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Three's Company

Richard Kline

Larry Dallas

Best known as Jack Tripper's shady buddy Larry Dallas on Three's Company (1977-1984), Kline is the antithesis of his ignoble character.

The Vietnam veteran was born in Manhattan and received an M.F.A. from the acclaimed Theater Program at Northwestern University. After graduation, Kline was heavily involved in theater and made his professional debut in 1971 as part of the Lincoln Center Repertory Company. Regional theater productions included Chemin de Fer (in Chicago with Dennis Franz), Death of a Salesman, and Love's Labour's Lost. A trained singer, Kline debuted on Broadway in City of Angels (1990).

His first TV role was in 1976 on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Kline worked regularly on the small screen throughout his early career, appearing on Maude (1978), Eight Is Enough (1977), and multiple episodes of The Love Boat and Fantasy Island. However, his seven seasons as two-timing used car salesman Larry Dallas are what made him a household name. Once the show wrapped, Kline landed in another sitcom, It's a Living (1985-1989), and made guest appearances on popular shows like St. Elsewhere (1987), L.A. Law (1994), Married with Children (1996), and he even had a run on daytime soap, The Bold and the Beautiful (1995-1996). More recently, Kline has starred in episodes of That '70s Show (1999), ER (2004), and NYPD Blue (2004).

Kline's film debut was in Serpico (1976), and he's appeared in Problem Child (1990) with Three's Company co-star Ritter, and in Barry Levinson's Liberty Heights (1999). The versatile Kline has also directed theater, most recently Computer Geek (2006) at the Chicago Improv, and his TV directing credits include episodes of Evening Shade (1991) and Harry and the Hendersons (1991). Married, and father to daughter Colby, Kline continues to appear on the stage and screen.

Character Bio

Jack's best buddy, Larry "Love 'em and Leave 'em" Dallas is making the most of the swinging Seventies. This shameless ladies' man can be a bit uncouth when it comes to women, and it may only be sheer coincidence that he's also a used car salesman by trade. When he learns about Jack's living situation, Larry thinks his buddy has hit paydirt, and he's not above trying to make the moves on each one of the roommates. To call him sleazy might be a bit strong, but Larry isn't above lying, cheating, or using Jack's name to score points with a babe (or to get out of a bad spot with one either). He loves getting into mischief with Jack, and although he may not be the marrying type, Larry is indeed a loyal friend to Jack, and in the end that's what really matters.

Three's Company TV Schedule

Sunday
September 7
3:00am
Larry Loves Janet
Larry develops a crush on Janet when he observes her gentle, domestic side.
TV-PG
3:30am
Mighty Mouth
Jack falls for an athletic gym instructor.
TV-PG
4:00am
The Love Lesson
Furley's been giving Jack lessons on wooing the opposite sex and thinks he's cured him when he spies him out with a girl.
TV-PG
4:30am
Handcuffed
In a playful moment Chrissy and Jack accidentally handcuff themselves together.
TV-PG
5:00am
And Baby Makes Two
Janet makes a passing comment about babies and suddenly Jack and Chrissy think she wants a child of her own.
TV-PG
5:30am
Jack's Bad Boy
A 12-year-old runaway becomes Jack's nemesis when the girls take him in.
TV-PG
Sunday
September 14
3:00am
Lee Ain't Heavy, He's my Brother
Childhood feelings of inferiority arise when Jack's handsome, successful brother Lee comes to visit.
TV-PG
3:30am
The Root of All Evil
A lucky bet at the race track leaves Chrissy flush with cash,
TV-PG
4:00am
Secret Admirer
After receiving a slew of notes from a secret admirer, Chrissy sets up a rendezvous to blow the guy off once and for all.
TV-PG
4:30am
The Goodbye Guy
The trio thinks Furley is suicidal after his brother humiliates him in front of the woman of his dreams.
TV-PG
5:00am
Jack's Graduation
When a dirty-dealing classmate scuttles Jack's final exam, it's up to Janet and Chrissy to set things straight.
TV-PG
5:30am
Upstairs, Downstairs, Downstairs
Jack tries to prepare a gourmet meal for his roommates while also filling in for Larry on a blind date.
TV-PG
1:48pm
...And Justice for Jack
On his first day as a grill cook at a busy diner, Jack soon finds that his boss wants to sample more than his daily special.
TV-PG
2:24pm
A Hundred Dollars a What?
Chrissy takes a part-time job at a convention from a new friend.
TV-PG
3:00pm
Downhill Chaser
Jack tells his new girlfriend he's a skiing pro to impress her.
TV-PG
3:30pm
A Crowded Romance
Janet works overtime to keep Larry and Jack from discovering that they're both dating the same woman.
TV-PG
4:00pm
Room at the Bottom
Jack applies for a position at fancy French bistro.
TV-PG
4:30pm
Chrissy's Cousin
While Chrissy's out of town, her clumsy, yet sweet cousin, Cindy Snow takes her place.
TV-PG