Quick Facts of Jonathan Southworth Ritter

  • Full NameJonathan Southworth Ritter
  • Net Worth$20 million
  • Date of Birth11 September, 1948
  • NicknameJohn Ritter
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceBurbank, California, the USA
  • Ethnicity White
  • ProfessionActor/Comedian
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1968-2003
  • Eye colour Blue
  • Hair colour Brown
  • BuildAthletic
  • SpouseNancy Morgan (m. 1977; div. 1996) Amy Yasbeck (m. 1999)
  • EducationHollywood High School and University of Southern California
  • Children4
  • Horoscope Virgo
John Ritter

John Ritter was an American actor and comedian. He is best known for playing the role of Jack Tripper on the ABC sitcom Three’s Company. Moreover, John appeared in over 100 films and television series combined. Also, he performed on Broadway, with roles like adult Ben Hanscom in 1990s movie IT and other various movies.

Furthermore, he was married twice in his life whereas he was married to two different famous actress in his life. Additionally, from his marriages, he has 4 children and two of them are already rose to fame by choosing the path of their father.

Early years of John Ritter

Johnathan Southworth Ritter also is known as John Ritter was born on September 17, 1948, in Burbank, California, the USA. He is the son of famous cowboy singer Tex Ritter and actress Dorothy Fay. Ever since his birth, he has carried a birth defect known as coloboma in his right eye. Moreover, he grew up alongside his older brother named Thomas Matthews.

John took a picture in his early years
John, in his early years
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In addition, John went to the Hollywood High School where he earned his high school diploma. Later he joined the University of Southern California and took a major in psychology to pursue his career in politics.  However, he later changed his major to theater arts and attended the USC School of Dramatic Arts.

John took a picture during her movie shooting
John took a picture during his movie
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During his time at USC, he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and has traveled to the UK, Netherlands and West Germany to perform in Olay’s. In 1970, he received the degree and graduated from the University.

John Ritter’s marriage & Relationship

John was a married man whereas he was married twice in his life.  At first, John got married to a famous actress name Nancy Morgan. There is no information about how they first met and how they started dating. But in 1977, the couple decided to tie their knot and exchange their wedding vows.  However, the couple stayed over a decade together and later in 1996 their marriage life turned in divorce.

John took a picture with his first wife Nancy
John and Nancy took a picture together
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After his divorce with Nancy, he met Amy Yasbeck at director Dennis Dugan‘s house. At that time Amy and John were reading through the script of their 1990 film Problem Child.  They might have fallen for each other during their movie shoot and eventually started dating.

John took a picture with his second wife Amy
John and his wife Amy took a picture during an event
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The couple dated for several years and later on September 18, 1999, the couple got married at the Murphy Theatre in Wilmington, Ohio. However, the couple stayed together for four years before John met his tragic death.


Ritter has a total of 4 children from his marriage. His firstborn child’s name is Jason Ritter who was born on February 17, 1980. Talking about Jason, he is already a famous actor who pursue his acting career while he got inspired by his father. Until now, Jason has already appeared in various movies and already received an Emmy Award.

On the other hand, his brother Tyler Ritter is not far behind. Tyler is the second child of Ritter who didn’t pursue his career in acting at first. Tyler was born on January 31, 1985, who first became a teacher and later he returned to Los Angeles and pursue his acting career.

Moreover, Ritter’s third child was born as a daughter who became the first daughter of the family whom they named Carly Ritter. Carly is not too famous like her other two brothers, she is living a low-key life.

The three of the children were born from Ritter’s first wife and after his second marriage with Yasbeck, the couple also got blessed with one child. Moreover, Yasbeck gives birth to their first child as a daughter on September 11, 1998, who is the youngest among four. They named her Stella Dorothy Ritter however she changes her name to Noah Lee Ritter and chooses to identify as a trans man.


Ritter experiences heart problems while he was rehearsing for 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter on September 11, 2003. Unfortunately, his condition got worsened, and later, they found out that he was diagnosed with an aortic dissection. It is a disease that a tear grows in the aorta.  Ritter died on September 11, 2003, during surgery while repairing the dissection before his 55th birthday. Later on, September 15, 2003, a private funeral was held and was interred at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills Cemetery.

Net Worth of John Ritter

John has earned a massive amount of wealth and fame from his profession. Moreover, John contributed his 35 years of life to the entertainment industry. Also, he has appeared in various movies before he died. According to celebritynetworth.com, John has collected $20 million of net worth while he was involving in the industry and sadly he met a tragic death.

S.N Movies Budget Box Office Cast Members
   1.  Bad Santa  $23 million  $76.5 million  Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Lauren Graham
   2.  Problem Child  $10 million  $72.2 million Michael Richards, Jack Warden, Gilbert Gottfried
   3.  Skin Deep  $8.5 million  $19.7 million Vincent Gardenia, Julianne Phillips, Chelsea Field

Furthermore, John has appeared in various hit movies like Problem Child, Bad Santa, and Skin Deep. Not only that but he has also appeared in various tv series whereas his final appearance was on the PBS children’s program Clifford the Big Red form 2000 to 2003. Additionally, he even received four Daytime Emmy Award nominations for playing the role of Paul Hennessy on the ABC Sitcoms 8 Simple Rules.

Other Assets

Before John met his tragic death he purchased a french traditional style mansion three decades ago in Beverly Hills. The mansion was purchased for $2.25 million at that time. Similarly, the mansion was built in 1982 which boasts 6,490 square feet of living space on a half-acre.

John mansion on Beverly Hills
John’s breathtaking mansion in Beverly hills
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Also, the mansion has five bedrooms, one swimming pool with a family BBQ place. In addition, it also has a big breathtaking living room and a separate dining room, a private gym, an office with walnut paneling, three fireplace, and 5.75 bathrooms. According to dailymail.co.uk, the mansion has been already sold for $6.55 million by his wife. It was sold an extra $55,000 more than the asking price.