I would like to take a few moments to honor a kind, gentle man that filled many of our minds and hearts with top notch performances in theater, television, and film.
Born from and into the culture of Hollywood
John's parents were already famed in Tinseltown with his father "Tex" popularizing some of the earliest country to be aired on the radiowaves. His mother, a prominent Western star also shared the silver screen with her husband in four feature films. John was initially interested in the study of the mind, but quickly changed to the actions of people. He switched his major from psychology to Theater Arts.
A new star is born!
To his own credit and the dismay of his father, John went from preforming in plays to pursue a career in television. Working on his range and landing roles on popular shows such as The Walton's and M.A.S.H. And of course... THREE'S COMPANY!
Mr. Tripper at his finest..
Further venture into film
From a great performance in an otherwise terrible 2nd act of "IT" to a wonderful starring role in Stay Tuned , John continued to be a inspiration in my life and others. His role in Sling Blade, Bride of Chucky, and Bad Santa are worth at least honorable mention.
A day to celebrate his work and impact
John Ritter sadly passed on September 11th 2003. Today would have been his 68th birthday..
I believe today should be a day to honor and remember Mr. Ritter for the laughter and bit of light that he shined on this world. Happy Birthday John!