/2002) As Himself 

King of the Hill (1997) 
  Stressed For Success 08x19: (May/02/2004) Voiced  Eugene Grandy, [Special Guest Stars]
  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]
  The Son That Got Away 02x08: (Nov/23/1997) Voiced  Eugene Grandy, [Special Guest Stars]

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

TV Land Icon Awards (2003) 
  1st Annual TV Land Icon Awards 01x01: (Mar/12/2003) As Himself (Host) 
  1st Annual TV Land Icon 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 
  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 122 06x122: (Feb/18/2003) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Scrubs (2001) 
  My Lucky Day 02x09: (Dec/05/2002) As Sam Dorian, [Uncredited]
  My Lucky Day 02x09: (Dec/05/2002) As Sam Dorian, [Uncredited]
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Sam Dorian, [Special Guest Stars]
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Sam Dorian, [Special Guest Stars]

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

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

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) 
  John Ritter 07x84: (Jul/15/2002) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Pamela Anderson, Soggy Bottom Boys, Allison Krauss 10x152: (Mar/01/2002) As Himself 
  Pamela Anderson, Soggy Bottom Boys, Allison Krauss 10x152: (Mar/01/2002) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

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

Felicity (1998) 
  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]
  Oops...Noel Did It Again 04x06: (Nov/14/2001) As Mr. Andrew Covington, [Uncredited]

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

Biography (1987) 
  Henry Winkler 01x16: (Nov/02/2000) As Himself 
  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 
  Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law 01x23: (May/08/2000) As Father Andrews 

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

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

Touched by an Angel (1994) 
  Random Acts 03x03: (Sep/22/1996) As Mike O'Conner 
  Random Acts 03x03: (Sep/22/1996) As Mike O'Conner 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Sheriff Tom McKinsley 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Sheriff Tom McKinsley 

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

Dave's World (1993) 
  The Accidental Tourists 02x19: (Feb/20/1995) As
  The Accidental Tourists 02x19: (Feb/20/1995) As
  A Room with a View 02x03: (Sep/26/1994) As Himself 
  A Room with a View 02x03: (Sep/26/1994) 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 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 Love Boat (1977) 
  A Tasteful Affair/Oh, Dale!/The Main Event 01x02: (Oct/01/1977) As Dale Riley 
  A Tasteful Affair/Oh, Dale!/The Main Event 01x02: (Oct/01/1977) As Dale Riley 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As unknown 

Hawaii Five-O (1968) (1968) 
  Dealer's Choice -- Blackmail 09x17: (Feb/03/1977) As Mike Welles 
  Dealer's Choice -- Blackmail 09x17: (Feb/03/1977) As Mike Welles 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Ryan Moore 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Ryan Moore 

The Waltons (1972) 
  The Rebellion 05x14: (Dec/23/1976) As Rev. Matthew Fordwick 
  The Rebellion 05x14: (Dec/23/1976) As Rev. Matthew Fordwick 
  The Best Christmas 05x12: (Dec/09/1976) As Rev. Matthew Fordwick 
  The Best Christmas 05x12: (Dec/09/1976) As Rev. Matthew Fordwick 

Rhoda (1974) 
  Attack on Mr. Right 02x17: (Jan/12/1976) As Jerry Blocker 
  Attack on Mr. Right 02x17: (Jan/12/1976) As Jerry Blocker 
  Chest Pains 01x21: (Feb/03/1975) As Vince Mazuma 
  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 
  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 
  Murder by Proxy 04x07: (Oct/23/1975) As Johnny Steiner 

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

Petrocelli (1974) 
  Chain of Command 02x05: (Oct/08/1975) As John Cleson 
  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 
  The Son of Campus Capers 01x14: (Jun/12/1975) As Hornbeck 

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

Movin' On (1974) 
  Landslide 01x16: (Jan/16/1975) As Casey Crawford 
  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 
  End of the Line 04x18: (Jan/24/1973) As Ronnie 

Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) (2002) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

Muppet Babies (1984) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
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