Characters / Three's Company

Jack Tripper

Played by: John Ritter

  • Attractive Bent-Gender: When dressed in drag in the Season 4 episode "Jack on the Lam." Chrissy's date found him especially hot.
  • Camp Straight: Which certainly helps when pretending to be gay.
  • Casanova Wannabe
  • Catch Phrase: "Oh lordy, lordy, lordy..."
  • Chivalrous Pervert
  • Cure Your Gays: Mr. Furley thinks his friendship with Jack did the trick when he moves in with a woman in the series finale.
  • Faux Yay: Jack must pretend to be gay in front of the landlords so that he can live with two females.
  • The Klutz
  • Meaningful Name: Jack Tripper refers to the fact that Jack is a klutz.
  • Mistaken for Gay
  • Nice Guy
  • The Pratfall:
  • Punny Name: Just repeat his name slowly until you get the joke.
  • Starving Student: The reason why he moves in with the girls.
  • Supreme Chef: Jack attends cooking school for the first few seasons and later opens a French restaurant.
  • Troll: Quite often when Mr Roper makes a crack about him being gay (or sometimes just to get rid of him), Jack gets his own back by pretending to flirt with him.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Multiple episodes suggest that he and Janet might have a thing for each other, but nothing ever comes of it, and in the series finale, they both end up marrying different people.

Janet Wood

Played by: Joyce DeWitt

Christmas Noelle "Chrissy" Snow

Played by: Suzanne Somers (Seasons 1-5)

Stanley and Helen Roper

Played by: Norman Fell and Audra Lindley (Seasons 1-3)

Larry Dallas

Played by: Richard Kline (Seasons 2-8)

Ralph Furley

Played by: Don Knotts (Seasons 4-8)

  • Always Camp: His loud Seventies clothes seem to make sense only in his mind.
  • Ascended Extra: Furley was originally supposed to be a one-time character, but Knotts fit in so efficiently with the rest of the cast that he became a series regular.
  • Casanova Wannabe
  • Catch Phrase: "Now hear this!"
  • Dirty Old Man
  • Expy: He's basically Barney Fife in a leisure suit.
  • Landlord
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Like Mr Roper, he is the only member of the cast who does not know that Jack is really straight.
    • Unlike Mr Roper however, it is implied that, due to his own swingers' lifestyle, he himself would not mind the trio's living situation. It's just that his brother, the building's true owner, would not stand for it.

Cindy Snow

Played by: Jenilee Harrison (Seasons 5-6)

Terri Alden

Played by: Priscilla Barnes (Seasons 6-8)