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List of John Ritter Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Sling Blade (1996)
72
18
Sling Blade
R
72
18

Mildly retarded Karl Childer was a victim of parental abuse. He has been living in a mental asylum since the age of twelve for killing his mother and her lover with a single blade. Now he is deemed fit and on being released moves to his home town, where he befriends a twelve year old boy called Frank, his mother Linda and her gay friend. However, this is not liked by Linda’s abusive boyfriend. 

Role:
Vaughan Cunningham
Directed By:
2. Noises Off... (1992)
15
5
Noises Off...
PG-13
15
5

Member of a theatre group fumble while giving their performances due to lack of professionalism and petty off-stage issues. But what follows is chaos, levity and amusement.

Starring:
Christopher Reeve, Michael Caine, Marilu Henner, Carol Burnett, Denholm Elliott, Julie Hagerty
Directed By:
Peter Bogdanovich
3. The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show (1982)
8
3
The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show
8
3

The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show is a comedy show which revolves around Miss Piggy, who hosts her own variety show, where John Ritter, George Hamilton and Tony Clifton are guest stars. Over some time, a romantic triangle develops between Piggy, Ritter and Hamilton. Things soon get complicated when Miss Piggy is upset and angry to learn that her show is not the first episode of a continuing series, but only a TV special.

Role:
Himself
Starring:
Andy Kaufman, Frank Oz, George Hamilton, Jim Henson
Directed By:
Jim Henson
4. Bad Santa (2003)
93
38
Bad Santa
93
38

Alcoholic Willie T. Soke and his dwarf partner Marcus Skidmore are professional con-men who take jobs as Santa and his elf assistant in shopping malls during Christmas before robbing them at night. However, this year takes an unusual turn after he befriends a dimwitted and gullible young boy and raises the suspicion of the mall guard.

Directed By:
Terry Zwigoff
5. The Night That Panicked America (1975)
8
3
The Night That Panicked America
8
3
Starring:
Tom Bosley, Meredith Baxter, Michael Constantine, Eileen Brennan, Cliff De Young
Directed By:
Joseph Sargent
8. The Other (1972)
10
5
The Other
PG
10
5
Starring:
Victor French, Diana Muldaur, Uta Hagen, Chris Udvarnoky
Directed By:
Robert Mulligan
9. In Love with an Older Woman (1982)
10
3
In Love with an Older Woman
10
3
Role:
Robert
Starring:
Jeff Altman, Robert Mandan, Karen Carlson, Jamie Rose
Directed By:
Jack Bender
10. Love Thy Neighbor (1984)
7
3
Love Thy Neighbor
7
3
Role:
Danny Loeb
Starring:
Bert Convy, Penny Marshall, Cassie Yates, Constance McCashin
Directed By:
Tony Bill
11. Panic (2000)
11
6
Panic
R
11
6

Alex is a married hitman, who is going through a mid-life crisis. He wants to get out of the family business, but his father doesn’t want him to. Therefore he decides to visit a therapist to undergo counseling. His life takes a turn  after he meets a neurotic 23 year-old-woman, for whom he develops feelings. Things get complicated when his father informs that his next target is the therapist he has been seeing.

Role:
Dr. Josh Parks
Starring:
Neve Campbell, William H. Macy, Donald Sutherland, Tracey Ullman
Directed By:
Henry Bromell
12. Nowhere (1997)
11
6
Nowhere
R
11
6

An alienated eighteen year old boy is unsure whether he likes his bisexual polyamorous girlfriend or his shy gay classmate.  

Starring:
Denise Richards, Christina Applegate, Traci Lords, Eve Plumb, Shannen Doherty, Rose McGowan, Debi Mazar
Directed By:
Gregg Araki
13. They All Laughed (1981)
7
4
They All Laughed
PG
7
4
Role:
Charles Rutledge
Starring:
Ben Gazzara, Audrey Hepburn, Patti Hansen, Dorothy Stratten
Directed By:
Peter Bogdanovich
14. Stay Tuned (1992)
12
8
Stay Tuned
PG
12
8

Roy is a salesman, who spends majority of his free time watching TV.  One day, Spike, a TV salesman convinces him to buy a satellite dish offering 666 channels. However, it seems that Spike is actually an emissary of the devil, and the TV sucks Roy and his wife into a hellish realm. For 24 hours, they will now need to survive devilish parodies of several TV programs.

Role:
Roy Knable
Starring:
Pam Dawber, Eugene Levy, Jeffrey Jones, David Tom, Heather McComb
Directed By:
Peter Hyams
15. Tadpole (2000)
9
5
Tadpole
PG-13
9
5

A fifteen year old boy Oscar falls for his stepmother Eve. He is sure that he can be a better partner to her than his father, who is always obsessed with work. However, Eve rejects his advances, but Oscar is still determined to win over her heart.

Starring:
Bebe Neuwirth, Aaron Stanford, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Mara, Ron Rifkin
Directed By:
Gary Winick
16. Nickelodeon (1976)
7
4
Nickelodeon
PG
7
4
Starring:
Burt Reynolds, Ryan O'Neal, Brian Keith, Tatum O'Neal
Directed By:
Peter Bogdanovich
17. Montana (1998)
7
4
Montana
R
7
4
Role:
Dr. Wexler
Starring:
Stanley Tucci, Kyra Sedgwick, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Tunney, Robbie Coltrane
Directed By:
Jennifer Leitzes
18. Skin Deep (1989)
9
5
Skin Deep
R
9
5
Role:
Zach
Starring:
Vincent Gardenia, Joel Brooks, Julianne Phillips, Alyson Reed
Directed By:
19. The Stone Killer (1973)
7
5
The Stone Killer
R
7
5
Starring:
Charles Bronson, Shelley Winters, Norman Fell, Paul Koslo, Martin Balsam
Directed By:
Michael Winner
20. Real Men (1987)
8
5
Real Men
PG-13
8
5
Role:
Bob Wilson
Starring:
Jim Belushi, Barbara Barrie, Bill Morey, Isa Jank
Directed By:
Dennis Feldman
21. Terror Tract (2000)
6
4
Terror Tract
R
6
4
Role:
Bob Carter
Starring:
Bryan Cranston, Allison Smith, David DeLuise, Kim Correll, Kelli Mix
Directed By:
Clint Hutchison, Lance W. Dreesen
22. The Barefoot Executive (1971)
6
4
The Barefoot Executive
G
6
4
Starring:
Kurt Russell, Harry Morgan, Joe Flynn, Wally Cox
Directed By:
Robert Butler
23. Hero at Large (1980)
6
4
Hero at Large
PG
6
4
Role:
Steve Nichols
Starring:
Bert Convy, Kevin Bacon, Anne Archer, Harry Bellaver, Kevin McCarthy
Directed By:
Martin Davidson
24. Scandalous John (1971)
5
4
Scandalous John
G
5
4

Scandalous John is a western romantic comedy film which tells the story of John, an old ranch owner, who likes to live life according to his own wishes. He is forced to fight a lone battle against people who want to invade his land.

Starring:
Brian Keith, Simon Oakland, Alfonso Arau, Michele Carey
Directed By:
Robert Butler
25. The Comeback Kid (1980)
5
4
The Comeback Kid
5
4
Role:
Bubba Newman
Starring:
Patrick Swayze, Kim Fields, Doug McKeon, Jeremy Licht, Susan Dey
Directed By:
Peter Levin
26. Bride of Chucky (1998)
31
25
Bride of Chucky
R
31
25

Bride of Chucky is a comedy horror film, which tells the story of two possessed dolls, as they head to New Jersey in order to look for an amulet, which will help them in regaining their human form. 

Starring:
Jennifer Tilly, Alexis Arquette, Katherine Heigl, Brad Dourif, Nick Stabile
Directed By:
Ronny Yu
27. Problem Child (1990)
18
16
Problem Child
PG
18
16

Problem Child is a comedy film which revolves around Ben Healy and his wife, who are unable to conceive. Therefore, they decide to adopt Junior, a seven-year-old boy. However, his mischievous nature soon drives them crazy.

Role:
Jr. Benjamin 'Ben' Healy
Starring:
Gilbert Gottfried, Amy Yasbeck, Jack Warden, Michael Oliver
Directed By:
Dennis Dugan
28. Pray TV (1982)
4
4
Pray TV
4
4
Role:
Tom McPherson
Starring:
Richard Kiley, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Ned Beatty, Louise Latham
Directed By:
Robert Markowitz
29. Shadow of Doubt (1998)
5
4
Shadow of Doubt
R
5
4
Starring:
Tom Berenger, Melanie Griffith, Craig Sheffer, Huey Lewis
Directed By:
Randal Kleiser
30. Sunset Limousine (1983)
4
4
Sunset Limousine
4
4
Role:
Alan O'Black
Starring:
Martin Short, Paul Reiser, Susan Dey, Audrie Neenan
Directed By:
Terry Hughes
31. Problem Child 2 (1991)
13
13
Problem Child 2
PG-13
13
13

Problem Child 2 is a comedy film which tells the story of Junior, a mischievous young boy, who deliberately wreaks havoc wherever he goes. His life takes a turn when he meets a girl who is as mischievous as him.

Role:
Ben Healy
Starring:
Gilbert Gottfried, Laraine Newman, Amy Yasbeck, Jack Warden, Michael Oliver
Directed By:
Brian Levant
32. Wholly Moses! (1980)
4
5
Wholly Moses!
PG
4
5
Starring:
Dudley Moore, Richard Pryor, Dom DeLuise, James Coco, Laraine Newman, Jack Gilford
Directed By:
Gary Weis
33. Americathon (1979)
3
4
Americathon
PG
3
4

This 1979 comedy film depicts the America of 1998 where the government is going bankrupt, and faces the threat of foreclosure by wealthy Native Americans. In a desperate attempt to raise money, President Chet Roosevelt, with the help of a TV consultant, organizes Americathon, a 30 day telethon to raise $400 billion. However, there are some who don’t want this to succeed. 

Role:
President Chet Roosevelt
Starring:
Meat Loaf, John Carradine, Jay Leno, Fred Willard, George Carlin, Peter Riegert, Harvey Korman
Directed By:
Neal Israel
34. North (1994)
8
10
North
PG
8
10

North is a talented eleven year old boy, who doesn’t feel valued by his parents. Fed up of the daily quarrel of his parents, he sets out on a quest to explore the world,  to know himself, and to find the perfect parents.

Starring:
Abe Vigoda, Kathy Bates, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Richard Belzer, Ben Stein, Dan Aykroyd
Directed By:
35. Living Seas (1986)
12
2
Living Seas
12
2
Role:
Host
Starring:
Laura Branigan, Simon Le Bon, Bob Ballard, Scott Carpenter
Directed By:
Ken Ehrlich
36. The Dreamer of Oz (1990)
8
3
The Dreamer of Oz
8
3
Role:
L. Frank Baum
Starring:
Jason Ritter, David Schramm, Charles Haid, Annette O'Toole
Directed By:
Jack Bender
37. Prison for Children (1987)
8
3
Prison for Children
8
3
Starring:
Josh Brolin, Raphael Sbarge, Kenneth Ransom, Jonathan Chapin
Directed By:
Larry Peerce
38. Dead Man's Gun (1997)
7
3
Dead Man's Gun
7
3
Role:
Harry McDonacle
Starring:
Kris Kristofferson, Teryl Rothery, Jay Brazeau, April Telek
Directed By:
Joseph L. Scanlan, Brad Turner, Neill Fearnley
39. Unnatural Causes (1986)
7
3
Unnatural Causes
7
3
Role:
Frank Coleman
Starring:
Alfre Woodard, Patti LaBelle, John Vargas, Frederick Allen
Directed By:
Lamont Johnson
40. A Child's Wish (1997)
7
4
A Child's Wish
7
4
Role:
Ed Chandler
Starring:
Anna Chlumsky, Sarah Chalke, Tess Harper, Karl David-Djerf
Directed By:
Waris Hussein
41. Unforgivable (1996)
6
4
Unforgivable
6
4
Role:
Paul Hegstrom
Starring:
Kevin Dunn, Harley Jane Kozak, Gina Philips, Susan Gibney
Directed By:
Graeme Campbell
42. Lethal Vows (1999)
7
4
Lethal Vows
7
4
Role:
Dr. David Farris
Starring:
Megan Gallagher, Marg Helgenberger, Lawrence Dane, Jessica Bowman
Directed By:
Paul Schneider
43. The Summer My Father Grew Up (1991)
6
4
The Summer My Father Grew Up
6
4
Role:
Paul
Starring:
Matthew Lawrence, Karen Young, Margaret Whitton, Joe Spano
Directed By:
Michael Tuchner
44. The Last Fling (1987)
7
4
The Last Fling
PG
7
4
Role:
Phillip Reed
Starring:
Mario Lopez, Scott Bakula, Connie Sellecca, Shannon Tweed, Randee Heller, John Bennett Perry
Directed By:
Corey Allen
45. Letting Go (1985)
6
4
Letting Go
6
4
Role:
Alex
Starring:
Keanu Reeves, Peter Dvorsky, Sharon Gless, Joe Cortese
Directed By:
Jack Bender
46. It Came from the Sky (1999)
5
4
It Came from the Sky
R
5
4
Role:
Donald Bridges
Starring:
Christopher Lloyd, Kevin Zegers, Yasmine Bleeth, JoBeth Williams
Directed By:
Jack Bender
47. Tricks of the Trade (1988)
5
4
Tricks of the Trade
5
4
Starring:
Cindy Williams, James Whitmore Jr., Markie Post, Scott Paulin
Directed By:
Jack Bender
48. The Colony (1995)
5
4
The Colony
PG-13
5
4
Role:
Rick Knowlton
Starring:
Hal Linden, Marshall R. Teague, Mary Page Keller, Todd Jeffries
Directed By:
Rob Hedden
49. Chance of a Lifetime (1998)
5
4
Chance of a Lifetime
5
4
Role:
Tom Maguire
Starring:
Katey Sagal, Jean Stapleton, Stan Ivar, Kim Delgado, David Naughton
Directed By:
Deborah Reinisch
50. Heartbeat (1993)
6
4
Heartbeat
6
4
Role:
Bill Grant
Starring:
Michael Lembeck, Kevin Kilner, Polly Draper, Nancy Morgan
Directed By:
Michael Miller
51. Holy Joe (1999)
5
4
Holy Joe
5
4
Role:
Joe Cass
Starring:
Meredith Baxter, David Tom, Kayla Campbell, JoAnna Garcia Swisher
Directed By:
Larry Peerce
52. I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998)
5
4
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died
5
4
Starring:
Tara Reid, Billy Zane, Tippi Hedren, Andrew McCarthy, Leif Garrett, Christina Ricci, Carel Struycken
Directed By:
Aris Iliopulos
53. Dead Husbands (1998)
5
4
Dead Husbands
PG-13
5
4
Role:
Dr. Carter Elston
Starring:
Nicollette Sheridan, Amy Yasbeck, Donna Pescow, Sonja Smits
Directed By:
Paul Shapiro
54. Gramps (1995)
4
4
Gramps
4
4
Role:
Clarke MacGruder
Starring:
Andy Griffith, Mary-Margaret Humes, Casey Wurzbach, Erich Anderson
Directed By:
Bradford May
55. The Only Way Out (1993)
4
4
The Only Way Out
4
4
Role:
Jeremy Carlisle
Starring:
Henry Winkler, Julianne Phillips, Stephanie Faracy, Sam Mancuso
Directed By:
Rod Hardy
56. My Brother's Wife (1989)
4
4
My Brother's Wife
PG
4
4
Role:
Barney
Starring:
Mel Harris, Dakin Matthews, David Byron, Lee Weaver
Directed By:
Jack Bender
57. A Gun, a Car, a Blonde (1997)
4
4
A Gun, a Car, a Blonde
4
4
Role:
Duncan / The Bartender
Starring:
Billy Bob Thornton, Jim Metzler, Kay Lenz, Victor Love
Directed By:
Stefani Ames
58. Man of the Year (2002)
4
4
Man of the Year
4
4
Role:
Bill
Starring:
Jade Carter, Brian Cousins, Luis Daniel Ponce, Adria Dawn
Directed By:
Straw Weisman, Tamara Friedman, Andy Goldberg, David Roy, Jonathan Tydor
59. Manhood (2003)
4
4
Manhood
R
4
4
Role:
Eli
Starring:
Tom Arnold, Thomas Gibson, Bonnie Bedelia, Traci Lords, Nestor Carbonell, Janeane Garofalo
Directed By:
Bobby Roth
60. Hacks (1997)
3
4
Hacks
R
3
4
Role:
Hank
Starring:
Lisa Kudrow, Jason Priestley, Bob Odenkirk, Tom Arnold, Ryan O'Neal, Dave Foley, Richard Kind
Directed By:
Gary Rosen
61. Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel (2000)
3
4
Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel
3
4
Role:
Christian Therapist
Starring:
Michelle Phillips, Marilu Henner, Arthur Hiller, Mark Pellegrino, Leslie Jordan, Erin Chandler
Directed By:
Julia Jay Pierrepont III
62. Loss of Faith (1998)
3
4
Loss of Faith
TV-14
3
4
Role:
Bruce Simon Barker
Starring:
Daphne Zuniga, Sophie Lorain, Gabrielle Boni, Linda Roy
Directed By:
Allan A. Goldstein
63. Tripfall (2000)
2
4
Tripfall
R
2
4
Role:
Tom Williams
Starring:
Eric Roberts, Rachel Hunter, Tyler Cole Malinger, Christina Ann Moore
Directed By:
Serge Rodnunsky

Narrator/Dubbing

The Real Story of O Christmas Tree (1991)
11
4
The Real Story of O Christmas Tree
11
4
Role:
Piney (voice)
Starring:
Debbie Harry, Jason Ritter
Nuncrackers (2001)
11
5
Nuncrackers
11
5
Role:
Narrator
Starring:
Rue McClanahan, Bambi Jones, Deborah Del Mastro, Semina De Laurentis
Directed By:
David Stern, Dan Goggin

Animation Movies

Batman Beyond
20
5
Batman Beyond
TV-Y7
20
5
Starring:
George Takei, Rider Strong, Corey Burton, Tim Curry, George Lazenby, Rachael Leigh Cook, Adrienne Barbeau
Directed By:
Butch Lukic, Dan Riba, Curt Geda, Kyung Won Lim, James Tucker
Fish Police
8
2
Fish Police
8
2
Starring:
Ron Leibman, Megan Mullally, Ed Asner, Phil Hartman, Don Knotts, Tim Curry, Edward Asner
The Flight of Dragons (1982)
10
3
The Flight of Dragons
10
3
Role:
Peter Dickenson (voice)
Starring:
James Earl Jones, Victor Buono, James Gregory, Harry Morgan
Directed By:
Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
King of the Hill
27
10
King of the Hill
TV-14
27
10
Starring:
Ricki Lake, Danny Trejo, Kathleen Turner, Alyson Hannigan, William Devane, John Amos, Allison Janney
Directed By:
Wesley Archer, Klay Hall, Tricia Garcia, Kyoung Hee Lim, Adam Kuhlman
Mickey's 60th Birthday (1988)
6
3
Mickey's 60th Birthday
6
3
Role:
Dudley Goode
Starring:
Woody Harrelson, Jimmy Smits, Ted Danson, Kelsey Grammer, Kirstie Alley, Carl Reiner, Rhea Perlman
Directed By:
Scott Garen
Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up (2006)
6
3
Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up
G
6
3
Role:
Great Uncle Stew (voice)
Starring:
Ari Meyers, Charles Shaughnessy, David Landsberg, Jessica D. Stone
Directed By:
Jeff Buckland
Clifford the Big Red Dog
7
4
Clifford the Big Red Dog
TV-Y
7
4
Role:
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Starring:
Kel Mitchell, Frankie Muniz, Kenan Thompson, Grey DeLisle, Cree Summer
Directed By:
John Over
Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004)
4
3
Clifford's Really Big Movie
G
4
3
Role:
Clifford the Big Red Dog (voice)
Starring:
Wayne Brady, John Goodman, Kel Mitchell, Grey DeLisle, Jenna Elfman
Directed By:
Robert C. Ramirez

Special Appearance/Cameo

Evil Roy Slade (1972)
14
6
Evil Roy Slade
14
6
Role:
Priest (uncredited)
Starring:
Ed Begley Jr., Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney, Dom DeLuise, Henry Gibson
Directed By:
Jerry Paris
For Hope (1996)
7
3
For Hope
7
3
Role:
Date #5 (uncredited)
Starring:
Rae Dawn Chong, Dana Delany, Polly Bergen, Harold Gould, Tracy Nelson
Directed By:
Bob Saget
A Smoky Mountain Christmas (1986)
11
5
A Smoky Mountain Christmas
11
5
Role:
Judge Harold Benton (uncredited)
Starring:
Dolly Parton, Lee Majors, Anita Morris, Danny Cooksey, Dan Hedaya
Directed By:
Henry Winkler

TV Shows

The Larry Sanders Show
12
2
The Larry Sanders Show
TV-MA
12
2
Starring:
Danny DeVito, Bernadette Peters, Sean Penn, John Stamos, Roseanne Barr, Tim Allen, Chris Farley
Directed By:
Scrubs
85
16
Scrubs
TV-14
85
16
Starring:
Joe Manganiello, Mandy Moore, Carrot Top, Elizabeth Banks, Alan Ruck, Christopher Meloni, Aziz Ansari
Directed By:
M*A*S*H
26
5
M*A*S*H
TV-PG
26
5
Starring:
Alan Alda, Teri Garr, William Christopher, Mako Iwamatsu, Brian Dennehy, James Cromwell, Ron Howard
Directed By:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
52
11
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
TV-14
52
11
Starring:
David Boreanaz, Seth Green, Alexandra Breckenridge, Rachel Sarah Bilson, Bianca Lawson, Nathan Fillion, Joss Whedon
Directed By:
Mary Tyler Moore
11
2
Mary Tyler Moore
TV-PG
11
2
Starring:
Nanette Fabray, Slim Pickens, Craig T. Nelson, Eric Braeden, Doris Roberts, Joyce Bulifant, Mary Tyler Moore
Directed By:
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
38
9
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
TV-14
38
9
Starring:
Paula Malcomson, James Brolin, Eric Stoltz, Jon Bernthal, Whoopi Goldberg, Wayne Knight, Lou Diamond Phillips
Directed By:
The Bob Newhart Show
10
2
The Bob Newhart Show
TV-G
10
2
Starring:
Sorrell Booke, Bob Newhart, Keenan Wynn, Fred Willard, Teri Garr, Peter Bonerz, Suzanne Pleshette
Directed By:
Peter Bonerz, Alan Myerson, Jerry London, Alan Rafkin, George Tyne
NewsRadio
13
3
NewsRadio
13
3
Starring:
Al Roker, Jon Stewart, Tiffani Thiessen, Norm MacDonald, Judd Apatow, Jane Lynch, Ben Stiller
Directed By:
Tom Cherones, James Burrows, Alan Myerson, Judi Elterman, Patrick Maloney
The Associates
8
2
The Associates
8
2
Starring:
Martin Short, Cloris Leachman, Danny DeVito, Joe Regalbuto, Tim Thomerson
Directed By:
James Burrows, Tony Mordente, Charlotte Brown
Insight
8
2
Insight
8
2
Starring:
Elinor Donahue, Werner Klemperer, Melissa Sue Anderson, Jeanne Crain, Paul Sorvino, Jack Klugman, Nichelle Nichols
Directed By:
Richard C. Bennett, Paul Stanley, Hal Cooper, Ralph Senensky, Michael Ray Rhodes
The Waltons
9
3
The Waltons
TV-G
9
3
Starring:
Melody Thomas Scott, Todd Bridges, Sissy Spacek, Gloria Stuart, Denver Pyle, Jonathan Banks, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Directed By:
Harry Harris, Philip Leacock, Ralph Waite, Lawrence Dobkin, Gwen Arner
Three's Company
11
4
Three's Company
TV-PG
11
4
Role:
Jack Tripper / ...
Starring:
Jeffrey Tambor, Audra Lindley, Leon Askin, Don Knotts, James Cromwell, Joyce Bulifant, Joyce DeWitt
Directed By:
Bill Hobin, Dave Powers, Michael Ross
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
The Real Story of O Christmas Tree (1991)
11
4
The Real Story of O Christmas Tree
11
4
Role:
Piney (voice)
Starring:
Debbie Harry, Jason Ritter
Movin' On
7
3
Movin' On
7
3
Starring:
Patricia Neal, Rosey Grier, Rory Calhoun, Diane Ladd, Janet Leigh, George Dzundza, Claude Akins
Directed By:
Leo Penn, Seymour Robbie, Allen Reisner, Corey Allen, Lawrence Dobkin
The Cosby Show
16
6
The Cosby Show
TV-G
16
6
Starring:
Anthony Quinn, Lisa Bonet, Alicia Keys, Christopher Plummer, Elaine Stritch, Tatyana Ali, Rita Moreno
Directed By:
Neema Barnette, Oz Scott, Ellen Gittelsohn, John Bowab, Tony Singletary
Hawaii Five-O
9
3
Hawaii Five-O
9
3
Starring:
George Chakiris, Christopher Walken, Luciana Paluzzi, Martin Sheen, Helen Hayes, Tom Skerritt, Dina Merrill
Directed By:
Wings
10
4
Wings
TV-PG
10
4
Starring:
Debbie Reynolds, Jenny McCarthy, Christina Moore, Brian Doyle-Murray, Peggy Lipton, John Ratzenberger, Fabiana Udenio
Directed By:
Andy Ackerman, Jeff Melman, Leonard R. Garner Jr., Noam Pitlik, Peter Bonerz
The Streets of San Francisco
8
3
The Streets of San Francisco
8
3
Starring:
James Woods, Dick Van Patten, Tom Selleck, Robert Reed, Robert Wagner, Claudine Longet, Leslie Nielsen
Directed By:
Virgil W. Vogel, Walter Grauman, William Hale, Harry Falk, Seymour Robbie
Mannix
8
3
Mannix
8
3
Starring:
Edd Byrnes, Diane Keaton, Erik Estrada, Tina Louise, Harry Dean Stanton, Paul Winfield, Sam Elliott
Directed By:
Tucker
7
3
Tucker
7
3
Starring:
Christina Pickles, Seth Green, Katey Sagal, Eli Marienthal, Noelle Beck
Directed By:
Lev L. Spiro, Allan Arkush
Petrocelli
7
4
Petrocelli
7
4
Starring:
Marion Ross, William Shatner, Scatman Crothers, Julie Kavner, Harrison Ford, Della Reese, Denver Pyle
Directed By:
Irving J. Moore, Herb Wallerstein, Joseph Pevney, James Sheldon, Leonard Katzman
Dan August
7
3
Dan August
7
3
Starring:
Carolyn Jones, William Gary Busey, Sal Mineo, Laurence Luckinbill, Fernando Lamas, Mickey Rooney, Burt Reynolds
Directed By:
Ralph Senensky, George McCowan, Harvey Hart, Gene Nelson, Lewis Allen
Medical Center
7
3
Medical Center
7
3
Starring:
Michael Douglas, Barbara Feldon, Steve Allen, John Travolta, Carrie Snodgress, Louise Fletcher, Larry Hagman
Directed By:
Vincent Sherman, Earl Bellamy, Paul Stanley, Murray Golden, Michael Caffey
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law
7
3
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law
7
3
Starring:
Teresa Wright, Jane Wyman, Jane Wyatt, Micky Dolenz, Peggy Lee, Pat Boone, Farrah Fawcett
Directed By:
Pryor's Place
6
3
Pryor's Place
6
3
Starring:
Lily Tomlin, Robin Williams, Richard Pryor, Scatman Crothers, Kim Fields, Marla Gibbs
Kojak
8
3
Kojak
TV-PG
8
3
Starring:
Edward James Olmos, Sylvester Stallone, Armand Assante, Shelley Winters, Telly Savalas, Geraldine Page, Lynn Redgrave
Directed By:
Nuncrackers (2001)
11
5
Nuncrackers
11
5
Role:
Narrator
Starring:
Rue McClanahan, Bambi Jones, Deborah Del Mastro, Semina De Laurentis
Directed By:
David Stern, Dan Goggin
8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter
13
5
8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter
TV-PG
13
5
Starring:
Connie Stevens, Paul Wesley, Leighton Meester, Sarah Rafferty, Nicole Richie, James Garner, Naya Rivera
Directed By:
James Widdoes, Lynn M. McCracken, Robby Benson, Mark Cendrowski, Terry Hughes
Starsky and Hutch
9
4
Starsky and Hutch
9
4
Starring:
Season Hubley, Kim Cattrall, Lynda Carter, Carl Weathers, Nancy McKeon, Joan Collins, Ray Walston
Directed By:
Doc
6
3
Doc
6
3
Starring:
Steve Martin, Mary Wickes, Audra Lindley, Barnard Hughes, Elizabeth Wilson
Directed By:
Burt Brinckerhoff, Tony Mordente, Howard Storm, Joan Darling, Bob Lally
Hearts Afire
6
3
Hearts Afire
6
3
Role:
John Hartman
Starring:
Debra Jo Rupp, Harry Anderson, Mary Ann Mobley, Ben Stein, Rita Moreno, Ed Asner, Billy Bob Thornton
Directed By:
Harry Thomason, James Hampton, Steve Gerbson, Dennis Redfield
Ally McBeal
14
6
Ally McBeal
TV-PG
14
6
Starring:
Jon Bon Jovi, Lara Flynn Boyle, Heather Locklear, Josh Groban, Jon Hamm, Betty White, Bobby Cannavale
Directed By:
Mel Damski, Jonathan Pontell, Bill D'Elia, Arlene Sanford, Michael Schultz
Barnaby Jones
7
3
Barnaby Jones
7
3
Starring:
Margot Kidder, Tommy Lee Jones, Charles Durning, Wayne Rogers, Larry Hagman, William Shatner, Denver Pyle
Directed By:
Leo Penn, Walter Grauman, Seymour Robbie, Corey Allen, Michael Caffey
Anything But Love
6
3
Anything But Love
6
3
Starring:
Patrick Warburton, Richard Lewis, Tia Carrere, Elisabeth Moss, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ann Magnuson
Directed By:
Hooperman
6
3
Hooperman
6
3
Role:
Detective Harry Hooperman
Starring:
Lorna Luft, Jane Leeves, Miguel Ferrer, Barbara Bosson, Shannon Tweed, Sydney Walsh
Directed By:
Alan J. Levi, Bethany Rooney, Anson Williams, Kim Friedman, John Patterson
It
37
17
It
TV-14
37
17
Starring:
Olivia Hussey, Jonathan Brandis, Harry Anderson, Seth Green, Tim Curry, Richard Masur, Tim Reid
Directed By:
Tommy Lee Wallace
The Rookies
6
3
The Rookies
6
3
Starring:
Nick Nolte, Jim Nabors, Don Johnson, Amy Irving, Eric Braeden, William Shatner, Sissy Spacek
Directed By:
Felicity
9
4
Felicity
TV-14
9
4
Role:
 Mr. Andrew Covington (uncredited) 7 episodes, 2000-2002
Starring:
Donald Faison, Jennifer Garner, Keri Russell, Amy Smart, Taraji P. Henson, Donal Logue, Tyra Banks
Directed By:
Lawrence Trilling, Harry Winer, Keith Samples, Matt Reeves, Stan Salfas
Chicago Hope
7
3
Chicago Hope
7
3
Starring:
Mandy Patinkin, Julia Stiles, Carla Gugino, Hilary Duff, Lauren Holly, Jessica Alba, Shemar Moore
Directed By:
Rhoda
7
3
Rhoda
TV-PG
7
3
Starring:
Gavin MacLeod, Linda Lavin, Anne Meara, Vivian Vance, Jerry Stiller, Doris Roberts, Cloris Leachman
Directed By:
Alan Rafkin, Robert Moore, James Burrows, Tony Mordente, Howard Storm
Have Faith
6
3
Have Faith
6
3
Starring:
Ron Carey, Joel Higgins, Stephen Furst, Francesca P. Roberts
Directed By:
Noam Pitlik
Family Law
6
3
Family Law
6
3
Starring:
Ann Cusack, David Carradine, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Ernest Borgnine, Hal Holbrook, Kirk Cameron, Ben Foster
Directed By:
Fred Gerber, Oz Scott, Paul Haggis, Elodie Keene, Jerry Levine
Dave's World
6
3
Dave's World
6
3
Starring:
Bea Arthur, Florence Henderson, Ed Begley Jr., Fred Willard, Patrick Warburton, Ray Walston, Harry Anderson
Directed By:
Thomas J. Thompson, James Widdoes, Jim Drake, Tim O'Donnell, Paul Kreppel
Over the Top
6
3
Over the Top
6
3
Starring:
Steve Carell, Drake Bell, Debra Jo Rupp, Tim Curry, Marla Sokoloff
Directed By:
Michael Lembeck
Phyllis
5
3
Phyllis
5
3
Starring:
Cloris Leachman, Dick Van Patten, Mary Tyler Moore, Linda Lavin, Jerry Stiller, Henry Jones, Carmine Caridi
Directed By:
Noam Pitlik, James Burrows, Harry Mastrogeorge, Jay Sandrich, Asaad Kelada
Breaking News
5
3
Breaking News
5
3
Starring:
Tony Alcantar, Tim Matheson, Lisa Ann Walter
Directed By:
Stephen Cragg, Craig Zisk, Perry Lang, Keith Samples, Ken Olin
The Love Boat
7
5
The Love Boat
TV-G
7
5
Starring:
George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Leslie Caron, Donna Reed, Andy Warhol, Ginger Rogers, Pam Grier, Gina Lollobrigida
Directed By:
Richard Kinon, Roger Duchowny, Robert Scheerer, Allen Baron, Ted Lange
The Bob Crane Show
5
3
The Bob Crane Show
5
3
Starring:
Bob Crane, Audra Lindley, Patricia Harty, Todd Susman, Jack Fletcher
Directed By:
The Ropers
5
3
The Ropers
5
3
Starring:
Audra Lindley, Jeffrey Tambor, Norman Fell, Patty McCormack
Directed By:
Jack Shea, Dave Powers
Touched by an Angel
6
4
Touched by an Angel
TV-G
6
4
Starring:
Ann-Margret, Jennifer Morrison, Swoosie Kurtz, A. J. Langer, Daniel Baldwin, Cynthia Nixon, Diahann Carroll
Directed By:
Peter H. Hunt, Timothy Van Patten, Victor Lobl, Bethany Rooney, Stuart Margolin
The Ellen Show
5
3
The Ellen Show
5
3
Starring:
Vance DeGeneres, Ellen DeGeneres, Kaley Cuoco, Dakota Fanning, Cloris Leachman, Betty White, Ed Asner
Directed By:
Andrew D. Weyman
Three's a Crowd
4
3
Three's a Crowd
4
3
Role:
Jack Tripper
Starring:
Shannon Tweed, Robert Mandan, Jessica Walter, Mary Cadorette
Directed By:
Dave Powers
Veronica's Closet
5
3
Veronica's Closet
5
3
Starring:
RuPaul, Pauley Perrette, Anna Nicole Smith, Zooey Deschanel, Scott Baio, Portia de Rossi, Billy Connolly
Directed By:
Robert Berlinger, Shelley Jensen, Alan Rafkin, Joe Regalbuto, Michael Lembeck
Life with Lucy
4
3
Life with Lucy
4
3
Starring:
Peter Graves, Lucille Ball, Jenny Lewis, Gale Gordon, Ann Dusenberry
Directed By:
Bruce Bilson, Peter Baldwin, Marc Daniels
Mercenary (1996)
3
3
Mercenary
R
3
3
Role:
Jonas Ambler
Starring:
Jaime Pressly, Ed Lauter, Robert Culp, Michael Zelniker
Directed By:
Avi Nesher

John Ritter Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Three's Company Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 1984
Primetime Emmy Awards
Three's Company Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series 1984
People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program 1988