John Ritter

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Quotes (3)

  • John Ritter: I knew when I grew up, I always wanted to be a liar, and if you're in television, you're lying because you're just pretending to be yourself, much like I'm doing now.

  • John Ritter: Me a tv star? I've got to be the luckiest guy in the world!

  • John Ritter: If I found a cure for a huge disease, while I was hobbling up on stage to accept the Nobel Prize, they'd be playing the theme song from Three's Company.

Trivia (34)

  • John was famous for playing the role of Jack Tripper in the hit ABC sitcom Three's Company, for which he won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and a Golden Globe for Best TV Actor in a Comedy/Musical in 1984.

  • Following John's unexpected death, the name of the TV sitcom in which he had been starring was shortened to 8 Simple Rules (originally known as 8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter).

  • Before his death, John taped three full episodes of his show 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter, which was in its second season.

  • John formed his own production company in 1984 named Adam Productions.

  • John appeared in several stage plays in England, Scotland and Germany between 1968 and 1969.

  • A sudden onset of nausea and chest pain, misdiagnosed as a heart attack, ended with the death of actor John Ritter on Sept. 11, 2003 (Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California). Heart disease was the culprit: The 54-year-old sitcom star had actually suffered an aortic dissection, a tear in the wall of the largest blood vessel in the body, the aorta.

  • John studied acting with Stella Adler at the Harvey Lembeck Comedy Workshop.

  • John attended the University of Southern California with a major in Psychology and a minor in Architecture.

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