John Ritter

Submitted by on Sep 25, 2015

John Ritter

The best known for his role as Jack gonorrhea in the sitcom ‘Three – a company’ and Paul Hennessy in the television series ‘8 Simple Rules’.

Author: Alexei Bulatov

Jonathan Southworth “John” Ritter was born on September 17, 1948, in Burbank, California, USA. The son of actress Dorothy Fay and Tex Ritter, the singing cowboy star and matinees. He attended Hollywood High School, then enrolled at the University of Southern California (University of Southern California), where for the most part studied psychology and architecture.

Ritter played a few stellar theater roles before in 1997, was in the popular sitcom ‘Three – a company’, where he put on the image of a ladies’ man and student culinary college, Jack gonorrhea, living in one room with the heroines Joyce DeWitt and Suzanne Somers. Jack pretended to be gay to the homeowner not to worry about their cohabitation. The series for several seasons in a row held the top of the TV ratings in the United States until it ended in 1984.

The actor spent a year filming in the spin-off series ‘three – a company’, the TV show ‘Three’s a Crowd’. He played Steve Nichols dramedii Martin Davidson ‘Hero at Large’ in 1980, and Charles Rutledge in the comedy ‘They All Laughed’ 1981. In the TV movie ‘Ringo’ Ritter accepted the role of manager of the ex-Beatle Ringo Starr, as in the cartoon ‘Flying Dragon’ gave his voice a character named Peter Dickinson.

Born in Burbank, he took part in the filming of the first five seasons of the series ‘Waltons’ channel CBS, and lit up in an episode of the television series ‘Devil’s service in the hospital Mash’ in 1973 in the person of ordinary Carter. John also has not avoided the series ‘Division 5-O’ and in 1991, as a guest star appeared in an episode of ‘The Cosby Show’.

After the series ‘three – a company’ Ritter was in the ensemble cast of several films, of which the first is worth mentioning the well-known comedy “Problem Child”and its first sequel. In winning the Oscar drama Billy Bob Thornton’s”Sling Blade ‘actor starred Vaughan Cunningham, and a comedy of Blake Edwards’ to the bone’ he got the main role, Zac Hutton, a middle-aged writer-alcoholic, is unwilling to return his ex-wife.

In several television movies, John has played a leading role, including the horror Stephen King’s ‘It’; melodrama ‘Heartbeat’ on the novel by Danielle Steele, which starred Polly Draper; and the drama of Jack Bender ‘It Came from the Sky’ with Yasmine Bleeth. As a guest Ritter left a mark on such shows as’ Ally McBeal ‘,’ The Clinic ‘,’ Buffy – The Vampire Slayer “and”Felicity.” John’s voice says the protagonist of the animated series’ Clifford the Big Red Dog ‘, for this actor was twice nominated for the Emmy’.

The last film with his participation was the comedy “Bad Santa” and in the movie ‘Big Movie Clifford’ he reiterated children beloved dog.

John was married twice. From 1977 to 1996 – the actress Nancy Morgan, and then from 1999 until his death – by Amy Yasbeck. Yasbek played his beloved wife and a two-part comedy “Problem Child” and repeated the role of his wife in two sitcoms. Nancy and John had three children – Carly, Tyler and Jason; Amy gave birth to his daughter Stella.

On September 11, 2003, Ritter fell ill during a rehearsal of one of the scenes for the series ‘8 Simple Rules’. He was

delivered to the medical center, where he died the same evening, before reaching six days before his 55th birthday. The cause of death was aortic dissection caused by previously undiagnosed congenital heart defect. The mother of the actor left behind a son, less than two months.

After the death of her husband, his widow Amy Yasbeck filed a lawsuit in the amount of 67 million. dollars, accusing the radiologist, Dr. Matthew Lotisha and cardiologist, Joseph Lee, in Ritter’s death.

Lee put the wrong diagnosis at the time of death, myocardial infarction, and Lotish conducting a complete scan of the body of John two years ago, has not revealed aortic enlargement. On March 14, 2008, both doctors were found guilty of the Los Angeles District Supreme Court. The decision of the jury – 9: 3. The family of the late actor received 14 million. Dollars compensation, including 9.4 million. Dollars from the medical center, where he died, John.

John Ritter – the owner of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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