Aside from the family drama Joan of Arcadia
, Jason Ritter
was known for his role as Ethan Haas on the comedy series The Class
. In love with his fiancée Joan Richman, Ethan planned a surprise reunion party consisting of their third grade classmates to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the day they met. Unfortunately, Joanne dumped Ethan for smothering her. He eventually developed a unique friendship with Kat Warbler who helped him moved on with his life. Driven by his romantic feelings for Kat, he attempted to pursue a relationship with her but, in the end, was not able to do so.
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After 19 episodes of The Class
, Jason Ritter was cast in the movie The Education of Charlie Banks
. Set during the 1980s, the independent picture explored a fictional liberal arts college in upstate New York through the life of the titular character. The movie had its premiere at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival where it won the “Made in NY” Narrative Award. Jason Ritter played the character Mick, joining Jesse Eisenberg as Charlie, Eva Amurri as Mary, and Chris Marquette as Danny.
In addition, the 27-year old actor also stars and serves as the producer of the dark independent film Good Dick
. Slated for release this year, the movie includes Martin Starr, Tom Arnold, and Mark Webber.
Next year, the former Class
actor will grace director Steven Schachter’s comedy film entitled The Deal
. Based on the novel by Peter Lefcourt, the movie is about a financially challenged film producer who is set to make his nephew’s film about 19th century British conservative statesman and literary figure Benjamin Disraeli. However, he can only get funding if he casts a renowned action star. To complicate the plot, production of the movie is interrupted when the lead actor is kidnapped from the film set. Consequently, the producer creates a scheme with a struggling creative executive in an attempt to save the actor and the movie.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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