Jack Kittredge is the father of Kit Kittredge; she refers to him as "Dad".
- Margaret Kittredge: Wife.
- Charles Kittredge: Son.
- Kit Kittredge: Daughter.
- Millie Morrison: Aunt Millie is not a blood relative; she raised him as a child.
- Birch Morrison: Aunt Millie's husband before he died; he raised him as a child.
Personality and Facts
Jack used to run a car dealership, but with the Depression he has since lost his job. This is partially because he did not fire any of his employees and used his own savings to pay their salaries until the dealership was closed. However, in Danger at the Zoo, Mr. Kittredge finds a summer job at the local airport. In Changes for Kit, he worked under one of President Roosevelt's programs, the Civil Works Administration.
Jack was raised by Aunt Millie and her husband Uncle Birch after his parents died from cancer when he was young. They were the only family that Jack knew; this implies his parents died when he was very young. In college he was a baseball star. It was also established in Meet Kit that he fought in World War I, as he once learned the song Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag while in service, which became the basis for his daughter's nickname.
In The Books
Meet Kit: An American Girl
Kit Learns a Lesson: A School Story
Kit's Surprise: A Christmas Story
Happy Birthday, Kit!: A Springtime Story
Kit Saves The Day: A Summer Story
Changes for Kit: A Winter Story
In The Film
Early in the film, Kit's father goes to Chicago to try to find a new job. He comes back very close to the end of the film, just in time to see the editor of the paper come and tell Kit that she has been published.
He is played by Chris O'Donnell.