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Jason Ritter
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Ritter at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival
Born
Jason Morgan Ritter

February 17, 1980 (1980-02-17) (age 40)
Alma mater Tisch School of the Arts
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989–present
Partner(s) Melanie Lynskey (2013–present)
Marianna Palka (1999–2013)
Parent(s) John Ritter (father)
Nancy Morgan (mother)
Amy Yasbeck (stepmother)
Relatives Tex Ritter (grandfather)
Dorothy Fay (grandmother)
Tyler Ritter (brother)

Jason Morgan Ritter (born February 17, 1980) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Kevin Girardi in the television series Joan of Arcadia, Ethan Haas in The Class, Sean Walker in the NBC series The Event, and as the voice of Dipper Pines in Gravity Falls. He also played the recurring role of Mark Cyr in the NBC television series Parenthood, for which he received an Emmy Award nomination. As of 2017, he stars in the TV comedy series Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.

Early life

Jason Ritter 2010
Jason Ritter 2010

Ritter was born on February 17, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, to actors Nancy Morgan and John Ritter. He is also a grandson of actors Tex Ritter and Dorothy Fay. His stepmother is actress Amy Yasbeck. The actor has three siblings, including actor Tyler Ritter.

Ritter first appeared in the opening credits of his father's show, Three's Company. He was the little blonde haired boy running up to Joyce DeWitt in the petting zoo scene.

He attended middle and high school at the Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California, with Simon Helberg, who became his roommate at NYU. He then attended and graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied at the Atlantic Theater Company. He also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, UK.

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