Who is Jason Ritter?

Jason Morgan Ritter was born on 17 February 1980 under the zodiac sign of Aquarius, in Los Angeles, California USA. He’s a 41-year-old actor and producer, probably best recognized for landing the role of Kevin Girardi in the CBS fantasy family drama series “Joan Of Arcadia” (2003-2005), playing Mark Cyr in the NBC family comedy-drama series “Parenthood” (2010-2014), and featuring as Kevin Finn in the ABC fantasy comedy series “Kevin (Probably) Saves The World” (2017-2018).

How rich is he, as of now? Jason Ritter Net Worth

As of late-2021, Jason Ritter’s net worth is estimated at over $6 million, earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry, working on more than 100 television and film titles since he launched his career back in 1990.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background

Jason Ritter spent his early years in his hometown of Los Angeles, where he was raised by famous actors, parents John Ritter, and Nancy Morgan. His grandparents Tex Ritter and Dorothy Fay are also actors. He has three siblings – a brother named Tyler Ritter, and two sisters named Carly and Stella Ritter, all of whom are also involved in the world of acting. He holds American nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is a Christian.

Regarding his education, Jason attended the Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California, then upon matriculation, he enrolled into New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, from which he graduated with a BFA degree in Drama in 2002.

While there, he also studied with  the Atlantic Theater Company, and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, England.

Career Beginnings

Jason started pursuing his professional acting career in 1990 when he made his debut TV appearance as Harry Neal Baum in the NBC biographical film “The Dreamer Of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story”, alongside his father John Ritter who appeared in the title role. His feature film debut came with his appearance as Martin Brockett in the 1999 comedy-drama film “Mumford”, next to Hope Davis and Jason Lee. It was followed by his portrayals of Randy in the teen psychological thriller film “Swimfan” (2002), and as Will Rollins in the slasher film “Freddy Vs. Jason” (2003), which was a huge commercial success with more than $116 million grossed worldwide.

Jason Ritter

Rise to Prominence

Jason Ritter landed his breakthrough role when he joined the main cast of the CBS fantasy family drama series “Joan Of Arcadia”, in which he played Kevin Girardi for two seasons from 2003 to 2005. The series was praised by critics and nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series. For his performance, Jason received a Teen Choice Award nomination for TV: Male Breakout Star.

Concurrently, he landed such roles as Paul Fletcher in the 2004 teen musical drama film “Raise Your Voice”, opposite Hilary Duff; Otis in the 2005 dramedy film “Happy Endings”, next to Lisa Kudrow and Steve Coogan; and Clancy Whitfield in the 2005 independent coming-of-age drama film “Our Very Own”.

He then took the lead role of Ethan Haas in the short-lived CBS sitcom “The Class” (2006-2007), and portrayed Mick in the drama film “The Education Of Charlie Banks” (2007), which was Fred Durst’s directing debut. In the next year, he had the part of The Man in Marianna Palka’s romantic comedy film “Good Dick”, for which he was also the producer, and played Jeb Bush in Oliver Stone’s biographical drama film “W.”, which is based on the life of George W. Bush portrayed by Josh Brolin.

Continued Success

In 2009, Jason Ritter booked the co-lead role of Peter in the independent romantic film “Peter And Vandy”, opposite Jess Weixler, and featured as Eric Genson in the drama film “The Perfect Age Of Rock ‘n’ Roll”.

His next major project came when he was chosen to play Mark Cyr, a recurring role in the NBC family comedy-drama series “Parenthood”, from 2010 to 2014; based on the 1989 film of the same title, it was developed by Jason Katims and the series gained him enormous popularity, and even saw him nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

While filming the series, Jason continued to work on other projects – from 2010 to 2011, he was cast as Sean Walker in the NBC sci-fi thriller series “The Event”, alongside Sarah Roemer and Laura Innes. It was followed by his portrayals of Ben in the comedy film “A Bag Of Hammers” and Frank Jr. in the comedy-drama film “The Perfect Family”, along with Kathleen Turner and Emily Deschanel, both in 2011. The next year, he lent his voice to various characters in the Shut Up! Cartoons adult animated series “Weasel Town”, and played Jason in the drama film “The End Of Love”.

Concurrently he also appeared in a number of short film titles, such as “They’re With Me”, “The Five Stages Of Grief”, and “The Golden Age”, to name a few.

Further Work

From 2012 to 2016, Jason Ritter provided the voice of Dipper Pines and additional characters in the Disney Channel animated mystery-comedy series “Gravity Falls”. It achieved critical acclaim and won numerous awards, including two Emmy Awards.

In 2013, he played Tim in the thriller film “The East”, alongside Alexander Skarsgård and Elliot Page, and featured as Jonathan in the independent drama film “I Am I”, written and directed by Jocelyn Towne. From 2013 to 2018, he played various characters in the educational comedy TV series “Drunk History”, and starred as Frederick Bellacourt in the period TV sitcom “Another Period”, both broadcast on Comedy Central.

In 2014, he had such parts as Garret in the comedy-drama film “There’s Always Woodstock”, Alex in the drama film “About Alex”, and Mike in the crime thriller film “7 Minutes”, alongside Luke Mitchell. He then was cast as Gavin in the short-lived Fox comedy series “Us & Them” (2014-2015), but which wasn’t aired on the channel, followed by his portrayals of Jeff in the comedy film “The Steps”, and Guy in the sci-fi film “Embers”, both in 2015. He then took the supporting role of Scott in the Golden Globe Award-winning HBO comedy-drama series “Girls” from 2015 to 2016, and played Matt in the comedy film “The Intervention” in 2016.

Recent Projects

In 2017, Jason Ritter continued to line up successes, by starring in such roles as Bill Hart in the dark comedy film “Bitch”, and Troy Denomy in the drama miniseries “The Long Road Home”, aired on National Geographic.

During the same year, he played Greg / Bluestraveller in the comedy TV series “Tales Of Titans”, for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series.

His next major role was the title role in the ABC fantasy comedy series “Kevin (Probably) Saves The World” in 2018, but it was canceled after a single season. It was followed by his appearances as Bill in the drama film “The Tale” (2018), directed by Jennifer Fox, and Pat in the Netflix superhero series “Raising Don” (2019).

During the same year, Jason also played Michael in the thriller TV series “Quest”, and did the voice-over of Ryder in the animated musical fantasy film “Frozen II”, the sequel to the 2013 film “Frozen”. The film was a huge box office success, grossing over $1.45 billion worldwide on a $150 million budget.

#RDMA News! Jason Ritter, voice of Dipper on Gravity Falls, will be presenting at the #RDMAs!

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Most recently, he featured as Eric in the ABC drama series “A Million Little Things”, from 2019 to 2020.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Jason Ritter has short light brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 9ins (1.75m), while his weight is around 172lbs (78kgs). Information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.

Personal Life

Jason Ritter was romantically involved with Scottish actress Marianna Palka from 1999 to 2013. Following their split, he went on to date New Zealand actress Melanie Lynskey, and after dating for four years, they became engaged in 2017. They later married and welcomed their first child, a daughter whose name is unknown, in December of the following year. The family resides in Los Angeles.

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