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John Ritter

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Birth name Jonathan Southworth Ritter
Nationality USA
Birth 17 september 1948 at Burbank (USA)
Death 11 september 2003 (at 54 years) at Burbank (USA)

Jonathan Southworth "John" Ritter (September 17, 1948 – September 11, 2003) was an American actor. Ritter was known for playing Jack Tripper on the hit ABC sitcom Three's Company, for which he won an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award in 1984. He was the son of country/western star Tex Ritter, and the father of actors Jason Ritter and Tyler Ritter.
Ritter appeared in hundreds of films and television shows/episodes combined (and performed on Broadway), including It (1990), Problem Child (1990), Problem Child 2 (1991) and Bad Santa in 2003 (his final live action film which was dedicated to his memory). Prior to Clifford's Really Big Movie (posthumously released), Ritter received four Daytime Emmy Award nominations for his voice work on the children's television series, Clifford the Big Red Dog, in addition to many other awards Ritter was nominated for or won. Don Knotts called Ritter the "greatest physical comedian on the planet".

Ritter died from an aortic dissection on September 11, 2003. His death occurred shortly after the production of an episode for the second season of 8 Simple Rules.


In 1977, Ritter married actress Nancy Morgan, with whom he had three children: Jason (who first appeared in the opening credits of Three's Company), Carly, and Tyler. They divorced in 1996.

He married actress Amy Yasbeck on September 18, 1999 at the Murphy Theatre in Wilmington, Ohio. Their daughter, Stella, was born on September 11, 1998, one year before they married.

Yasbeck played his love interest in the first two Problem Child movies. Yasbeck also played Ritter's wife in two sitcom appearances. In 1991, both were guest stars on The Cosby Show, in which Yasbeck played the in-labor wife of Ritter's basketball coach character. In 1996, Ritter guest starred on Yasbeck's sitcom, Wings, as the estranged husband of Yasbeck's character, Casey. Ritter was also friends with English actor Tim Curry, his co-star from It and Fish Police.

Best films

Sling Blade (1996)

Usually with

Don Mancini
Don Mancini
(2 films)
Jack Bender
Jack Bender
(4 films)
Ajay Naidu
Ajay Naidu
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Ritter (57 films)

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Curse of Chucky, 1h37
Directed by Ronny Yu, John Lafia, Don Mancini, Tom Holland, Jack Bender
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Jeu, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Child's Play (film series), Serial killer films, Films about toys, Films about disabilities, Comedy horror films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Brad Dourif, A Martinez, Jennifer Tilly, Brennan Elliott, Alex Vincent, Fiona Dourif
Rating56% 2.805062.805062.805062.805062.80506
Set twenty-five years after Child's Play, the Chucky doll (voiced by Brad Dourif) mysteriously arrives in the mail of the home of paraplegic Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) and her mother, Sarah. Later that night Sarah is found dead from a stab wound and her death proclaimed a suicide.
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, 4h
Directed by Daniel Farrands
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Horror
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Serial killer films, Documentary films about films
Actors Heather Langenkamp, Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Robert Shaye, Lisa Wilcox, John Saxon
Roles Self (archive footage)
Rating85% 4.282544.282544.282544.282544.28254
Depuis des décennies, Freddy Krueger s'est frayé un chemin à travers les rêves d'innombrables jeunes, effrayant plus d'un demi-milliard de dollars au box-office à travers huit films terrifiants et spectaculaires.
Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up, 1h11
Origin USA
Genres Animation, Western
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Children's films
Actors Jessica D. Stone, Charles Shaughnessy, Ari Meyers, Hynden Walch, Shawn Pyfrom, John Ritter
Roles Great Uncle Stew (voice)
Rating65% 3.2554553.2554553.2554553.2554553.255455
Stanley goes with his family and friend's to his great uncle's dude ranch. The local land baron is trying to buy the ranch and make it a parking lot for his nearby amusement park. The only way Uncle Stew thinks he can get any money to save his ranch is to find other dinosaur bones to attract customers. Stanley and his friends help in the search.
Clifford's Really Big Movie, 1h16
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors John Ritter, Wayne Brady, Grey DeLisle, Jenna Elfman, John Goodman, Jess Harnell
Roles Clifford the Big Red Dog (voice)
Rating54% 2.7126352.7126352.7126352.7126352.712635
When Clifford, Emily Elizabeth, and their friends visit the fair, Clifford, Cleo, and T-Bone are amazed by a terrible animal act known as Larry's Amazing Animals, consisting of Shackleford the Ferret, Dorothy the Cow, Dirk the Dachshund, and Rodrigo the Chihuahua. After the show, Shackleford discovers that the only way for their performances to continue is to win a Tummy Yummies Animal Talent Contest, promising fame, fortune, and a lifetime supply of Tummy Yummies. Clifford and his friends come to collect their autographs, and Shackleford attempts to convince them to join, believing Clifford's appearance will help them improve, however, none of them agree because they wouldn't want to leave their owners.
Bad Santa
Bad Santa (2003)
, 1h31
Directed by Terry Zwigoff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Christmas films, Films about drugs
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Lauren Graham, Lauren Tom, John Ritter, Brett Kelly
Roles Bob Chipeska
Rating70% 3.5460353.5460353.5460353.5460353.546035
Willie T. Stokes (Billy Bob Thornton) and his dwarfed assistant Marcus (Tony Cox) are professional thieves. Every year, Willie disguises himself as a department store Santa Claus and Marcus disguises himself as an elf in order for both of them to rob shopping malls blind at night. Willie is an alcoholic, a sex addict, and is gradually unable to perform his Santa duties appropriately with children, much to Marcus' dismay. When they are hired at the fictional Saguaro Square Mall in Phoenix, the vulgar remarks made by Willie shock the prudish mall manager Bob Chipeska (John Ritter), who brings it to the attention of security chief Gin Slagel (Bernie Mac).
Manhood (2003)
, 1h22
Directed by Bobby Roth
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Nestor Carbonell, John Ritter, Janeane Garofalo, Bonnie Bedelia, Meredith Monroe, Lauren Tom
Roles Eli
Rating52% 2.6168452.6168452.6168452.6168452.616845
Jack (Carbonell) is a former womanizer and fashion photographer who is put in charge of his sister's 17-year-old-son when she leaves to find herself. During her leave, he attempts to revive his career while re-establishing a relationship with his nephew and son. In the midst of all this, Eli (Ritter), his sister's ex-husband moves in after he loses his job.
Tadpole (2003)
, 1h18
Directed by Gary Winick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Aaron Stanford, Bebe Neuwirth, Sigourney Weaver, John Ritter, Robert Iler, Kate Mara
Roles Stanley Grubman
Rating61% 3.096643.096643.096643.096643.09664
Oscar Grubman (Aaron Stanford) is a 15-year-old boy, portrayed as mature beyond his years, traveling home from school for Thanksgiving. He speaks fluent French, quotes Voltaire and finds girls of his own age to be inexperienced in life. When an attractive girl from his school, Miranda Spear (Kate Mara), who is obviously interested in him, approaches Oscar, he politely brushes her off. Oscar confides in his friend Charlie (Robert Iler) that he is in love with a mature woman and plans to win her heart during Thanksgiving break.
TripFall (2000)
, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Eric Roberts, John Ritter, Rachel Hunter, Michael Raynor, Wayne Duvall
Roles Tom Williams
Rating39% 1.9762051.9762051.9762051.9762051.976205
The family of Tom Williams make holidays in California. The family is kidnapped by Eddie, his girlfriend Lonnie and Franklin Ross. They want 1.2 million dollars.
Panic (2000)
, 1h28
Directed by Henry Bromell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Actors William H. Macy, John Ritter, Neve Campbell, Donald Sutherland, Tracey Ullman, Barbara Bain
Roles Josh
Rating66% 3.3467253.3467253.3467253.3467253.346725
Alex (Macy), a sad-eyed mournful man, goes into psychotherapy disclosing that he is a hit man. He also tells the doctor (Ritter) after a few sessions that he is attracted to a young woman he has met in the waiting room. She is Sarah (Campbell), 23, quick, edgy, and perhaps attracted to him as well. But he is married, the dutiful father of a young precocious boy, so Sarah brushes him off. In flashbacks we see him get his start as a killer, at his father's prompting since it is the family business. Dad gives Alex his next assignment: to kill the therapist. Alex keeps returning to Sarah, calling her, stopping by her apartment, as he decides what to do about the hit, his father, his marriage and his malaise.
Terror Tract, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about animals, Films about apes, Comedy horror films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors John Ritter, David DeLuise, Allison Smith, Rachel York, Carmine Giovinazzo, Bryan Cranston
Roles Bob Carter
Rating60% 3.0011253.0011253.0011253.0011253.001125
In the first story, "Nightmare", a businessman discovers his wife cheating on him and plans to shoot the boyfriend and make it look like she did it, then hung herself. But the boyfriend manages to kill him and dumps the body in a nearby lake, but then needs the car keys from the pocket of the body to get rid of a telltale car. The wife has had a number of terrible nightmares that her husband comes back from the dead to get revenge on her and when the door creaks open she blasts the figure behind it only to find she has killed her boyfriend. She is found hanged by the law, but her body is covered in water and you are led to believe that the dead man killed her finally.
It Came From the Sky, 1h32
Directed by Jack Bender
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors John Ritter, JoBeth Williams, Kevin Zegers, Yasmine Bleeth, Christopher Lloyd
Roles Donald Bridges
Rating58% 2.9478452.9478452.9478452.9478452.947845
Donald Bridges (John Ritter) and his wife Alice (JoBeth Williams) have a young son, Andy, (Kevin Zegers) who is emotionally disturbed due to a near drowning accident. The parents frequently argue with each other about how to raise their son until they have uninvited houseguests when a plane carrying Jarvis Moody (Christopher Lloyd) and Pepper Upper (Yasmine Bleeth) falls from the sky and crashes right onto their roof.
Lethal Vows
Directed by Paul Schneider
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors John Ritter, Marg Helgenberger, Megan Gallagher, Lawrence Dane, Jessica Bowman, Miko Hugues
Roles David Farris
Rating62% 3.1436953.1436953.1436953.1436953.143695
The movie opens with Ellen Farris, the former wife of Dr. David Farris, getting out of bed after battling an illness. In the kitchen awaits her two daughters and their father. The daughters and the father leave to go to his house where his wife, Lorraine Farris is preparing for her campaign to become counsellor. It is at this point one sees a little inkling into the sinister character behind Dr. Farris.
Lethal Vows
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors John Ritter, Marg Helgenberger, Megan Gallagher, Lawrence Dane, Jessica Bowman, Miko Hugues
Roles David Farris
Rating62% 3.1436953.1436953.1436953.1436953.143695
Lorsqu’elle apprend le décès de la femme de son ex-mari, Ellen est sous le choc. Mais lorsque l'autopsie révèle la présence de sélénium dans le corps de la défunte, Ellen soupçonne David, qui manipule ce métal pour son travail, d'avoir assassiné Lorraine. (Source : Allociné)
Bride of Chucky, 1h29
Directed by Ronny Yu
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Romantic comedy, Horror, Black comedy, Romance, Slasher
Themes Pregnancy films, Jeu, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Child's Play (film series), Serial killer films, Films about toys, Road movies, Comedy horror films
Actors Jennifer Tilly, Ed Gale, Brad Dourif, Katherine Heigl, Nick Stabile, Alexis Arquette
Roles Chief Warren Kincaid
Rating56% 2.8061652.8061652.8061652.8061652.806165
Shortly after the events of the previous film, Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly), a former girlfriend and accomplice of serial killer Charles Lee Ray (voice of Brad Dourif), acquires the remains of Chucky from a police evidence locker after bribing and then murdering a police officer with access to the locker. Assuming that Ray's soul still inhabits the doll, Tiffany takes it back to her place. She crudely stitches Chucky back together and reenacts the voodoo ritual which instilled Ray inside the doll ten years ago.
Montana (1998)
, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Actors Kyra Sedgwick, Stanley Tucci, Robin Tunney, John Ritter, Robbie Coltrane, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Roles Dr. Wexler
Rating60% 3.0484553.0484553.0484553.0484553.048455
Au service d'un parrain local, Claire est envoyée par son patron sur les traces de la maîtresse de ce dernier...