If you are familiar with the American family comedy-drama series ‘Parenthood, then you must have known the popular character of the series. One of the characters, Mark Cyr, a recurring role played by actor Jason Ritter which we will be discussing in the post. For the role, he has also received a nomination in Emmy Award.
Moreover, his other notable roles in the series include ‘Kevin Giradi’ in ‘Joan of Arcadia’, ‘Sean Walker’ in NBC ‘The Event’, and ‘Kevin Finn’ in ‘Kevin (Probably) Saves the World’. Currently, he is seen working as ‘Pat’ in the American superhero drama of the Netflix ‘Raising Dion’.
Caption: The American actor, Jason Ritter
Jason Ritter: Bio, Family, Education
The veteran actor was born on 17 February 1980 in Los Angeles, California, the United States. He belongs to the family background of having involvement in the entertainment industry. His parents Nancy Morgan and late John Ritter are also famous actors together seen working in the movies ‘The Dreamer of Oz’ and ‘Heartbeat’. Ritter’s grandparents, Tex Ritter and Dorothy Fay were also actors.
His parents divorced in 1996 after their nineteen years of togetherness. Later, his father remarried to actress Amy Yasbeck and had one son named Noah Ritter. Additionally, Ritter grew up with three siblings: younger sister, Carly, and younger brother, actor Tyler Ritter.
For his education, Ritter attended middle and high school at the Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California. He then went on to attend New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts ad graduated from that. At that time, he also studied at the Atlantic Theater Company and later joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, UK.
Jason Ritter: Career & Life Achievements
His first screen appearance was in his father’s show, ‘Three’s Company’, as the little blonde-haired boy running up to Joyce DeWitt in the petting zoo scene. In 1990, he starred as Baum’s son Harry ‘The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story’ alongside his parents.
Following that, he worked in a short film ‘The Real Story OF Christmas Tree’ and gave voice to the character for Little Acro in the film. In 1999, he appeared in the movie ‘Mumford’ as well as a recurring role ‘Todd’ in the series ‘Days of Our Lives’. In the same year, he also joined the main cast as Allan in anthology series ‘Undressed’.
He had his lead roles like Kevin Girardi in ‘Joan of Arcadia’, Ethan Haas in ‘The Class’, Sean Walker in ‘The Event’, Gavin Shipman in ‘Us & Them’, Frederick Bellacourt in ‘Another Period’, and Pat in ‘Raising Dog’, amongst others. He has voiced for the series like Dark Spyro in ‘Skylanders Academy’, Skipper in ‘Wander Over Yonder’, Reindeer/Sergeant in ‘Robot Chicken’, and Ryder in film ‘Frozen II’, many more.
Furthermore, he has featured in several movies including horror film ‘Freddy vs. Jason’, 2008 ‘Good Dick’, 2011 ‘The Perfect Family’, 2014 ‘About Alex’, and 2016 ‘The Intervention’, amongst many more.
He had also appeared in web series like 2008 ‘T Takes’, 2012 ‘Weasel Town’, 2013 ‘Ghost Ghirls’, and 2016 ‘Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show’. He also made an appearance in the music video of American indie rock band ‘Grandaddy’ in 2016.
Jason Ritter: Personal Life & Girlfriend
If you are wondering whether the actor is married or not? Then the actor is not married rather he is engaged to the beautiful actress girlfriend Melanie Lynskey. The duo has not married yet but engaged after the four years of dating in 2017. Melanie is a New Zealand actress as well as voice actress, further, the duo first met in 2013. After a year of their engagement, they welcomed their first child, daughter in December 2018.
Previously, Ritter had dated Scottish actress Marianna Palka. The ex-couple met while studying at the Atlantic Theater in New York City. However, the duo shared their togetherness from 1999 to 2013 but the reason behind their separation was not revealed publically. Other than this, he has not involved in any sort of controversy or rumors.
Caption: Jason Ritter and his partner Melanie Lynskey
Jason Ritter: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
He has earned a hefty amount of money from his career as an actor, producer, and voice actor. He had also grossed a profitable amount from his endorsements and commercials. Therefore, he has a net worth estimated at around $6 million from his career. With this huge amount, he is spending a blissful and luxurious life with his family.
He has personal and verified accounts on different social media accounts, except Facebook. He has an Instagram account @jason_ritter with 51.4k followers. On Twitter, he goes by the handle @JasonRitter with 207.7k followers.
Jason Ritter: Body Measurements
The fit and well-trained body of the actor has a height of 5 feet 10 inches or 1.77 meters and weighs 78 kg. Other than this, there is no information regarding his body statistics of his chest or biceps. He has deep blue eyes with dark brown hair color.