He later changed his major to theater arts and attended the USC School of Dramatic Arts (formerly School of Theatre) after the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. He made guest appearances on the television series Hawaii Five-O, M*A*S*H, and many others.
Since he was not a weekly cast member, he had time to pursue other roles, which he did until December 1976, when he left for a starring role in the hit ABC sitcom Three's Company (the Americanized version of the 1970s British Thames Television series Man About the House) in 1977.
In 1978, Ritter played Ringo Starr's manager on the TV special Ringo.
After their split, Mayer continued to play local clubs—refining his skills and gaining a following.
After his appearance at the 2001 South by Southwest Festival, he was signed to Aware Records, and then Columbia Records, which released his first EP, Inside Wants Out.
Now, the third wave has dropped and the full album of 12 tracks is complete.
May you hear and see and feel yourself in these songs. Fans who have purchased one or both of the two other waves can complete their album at a lower cost on i Tunes. John is currently on tour and you can see him perform the new music when he reaches a town near you.
Like two percent of the music industry has 80 percent of all the media about it. "All we're talking about is being honest with yourself and what to ask for in this life," he said.
There's like four people who get all the press, and if any of those four people say, 'I want to speak for those people who would just never make this a story'—The only reason we're talking about Taylor Swift taking Spotify on is because she's Taylor Swift! "I put out a song called 'Paper Doll.' The song never got listened to as a song.
His following two full-length albums—Room for Squares (2001) and Heavier Things (2003)—did well commercially, achieving multi-platinum status.
In 2003, he won the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the single "Your Body Is a Wonderland".
Though Mayer started his career mainly performing acoustic rock, he began moving towards the blues genre that had originally influenced him as a musician. Forming the John Mayer Trio, he released a live album in 2005 called Try! Both albums received wide critical acclaim, and Continuum earned Mayer a 2007 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album.