Jason Ritter jokes that his first acting job was a “complete nepotism hire” – The Hollywood Reporter
Jason Ritter is being outspoken about being a nepotist kid.
While appearing in the fifth episode of SiriusXM’s Performances by Jess Caglethe be a parent actor who credited his first acting job as a child, voicing Little Acorn in cartoons The True Story of the Christmas Treefor his father, the late John Ritter.
“I will say without hesitation, this is like a total nepotism rental. I’ll admit it,” he joked. “He [John] definitely gave me the job. I tried to stay away from that then.
The 8 simple rules star, who died of aortic dissection in 2003 at the age of 54, voices Piney, uncle of Little Acorn in the cartoon.
Jason said that when he was growing up, he later found a recording of the video and showed it to him. “I said, ‘Oh, they must have sped up my voice to make it that high,’” story the actor recalls, laughing. “Both my mom and dad said, ‘No, it [his voice] high.'”
The You are not you the actor, who has enjoyed a successful career in the industry, explained that seeing his father on set is “always a special experience,” recalling his first visit to one of the films. John’s school was about 8 years old.
He continued, “I remember the first time I went, I didn’t even know what he was shooting, but it was a night shot… So the idea of staying up all night was exciting and very crazy. crazy for me.”