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A SundanceTV Original Series

The Mortified Sessions

How did Tig Notaro’s childhood prepare her to treat tough issues with unflappable humor? And Jason Ritter shares his journey through the grunge years.

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Jason Ritter

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Jason Ritter can be seen as Lauren Graham’s love interest in a multi episode arc on NBC’s critically acclaimed Parenthood.

Ritter starred on NBC's conspiracy thriller The Event opposite Blair Underwood and Laura Innes. On the show, he played 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.

Ritter starred in A BAG OF HAMMERS 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.

Ritter also starred in the independent film 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.

His other film credits include:THE EDUCATION OF CHARLIE BANKS, OUR VERY OWN, HAPPY ENDINGS, MUMFORD, and RAISE YOUR VOICE. Other television credits include series regular roles on The Class and Joan of Arcadia.

Ritter starred as the title character 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.