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Like father, like son

Mar 17, 2003  •  Post A Comment

Last year, 8 Simple Rules star John Ritter, 55, guested on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as a killer psychiatrist. On March 28, his son Jason, 23, guests as one of two brothers under investigation for murder. It’s the first time the show has had a real-life father and son, according to exec producer Neal Baer: “Jason’s very charming and has a real likability like his father. … There’s definitely a resemblance.” Jason Ritter said his father always gives him good advice. On SVU, however, there wasn’t much advice to give. “It was funny because more of his stuff was in the `Order’ section, whereas my stuff pretty much takes place in the interrogation room,” Jason explained. “He worked with almost everyone I didn’t get to work with. He was telling me to say hi to all these people, like Mariska [Hargitay], and I pretty much just worked with Ice-T.”