Fun facts about Jason Ritter (Source: Wikipedia)
Jason Morgan Ritter is the son of late actor John Ritter and actress Nancy Morgan. Ritter had roles as Kevin Girardi in the television seriesJoan of Arcadia, as Sean Walker in the NBC series 'The Event', and as the voice of Dipper Pines in 'Gravity Falls'. He now plays the recurring role of Mark Cyr in the NBC television series 'Parenthood' for which he received an Emmy Award nomination.
Ritter appeared in 'The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story', co-starring as Baum's son alongside his own father. In 2002, he appeared in the movies 'PG' and 'Swimfan'.
In 2003, Ritter had a major role in the slasher/horror film 'Freddy vs. Jason' as Will Rollins. He appeared in 'Raise Your Voice' and 'Happy Endings'. He portrayed Jeb Bush in the Oliver Stone film 'W'. In 2007, he also voiced substitute teacher, Mr. Fisk, in an episode of 'All Grown U'p, the grown up version of Rugrats, a teacher whom Angelica falls in love with. In 2008, he released 'Good Dick', a movie which he produced and starred in along with his girlfriend, Marianna Palka, who also wrote and directed the film.
Among his theater credits are Wendy Wasserstein's Third at Lincoln Center, for which he won the Clarence Derwent Award and the Martin E. Segal Award for his portrayal 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. Ritter has volunteered as an actor with the Young Storytellers Program.
Ritter has appeared in the MTV show Punk'd. Ritter also starred as Sean Walker in the season-long NBC drama series The Event, which premiered on September 20, 2010. Ritter will be seen alongside Kate French in the upcoming short film, Atlantis, a romance film centered around two strangers who fall in love during the preparation for the final launch of the NASA space shuttle Atlantis. He has a recurring role on NBC's Parenthood. His performance on the show earned him an Emmy Award nomination in 2012. It was confirmed in early March 2013 that he will play Gavin opposite Alexis Bledel's Stacey in Us & Them, FOX's sitcom pilot based on the British television show Gavin & Stacey.
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