Jason Ritter, the son of the late beloved sitcom icon John Ritter, isn’t afraid to confess his dad helped him land his first appearing gig.

The “Parenthood” actor performed the position of Acorn within the 1991 animated film “The Actual Story of O Christmas Tree” alongside John Ritter, who starred as Uncle Piney.

“I’ll say, with none hesitation, that this was a full-on nepotism rent,” Ritter joked whereas showing on Thursday’s episode of SiriusXM’s “The Jess Cagle Present.”

Jason Ritter, who was a younger youngster when he started appearing, can also be credited for showing alongside his father within the 1990 TV film “The Dreamer of Oz.”

Whereas he admits that his dad, who died in 2003, “for positive received me the job” on “O Christmas Tree,” he went on to say that he did “attempt to avoid that” as his appearing profession progressed.

Jason Ritter, left, and John Ritter are pictured in Beverly Hills, California, in 2003.

Seems, Jason Ritter went on to have a profitable profession in Hollywood in his personal proper.

After starring in iconic thriller films of the early aughts, resembling “Freddy vs. Jason” and “Swimfan,” Jason Ritter went on to star as a sequence common on numerous tv exhibits together with “A Million Little Issues” and the NBC drama “Parenthood.”

Jason Ritter is a father himself now, sharing a 4-year-old daughter along with his spouse, “Yellowjackets” star Melanie Lynskey. And whereas he might have tried to keep away from the notion that each one of his Hollywood successes are the results of nepotism, he’s nonetheless taking cues from his father with regards to parenting.

“The primary factor I proceed to move down, which was an enormous factor from my dad and mother, is how they at all times made positive we knew we have been beloved,” he advised “ET Canada” in 2020, including that “the sensation of being beloved, unconditionally, is so essential.”

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