Jason Ritter’s recent feature ﬁlm credits include the independent Peter and Vandy, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival; Oliver Stone’s W, in which he plays Jeb Bush opposite Josh Brolin; The Education of Charlie Banks, directed by Fred Durst; and The Deal, with William H. Macy and Meg Ryan, and Good Dick, written and directed by Marianna Palka, both of which premiered at Sundance in 2008.
Ritter can also be seen in the ﬁlms Our Very Own, opposite Allison Janney and Keith Carradine; Happy Endings, written and directed by Don Roos, co-starring Lisa Kudrow, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Tom Arnold; and Lenexa, 1 Mile, directed by Jason Wiles. Other ﬁlm credits include Mumford, directed by Lawrence Kasdan; Freddy vs. Jason; Swimfan; and Raise Your Voice.
On the small screen, Ritter starred in the CBS comedy “The Class,” from producers David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik. He is familiar to television audiences of the CBS drama “Joan of Arcadia,” in which he starred as a former star athlete adjusting to life as a paraplegic. He has also guest-starred in “Hack,” “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: SVU.”
Onstage, Ritter starred as the title character in the Lincoln Center production of Wendy Wasserstein’s “Third,” opposite Dianne Wiest, Charles Durning, Amy Aquino and Gaby Hoffmann, directed by Daniel Sullivan. His additional theater credits include the Off-Broadway production of Tom Donaghy’s “The Beginning of August,” starring Mary Steenburgen and directed by Neil Pepe, and the world premiere of Neil LaBute’s “The Distance from Here” at London’s Almeida Theatre, directed by David Leveaux.
Ritter is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied at the Atlantic Theatre Company. He also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. He is the son of actors John Ritter and Nancy Morgan, and the grandson of Tex Ritter, who appeared in more than 80 ﬁlms and was often referred to as “America’s Most Beloved Cowboy.”