Terry Kiser
Terry Kiser
Terry Kiser made two appearances on Three's Company.
Personal Information
Born: (1939-08-01) August 1, 1939 (age 79)
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Career/Family Information
Years active: 1963 - present
Spouse(s): Sylvie Marmet, 1987-2004 (divorced)
Children: 1 child
Character information
Appeared on: Guest appearances on Three's Company
Character played: Max in "Dying to Meet You" (Season 5)
As Mr. Canon, the Mobster who Loves Jack's cooking in "A Friend in Need" (Season 6)
Three's Company Script

Terry Kiser (born August 1, 1939) made two appearances on Three's Company, first as Max, a crazy, jealous steady boyfriend of April, a beautiful redhead date of Jack's in the Season 5 episode titled "Dying to Meet You", then as Mr. Canon, a mobster Who Loves Jack's Cooking in "A Friend in Need" in Season 6.


Terry is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the dead title-character Bernie, the boss of the characters played by Jonathan Silverman and Andrew McCarthy in the comedy Weekend at Bernie's, and its sequel, Weekend at Bernie's II.

A life member of The Actors Studio,[1] Terry was a regular on the soap operas, The Secret Storm and The Doctors. In 1978, he starred on the short-lived sitcom The Roller Girls. It was during the 1970s and early 1980s that Kiser became a familiar face on episodic television, most notably ABC-TV's Three's Company, The Love Boat, Night Court and The Golden Girls. One of his more memorable roles was on the NBC-TV drama Hill Street Blues, where he played comedian Vic Hitler (aka, Vic the Narcoleptic Comic). He was also a cast member on the syndicated sketch comedy show Off the Wall, as well as part of the ensemble on Carol Burnett's Carol and Company which aired on NBC-TV in 1990.

His many film appearances include Six Pack, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Mannequin Two: On the Move and Sideout. In the 1990s, he appeared on CBS-TV's Walker, Texas Ranger, NBC's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, ABC-TV's Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Will & Grace.


  1. Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc.. p. 278. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.

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