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Jason Ritter Biography, Age, Family, Siblings, Wife, Height, and Net Worth

Who is Jason Ritter?

Jason Morgan Ritter is a popular American professional actor and producer. Recognized for his roles as Kevin Girardi in the television series Joan of Arcadia, and Ethan Haas in The Class. As well as Sean Walker in the NBC series The Event, Pat Rollins in Raising Dion, and Dipper Piner in Gravity Falls.

Ritter played the recurring role of Mark Cyr in the NBC television series Parenthood, receiving an Emmy Award nomination for it. He also starred in the television comedy series Kevin (Probably) Saves the World in 2017. Ritter additionally voiced the character Ryder in Frozen II.

Jason Ritter career

Ritter appeared in The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story, co-starring as Baum’s son together with his own father. He then appeared in the films PG and Swimfan in 2002. Ritter had a major role in the slasher/horror movie Freddy vs. Jason as Will Rollins in 2003. Later he appeared in Raise Your Voice and Happy Endings and also played Jeb Bush in the Oliver Stone movie W.

Ritter voiced the substitute teacher, Mr. Fisk, in an episode of All Grown Up!, the grown-up adaptation of Rugrats, a teacher whom Angelica falls in love with in 2007. He then launched Good Dick, in 2008, a film that he produced and starred in together with his long-term girlfriend at the time, Marianna Palka. Ritter and Palka started their relationship following a meeting in Queens in October 1999. Palka also wrote and directed the movie.

A photo of Jason Ritter
A photo of Jason Ritter

How old is Jason Ritter?

Jason Morgan Ritter is aged 41 as of 2021, having been born on February 17, 1980, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Michael Jordan, Ed SheeranParis Hilton, Chord Overstreet, Christina Pickles, Conrad Ricamora, Dominic Purcell, Vicente Fernández, Denise Richards, among others.

Jason Ritter Family

Who are Jason Ritter’s parents?

Jason Morgan Ritter was born in Los Angeles, California to his parents John Ritter and Nancy Morgan. Both of his parents are professional actors, and Ritter has even co-starred alongside his father. Actress Amy Yasbeck is his stepmother.

Actors Tex Ritter, who died 6 years before Jason’s birth, and Dorothy Fay are his grandparents. His maternal grandfather, his paternal grandmother, and his father, all passed away in 2003. Ritter is also a nephew of Tom Ritter

Does Jason Ritter have siblings?

Ritter was born to his acting parents into a family of an acting bloodline of four children, two sons, and two daughters. He has three siblings, the most known is his brother Tyler Ritter, who is also an actor. The other two siblings are younger sisters, actresses Noah Ritter and Carly Ritter. Ritter also has one half-sibling, sister Stella Ritter through his stepmother Amy.

Jason Ritter Education

Ritter studied middle and high school education at the Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California, alongside Simon Helberg, who later became his roommate at NYU. He then attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, studying at the Atlantic Theater Company. After graduating, he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, U.K.

Jason Ritter Interest

Ritter comes from a family of acting, with the talent in his bloodline from his grandparents. He got inspired by his acting parents and initially appeared in the opening credits of his father’s show, Three’s Company. He played the little blonde-haired boy running up to Joyce DeWitt in the petting zoo scene. His love for the acting industry has grown to him becoming a producer.

Jason Ritter Partner

Ritter was in a relationship with Marianna Paika from October 1999 to 2013. The two met as students at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City.


He then began dating a New Zealand actress Melanie Lynskey and after four years they got engaged in 2017. In December 2018, the couple welcomed their first child and later married in 2020. Ritter recently came out to defend his wife against body-shaming internet trolls in a post on February 1, 2022.

Jason Ritter Kids

Ritter and his loving and beautiful wife, Lynskey, have one child together, a daughter, born in December 2018.

Jason Ritter Height

With his well-built, muscular, and handsome-looking body, Ritter stands at an impressive height of 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) and weighs around 78 kg (172 lbs).


Some of his theater works include Wendy Wasserstein’s Third at Lincoln Center, winning the Clarence Derwent Award. As well as the Martin E. Segal Award for his performance of the title character; the Off-Broadway production of The Beginning of August, and the role of Tim in the world premiere of Neil LaBute’s play The Distance From Here at London’s Almeida Theatre. He also volunteered as an actor with the Young Storytellers Program. Ritter starred in the Disney Channel series, Gravity Falls, in 2012. The show was about twins Dipper and Mabel Pines, who are sent to live with their ”Grunkle” Stan and decipher the weird events of Gravity Falls, Oregon. Additionally, he voiced Dipper in the show.

Ritter has appeared in the MTV show Punk’d and starred as Sean Walker in the season-long NBC drama series The Event. The series then premiered on September 20, 2010. He will appear together with Kate French in the upcoming short movie, Atlantis, a romance movie focused on two strangers who fall in love in the preparation for the final launch of the NASA space shuttle Atlantis. Ritter had a recurring role on NBC’s Parenthood and earned an Emmy Award nomination in 2012 for his performance.


Ritter announced that he would portray Gavin alongside Alexis Bledel’s Stacey in Us & Them, in March 2013. This was FOX’s sitcom pilot based on the British television program, Gavin & Stacey. Despite it eventually being picked up to series, it was sadly canceled by Fox, prior to the show premiering as they were not satisfied with the script quality. However, later Sony Crackle picked up the series’s seven episodes for streaming on October 1, in September 2018.

It was then revealed in October 2017, that Ritter was cast as Pat in the Netflix superhero series, Raising Dion. On October 4, 2019, its first season was launched. He has also been featured in the American period sitcom Another Period as Lord Frederick Bellacourt. Ritter’s character is the illiterate twin brother of Beatrice, with whom he is involved in an incestuous relationship.

Ritter had a supporting role in The Tale, an autobiographical feature movie in 2018, written and directed by Jennifer Fox. The movie premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2018, and then on HBO on May 26, 2018. It was announced in September 2019, that he would voice Ryder, a member of the Northuldra tribe, in Frozen II.

Jason Ritter’s Net Worth

American professional actor and producer, Ritter have been active from 1989 to date. He began his acting profession at an early age and has appeared in numerous films, TV series and theater plays throughout his career. Ritter has been in the film industry for around three decades and has even written and produced his own films. He has gathered a great fortune in his career with an accumulative net worth of approximately $6 million as of January 2022.



Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Real Story Of Christmas Tree Little Acorn (voice) Short film
1999 Mumford Martin Brockett
2001 Earth Day Jack (voice) Short film
2002 PG Paul Short film
Swimfan Randy
2003 Smash the Kitty Josh Short film
Freddy vs. Jason Will Rollins
2004 Raise Your Voice Paul Fletcher
2005 Perceptions Michael
Happy Endings Otis McKeen
Our Very Own Clancy Whitfield
Placebo Daniel Short film
2006 Lenexa, 1 Mile Sean Hickey
The Wicker Man Bar Guy #2
2007 The Education of Charlie Banks Mick Leary
2008 The Deal Lionel Travitz
Good Dick The Man Also producer
W. Jeb Bush
2009 The Perfect Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll Eric Genson
Oh My Soul N/A Exclusive producer
Peter and Vandy Peter
2010 The Dry Land Michael
Morning Hotel Receptionist
2011 A Bag of Hammers Benjamin Platt
The Perfect Family Frank Cleary Jr.
The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best Kyle
They’re with Me Isaac Solomon Short film
Atlantis Ben Short film
The Five Stages of Grief Orion Short film
2012 The Break In Larry Short film
Angel of Death Victim 1 Short film
Trying Mark Short film
The Golden Age Mitch Short film
Manhattan Mixup Fritz Short film
Free Samples Wally
2013 I Am I Jonathan
The Big Ask Owen
The Sidekick Kid Loco Short film
The Goldfish Yoni Short film
The East Tim
The End of Love Jason
2014 Hits Julian
Wild Canaries Damien Anders
There’s Always Woodstock Garret
About Alex Alex
7 Minutes Mike
You’re Not You Will
We’ll Never Have Paris Kurt
2015 The Steps Jeff
Embers Guy
The Meddler Jacob
Always Worthy Jeff Fredrick
2016 The Intervention Matt
Carrie Pilby Matt
2017 The Labyrinth Usher
Bitch Bill
2018 The Tale Bill
2019 Frozen II Ryder (voice)
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