|Born:||May 6, 1940|
|Birthplace:||Los Angeles, Calfornia, U.S.|
|TV and film screewriter, producer|
|Series involved with:||Three's Company |
Three's A Crowd
connection with series:
|Executive in charge of production for all three series|
Theodore Robert "Ted" Bergmann, Jr. (born September 12, 1940) served as the executive in charge of production of Three's Company and its spinoff series, The Ropers and Three's a Crowd. He is played by Daniel Roebuck in the 2003 NBC-TV Made-for-TV movie biopic Behind The Camera:The Unauthorized Story of Three's Company. Ted is the son of late TV producer Ted Bergmann, Sr., who was co-owner, with Don Taffner, of Bergmann-Taffner productions, which produced Three's Company and its spinoffs The Ropers and Three's A Crowd.
Life and CareerEdit
Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, Ted graduated from UCLA where he sold his first TV script, The Munsters, while still in college. A short time later, Ted became the youngest staff writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, earning an Emmy nomination.
Scriptwriting and production workEdit
In 1967, after the dissoliving of the Dumont Network, and several years of working in numerous film and TV projects as a stage crew member Ted took on his first job as a scriptwriter, writing 26 episodes for the popular CBS-TV series The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour; he would then write an episode of the NBC-TV sitcom The Munsters in 1968, eventually going on to write scripts for Gimme A Break, Small Wonder, Out Of This World, and It's Garry Shandling's Show. He also wrote several episodes of the popular NBC-TV series Sanford and Son, and its short-lived 1980 spinoff series Sanford. By 1976, Bergmann would take on the job as the production manager for the ABC-TV sitcom Three's Company, serving in that capacity during the series eight season run on ABC. He also would serve in a similar capacity for its spinoff series The Ropers and Three's A Crowd. He also would serve as the producer for the made-for-TV films The Best On Record (1968), Death Stalk (1970), and Chelsea D.H.O. (1973) and The Good Ol' Boys (1979).
Ted currently resides in Sebastopol, CA, where he continues to work on TV scripts.