- NAME: John Ritter
- OCCUPATION: Television Actor, Philanthropist
- BIRTH DATE: September 17, 1948
- DEATH DATE: September 11, 2003
- EDUCATION: Hollywood High School, University of Southern California
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Burbank, California
- PLACE OF DEATH: Burbank, California
- Full Name: Jonathan Southworth Ritter
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Actor John Ritter played roommate Jack Tripper in the 1977 hit comedy series Three's Company. His performance earned him a Golden Globe and an Emmy.
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Ritter was married to Nancy Morgan from 1977-1996. They had three children: Jason, Tyler and Carly. He married actress Amy Yasbeck in 1999, with whom he had a daughter, Stella, in 1998.
In 2002, Ritter reconnected with network television audiences as the star of the ABC hit sitcom 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.
In 2004, shortly after his death, Ritter was nominated posthumously for an Emmy for his role in 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter. The show, later renamed 8 Simple Rules, continued for two more seasons until its cancellation in April 2005.
His final films, Bad Santa and Clifford's Really Big Movie were dedicated in memory of the actor. On June 6, 2008, a mural of Ritter painted by Eloy Torrez was dedicated at Hollywood High School.
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