How John Ritter’s Sons Followed him into Acting


Americans were able to meet John Ritter through the sitcom Three’s CompanyThe series ran from 1977 through 1984. Though he may have first come to people’s attention when he was born since his father, Tex Ritter, was a famous country musician, the actor had a long career in the public eye before his sudden passing in 2003. In an interesting parallel to her grandfather, Ritter’s only daughter, Carly, has had a successful country music career. However, Ritter’s sons, Jason, Tyler, and Noah Lee, have followed in the sitcom star’s footsteps, pursuing their own acting careers.

Jason Ritter

John Ritter, a former soldier, married Nancy Morgan in 1977. Three years later in 1980, the couple welcomed their first child together—a boy named Jason. In a brief appearance in The Simpsons, the eldest Ritter son had his first contact with TV. Three’s Company Opening title sequence. The show’s sequence changed three different times, but the footage with 1-year-old Jason stuck around from season six to the show’s eighth and final season.

Jason was then just 10 years old when he appeared in the TV movie. The L. Frank Baum Story about The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story He was also his father. Of course, he wouldn’t go on to pursue his own acting career until years later. He was a 2018 interview with Larry King, Jason credits his father’s love for the industry as his inspiration to take the leap into acting. Starting in the late ’90s, he began landing consistent work appearing in various TV shows and movies.

He voices Dipper Pines, the Disney animated series that broke records Gravity FallsHe played Mark Cyr in a prominent role on the NBC dramaty Parenthood. He also played the title character on the ABC series. Kevin (probably) Saves the WorldHe voiced Ryder’s character in Frozen 2. His most recent notable role was as Pat Rollins, a Netflix star. Raising Dion.

Ritter was in a relationship Yellowjackets Melanie Lynskey, actress has been with us for nine years. They got engaged in 2017 and welcomed their daughter in 2018. The couple finally tied the knot in 2020.

Tyler Ritter

John Ritter and Nancy Morgan had their second child in 1985. Tyler Ritter was born. Tyler expressed an early interest in acting while in high school. Tyler moved to Argentina after he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007.

Three years ago, he worked in Argentina as a teacher. In 2007, he married Lelia Parma, an Argentinian filmmaker. He returned to the United States in 2007 to continue his acting career. His first child, Benjamin, was conceived in 2017. Magnolia, his daughter, was conceived in 2020.

John Ritter’s second-eldest son is known for his roles in the sitcom The McCarthys, and the DC Comics Show Arrow. Recently, he revealed his involvement in the Netflix miniseries Painkiller. It portrays the origins and consequences of the opioid crisis and stars Matthew Broderick, Uzo Aduba and Uzo Aduba.

Tyler, along with his brother Jason often supports the John Ritter Foundation. The charity’s mission is to raise awareness for aortic disease. John Ritter passed away in 2003 from an aortic dissection—an aneurysm in the heart’s aorta that causes the vessel walls to split. The event can be fatal quickly, but it is possible to prevent it by checking the health of your aortic artery.

Both Tyler and Jason took the foundation’s “purple pinky promise,”To signify their commitment to speak to their doctors about their aortic condition, they painted their pinky nails purple. Raven Symone (actor), Leslie Jordan (actress), and Mayim bialik (actor) have all taken part in the pledge. Notably, the Ritter family has also been outspoken advocates for Huntington’s Disease awareness.

Noah Lee Ritter

John Ritter divorced Nancy Morgan in 1996. He later married Amy Yasbeck. John Ritter had his first child, Noah Lee, with his second wife in 1998. Noah Lee leads a quiet life. He is transgender and appears to have made his transition publically at the age of 18. He made his social media accounts private around this time.

Noah Lee was drawn to acting from a young age. Noah Lee landed a TV role in 2007 This is My Friend. Two animated shorts were made with his voice years later. For the short film, he even got a composing credit when he was just 14 years old Namazu. It should be noted that the youngest Ritter’s film credits are all under his dead name, Stella Ritter.

We don’t know much else about the youngest Ritter child, but given how most transgender people in the public eye are treated on social media, that’s completely understandable. We’ll just have to wait and see if he decides to follow in the footsteps of his father and brothers and pursue acting as a career.

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