'The McCarthys' Tyler Ritter Reveals Best Career Advice from Dad John
By Denny Directo
Tyler Ritter is carrying on his family's name as part of The McCarthys on CBS. Tyler's turn as the golden child of a close-knit Boston family reminds us how much we loved his dad John.
"I don't consciously say [to myself], what would my dad do in this situation, or how would he look doing something,'" he told ET of carrying his father's comedy legacy. "I do think just naturally I bring some of his elements to the table, without even trying."
It's been 11 years since John Ritter died suddenly from a torn aorta, but Tyler says he learned a lot from his dad watching star in TV series such as Three's Company and 8 Simple Rules.
"My dad would always say to me, 'Ask me how many times I've been late to work or an audition,'" he recalls. "I, of course, knew the answer every time because it never changed and I'd say, 'Ok dad, how many times have you been late?' and he would hold up a zero.
"That's what it's about: if you're not early, you're late," he says. "You have to put in the time. It looks like a lot of fun but you only get to have fun when you put in the work and you're prepared."