John Ritter

Actor · Executive Producer · Producer
IVA Star Rating : 76
Jonathan Southworth Ritter was an American actor and comedian. He was the son of the singing cowboy star Tex Ritter and the father of actors Jason and Tyler Ritter. Ritter is known for playing Jack Tripper on the ABC sitcom Three's Company (1977–1984), for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award in 1984. read more

Jonathan Southworth Ritter was an American actor and comedian. He was the son of the singing cowboy star Tex Ritter and the father of actors Jason and Tyler Ritter. Ritter is known for playing Jack Tripper on the ABC sitcom Three's Company (1977–1984), for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award in 1984. He briefly reprised the role on the spin-off Three's a Crowd, which aired for one season.

Birth Name

Jonathan Southworth Ritter

Born

Friday, 17 September 1948

Died

Thursday, 11 September 2003

Actor Filmography

History of the Sitcom Jack Tripper 2021
Hollywood Insider Self 2018
Gilbert Self 2017
The History of Comedy Jack Tripper 2017
Autopsy: The Last Hours of Self 2014
Celebrity Page Self 2013
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Self / (archival footage) 2010
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen Quote Reader 2007
Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up Great Uncle Stew 2006
The 76th Annual Academy Awards Self - Memorial Tribute 2004
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

History of the Sitcom Jack Tripper 2021
Hollywood Insider Self 2018
Gilbert Self 2017
The History of Comedy Jack Tripper 2017
Autopsy: The Last Hours of Self 2014
Celebrity Page Self 2013
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Self / (archival footage) 2010
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen Quote Reader 2007
Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up Great Uncle Stew 2006
The 76th Annual Academy Awards Self - Memorial Tribute 2004
Clifford's Really Big Movie Clifford the Big Red Dog (voice) / Clifford the Big Red Dog 2004
Bad Santa Bob Chipeska 2003
Manhood Eli 2003
Time Machine: When Cowboys Were King Himself / Self 2003
8 Simple Rules Paul Hennessy 2002
The Wayne Brady Show Self 2002
Tadpole Stanley Grubman 2002
Breaking News Lloyd Fuchs 2002
VH-1 Behind the Movie Self 2002
Man of the Year Bill 2002
My Adventures in Television John Ritter 2002
Nuncrackers Narrator 2001
Scrubs Sam Dorian 2001
The Ellen Show Percy Moss 2001
TV Funhouse Self 2000
Panic Dr. Josh Parks 2000
Terror Tract Bob Carter (segment "Make Me An Offer") / Bob Carter 2000
Tucker Marty 2000
Clifford the Big Red Dog Clifford the Big Red Dog, Clifford the Big Red Dog (voice) 2000
Tripfall Tom Williams 2000
Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel Christian Therapist 2000
Lethal Vows Dr. David Farris 1999
Family Law Father Andrews 1999
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Richard Manning 1999
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died Robert Forrest 1999
It Came from the Sky Donald Bridges 1999
Batman Beyond Dr. David Wheeler 1999
Montana Dr. Wexler 1998
The World's Greatest Magic 5 Self - Host 1998
Bride of Chucky Chief Warren Kincaid 1998
Loss of Faith Bruce Simon Barker 1998
Felicity Mr. Andrew Covington 1998
Shadow of Doubt Steven Mayer 1998
Chance of a Lifetime Tom Maguire 1998
Over the Top Justin 1997
Veronica's Closet Tim Margolin 1997
Hacks Hank 1997
Ally McBeal George Madison 1997
A Gun, a Car, a Blonde Duncan the Bartender / Duncan / The Bartender 1997
Nowhere Moses Helper 1997
Dead Man's Gun Harry McDonacle (segment "The Great McDonacle") 1997
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Ted Buchanan 1997
A Child's Wish Ed Chandler 1997
King of the Hill Eugene Grandy 1997
The History of Toys and Games Self - Host 1997
For Hope Date #5 1996
Mercenary Jonas Ambler 1996
Sling Blade Vaughan Cunningham 1996
The Daily Show Self 1996
Unforgivable Paul Hegstrom 1996
E! True Hollywood Story Himself, Himself (Archive 1998) 1996
MADtv Self 1995
The Colony Rick Knowlton 1995
Gramps Clarke MacGruder 1995
NewsRadio Dr. Frank Westford 1995
Touched by an Angel Mike O'Conner, Sheriff Tom McKinsley 1994
Chicago Hope Joe Dysmerski 1994
North Ward Nelson 1994
The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame Self - Host 1993
Dave's World John Ritter, John Hartman 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself 1993
Heartbeat Bill Grant 1993
Hearts Afire John Hartman 1992
The Larry Sanders Show John Ritter 1992
Stay Tuned Roy Knable 1992
Noises Off... Roger Tramplemain / Garry Lejeune 1992
Fish Police Inspector Gil 1992
Problem Child 2 Ben Healy 1991
It Ben Hanscom 1990
Problem Child Ben 1990
Wings Stuart Davenport 1990
Help Save Planet Earth Self 1990
My Brother's Wife Barney 1989
Have Faith Rick Shepherd 1989
Anything but Love Patrick Serreau 1989
Skin Deep Zach / Zachary Hutton 1989
Tricks of the Trade Donald Todsen 1988
ABC Presents: A Royal Gala Self - Host 1988
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards Self - Winner 1988
Real Men Bob Wilson 1987
Hooperman Detective Harry Hooperman 1987
We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala Self - Performer 1987
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood Self 1987
Biography Self 1987
Prison for Children David Royce 1987
The Last Fling Phillip Reed 1987
A Smoky Mountain Christmas Judge Harold Benton 1986
Unnatural Causes Frank Coleman 1986
Life with Lucy John Ritter 1986
American Masters Self 1986
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan Self 1985
Donald Duck's 50th Birthday Self / Himself 1984
Three's a Crowd Jack Tripper 1984
The Cosby Show Ray Evans 1984
Muppet Babies Self 1984
Sunset Limousine Alan O'Black 1983
Breakaway Self 1983
Life's Most Embarrassing Moments Self - Host 1983
Nature Self 1982
The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show Himself / Self 1982
The Flight of Dragons Peter Dickenson / Peter Dickinson 1982
The Regis Philbin Show Self 1981
They All Laughed Charles Rutledge 1981
Entertainment Tonight Self 1981
Wholly Moses! Satan (The Devil) / Devil 1980
The Comeback Kid Bubba Newman 1980
Hero at Large Steve Nichols 1980
The Associates Chick 1979
Americathon President Chet Roosevelt 1979
The Ropers Jack Tripper 1979
General Electric's All-Star Anniversary Self 1978
All-Star Family Feud Special Self - Celebrity Contestant 1978
Ringo Marty Flesh 1978
The Goldie Hawn Special Self / Himself 1978
How to Survive the 70s and Maybe Even Bump Into Happiness Himself 1978
Leave Yesterday Behind Paul Stallings 1978
The Jim Nabors Show Self 1978
The Love Boat Ben Cummins, Dale Riley / Reinhardt 1977
Three's Company Jack Tripper, Self / Jack Tripper 1977
The Paul Ryan Show Self 1977
Nickelodeon Franklin Frank 1976
The Night That Panicked America Walter Wingate 1975
Phyllis Paul Jameson 1975
Doc Jeff / George 1975
Starsky and Hutch Tom Cole 1975
The Prisoner of Second Avenue Elevator Passenger 1975
The Bob Crane Show Hornbeck 1975
Dinah! Self 1974
Petrocelli John Oleson 1974
Rhoda Jerry Blocker, Vince Mazuma 1974
Movin' On Casey Crawford 1974
Kojak Kenny Soames 1973
The Stone Killer Hart 1973
Barnaby Jones Joe Rockwell 1973
M*A*S*H Pvt. Carter 1972
The Streets of San Francisco John 'Johnny' Steiner 1972
The Bob Newhart Show Dave 1972
The Waltons Rev. Matthew Fordwick 1972
The Other Rider 1972
The Rookies Hap Dawson 1972
Evil Roy Slade Priest 1972
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law Greg 1971
Scandalous John Wendell 1971
The Barefoot Executive Roger 1971
Dan August Coley Smith 1970
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Reverend Chatfield 1970
Hee Haw Self 1969
Medical Center Ronnie 1969
Hawaii Five-O Mike Welles, Ryan Moore 1968
Mannix Cliff Elgin 1967
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest, Himself 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Co-Host 1961
The Magical World of Disney Roger, Himself 1954

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

2004EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
1999EmmyOutstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
1988Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1988EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
1987Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1984Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Won
1984EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Won
1981EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
1980Golden GlobeBest Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1979Golden GlobeBest Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1978EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
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