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Blast From The Past: Can You Guess Who This Famous Soap Opera Star Is?

In this blast from the past can you guess who this handsome and famous soap opera star is? We’ll give you a hint: here’s a Forrester.

Blast From The Past: Can You Guess Who This Famous Soap Opera Star Is?

Have you given up yet? For those who are still scratching their heads over this one, it’s actor John McCook, who is best known for his role as Eric Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful. But before then, he got to star in the hit sitcom Three’s Company!

Speaking to Soap Opera Digest in a new interview, the handsome actor recalled working on Three’s Company back in 1981 and 1982 as both Alan and Doug Cooper. He said, “I knew John [Ritter] because of [wife] Laurette [Spang]. John was friends with Ron Howard, and Laurette had been a part of the HAPPY DAYS group. We’d been to his house. Their children were the same age as ours, so we mixed it up. John was a genius when it came to physical comedy, and such a sweet man. When I went in, he was like, ‘You’re doing this?’ I did two shows and I played a playboy, the same kind of guy each time. They shot it on Stage 31 at CBS [where B&B now shoots]. Laurette also did one and I went with her. John was thrilled that Laurette was doing it, and she was in what’s now my dressing room! She was in 31K, where I have been for 36 years. Isn’t that cool?”

But Three’s Company wasn’t the only popular sitcom that John got to guest star in back in the day. He also played ‘Tuxedo Man’ on Family Ties a year later in 1983. John said, “Elyse, the mother, Meredith Baxter [ex-Maureen, Y&R], who was very nice, got cast in a commercial for frozen foods and they shot it in her kitchen and in the commercial, her co-star is in a tie and tails, and he is the Proper Penguin, and I played that guy. Things went nuts during the commercial, and the cast and the producers and everybody, we all just laughed at that character and that scene.”

John Was Also On Family Ties

Even with his long and successful television career, it’s a good thing John McCook found his forever home on The Bold and the Beautiful, right? In the meantime, let us know what you think by leaving us a line with your thoughts in our comments section below. The Bold and the Beautiful airs weekdays on the CBS network. Check your local listings for times.

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