|Birth name:||Martin Rips|
|Years active:||1978 to 2004|
|Series involved with:||Three's Company / The Ropers / Three's a Crowd|
connection with series:
|Episodes involved with:||involved in 20 episodes of TC in Seasons 4-7 |
involved all episodes for Three's a Crowd series
involved in 8 episodes of The Ropers, with Joseph Staretski
Martin Rips (born 6 February 1949) was involved in a total of twenty episodes of Three's Company beginning with the Season 4 episode "Upstairs Downstairs Downstairs" and ending with the Season 8 episode titled "The Heiress". Of those twenty, he contributed with the teleplay for three, "Double Trouble" in Season 5, "And Now Here's Jack" and "Navy Blues" in Season 7. Martin was also involved in all 22 episodes of Three's a Crowd, and also eight episodes of The Ropers, as either an associate producer, script writer, or teleplay contributor. In his work in Hollywood, mostly on TV, Martin frequently has collaborated with Joseph Staretski in the writing of scripts for numerous TV sitcoms.
Martin spent twenty years as a television writer, and produced or co-produced the series Three's Company, its spinoff series Three's a Crowd, CBS-TV's Hearts Afire, which co-starred John Ritter and Markie Post, and the ABC-TV sitcom Coach.
He taught for years at the UCLA Writers Program and has produced educational and documentary films on addiction. In addition to multiple graduate degrees in Theater and Clinical Psychology, Martin studied at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis as well. Martin now serves as a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and licensed marriage and family therapist in Santa Monica, California.