I've always wondered if John Ritter (as Jack Tripper) had ever hurt himself during filming of Three's Company. There's alot of physical comedy, and I wonder if he ever received an injury from it. There is nothing online about it.

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While there's no concrete evidence to confirm or debunk this question, it's probable he never sustained any serious injury based on some information obtained online.

According to this list of on-set injuries, there is no entry for John Ritter prior to his death while filming an episode of "8 Simple Rules".

According to the Three's Company episode guide, there was never any extreme gap in air dates that would indicate a lengthy hospital stay or recovery from broken bones.

So, while it's probable he sustained bumps and/or bruises doing some of his comedy scenes, it doesn't appear that it was anything more than that.

  • That's what i figured. I have the episode guide, and the show's bio, so i figured it would mentioned in those if something happened. Nov 30, 2016 at 20:05
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    Not disputing the answer, but to my knowledge, episodes of a TV show are rarely being filmed while that season is airing. They don't film each episode during the week and then throw it up at the last minute (South Park is a notable exception to this rule, from what I've heard.) So, a primary actor sustaining a major injury would not likely result in a gap in air dates mid-season. An injury sustained while filming might result in some last-minute script changes and delays while filming, but the episodes would still almost certainly be ready by the time the season starts airing.
    – Steve-O
    Nov 30, 2016 at 21:24
  • also, if the actor gets seriously injured they would probably write the actor out of a few episodes or write the episodes to explain why they're not around so much, or they could work an injury into the script.
    – user43097
    Dec 1, 2016 at 0:32

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