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Quiz about The Amazing John Ritter
Quiz about The Amazing John Ritter

The Amazing John Ritter Trivia Quiz


You may remember John Ritter in "Three's Company," where he portrayed 'Jack Tripper'. John was an amazing actor and a very funny guy. I hope this quiz doesn't 'trip' you up!

A multiple-choice quiz by JuniorTheJaws. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
86,902
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
3017
Last 3 plays: Guest 136 (4/10), Guest 130 (4/10), Guest 174 (7/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. What is the name of John's father? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In 1972, John appeared in an episode on the series, "The Waltons." What type of character did he portray? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In 2000, he had a part in the Public Broadcasting System's (PBS), "Clifford The Big Red Dog." He gave a voice to which character? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In 1986, he seized an opportunity to appear as himself in the hit series "Life With Lucy," which starred funny lady Lucille Ball?


Question 5 of 10
5. In 1976, John appeared in the series "Starsky and Hutch." What was the name of the character that he portrayed? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In 1975, John appeared in an episode on the series "Barnaby Jones." What was the name of the character that he portrayed? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In 1999, John had the great opportunity to star in an episode of "Touched By An Angel." What was the title of the episode that he appeared in? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In March of 1989, John was involved with the show "Anything But Love." What was the extent of his involvement with this series? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In 1990, John made a movie in which he starred opposite Michael Oliver. What is the name of this movie? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In 1987, John had another opportunity to have his own series once again. What is the name of the series?

Answer: (Please choose from either: Hooperman or Three's a Crowd)

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Most Recent Scores
May 01 2024 : Guest 136: 4/10
Apr 23 2024 : Guest 130: 4/10
Apr 19 2024 : Guest 174: 7/10
Apr 19 2024 : Guest 98: 10/10
Apr 09 2024 : Guest 98: 5/10
Apr 03 2024 : Guest 69: 6/10

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What is the name of John's father?

Answer: Woodward Maurice Ritter

John's father was born Woodward Maurice Ritter in 1905 in Panola County, Texas. His father was a singer and an actor and used to perform under the name 'Tex' Ritter. In 1977, John started his acting career in the hit comedy series 'Three's Company'. Sadly, John's father passed away in 1973. John has said many times throughout his illustrious career that his father was a great influence in his life.
2. In 1972, John appeared in an episode on the series, "The Waltons." What type of character did he portray?

Answer: He portrayed a Reverend

"The Waltons" is a fact-based television series that was set in the Great Depression and World War II. The family that this show is about is the Hammer Family and how they survived and grew strong during those times. John had an opportunity to portray Reverend Forwick in one of the episodes. Ralph Waite, who portrayed John Walton, said in an interview on "E - True Hollywood Stories," "that John did a remarkable job, and it would be a great honor to have him around on the show more often."
3. In 2000, he had a part in the Public Broadcasting System's (PBS), "Clifford The Big Red Dog." He gave a voice to which character?

Answer: Clifford

This is a wonderful show that is aimed directly to and for the younger people. John had an opportunity to give a voice to the lead character 'Clifford.' This show, which aired for the first time in September of 2000, was only a thirty minute program, and lasted a season.
4. In 1986, he seized an opportunity to appear as himself in the hit series "Life With Lucy," which starred funny lady Lucille Ball?

Answer: Yes

In the episode "Lucy Makes A Hit With John Ritter," he appeared as himself. In the episode, he was doing a play in the town where Lucy lived. He stops into a store to buy a few things and in the usual Lucy fashion, rather than being helpful (which was her intent), she accidentally hurts his hand.

In the end, the lead actress in John's play gets sick and Lucy fills in as the lead. Other stars that appeared in that episode are: Greg Mullavey, Ruth Buzzi, and Sally Kemp.
5. In 1976, John appeared in the series "Starsky and Hutch." What was the name of the character that he portrayed?

Answer: Tom Cole

In the episode "Hostage," John had the opportunity to portray a different sort of character. He played the part of Tom Cole, who takes several people hostage. It is Starky and Hutch's job to convince him to let them go.
6. In 1975, John appeared in an episode on the series "Barnaby Jones." What was the name of the character that he portrayed?

Answer: Joe Rockwell

In the episode "Price Of Terror," John played the part of Joe Rockwell. In this episode, his character is murdered by a karate expert that is selling re-salvaged machines out of Vietnam on the black market in the United States.
7. In 1999, John had the great opportunity to star in an episode of "Touched By An Angel." What was the title of the episode that he appeared in?

Answer: Black Like Monica

John portrayed Tom McKinsley, who is the sheriff in the small town of Aynesville, Illinois. This is a remarkable episode in which Monica is sent to Earth from the heavens above to help those that fear people of a different race. Tom McKinsley is an honorable and decent man, but over the years since he has become sheriff, he has let many things go by him, including the bigotry that is plaguing his town. Monica sees a group of white men assaulting a young black man.

The group of white men spot her, because in parts of this episode, Monica appears as a person of black skin.

The group of white men chase Monica into some bushes, where she stoops down and prays to God to be white. When the group are upon her, they now see her as white, and let her go. Monica is so startled by the fact that she is white once again, and starts to cry.

As Tess appears, Monica is hiding in an old school bus, and looks up to see Tess standing before her, and begs Tess to forgive her for wishing that she was white.

In this episode, John plays a remarkable part as the sheriff who admits that he is a racist. He, along with the town change their ways. This is the best episode of "Touched By An Angel."
8. In March of 1989, John was involved with the show "Anything But Love." What was the extent of his involvement with this series?

Answer: Executive Producer

"Anything But Love" made its television debut in March of 1989. The series is set around the character of Hannah Miller and her involvement with her boyfriend Marty Gold. Hannah is an aspiring young journalist and Marty works for a magazine, and gets Hannah a job.

This was a very cute little series. The show last aired on television in June of 1992. This was the first time that John tried his hand on the 'other side' of the camera.
9. In 1990, John made a movie in which he starred opposite Michael Oliver. What is the name of this movie?

Answer: Problem Child

"Problem Child" was made in 1990, it is about a couple that wants children, but cannot have any of their own. They decide to adopt, but they want an infant, when they are told that they will have to be placed on a waiting list for potential infants to adopt, Ben (who is portrayed by John Ritter) becomes desperate.

The person who runs the agency tells them that they might consider adopting an older child. Thus setting the stage for them to adopt Junior (portrayed by child actor Michael Oliver). It seems that Junior, after being shifted from one set of parents to the next, fell into the hands of an orphanage that is run by nuns. Junior is so bad that the nuns and the director of the adoption agency will say and do anything to get him a home. If you have never seen this movie, I would advise you to see it.

It is a good movie, that shows the multi-talented Ritter at his best.
10. In 1987, John had another opportunity to have his own series once again. What is the name of the series?

Answer: Hooperman

John had the starring role in "Hooperman" which debuted on ABC in September of 1987. The storyline for the series was, Harry Hooperman, a San Francisco police officer inherits an apartment complex. Being a full-time police officer, Hooperman could not handle the building himself and had to hire a superintendent by the name of Susan Smith. The series only lasted until July of 1989. John Ritter is most noted for his roles in "Three's Company," "The Ropers," and "Three's a Crowd." All of this information can be found at www.hollywood.com. Thanks for taking this quiz.

On September 11, 2003, John passed away due to a tear in the aorta wall which simulated a heart attack while on the set of his hit television show, "8 Simple Rules For Dating My Daughter." John will always be remembered as Jack Tripper on "Three's Company."
Source: Author JuniorTheJaws

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