James Bradford
James Bradford
Robert Mandan appears as James Bradford, Vicky Bradford's meddlesome father and Jack's nemesis and then new boss as owner of Jack's Bistro in the final three episodes of "Three's Company" and its spinoff, "Three's a Crowd".
Personal Information
Gender: Male
Wealthy Investment Banker
New co/owner of Jack's Bistro in last episode of Three's Company and in Three's a Crowd
Vicky Bradford's meddlesome father and Jack's nemesis and then new boss as owner of Jack's Bistro
Related to: Vicky Bradford (daughter)
Claudia Bradford (ex-wife)
Character information
Appeared on: Three's Company
Three's A Crowd
Episodes appeared in: Series appearances:
final 3 episodes of Three's Company (Season 8)
24 episodes of Three's a Crowd
Character played by: Robert Mandan
Three's Company Script

James Bradford was a wealthy investment banker, and the overbearing, meddlesome father of Vicky Bradford, Jack's new steady live-in girlfriend (Mary Cadorette) who appears in the final three episodes of run of Three's Company. The character James, as well as daughter Vicky and Jack Tripper and their goings on together were all spun off as an ensemble cast into the Three's Company spinoff series during the 1984-85 television season. The character of James is played by veteran stage/film and TV actor Robert Mandan, who also co-starred as part of an ensemble cast in the hit 1977-1982 ABC-TV sitcom series SOAP.

About James Bradford

In spite of James' spoiling of their initial dinner date at the bistro when he follows the two to Santa Monica from San Francisco, Jack and James's daughter Vicky quickly fall for each other, but James, determined to keep Vicki from dating Jack, perhaps out of fear it would end like his own failed marriage and bitter divorce from ex-wife Claudia, and having observed Vicky's past failed relationships, does not approve of the budding romance.

Perhaps to keep tabs on Vicky and Jack, whose motives he initially distrusts upon their first meeting in the "Friends and Lovers: Part 2" episode on Three's Company, the controlling and sometimes overbearing James, also being the meddling father that he is, purchases the land which Jack's Bistro stands on from Frank Angelino, becoming Jack's new business partner and landlord, as the new lovebirds Jack and Vicky moving into the room just above the restaurant.