John Ritter's Son Jason Is His Late Dad's Carbon Copy
Oct 18, 2020 by apost team
It is not uncommon for children to grow up so exposed to their parents' careers that they go on to pursue the same careers – especially in Hollywood. There are many famous actors whose children also go on to become famous actors in their own right. This is the case for Jason Ritter, who is becoming just like his late father, John Ritter, in more than looks.
Jonathan Ritter was born on September 17, 1948, in Burbank, California. The actor and comedian rose to fame in the sitcom "Three's Company," and had a long and varied acting career, starring in over 100 films and television series. Some of his most iconic roles were in "It", "Problem Child," "Problem Child 2," and "Bad Santa" in 2003, which would be his last film. He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 28, 1983.
John Ritter sadly passed away from aortic dissection in 2003, whilst rehearsing for "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter." He is survived by his wife, Amy Yasbeck, 58, and his four children: Jason, 40, Carly, 38, Tyler, 35, and Noah, 23.
Jason Ritter was born on February 17, 1980, in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied at the Atlantic Theatre Company. He is best known for his role as Kevin Girardi in the television series "Joan of Arcadia," Ethan Haas in "The Class," Sean Walker in the NBC series "The Event."
Jason became engaged to actress Melanie Lynskey, 43, in 2017. The pair welcomed their first child together–a daughter–in December 2018.
Both John and Jason Ritter were destined for stardom having been surrounded by it all their lives. John Ritter's father was singing cowboy star, Tex Ritter. Just like John Ritter followed in his father's footsteps, his son, Jason, followed in his parent's footsteps, as his mom, Nancy Morgan, 71, is an actress too. Talent must run in the family!
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