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accomplishments were SO numerous. He had to have been one of the
busiest actors in the business! John graced us with his charm,
enthusiasm and quick wit for 35 years on the big and small screen.
He made more then 25 movies! Did more
then 70 TV guest characters. Numerous appearances on game shows.
endless events. Was always there to lend a hand for charities and
benefits. Performed on Broadway, as well as several smaller theaters
is NOT everything. Be sure to check the IMDb (Internet Movie Database)
for a run down of everything.
John's Big Screen Movies
Bad Santa (2003) on
DVD - John Ritter plays the role of a mall manager, in Terry
holiday satire. Billy Bob Thornton and Bernie Mac also star in
this movie. Also available on DVD
the unrated version Badder Santa.
Manhood (2003) - Ritter is in this dramatic feature. Directed by Bobby Roth, starring Janeane Garofalo and Nester Carbonal.
Man of the Year - a
drama based on a Straw Weisman
concept and starring John Ritter. The plot: One night during the
California electricity crisis, at a Beverly Hills dinner party,
shocking things happen that will irrevocably alter 24 lives.
Stuart, a successful energy industry entrepreneur, is hosting a
party honoring his best friend Bill (John Ritter), an electricity
power broker, who is on the verge of closing a deal that will
make many of the partygoers very rich. But before long the party
mood darkens. Secrets will be revealed, trusts will be broken,
cover-ups will be exposed and relationships will change forever
as the guests discover that Bill is not the man they thought he
was. At the height of the festivities gunfire erupts. Someone is
dead, a killer is among the guests. The only way to discover the
culprit and the motive is to watch it all unfold. A lot can
happen in one night. Website. Released
at the Slamdunk Film Festival
to excellent reviews. Read here.
the Big Red Dog - John Ritter was
the voice of Clifford, on the much loved childrens show! John
Ritter's last stint as the
voice of Clifford was "Clifford's Really Big Movie".
Panic (2000) on
DVD official website
Terror Tract (2000) on
Trip Fall (2000) - on DVD. Corporate executive Tom Williams (John Ritter) and his beautiful wife Gina (Rachel Hunter) take a much needed family vacation to sunny California. Unfortunately they end up in the sights of Eddie (Eric Roberts), a career criminal, and his violent crew of kidnapers looking for their next mark. The crooks earn Tom's trust, get his guard down and snatch Gina and their children. If Tom ever wants to see his family again, he must pay Eddie $1.2 million, his entire net worth. With only one day to comply and no one to turn to for help, Tom is in a face against time with his family's life at stake. official website
Perishing Point Hotel (2000)
DVD. Playing Vaughan Cunningham, John looked very different for
this role of a gay man. Written and directed by John's
friend and his "Hearts Afire" costar Billy
Stay Tuned (1992) on DVD. Plays character Roy Knable who along with his wife , played by Pam Dawber get sucked into the TV literally and have to survive twisted versions of TV shows, including "Three's Company". One of the funniest family stories and fantasy comedies. Eugene Levy is also in the movie.
Noises Off (1992)
DVD excellent! Is a hilarious
look at love, lies
and deceit that take place behind the scenes as a group of inept stage
actors rehearse a Broadway - bound play. Just when members of this
chaotic cast finally get their performances right, everything else goes
people star in this film like Christopher Reeve, Michael Caine
Problem Child 2 (1991) Junior the monster child is back, as him and Ben, his adoptive father (John Ritter), move to Mortville, "the world's capital of divorce". There, Ben falls in love with a beautiful but mean-minded rich woman, Lawanda Dumore, who wants to marry him and eliminate Junior. Junior gets his new friend Trixie, she's another monster, to help avoid this disaster. Together they try to get their parents to fall in love. Trixie's mom is Annie, (Amy Yasbeck) the school nurse. Of course lots of trouble goes on as this match forms.
Child (1990) on
DVD Meet Ben and Flo
Healy (John Ritter & Amy Yasbeck) They want a young child of their
own, but Flo
is incapable of having a child herself. Enter Junior, a little monster
who has been to foster parents' homes since he was a baby and always
made himself get thrown out so one day he goes to the orphanage and
causes trouble for the poor nuns (although some of them deserved it).
So Ben and Flo go to adopt a child and the administrator, Peabody, cons
them into taking Junior off their hands. Junior goes home with the
Healys to a nice house which includes a bedroom full of clowns! Ben
takes an immediate love to his son, no matter what the horrible things
he does, even though he injured his grandfather, a bigoted politician,
really turned a birthday party into a "blast", sicks a bear onto
campers on a camping trip, and even goes on a joyride with convicted
killer Martin Beck!
DVD John is a drunken, womanizing writer whose life is falling
Might not sound funny, but, he does it as only he can, with great
humor! Most remembered for the hilarious glow in the dark condom
scene, whacky walk and thinking he squished the dog! (He doesn't! :) The
film begins when his mistress catches him in bed with
another woman. Then his wife walks in. As a result, his wife leaves
him. Things keep getting worse - his agent is dying, his house burns
down. In spite of his
despair, he can't help chasing women, engaging in a series of bedroom
misadventures with a collection of women -including a female body
builder; a woman who likes to set pianos on fire; and the girlfriend of
a rock star. Great for a
Real Men (1987) on DVD - Ritter plays Bob, a untracivilized paper pusher who avoids confrontation at all costs. He gets mixed up with Jim Belushi's character is Nick, the best CIA agent in the world, who can handle any situation without flinching, fumbling, or mussing his hair. The story follows their adventures over the course of a week, they are being chased by both the Russians and renegade CIA agents. They dodge bullets, outwit their pursuers, face back alley ambushes and try to keep a very important appointment with aliens, Bob gets a lot tougher. And Nick gets in touch with his sensitive side. With this kind of teamwork they might even save all mankind.
They All Laughed (1981) - help get it on DVD. A mad cap private-eye caper about 3 detectives. The suave, inept Charles Rutledge (John Ritter), and the hip. They all work for a detective agency, where they are assigned to follow a trio of beautiful women, whom their husbands think are cheating on them. Soon the three detectives all become romantically involved with the women they are trailing.
Hero at Large
(1980) - help
get it to DVD - An idealistic but struggling actor finds his
unexpectedly complicated when he stops a robbery while wearing
the costume of Captain Avenger, a superhero character of a film
he is hired to to promote. He decides to dabble at being a
superhero only to find that it is more difficult and dangerous
than he ever imagined. Also starring Anne Archer.
(1979) - the United States government is virtually
bankrupt and in danger of
being foreclosed on by a group of Native Americans, now owners of the
massive Nike Corporation. A desperate President (John Ritter) decides
to make a
last-ditch effort to save the country... by raising money with a
(1976) - Peter Bogdanovich's Farcical Tribute to the Emerging Days of
Silent Film. Also starring Burt Reynolds and Ryan O'Neil. Supporting
Role by a youthful John Ritter - pre 'Three's Company'!
Made for TV Movies
A&E BIOGRAPHY: "John Ritter: In Good Company"- This originally aired in October 2002. Its a must have for Ritter fans! You can order a copy of this hour special ALL about John HERE.
made SO many TV movies,
unfortunately I have not seen them all. I live in Canada and we
a satellite dish so I miss out on all those "specialty"
etc. Luckily more are getting on DVD! Here's a sampling of his
Man of Miracles - on
know as Holy Joe
- John is a small town minister who saves a young boy in a
fire. It refreshes his own values. John is warm and caring in
this movie, he's just so fabulous to watch.
It Came From the Sky
DVD - unique story, John plays a
father to a
handicapped boy. Interesting visitors (Yasmine Bleeth and
Christopher Llyod) literally drop in on John his son & wife.
Creating for an "out there evening".
Vows (1999) -
psychological thriller, based on a true story, is about a
seemingly upstanding, caring husband and father (Ritter) who is accused
of foul play by his ex-wife regarding the mysterious death of his
subsequent wife. To prove her suspicions, his ex-wife
becomes determined to reveal David's sinister side by any means
About Lying (1998) - John is a popular crime writer who
tries to solve the disappearance of a wealthy couples baby. While
patching up his own relationship with his wife.
Dead Husbands (1998)
- John plays a doctor who finds a list of mens names in his wife
possessions. He assumes they are her lovers, until he discovers
the men at the top are dead! Its not long till his name is added.
Together with his agent friend (Amy Yasbeck
-REAL life wife!), they crack the case.
Chance of a Lifetime (1998) - a nice romantic comedy featuring Katey Sagal, (John's "8 Simple Rules" co star). In this movie, John and her are wonderful friends helping each other through difficult times when slowly but surely they realize what they feel for each other is more then friendship.
Child's Wish (1997)
- John fights for his ill daughter, (Anna Chlumsky), very touching.
Tess Harper plays John's wife. The 3 are pictured here. Bill Clinton
appears as himself.
Dead Man's Gun (1997) - a cursed revolver bedevils the lives of a variety of owners.
Mercenary (1997) on
Ritter is a rich businessman who's wife is killed by kidnapers.
So he decides to get even. He hires a mercenary to find and kill the
Unforgivable (1996) - John plays a disturbed family man who puts his wife through domestic violence. After almost killing her in one of his rages, he seeks professional help through an innovative therapy program.
Colony (1995) - thriller,
John along with his family, moves
from a crime-ridden inner city suburb to a self-proclaimed
violence-free haven overseen by a godlike businessman. However, they
soon discover that life in The Colony is much more sinister than it
Gramps (1995) -
Ritter is a normal lawyer with a loving family. When his mother
dies, he contacts Jack (Andy Griffith), his estranged father. But Jack
is not all that he seems. In reality, Jack is an obsessive and violent
sociopath. Obsessed with remaining close to his grandson, Matthew, Jack
is willing to do anything to stay, including murder.
- movie based on the Danielle Steel romance novel with the same name.
John's first wife Nancy Morgan is also in this movie, her character is
Zelda! John's character is Bill Grant is a successful TV producer but
lives thousands of miles
from his two young sons. At the same network is Adrian, a happily
married woman or so it seems. When Adrian becomes pregnant, her husband
announces that he doesn't want children and leaves her. Bill and Adrian
begin a friendship that leads to romance. While Adrian wrestles with
hope, can Bill win the battle to keep this new love alive?
Real Story of O Christmas
Tree (1992) - Cartoon - starring
voices of John Ritter as Piney, Deborah Harry (Blondie) as Anneka and
Jason Ritter as Little Acron.
Jason was only 12 when he did this.
Oh, Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches! But why are you able to stay green all year? It was almost Christmas, and King Winter ordered the North Wind to blow the leaves off all the trees. But a little pine named Tannenbaum answered Anneka's plea for just one tree to stay green to remind her of spring! Because he disobeyed, Tannenbaum was thrown in to King Winter's dungeon. Anneka set off to rescue her friend with Piney, the pinecone gnome, and Little Acorn. Find out how they outwitted the North Wind, warmed the frozen heart of King Winter and started the tradition of brightly-lit Christmas trees topped with glowing stars.
It (1990) on DVD - horror movie about Stephen King's novel It. The story starts in Maine, where a small child is lured into the hands of what audiences everywhere can be assured is one mean clown. The 30-year struggle against an evil supernatural force that masquerades as a circus clown named Pennywise (Tim Curry) begins in 1960 and spans until 1990. Featured are a group of six young men and one young woman who call themselves "the lucky seven" and are the unfortunate targets of Pennywise from pre-adolescence into their mid-forties. The lucky seven emerge physically intact but emotionally scathed after their first battle with Pennywise -- who is a self-labeled "eater of worlds...and children." When Pennywise returns 30 years later, the seven are forced to remember their terrifying past and faced with the prospect of destroying him once and for all.
The Dreamer of Oz (1990) - a Biography of Frank Baum, the writer of The Wizard of Oz. John played the lead character wonderfully. He accurately depicts Baum as a business failure with the singular gift of being able to communicate with children.
(1989) - John is still lovable even if he wants
his brothers wife for himself. John plays the
nonconformist member of a staid Boston family. When he sees his future
sister-in-law (Mel Harris),
it's love at first sight. But neither act upon their impulses--not
throughout the 1960s, the 1970s or the 1980s. The film finally catches
up with Ritter and Harris at a family funeral, 27 years after their
John had been a guest on SO many
TV shows recently. Some shows in 2003. "Caroline Rhea
"Conan O'Brien", "The View", "GMA",
"Hollywood Squares", host for "TV Land Awards: A
Celebration of Classic TV." This was a 3 hour journey down memory lane,
John hosted the entire event and of course provided a thoroughly
enjoyable evening for everyone.
"Felicity", "Wednesday 9:30 8:30 Central",
"The Ellen Show", host for "TV
appearances on "Hollywood
Squares", host for the "Spotlight
presenter for numerous awards shows. "50 Years
of Television City -
CBS". Narrating an "Animal
Celebration" - John
Ritter shares his favorite moments from the series. John also
gives an interview for the Suzanne Somers TV-ography.
"ABC'S CHRISTMAS IN
aired December 8 2002.
John and the cast from “8 Simple Rules” singing “Deck the Halls”
with saxophonist Kenny G.(pictured here).
Katey Sagal sang “A Christmas Song”.
John appeared as a guest CO-HOST on "Live with Regis & Kelly"
on Monday March 16, 2001.
It was great to see him as him,
not a character.
Filling in for a vacationing Regis was way better
then just being a 5 min. guest.
This was a nice treat for
us Ritter fans.
Here he is conversing with co-host Kelly Ripa.
John was the voice of "Clifford the Big Red Dog", airing on PBS. Its a much loved children's series about Clifford and his friends adventures. John has been nominated twice for a Daytime Emmy Award for 'Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program'.
Here's PBS's tribute for John (click here)
How to help children
death - PBS's coping info.
In May 1999 John was excellent as a sheriff of a small town on "Touched by an Angel". It was a very moving episode focusing on racism in a unique way. Rosa Parks also guest starred.
In early 99 John did a guest appearance on Kirstie Alley's "Veronica's Closet". He played a "has been" photographer. Other guest appearances have been "Newsradio" and "Dave's World".
John had an awesome performance on "Ally McBeal" in October of 1998. All the women in the law firm think he's HOT, (and so he is). He is dating Elaine, the receptionist but wants Ally, who in turn fantasizes about him, including the hilarious jump on his face scene which John says on 'Regis' that he didn't mind kicking the stunt man out of the way for that shot! Most memorable was of course his "wiggle walk" reminding us all of just why we love this guy! This role earned John an Emmy nomination!
John's first guest spot on "Touched by an Angel" he portrayed a very caring teacher named Mike (pictured here).
He wanted to make an impact
students lives. He has a brush with death, but beats the odds and
is shown just how much he does have to live for.
In the fall
of 1998 John
on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
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John with his daughter Stella,
and another little girl.
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