John Ritter (Performer) | Playbill

John Ritter

Performer

Still, the actor was overwhelmingly identified with his work in television sitcoms, the first and most successful being the prototypical 1970s sex farce, "Three's Company." He played the appropriately named Jack Tripper (slapstick physicality was the hallmark of his comedic style), a swinging bachelor who poses as a gay man in order to be allowed to share an apartment with two young and attractive women (played by Suzanne Somers and Joyce DeWitt). The weekly plots typically revolved around Jack's attempts to trick the girls into bed while simultaneously convincing the snoopy landlord Mr. Roper that he prefers men. The show ran until 1984.

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  • Born: Sep 16, 1948 in Burbank, CA, USA
  • Death: Sep 10, 2003 in Burbank, CA, USA

Roles (1)

Awards

Theatre World Awards
2001 Theatre World Award Winner
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