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John Ritter (Jonathan Southworth Ritter)

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Biography

Burbank, California, USA
Jonathan Southworth Ritter was born in Burbank, California, on September 17, 1948. He was the son of legendary country singer/actor Tex Ritter and his wife, actress Dorothy Fay. The couple married in 1941 and had their first child, Tom Ritter, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. John was destined to follow in his parents footsteps. He was enrolled at Hollywood High School where he was student body president.

After graduation from high school, he attended the University of Southern California where he majored in Psychology and minored in Architecture. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series / Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series & Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

The 33rd Annual Emmy Awards 1981

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Character: Great Uncle Stew

Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up 2006

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Character: Bob Chipeska

Bad Santa 2003

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Character: Eli

Manhood 2003

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Character: Dr. David Farris

Lethal Vows 1999

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Character: Donald Bridges

It Came from the Sky 1999

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Character: Joe Cass

Holy Joe 1999

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Character: Chief Warren Kincaid

Bride of Chucky 1998

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Character: Moses Helper

Nowhere 1997

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Character: Hank

Hacks 1997

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Character: Duncan / The Bartender

A Gun, a Car, a Blonde 1997

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Character: Harry McDonacle

Dead Man's Gun 1997

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Character: Himself - Host

The World's Greatest Magic 4 1997

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Character: Vaughan Cunningham

Sling Blade 1996

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Character: Rick Knowlton

The Colony 1995

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Character: Clarke MacGruder

Gramps 1995

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Character: Ward Nelson

North 1994

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Character: Himself - Presenter

The 8th Annual American Comedy Awards 1994

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Character: Jeremy Carlisle

The Only Way Out 1993

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Character: Garry Lejeune / Roger Tramplemain

Noises Off... 1992

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Character: Roy Knable

Stay Tuned 1992

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Character: L. Frank Baum

The Dreamer of Oz 1990

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Character: Dudley Goode

Mickey's 60th Birthday 1988

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Character: Judge Harold Benton

A Smoky Mountain Christmas 1986

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Character: Paul Hegstrom

Unforgivable 1996

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Character: Date #5

For Hope 1996

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Character: Himself - Host

The World's Greatest Magic 3 1996

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Character: Himself - Host

Totally Animals 1996

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Character: Robert Forrest

I Woke Up Early the Day I Died 1998

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Character: Steven Mayer

Shadow of Doubt 1998

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Character: Dr. Carter Elston

Dead Husbands 1998

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Character: Bruce Simon Barker

Loss of Faith 1998

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Character: Stanley Grubman

Tadpole 2000

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Character: Dr. Josh Parks

Panic 2000

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Character: Christian Therapist

Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel 2000

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Character: Himself

Good Day Live 2001

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Character: Jonas Ambler

Mercenary 1996

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Character: Dr. Richard Manning

Monogamy 2002

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Character: Himself - Audience Member

Calista Flockhart/Ricky Martin 2000

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Character: Patrick Serreau

Anything But Love 1989

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Character: Franklin Frank

Nickelodeon 1976

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Character: Rev. Matthew Fordwick

The Waltons 1971

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Character: Detective Harry Hooperman

Hooperman 1987

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Character: Jerry Blocker

Rhoda 1974

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Character: Himself

Donahue 1967

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Character: John Oleson

Petrocelli 1974

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Character: Himself

Muppet Babies 1984

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Character: John 'Johnny' Steiner

The Streets of San Francisco 1972

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Character: Himself

Family Feud 1976

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Character: Himself

Omnibus 1980

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Character: Walter Wingate

The Night That Panicked America 1975

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Character: Ben Hanscom

It 1990

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Character: Himself

Hee Haw 1969

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Character: Himself

Captain Kangaroo 1955

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Character: Himself

Nature 1982

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Character: Himself

Breakaway 1983

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Character: Himself - Host

ABC Presents: A Royal Gala 1988

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Character: Bubba Newman

The Comeback Kid 1980

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Character: Himself - Winner: Favourite Male Performer in New Television Show

The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards 1988

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Character: David Royce

Prison for Children 1987

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Character: Himself

The Jim Nabors Show 1978

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Character: George

Doc 1975

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Character: Paul Hennessy

Pilot 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

Wall of Shame 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

Bridget's First Job 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

Wings 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

Son-in-Law 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

Cheerleader 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

Trick-or-Treehouse 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

By the Book 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

Two Boys for Every Girl 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

Give It Up 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

Paul Meets His Match 0

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All I Want for Christmas 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

Rory's Got a Girlfriend 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

Career Choices 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

Kerry's Big Adventure 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

Come and Knock on Our Door 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

Drummer Boy: Part 1 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

Drummer Boy: Part 2 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

Cool Parent 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

Every Picture Tells a Story 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

Kerry's Video 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

Good Moms Gone Wild 0

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Career Woman 0

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Queen Bees and King Bees 0

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Bake Sale 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

The Doyle Wedding 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

Premiere 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

Sex Ed 0

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Character: Paul Hennessy

Donny Goes AWOL 0

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Character: Himself

Episode #1.1 0

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Character: Lloyd Fuchs

Pilot 0

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Character: Himself

The Art of Groveling 0

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Character: Garry Lejeune

Especial Top Comedias 0

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Character: Percy Moss

Gathering Moss 0

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