Jason Ritter recently finished filming “There’s Always Woodstock” directed by Rita Merson. Prior to that, he starred in “You’re Not You” opposite Hillary Swank and “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film” for Lifetime. Ritter starred on NBC’s critically acclaimed “Parenthood” as Lauren Graham’s love interest. Ritter also starred in NBC's conspiracy thriller “The Event” opposite Blair Underwood and Laura Innes. Other television credits include series regular roles on “The Class” and “Joan of Arcadia.”
Ritter’s film credits include “A Bag of Hammers” starring opposite Rebecca Hall which opened in May 2012 and “The Perfect Family” opposite Emily Deschanel; which premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. “Free Samples” opposite Jess Weixler; premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. He also appeared in “The End of Love” opposite Amanda Seyfried and Michael Cera which opened at Sundance Film Festival in January 2012. Ritter also starred 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 won the prize for international premiere at the 2010 Edinburgh Film Festival. He also starred in “Peter and Vandy” opposite Jess Weixler, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. Ritter 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. Other film credits include: “The Education of Charlie Banks”, “Our Very Own”, “Happy Endings”, “Mumford”, and “Raise Your Voice.”
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.
Jason Ritter stars as "Bruce", a suicidal patient who befriends Lucy during her time at the psychiatric hospital, in the short, "Lucy."