John Ritter: See Photos of the Actor Throughout His Life

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John Ritter's Life in Photos

John Ritter was one of the most beloved comedic actors of his time. He kicked off his career in 1968 with various roles in the TV movie Crazy World, Crazy People. Throughout the early '70s, he took on a number of different roles before landing the part that he’d become most well-known for: Jack Tripper on Three’s Company. He earned a primetime Emmy in 1984 for the role. He’d also reprise the role on the spin-off series Three’s A Crowd. After the spin-off ended in 1985, he took on a number of roles, showing off his comedic abilities and range. He was also a noted voice actor for series like Clifford The Big Red Dog. His final on-screen role was in the raunchy holiday comedy Bad Santa.


John tragically died on September 11, 2003, after getting sick during a rehearsal for the sitcom 8 Simple Rules. Doctors found that he had an aortic dissection. Despite an emergency operation, the actor passed away later that night.


Scroll through our gallery to see photos of the actor throughout his life.

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John Ritter at the Golden Globes

John Ritter was nominated for five Golden Globes throughout his career. He won the Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series — Comedy or Musical award in 1984 for his work in Three’s Company.

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John Ritter With a Smile

Besides sitcoms, John Ritter also acted in a number of major movies throughout his career. Some of his biggest film roles include Problem ChildBride of Chucky and Man Of The Year.

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Jason, Carly and Tyler Ritter and Nancy Morgan at the 2012 Emmy Awards

Three of John Ritter’s children (Jason, Carly and Tyler) attended the 2012 Emmy Awards with their mom Nancy Morgan. John also had another child with Amy Yasbeck, his second wife.



This article originally appeared on Hollywood Life and is syndicated by Cheapism.