'Three's Company': Where are they now?

Slideshow posted in Photos | Thursday, February 02, 2012

8 of 9: Richard Kline portrayed used car salesman and neighbor Larry Dallas on 'Three's Company,' which ran for eight seasons between 1976 until 1984.

'Three's Company' followed the lives of three single roommates, Jack Tripper (John Ritter), Janet Wood (Joyce DeWitt) and Chrissy Snow (Suzanne Somers), their living arrangement and sexual exploits. At the time of the show's debut in 1976, co-ed living was still somewhat taboo and the trio told the landlord Stanley Roper (Norman Fell) that Jack was gay, while the landlord's wife Helen (Audra Lindley) knew what 'the kids' were doing.

When Somers was written off the show in 1981, her character Chrissy Snow was sent to care for her sick mother in Fresno and was temporarily replaced by Chrissy's cousin Cindy Snow (Jenilee Harrison) before their permanent roommate, Terri Alden (Priscilla Barnes) moved in.

Lindley and Fell went on to star in the spinoff 'The Ropers,' which ran between 1979 and 1980 on ABC, which showed the couple moving from their 'Three's Company' home to live in the fancier Cheviot Hills community and sold the building. The new owner's brother Ralph Furley (Don Knotts) took over as the landlord.

Kline was born in 1944 in Queens, New York. He attended Queens College and received a Masters theater degree from Northwestern University before serving with the Army in the Vietnam War.

Following 'Three's Company,' Kline appeared in series like 'The Love Boat,' 'It's a Living,' 'His and Hers,' 'Harry and the Hendersons,' 'Noah Knows' Best' and 'NYPD Blue.'

He has also appeared in films like 'Beverly Hills Ninja,' 'Liberty Heights,' 'I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry' and 'Jack and Jill.'

Kline has appeared in numerous theater productions since 1971 and made his Broadway debut in the 1990 musical, 'City of Angels.' In 2010, he was cast as the Wizard of Oz in the first national tour of 'Wicked.'

(Pictured: Richard Kline appears in the credits of 'Three's Company.' / Richard Kline appears in a still from the 1999 film 'Liberty Heights.') (DLT Entertainment / Warner Bros. Pictures)