John Ritter

1948 - 2003

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Johnathan Southworth Ritter (September 17, 1948 – September 11, 2003) was an American actor. Ritter was a son of the singing cowboy star Tex Ritter and the father of actors Jason and Tyler Ritter. He is known for playing Jack Tripper on the ABC sitcom Three's Company (1977–1984), and received a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for the role in 1984. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Ritter has received more than 14,064,427 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. John Ritter is the 28th most popular comedian (down from 25th in 2019), the 3,197th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,106th in 2019) and the 25th most popular American Comedian.

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  • 14M

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  • 63.93

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  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.38

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.30

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among comedians, John Ritter ranks 28 out of 90Before him are Chris Rock, Zach Galifianakis, Harpo Marx, Melissa McCarthy, Larry David, and Bernie Mac. After him are Jackie Gleason, Bob Saget, Ronald Golias, Mary Tyler Moore, Lenny Bruce, and Jerry Seinfeld.

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Among people born in 1948, John Ritter ranks 162Before him are Jimmy Lai, Devlet Bahçeli, Ruud Geels, Art Spiegelman, Delio Onnis, and Pam Ferris. After him are Frans de Waal, Shaul Mofaz, Drago Jančar, Jean-Louis Schlesser, Bonnie Bedelia, and Zdravko Tolimir. Among people deceased in 2003, John Ritter ranks 113Before him are Gertrude Ederle, Mongo Santamaría, Marie Trintignant, Lothar Emmerich, Julinho, and Kerim Kerimov. After him are Karel Kosík, Milton George Henschel, Winston Graham, Qusay Hussein, Sam Phillips, and Jaba Ioseliani.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Ritter ranks 3,197 out of 15,968Before him are Philip Michael Thomas (1949), Adrienne Rich (1929), Red Auerbach (1917), Serena Williams (1981), Robert Stroud (1890), and Besse Cooper (1896). After him are Stuart Gordon (1947), Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857), Edward Kasner (1878), Diana Serra Cary (1918), René Auberjonois (1940), and Fred Quimby (1886).

Among COMEDIANS In United States

Among comedians born in United States, John Ritter ranks 25Before him are Chris Rock (1965), Zach Galifianakis (1969), Harpo Marx (1888), Melissa McCarthy (1970), Larry David (1947), and Bernie Mac (1957). After him are Jackie Gleason (1916), Bob Saget (1956), Mary Tyler Moore (1936), Lenny Bruce (1925), Jerry Seinfeld (1954), and Jonathan Winters (1925).

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