Remembering Actor/Comedian John Ritter On The 10th Anniversary Of His Death

John Ritter, actor and comedian best remembered for his portrayal as nice guy Lothario Jack Tripper on Three’s Company, died ten years ago today of a heart ailment.

Ritter was one of those rare actors who seemed to possess all the right adjectives and descriptives, both seemingly as an actor, a personality, and off screen. Charming, irresistible, likeable, with man next door looks, he was like Buster Keaton meets James Stewart or Cliff Robertson as played by Charlie Chaplin. Ritter was able to successfully brew together these elements and create an end result of a persona in films (even when he was being a regular lout, as in Blake Edwards’ semi-successful sexy comedy Skin Deep), that comes across effusing with effervescent charm mixed with humor that made for a concoction that was enjoyed by all audiences of ages and stripes.

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