Ben Baxter, a dishonest classmate of Jack's who switches dishes with him while he was tied up and not looking during a final cooking exam at cooking school, is played by Steve Vinovich.
|Full name||Benjamin Baxter, presumed|
|Appeared on:||Three's Company in guest appearance|
|Episodes appeared in:||in episode "Jack's Graduation" in Season 4|
|Character played by:||Steve Vinovich|
Ben Baxter was a fellow classmate and student at the culinary arts school which Jack Tripper also attended on Three's Company who attempts to cheat on a final cooking exam by switching dishes with Jack, who while he was not looking, tries to untangle his apron from a fellow female student. The role of Ben was played by character actor Steve Vinovich.
In the season 4 episode "Jack's Graduation", Dean Travers fails Jack for a dish which dishonest Ben made and then switched with Jack while he was not looking during the exam; after getting him and then the Dean to both stop by the apartment, the roommates get the Dean, who was in the kitchen with Janet, to hear Ben, who thought he was there to meet Chrissy, admit that he switched dishes with Jack, and hear him call the Dean an "idiot windbag"! When he passes Jack and fails Ben, It shows that the Dean, even with his toughness and other character flaws, can still be of fair judgement.