Previously best known for being the son of the late sitcom star John Ritter, actor Jason Ritter had struck out on his own since the untimely death of his father, consistently making a name for himself as an actor equally adept at both drama and his father's forte, comedy. Even before his dad passed, Ritter had begun taking his first steps towards an onscreen career with a recurring role on "Joan of Arcadia" (CBS, 2003-04), playing a former athlete adjusting to his new life as a paraplegic. But because of his last name, Ritter faced higher expectations, particularly in acting school, where he felt he already had one strike against him before he even started. Luckily for him, his parents were supportive when he informed them of his plans to become an actor - though they were adamant he attend college - and gave him all that was necessary for his success. By the time he starred in his own high-profile drama series, "The Event" (NBC, 2010-11), Ritter was well on his way to becoming a star in his own right.