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-SeriesEngaging, 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

Average career score: 53
Highest Metascore: 53 8 Simple Rules: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 53 8 Simple Rules: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
1 tv review
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd 8 Simple Rules: Season 3 Sep 24, 2004 Paul Hennessy (2002-2003) 6.4
tbd 8 Simple Rules: Season 2 Sep 23, 2003 Paul Hennessy (Seasons 1-2) 7.5
53 8 Simple Rules: Season 1 Sep 17, 2002 Paul Hennessy (Seasons 1-2) 7.2
tbd Clifford the Big Red Dog: Season 2 Feb 14, 2002 Clifford tbd
tbd Felicity: Season 3 Oct 4, 2000 Andrew Covington tbd
tbd Clifford the Big Red Dog: Season 1 Sep 4, 2000 Clifford 10
tbd Felicity: Season 2 Sep 26, 1999 Andrew Covington tbd
tbd Hearts Afire: Season 3 Sep 24, 1994 John Hartman tbd
tbd Hearts Afire: Season 2 Oct 27, 1993 John Hartman tbd
tbd Hearts Afire: Season 1 Sep 14, 1992 John Hartman tbd
tbd Fish Police: Season 1 Feb 28, 1992 Inspector Gil tbd
tbd Anything but Love: Season 4 Sep 25, 1991 Patrick Serreau tbd
tbd Hooperman: Season 2 Nov 30, 1988 Harry Hooperman tbd
tbd Hooperman: Season 1 Sep 23, 1987 Harry Hooperman tbd
tbd Three's Company: Season 8 Sep 27, 1983 Jack Tripper tbd
tbd Three's Company: Season 7 Sep 28, 1982 Jack Tripper 10
tbd Three's Company: Season 6 Oct 6, 1981 Himself / Writer / N/A tbd
tbd Three's Company: Season 5 Oct 28, 1980 Jack Tripper tbd
tbd Three's Company: Season 4 Sep 11, 1979 Jack Tripper tbd
tbd The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Season 17 Oct 16, 1978 Guest tbd
tbd Three's Company: Season 3 Sep 12, 1978 Jack Tripper tbd
tbd Three's Company: Season 2 Sep 13, 1977 Jack Tripper tbd
tbd Three's Company: Season 1 Mar 15, 1977 Jack Tripper 10
tbd The Waltons: Season 5 Sep 23, 1976 Rev. Matthew Fordwick tbd
tbd The Waltons: Season 4 Sep 11, 1975 Rev. Matthew Fordwick tbd
tbd The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Season 13 Oct 3, 1974 Guest tbd
tbd The Waltons: Season 3 Sep 12, 1974 Rev. Matthew Fordwick tbd
tbd The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Season 12 Oct 19, 1973 Guest tbd
tbd The Waltons: Season 2 Sep 13, 1973 Rev. Matthew Fordwick tbd
tbd The Waltons: Season 1 Sep 14, 1972 Rev. Matthew Fordwick tbd