Joyce DeWitt Actor

Joyce dewitt

Joyce Anne DeWitt (born April 23, 1949) is an American actress most famous for playing Janet Wood on the ABC sitcom Three's Company. Joyce DeWitt, who is of no relation to actress Fay DeWitt, was born April 23, 1949 in Wheeling, West Virginia, and grew up in Speedway, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis. She is of Italian descent. She competed in speech and debate through the Indiana High School Forensic Association. After she received a bachelor's degree in theater from Ball State University, she moved to California to earn her master's degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). DeWitt began appearing on stage at the age of 13. While attending university, she worked as a secretary until her debut on Baretta. Contrary to reports, she has never painted actor Abe Vigoda's garage doors, and has never met the man. While performing in summer stock in the year following her graduation, a director and UCLA Theater professor convinced her to go to California for the school's MFA program. DeWitt is best known for her role as Janet Wood during the 1977–1984 run of the sitcom Three's Company, a job she obtained after being cast in the show's second pilot.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 23rd, 1949
Nationality
United States of America
Places lived
Wheeling , West Virginia
pop. 28,009 (2013)
Indianapolis , Indiana
pop. 852,866 (2013)

Family

Parents
Spouse

Education

1. University of California, Los Angeles Colleges/University

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, USA. It was established in 1882 as the "Southern Branch" of the California State Normal School and is the second oldest of the ten campuses of the University of California system. It is considered as one of the flagship institutions of the University of California system, offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. With an enrollment of about 27,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world, UCLA is the largest university in the state of California in terms of student body. The university was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1974.

Type Public university
Endowment
2013. 2.8 bil. $
2012. 2.2 bil. $
2011. 1.8 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1919
Headquarters
405 Hilgard Ave, 90095 - Los Angeles, California
Undergraduates
2013. 28,674
2012. 27,941
2011. 27,199
2010. 26,162
2009. 26,556
Postgraduates
2013. 12,121
2012. 12,004
2011. 13,476
2010. 11,995
2007. 11,179
Acceptance rate
2014. 18.23 %
2013. 26.48 %
2012. 21.98 %
2011. 25.48 %
2010. 22.69 %
Local tuition
2013. 12.7 K $
2012. 12.7 K $
2011. 12.7 K $
2010. 10.8 K $
2009. 8.85 K $
Official web page www.ucla.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of California, Los Angeles connected by profession and/or age

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2. Ball State University Colleges/University

Ball State University is a state-run research university located in Muncie, Indiana, United States. It is also known as Ball State or simply BSU.

Type Public university
Endowment
2012. 162 mil. $
2010. 138 mil. $
Institution colors
Headquarters
2000 W. University Ave., 47306 - Muncie, Indiana
Undergraduates
2012. 16,652
2010. 18,127
2009. 17,415
Postgraduates
2012. 4,401
2010. 3,956
Acceptance rate
2013. 61.0 %
2010. 68.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 8.68 K $
2011. 8.56 K $
2010. 8.21 K $
2009. 7.83 K $
2008. 7.5 K $
Official web page www.bsu.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Ball State University connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1950., American football head coach
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Movie performances

1. The Great Fight (2011)

Drama
played Randi Toney
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Ken Del Vecchio
Sherri Kauk
Ken Del Vecchio
9 Show list $2M

The Great Fight is a 2011 drama film written by Ken Del Vecchio and directed by Sherri Kauk.

Awards

Top cast

Judge Frier
Dr. Salvatore Reno
John Cooper
Zane Carroll
Chief Bocchino
Al Ryan
Sandra Chilton
Angela Little
Jill Tantino
Dutch Holland
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Rod Weber
,
Sherri Kauk
Jeff Sturdivant
English
United States of America

2. Call of the Wild (2009)

Adventure, Drama, Family
played Jolene
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0
Richard Gabai
9 Show list

Call of the Wild is an American film starring Christopher Lloyd, Timothy Bottoms, Veronica Cartwright, Christopher Dempsey, Joyce DeWitt, Ariel Gade, Devon Graye, Devon Iott, Kameron Knox, Russell Snyder, and Wes Studi; and directed by Richard Gabai.

Awards

Top cast

'Grandpa' Bill Hale
Hatcher
Sheriff Taylor
Ryann Hale
Dr. Spencer
Ozz Heep
Marla
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

3. Failing Better Now (2008)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Keren Atzmon

Failing Better Now is a 2009 offbeat comedy film about a writer who teams up with an aspiring rock star in search of his sister's cat. This film stars Justin Allen, Gavin Bellour, Lindsay Burdge and Joyce DeWitt. It was written by Jennie Allen and Keren Atzmon and directed by Keren Atzmon.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

4. The Squid and the Whale (2005)

Comedy, Drama
played Janet Wood
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
81.0
,
Charles Corwin
,
Clara Markowicz
,
Peter Newman
11 Show list 9 Show list $1.5M

The Squid and the Whale is a 2005 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Noah Baumbach and produced by Wes Anderson. It tells the semi-autobiographical story of two boys in Brooklyn dealing with their parents' divorce in the 1980s. The film is named after the giant squid and sperm whale diorama housed at the American Museum of Natural History, which is seen in the film. The film was shot on Super 16mm, mostly using a handheld camera. The Squid and the Whale was a critical success. At the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, the film won awards for best dramatic direction and screenwriting, and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. Baumbach later received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. The film received six Independent Spirit Award nominations and three Golden Globe nominations. The New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the National Board of Review voted its screenplay the year's best.

Awards

2005 Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award
2005 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay
2005 Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Drama
2005 Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
2005 Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance
2005 National Board of Review Award for Best Original Screenplay
2005 Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay
2005 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic
2005 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay

Top cast

Joan Berkman
School Therapist
Bernard Berkman
Walt Berkman
Ms. Lemon
Graduate Student #7
Sophie Greenberg
Frank Berkman
Greta Greenberg
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Amy Westcott
The Squid and the Whale
English
United States of America

5. Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

Comedy, Sci-Fi
played Juror
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
84.0
47 Show list

Airplane II: The Sequel is a 1982 sequel to the 1980 American comedy film Airplane!. First released on December 10, 1982, the film was written and directed by Ken Finkleman and stars Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Chad Everett, William Shatner, Rip Torn, and Sonny Bono. The team that wrote and directed the original Airplane! had no involvement whatsoever with this sequel.

Awards

Top cast

Bud Kruger, Ronald Reagan
Doctor
Court Photographer
Clerk
Man in White
Dr. Rumack
Officer #2
Elaine
Captain Clarence Oveur
Steven McCroskey
Witness
Psychiatrist
Religious Zealot #1
Judge D.C. Simonton
Witness
Simon Kurtz
Ted Striker
Texan
Ticket Agent
Controller #2
Prosecuting Attorney
Businessman #1
Officer #1
Controller #3
Dave Walters
Jimmy Wilson
Navigator Dave Unger
The Sarge
Father O'Flanagan
Little Breather
Controller #1
The Commissioner
Mrs. Seluchi
Moscow TV news anchor
Joe Seluchi
Lt. Pervis
Phoenix Six Captain
Creature #1
Nurse
Jeopardy Host
Educational Network Woman
Lounge Singer
Buffalo Anchorman
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Aviation
Rosanna Norton
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. Three's Company

Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
March 15th, 1977 September 18th, 1984 9 American English

Guest TV appearances

Baretta

Program genre

Drama
Police procedural
Action
Crime Fiction
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure

External resources

Baretta is an American detective television series which ran on ABC from 1975 to 1978. The show was a milder version of a successful 1973–74 ABC series, Toma, starring Tony Musante as chameleon-like, real-life New Jersey police officer David Toma. While popular, Toma received intense criticism at the time for its realistic and frequent depiction of police and criminal violence. When Musante left the series after a single season, the concept was retooled as Baretta, with Robert Blake in the title role.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E13 December 15th, 1975
Charles R. Rondeau
S02-E01 September 10th, 1975

The Early Show

Program genre

Talk show
Live action
News program

External resources

The Early Show is an American morning television show which was broadcast by CBS from New York City from 1999 to 2012. The program aired live from 7 to 9 a.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday in the Eastern time zone; most affiliates in the Central, Mountain, and Pacific time zones aired the show on tape-delay from 7 to 9 a.m. local time. The Saturday edition aired live from 7 to 9 a.m. Eastern Time as well, but a number of affiliates did not carry it or aired it later on tape-delay. It premiered on November 1, 1999, and was the newest of the major networks' morning shows, although CBS has made several attempts to program in the morning slot since 1954. The show aired as a division of CBS News.nThe Early Show, like many of its predecessors, traditionally ran last in the ratings to its rivals, NBC's Today and ABC's Good Morning America. Much like NBC's The Today Show and The Tonight Show, the title The Early Show was analogous to that of CBS's late-night talk show, The Late Show.nOn November 15, 2011, CBS announced that a new morning show would replace The Early Show on January 9, 2012.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E139 March 15th, 2001

The Ropers

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

The Ropers is an American sitcom that ran from March 13, 1979 to May 22, 1980 on ABC. The series is a spin-off of Three's Company and based on the British sitcom George and Mildred.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E01 September 15th, 1979 Janet Wood

Wikipedia

Check Joyce DeWitt on wikipedia.

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