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John Ritter

Ancestry of
John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor


Who was John Ritter?

John Ritter was an American actor who was probably best known for his role as Jack Tripper in the television sitcom Three's Company. He won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe award in 1984 for his role on the show. John Ritter died tragically in 2003 from an aortic dissection shortly after production of an episode for his sitcom 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter. He was the son of famous singing cowboy Tex Ritter.

Famous Kin

In addition to his father Tex Ritter, some of John Ritter's closest famous kin are former U.S. Presidents. These include Abraham Lincoln, George W. Bush, and William Howard Taft. He also has kinship to a couple of fellow celebrities, actress Raquel Welch and singer/songwriter Grace Slick. Other famous kin include aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, women's rights advocate Susan B. Anthony, and cowboy hat inventor John Batterson Stetson.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for John Ritter

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

10th cousin 2 times removed
via George Jones of Dinder, Somerset

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George Howard Earle

30th Governor of Pennsylvania

9th cousin 1 time removed
via George Jones of Dinder, Somerset

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Anne Heche

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed
via George Jones of Dinder, Somerset

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

20th cousin 1 time removed
via William de Ros

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

20th cousin
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Eudo la Zouche

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

18th cousin
via Sir Philip le Despencer

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed
via William de Ros

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

21st cousin
via Sir Gilbert de Clare

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Eudo la Zouche

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

18th cousin
via Sir Philip le Despencer

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Gov. Thomas Dudley

Colonial Immigrant Ancestor

10th cousin 11 times removed
via William de Ros

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Gov. Thomas Dudley

Colonial Immigrant Ancestor

10th cousin 10 times removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Gov. Thomas Dudley

Colonial Immigrant Ancestor

11th cousin 10 times removed
via Sir Gilbert de Clare

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Gov. Thomas Dudley

Colonial Immigrant Ancestor

9th cousin 12 times removed
via Eudo la Zouche

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Gov. Thomas Dudley

Colonial Immigrant Ancestor

8th cousin 10 times removed
via Sir Philip le Despencer

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Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

16th cousin 5 times removed
via William de Ros

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Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

16th cousin 4 times removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Gilbert de Clare

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Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

15th cousin 6 times removed
via Eudo la Zouche

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Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

14th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Philip le Despencer

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Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

19th cousin 2 times removed
via William de Ros

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Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Gilbert de Clare

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Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Eudo la Zouche

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