as Sean Walker
|Name||Jason Hussein Ritter|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California|
|Birth Date||February 17, 1980|
|Number of Episodes||14 episodes|
Jason Ritter stars as Sean Walker, an unlikely hero who gets entangled in an immense government conspiracy when his would-be fiancée Leila (Sarah Roemer) mysteriously disappears during their Caribbean cruise in NBC's new high-octane conspiracy thriller "The Event."
Ritter will next star in the independent film "The Dry Land," opposite America Ferrera, Ryan O'Nan and Melissa Leo. The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and recently won the prize for international premiere at the 2010 Edinburgh Film Festival.
Ritter has just completed production on "The Perfect Family," opposite Emily Deschanel and Kathleen Turner. He also recently finished filming the independent features "A Bag of Hammers," opposite Rebecca Hall, and "Morning" opposite Laura Linney and Jeanne Tripplehorn.
Ritter could last be seen starring on screen in "Peter and Vandy," opposite Jess Weixler. The film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. Ritter also starred in and co-produced "Good Dick," written and directed by Marianna Palka, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2008.
Among Ritter's other film credits are "The Education of Charlie Banks," "Our Very Own," "Happy Endings," "Mumford" and "Raise Your Voice."
Ritter recently guest-starred in a multi episode arc on NBC's critically acclaimed "Parenthood." His other television credits include series regular roles on "The Class" and "Joan of Arcadia."
Ritter starred as the lead in the Lincoln Center production of Wendy Wasserstein's "Third," opposite Dianne Wiest, Charles Durning, Amy Aquino, and Gaby Hoffmann, directed by Daniel Sullivan. His additional theater credits include the off-Broadway production of Tom Donaghy's "The Beginning of August" and the role of Tim in the world premiere of Neil LaBute's play "The Distance from Here" at London's Almeida Theatre (directed by David Leveaux).
Ritter is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied at the Atlantic Theatre Company. He also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
- W. (2008), Jeb Bush
- Happy Endings, Otis McKee
- Freddy vs. Jason, Will Rollins
- The Event (2010), Sean Walker
- The Class (2006-2007), Ethan Haas
- Joan of Arcadia (2005), Kevin Girardi
- Player$ (2003), Tim
- Hack (2002), Buddy Griffin
- Jason Ritter at the Internet Movie Database
- Buzz Focus Interview with Jason Ritter
- E Online:Meet Your New TV Obsession: The Event—and "Huggable" Jason Ritter
- NBCU Media Village