John Ritter

Biography: Engaging, rather boyish, sometimes goofy comic lead who made his film acting debut in 1970 and came to prominence on TV's popular and amusing if rather unsubtly prurient "Three's Company". He also starred in a short lived spin off sitom "Threes a crowd." Ritter enjoyed greater critical acclaim, if less popular response, in "Hooperman", a comedy-drama which dared to eschew the prompting of a laugh track. He displayed his versatility with a strong dramatic performance inthe TV-movie "Unnatural Causes" (1986). Very deft at physical comedy, Ritter went on to appear in a number of light comedy features ("Real Men" 1987, "Problem Child" 1990) with modest success through the 1980s and 90s. He has also served as executive producer of two TV series. Son of Tex Ritter (1905-1974), a cowboy star and singer of the 1930s, 40s and 50s, he was formerly married to actor Nancy Morgan, 1977-1996. Ritter married actress Amy Yasbeck (Wings) in 1999. Ritter also starred in the 1992-1995 TV-Series "Hearts Afire." Ritter was nominated for an Emmy for his guest shot on "Ally McBeal." Ritter died of an aortic dissection on September 11, 2003 after becoming ill on the set of "8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter." Expand

John Ritter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 63
Highest Metascore: 84 Sling Blade
Lowest Metascore: 27 Problem Child
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
6 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
49 Clifford's Really Big Movie Feb 20, 2004 Clifford The Big Red Dog 8.0
tbd Man of the Year Dec 5, 2003 Co-Producer / Bill 5.5
70 Bad Santa Nov 26, 2003 Bob Chipeska 7.3
71 Tadpole Jul 19, 2002 Stanley Grubman 7.6
tbd Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel Dec 7, 2001 Christian Therapist 8.5
77 Panic Jan 12, 2001 Dr. Josh Parks 7.7
84 Sling Blade Nov 27, 1996 Vaughan Cunningham 8.8
27 Problem Child Jul 27, 1990 Ben 6.0