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Jason Morgan Ritter

Current Location:: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Birthplace: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Ritter and Nancy Morgan
Husband of Melanie Jayne Ritter
Ex-husband of Marianna Bronislawa Barbara Palka
Father of Private
Brother of Private and Tyler Ritter
Half brother of Private

Occupation: Actor
Managed by: Private User
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About Jason Ritter

Jason Morgan Ritter (born February 17, 1980) is an American actor, son of the late actor John Ritter and actress Nancy Morgan. Ritter is probably best known for his role as Kevin Girardi in the television series Joan of Arcadia.

Ritter was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Nancy Morgan and the late John Ritter, and the grandson of musician/actor Tex Ritter and Dorothy Fay. His stepmother is Amy Yasbeck. His siblings are Carly, Tyler, and Stella Ritter. Ritter spent several summers at Cheley Colorado Camps in Estes Park, Colorado. Ritter is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied at the Atlantic Theatre Company. He also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.


Ritter appeared in The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story. He spent nine years in his first TV series Days of our Lives as "Todd". He appeared in the movie PG (2002), and one year later playing in Swimfan. In 2003, Ritter had a major role in the slasher/horror film Freddy vs. Jason as Will Rollins. He appeared in Raise Your Voice and Happy Endings. He portrayed Jeb Bush in the Oliver Stone film W. In 2007, he also voiced substitute teacher, Mr. Fisk, in an episode of "All Grown Up", the grown up version of "The Rugrats", a teacher who Angelica falls in love with. He recently released Good Dick, a movie in which he produced and starred in along with girlfriend and writer, Marianna Palka.

Among his theater credits are Wendy Wasserstein's Third at Lincoln Center, for which he won the Clarence Derwent Award and the Martin E. Segal Award for his portrayal of the title character; the off-Broadway production of The Beginning of August, and the role of Tim in the world premiere of Neil LaBute's play The Distance From Here at London's Almeida Theatre. Ritter has volunteered as an actor with the Young Storytellers Program.

Ritter will star in the upcoming NBC drama series The Event, which is set to premiere in fall 2010.


Year Title Role Other notes

1982-1984 Three's Company Opening Credits His father's show

1990 The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story Harry Neal Baum

1991 The Real Story of O Christmas Tree Rodney

1999 Mumford Martin Brockett

Undressed Allan TV Series

2001 Law & Order Nick Simms Guest spot on TV series

Earth Day Jack Voice

2002 PG Paul

Swimfan Randy

Hack Buddy Griffin TV series

2003 Smash the Kitty Josh Short film

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Billy Baker Guest spot on TV series

Freddy vs. Jason Will Rollins

Player$ Tim TV series

2004 Who's Your Momma? Jacob Little

Raise Your Voice Paul Fletcher

2005 Perceptions Michael

Happy Endings Otis McKee

Joan of Arcadia Kevin Girardi TV series

Our Very Own Clancy Whitfield

Placebo Daniel

2006 Full Count Sean Hickey

The Wicker Man Bar Guy #2

2006–07 The Class Ethan Haas TV series

2007 The Education of Charlie Banks Mick

2008 The Deal Lionel Travitz

T Takes The Guest in Room 23 Web series

Good Dick Boy (unnamed)

W. Jeb Bush

2009 The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll Eric Genson

2009 Peter and Vandy Peter

2009 WWII in HD voice of Jack Yusen (USN) A&E Entertainment/History channel.

2010 Parenthood Mark Cyr NBC

The Event Sean Walker Main cast

2011 A Bag of Hammers Ben "Benjamin" Platt Started filming in April 2010.

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Jason Ritter's Timeline

February 17, 1980
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States