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John Ritter

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Biography

Ritter at the 1988 Emmy Awards

Source: Wikipedia

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 famous country/western star Tex Ritter, and the father of actors Jason Ritter and Tyler Ritter.

Fact file

  • Born: Jonathan Southworth Ritter September 17, 1948 Burbank, California, U.S.
  • Died: September 18, 2003 (aged 55) Burbank, California
  • Cause of death: Aortic dissection
  • Education: Hollywood High School
  • Alma mater: University of Southern California
  • Occupation: Actor, comedian
  • Years active: 1968–2003
  • Notable work: Jack Tripper on Three's Company
  • Spouse(s): Nancy Morgan (m. 1977; div. 1996) Amy Yasbeck (m. 1999–2003)
  • Children: 4, including Jason Ritter and Tyler Ritter
  • Parent(s): Tex Ritter Dorothy Fay

Read more about John Ritter at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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