His nickname comes from the distinctive character trait that he is always wearing a pair of 3-D glasses (a reference to the 3-D movies that were popular in the 1950s).
He was portrayed by Casey Siemaszko, who also played Curley in Of Mice and Men.
Back to the Future
He is there with Biff and the others when Biff shows up to bully George McFly about doing his homework at Lou's Cafe, and when Biff nearly starts a fight with George's son, Marty McFly from 1985 (who passes himself off as a new student named Calvin Klein), and then later when Marty does manage to start a fight with Biff at Lou's Cafe. After punching Biff, Marty runs outside, knocking Match, Skinhead, and 3-D down on the way. When Marty tries to escape on a make-shift skateboard, the gang chases after him in Biff's car. A brief chase ensues, ending with Biff's car crashing into a manure truck, causing the car and the bullies to end up covered in manure.
The three are with Biff at the "Enchantment Under the Sea dance" to get back at Marty, who had brought Lorraine Baines as a "date." While Biff tried to have his way with Lorraine, he tells them to take Marty around back so he could deal with him later. The three carry Marty over to a car and lock him in the trunk. Unfortunately for them, the car happens to belong to the band playing at the dance: Marvin Berry and the Starlighters. The band demands to know what the three are doing to their car. 3-D and Skinhead offend the band with racial slurs, and are chased off by the band, who free Marty from the trunk.
Back to the Future II
3-D and the others still work for Biff in the alternate 1985 serving as his security (this is the only timeline in which he is seen after 1955). The three knock out Marty when they find him out in front of Biff's casino, and take him upstairs. They later chase Marty through the hotel after he confronts Biff about the almanac, though Marty manages to lose them. In this timeline, 3-D trades his 3-D glasses for a pair of aviators, albeit with red and blue lenses, similar to 3-D glasses.
|“||Look! How did he get up on stage?||„|
|~ 3-D thinking that Marty's past self is the same person.|
The younger 3-D also manage to cause trouble for Marty when he returns to 1955 to get the almanac back and restore the timeline. After Marty manages to take the almanac off of Biff at the dance, the bullies chase him through the school. Although Marty loses them, the bullies spot Marty's "other" self performing onstage at the dance. They correctly assume it's the same person (though they wonder how he managed to change his clothes so fast), and they get ready to jump him when he gets off the stage. To save his other self (and to prevent a time paradox), Marty climbs up into the rafters and drops a set of sandbags on them, knocking them out. It can be presumed that 3-D, alongside Match and Skinhead, regained consciousness shortly afterwards only to find out that Marty had already left.
Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part II
- He along with Match and Skinhead's nicknames are only given in the films' novels, screenplays, and credits.
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