When Jason Ritter sat down with ET recently, we revisited an early interview with the actor in which he shared some wise words he was once given by his late father, John Ritter.
Jason admitted that it hasn't been easy living in his dad's shadow and trying to walk in his footsteps. In fact, in his early comedy auditions when casting directors would rave about his father's comedic genius before the read, Jason would get shaky. He told ET that after hearing about his dad's legendary comedic abilities, he would be discouraged if the casting directors weren't belly laughing at his performance.
"I remember the first time when I saw him on TV and in the room at the same time," Jason told ET during a recent sit-down. "I was like, 'Oh! You don't go in there and shrink and be a weirdo, and then come back out.'"
The actor is the same age as ET, 35, and made his ET debut in 1982 when he was just 2 years old.
"Oh my God!" Jason said, watching the early video of himself on the Three's Company set. "That is a cool outfit."