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Jason Ritter



Since actor Jason Ritter hails from a long line of successful entertainers, it seemed only natural that he would eventually try his hand at performing. The son of late Three's Company star John Ritter and the grandson of Hollywood Western star Tex Ritter, young Jason has proven more than capable of carrying on his family's impressive showbiz legacy with roles in such features as Mumford and Freddy vs. Jason. Born in Los Angeles in February of 1980, Ritter made his screen debut opposite father John in the 1990 made-for-television L. Frank Baum biopic The Dreamer of Oz. Though he remained relatively inactive on the screen for much of the 1990s, Ritter continued to train as an actor at both New York University and London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts before founding New York City's Irreputable Theater Company. Subsequent roles in the MTV series Undressed and the fantasy-flavored CBS drama Joan of Arcadia quickly elevated Ritter to teen-icon status. A segue into feature territory followed with parts in Freddy vs. Jason (2003) and Swimfan (2002), with his continuing role on Joan of Arcadia serving well to balance his feature and television careers. Unfortunately, personal tragedy struck in 2003 when his father died suddenly of a previously undetected heart condition. Performances in the made-for-television Who's Your Mama? and the Hilary Duff movie Raise Your Voice were quick to follow, and Ritter could also be seen opposite such screen heavies as Steve Coogan, Tom Arnold, and Maggie Gyllenhaal in director Don Roos' ensemble comedy drama Happy Endings. Meanwhile, the rising star continued to rack up impressive credits on both stage and screen, including tackling a sitcom role in the short-lived CBS series The Class (2006-07) and headlining the NBC action thriller The Event in 2010.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
80% The Intervention
  • Matt
2016
No Score Yet Carrie Pilby
  • Matt
2016
75% Carrie Pilby
  • Matt
2016
19% 7 Minutes
  • Mike
2015
85% Wild Canaries
  • Damien
2015
38% Hits
  • Julian
2015
27% We'll Never Have Paris
  • Kurt
2015
33% The Steps
  • Actor
2015
79% Embers
  • Guy
2015
No Score Yet The Sidekick
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Always Worthy
  • Jeff Fredrick
2015
8% Always Woodstock
  • Garret
2014
44% You're Not You
  • Wil
2014
44% About Alex
  • Alex
2014
30% I Am I
  • Jonathan
2014
No Score Yet The Lion's Mouth Opens
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet The Sidekick
  • Actor
2013
74% The East
  • Tim
2013
50% Free Samples
  • Wally
2013
No Score Yet Call Me Crazy: A Five Film
  • Bruce
2013
59% The End of Love
  • Jason
2013
37% The Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best
  • Kyle
2012
56% A Bag of Hammers
  • Ben
2012
48% The Perfect Family
  • Frank Jr.
2012
No Score Yet Atlantis
  • Ben
2012
0% The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll
  • Eric Genson
2011
63% The Dry Land
  • Michael
2010
No Score Yet Morning
  • Receptionist
2010
63% Peter and Vandy
  • Peter
2009
58% Paper Heart
  • Himself
2009
47% The Education of Charlie Banks
  • Mick
2009
No Score Yet Oh My Soul
  • Producer
2009
59% W.
  • Jeb Bush
2008
51% Good Dick
  • Producer
  • Video Store Clerk
2008
No Score Yet The Deal
  • Lionel Travitz
2008
15% The Wicker Man
  • Bar Guy No. 2
2006
No Score Yet Full Count
  • Sean Hickey
2006
54% Happy Endings
  • Otis
2005
No Score Yet Our Very Own
  • Clancy Whitfield
2005
15% Raise Your Voice
  • Paul Fletcher
2004
41% Freddy vs. Jason
  • Will
2003
14% Swimfan
  • Randy
2002
56% Mumford
  • Martin
1999
No Score Yet The Real Story of Christmas Tree
  • Actor
1992

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Ben Show With Ben Hoffman
2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Nick Simms
70% The Event
2010-2011
  • Sean Walker
  • Announcer
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
29% Mercy
2009-2010
  • Gabe
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Billy Baker
90% Parenthood
2010-2015
  • Mark Cyr
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
75% Another Period
2015
  • Frederick Frederick Bellacourt
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Actor
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
  • Appearing
92% Person Of Interest
2011
  • Simon Lee
No Score Yet Us & Them
2014
  • Gavin
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
89% Girls
2012
  • Scott

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