John Ritter: See Photos Of The Actor Throughout His Life By: Christina Casiano 1 of 6 John Ritter RAMEY PHOTO AGENCY/Mega John Ritter was one of the most beloved comedic actors of his time. He kicked off his career in 1968 with various roles in the TV movie Crazy World, Crazy People. Throughout the early 70s, he took on a number of different roles before landing the part that he’d become most well-known for as Jack Tripper on Three’s Company. He earned a primetime Emmy in 1984 for the role. He’d also reprise the role on the spin-off series Three’s A Crowd. After the spin-off ended in1985, he took on a number of roles, showing off his comedic abilities and range. He was also a noted voice actor for series like Clifford The Big Red Dog. His final on-screen role was in the raunchy, holiday comedy Bad Santa. John tragically died on September 11, 2003, after getting sick during a rehearsal for the sitcom 8 Simple Rules. Doctors found that he had aortic dissection. Despite an emergency operation, the actor passed away later that night. Scroll through our gallery to see photos of the actor throughout his life. August 24, 2021, 10:27AM 2 of 6 ‘Three’s Company’ RAMEY PHOTO AGENCY/Mega John’s most well-known role was as Jack Tripper in the sitcom Three’s Company. The actor was nominated for three Emmys for the role, winning in 1984. August 24, 2021, 10:27AM 3 of 6 John Ritter At The Golden Globes RAMEY PHOTO AGENCY/Mega John Ritter was nominated for five Golden Globes throughout his career. He won the “Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series — Comedy or Musical” award in 1984 for his work in Three’s Company. August 24, 2021, 10:27AM 4 of 6 John Ritter RAMEY PHOTO AGENCY/Mega Besides sitcoms, John Ritter also acted in a number of major movies throughout his career. Some of his biggest film roles include Problem Child, Bride of Chucky and Man Of The Year. August 24, 2021, 10:27AM 5 of 6 John Ritter And Nancy Morgan RAMEY PHOTO AGENCY/Mega John Ritter’s first wife was Nancy Morgan. The pair were married from 1977 until 1996. Together, they had three children: Jason, Carly and Tyler. August 24, 2021, 10:27AM 6 of 6 Jason, Carly and Tyler Ritter And Nancy Morgan At The 2012 Emmy Awards FameFlynet.uk.com / SplashNews.c Three of John Ritter’s children (Jason, Carly and Tyler) attended the 2012 Emmy Awards with their mom Nancy Morgan. John also had another child with his second wife Amy Yasbeck. August 24, 2021, 10:34AM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.