Jason Morgan Ritter is an American actor mostly known for his role as Kevin Girardi in the TV series Joan of Arcadia and Ethan Hass in The Class. He also voiced Dipper Pines in Gravity Falls. He also starred in Parenthood as Mark Cyr for which he received an Emmy award nomination.
Jason was born on February 17, 1980, in Los Angeles, California to actors Nancy Morgan and John Ritter. His grandparents are actors Tex Ritter and Dorothy Fay.
He attended middle and high school at the Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California. He graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he studied in the Atlantic Theater Company. He also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, UK.
Jason starred in The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story alongside his own father. He also appeared in the movies PG and Swimfan in 2002. In 2003, he appeared as Will Rollins in the slasher/horror film Freddy vs. Jason.
Jason also voiced in an episode of All Grown Up as Mr. Fisk. In 2008, Jason released a movie Good Dick which he produced and starred in along with his girlfriend at the time, Marianna Palka, who also wrote and directed the film.
He also appeared in Raise your Voice, Happy endings, Our Very Own, The Wicker Man, The Deal, W., and many others as supporting characters.
His theatre credits are Wendy Wasserstein’s Third, for which he won the Clarence Derwent Award and the Martin e. Segal Award. He was also seen in an Off-Broadway production The Beginning of August and The Distance from Here.
Ritter starred in the NBC drama The event as Sean Walker in 2010. Later the same year, he played the role of Mark Cyr in Parenthood which earned him an Emmy award nomination in 2012.
He also had guest roles in television serials like Robot Chicken, Modern Family, Call Me Crazy. In 2015 he starred in a TV series Girls and in Another Period as the lead role of Lord Federick Bellacourt, he is still seen in this role.
The actor has three siblings Tyler Ritter, Carly Ritter, and Noah Ritter. And his stepmother is Amy Yasbeck.
Jason was in a relationship with a Scottish actress Marianna Palka who he met in Queens in October 1999. The two dated for a long time until 2013 when they ended their relationship.
Jason dated an American actress Amber Tamblyn for a short time before meeting his soon to be wife Melanie Lynskey who he met on a movie set. Besides this, there is no information about Jason's relationship, affairs or marriage or divorce.
Jason and Melanie dated for four years before getting engaged in February 2017. They are living a happy love life however, the couple has no signs of getting married for a few years.
The 38 years old American actor has made a fortune out of his career. Although his exact salary is not revealed by some sources his net worth is estimated to be around $6 million.
He started his professional acting career in the early 90’s and is active to present. Some of his films are Peter and Vandy, Morning, The Big Ask, Free Samples, The Dry Land and so on.