Jessica Walter

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Jessica Walter
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Born January 31, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Notable Roles Amy Prentiss: Amy Prentiss
Trapper John, M.D.: Melanie Townsend McIntyre
Dinosaurs: Fran Sinclair
Arrested Development: Lucille Bluth
Notable Episodes
Awards 1 Emmy
1 Satellite Award, USA

Jessica Walter is an American actress best known for her dramatic work in the film Play Misty for Me and the TV series Amy Prentiss (a spin-off of her character from Ironside), and for her comedic work as Lucille Bluth, the matriarch of the Bluth clan in the cult sitcom hit Arrested Development.

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Love of Life Julie Murano 1962–1965
For the People (1965) Phyllis Koster 1965 1
Amy Prentiss Amy Prentiss 1974–1975 1
All That Glitters Joan Hamlyn 1977 1
Bare Essence Ava Marshall 1983 1
Wildfire (1986) Diabolyn 1986 1
Aaron's Way Connie Lo Verde 1988 1
Dinosaurs Fran Sinclair 1991–1994 1 2 3 4
One Life to Live Eleanor Armitage 1996–1997
Oh Baby Celia 1998–2000 1 2
Arrested Development Lucille Bluth 2003-2006, 2013–present 1 2 3 4 5
90210 Tabitha Wilson 2008–2009 1
Archer Malory Archer 2010–present 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Retired at 35 Elaine Robbins 2011–2012 1 2
Jennifer Falls Maggie Doyle 2014 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Naked City (1958) Taunting Woman 4x01 - Hold for Gloria Christmas September 19, 1962
Route 66 Liz 4x10 - A Long Way from St. Louie December 6, 1963
East Side/West Side Phyllis Dowling 1x22 - Take Sides with the Sun March 16, 1964
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Lorna Richmond 2x25 - The Ordeal of Mrs. Snow April 14, 1964
The Defenders Myra Maxwell 3x32 - The Fine Line May 30, 1964
Ben Casey Flora Farr 4x01 - August Is the Month Before Christmas September 14, 1964
The Nurses (1962) Edith Robertson 3x02 - The Suspect (1) September 29, 1964
Flipper (1964) Elena Darmon 1x03 - SOS Dolphin October 3, 1964
The Nurses (1962) Edith Robertson 3x03 - The Suspect (2) October 6, 1964
The Reporter Jennifer 1x03 - How Much for a Prince? October 9, 1964
The Rogues Linda Tennant 1x04 - House of Cards October 11, 1964
The Defenders Sharon Ruskin 4x18 - The Unwritten Law February 4, 1965
The Trials of O'Brien Carole Ann Muffit 1x11 - Picture Me a Murder November 27, 1965
The F.B.I. Flight Attendant Miss Gibbs 1x23 - Flight to Harbin February 27, 1966
The Fugitive Pat Haynes 3x26 - The White Knight March 22, 1966
Preview Tonight Vivian Scott 1x01 - Search, Pursue and Destroy August 14, 1966
The F.B.I. Mireilis 2x21 - Rope of Gold February 12, 1967
The F.B.I. Ellen Rainey 3x02 - Counter-Stroke September 24, 1967
The F.B.I. Eleanor Prior 4x05 - Death of a Fixer October 20, 1968
The Name of the Game Linda Ramsey 1x10 - The Ordeal November 22, 1968
It Takes a Thief (1968) 2x21 - The Baranoff Timetable March 18, 1969
Then Came Bronson Morgana 1x05 - Where Will the Trumpets Be? October 15, 1969
Love, American Style 1x09 - Love and the Big Leap November 24, 1969
Mannix Kathy Graves/Sylvia 3x19 - Who Is Sylvia? February 7, 1970
Mission: Impossible Valerie 4x22 - Orpheus March 1, 1970
The Most Deadly Game Leslie 1x04 - Breakdown October 31, 1970
Love, American Style 2x14 - Love and the Kidnapper January 1, 1971
Medical Center Maggi Spencer 2x17 - Web of Darkness January 13, 1971
Storefront Lawyers 1x19 - Let the Dier Beware March 17, 1971
The Name of the Game Rita/Allie 3x24 - The Showdown March 19, 1971
Marcus Welby, M.D. Jenny Alquist 2x24 - The House of Alquist March 30, 1971
Medical Center Dr. Carrie Benson 3x06 - Circle of Power October 20, 1971
Love, American Style 3x09 - Love and the Jealous Husband November 12, 1971
Alias Smith and Jones Louise Carson 2x13 - Everything Else You Can Steal December 16, 1971
The F.B.I. 7x14 - The Recruiter December 19, 1971
Mannix Althea Blake 5x18 - Moving Target January 19, 1972
The Sixth Sense Jordana Theland 1x02 - The Heart That Wouldn't Stay Buried January 22, 1972
Banyon 1x02 - The Old College Try September 22, 1972
Cannon Jane Butler 2x04 - That Was No Lady October 4, 1972
Medical Center Susan 4x14 - A Game for One Player December 20, 1972
Marcus Welby, M.D. Marian Lawrence 4x15 - A More Exciting Case January 2, 1973
The F.B.I. 8x17 - A Gathering of Sharks January 14, 1973
Love, American Style 4x16 - Love and the Twanger Tutor January 19, 1973
Banacek Erica Osburn 1x08 - The Two Million Clams of Cap'n Jack February 7, 1973
Jigsaw (1972) 1x05 - Kiss the Dream Goodbye February 17, 1973
Mannix Laura Danford 6x24 - The Danford File March 11, 1973
The Streets of San Francisco Glen Williams/Glen Conway 2x06 - The Stamp of Death October 18, 1973
Tenafly Joyce 1x02 - The Cash and Carry Caper October 31, 1973
Medical Center Phoebe 5x09 - Woman for Hire November 19, 1973
Love, American Style 5x11 - Love and the Weirdo November 30, 1973
Barnaby Jones Brooke Leighton 2x14 - Venus as in Fly Trap January 6, 1974
Columbo Margaret Nichols 3x06 - Mind Over Mayhem February 18, 1974
The Magician Marian 1x21 - The Illusion of the Evil Spikes April 15, 1974
Ironside Amy Prentiss 7x24/25 - Amy Prentiss: AKA The Chief May 23, 1974
Barnaby Jones Bernice Kellner 3x02 - Dead Man's Run September 17, 1974
Hawaii Five-O Carla Crystal 7x08 - The Two-Faced Corpse October 29, 1974
The Streets of San Francisco Maggie Jarris/Mrs. Reston/Mrs. McCluskey 5x07 - Till Death Do Us Part November 18, 1976
McMillan & Wife Donna Drake 6x01 - All Bets Off December 5, 1976
Visions Anna II 1x13 - The Prison Game January 13, 1977
Wonder Woman Gloria 2x01 - The Return of Wonder Woman September 16, 1977
The Love Boat Gail Matthews 1x24 - The Business of Love / Crash Diet Crisis / I'll Never Fall in Love Again May 13, 1978
Quincy, M.E. Jessica Ross/Catherine Benton 4x05 - Images November 2, 1978
The Love Boat Mrs. Harris 3x16 - Doc's 'Ex' Change / The Gift / Making the Grade December 15, 1979
The Love Boat Sally Walker 4x12 - The Frugal Pair / Doc's Dismissal / The Girl Next Door January 3, 1981
Aloha Paradise 1x05 - Best of Friends/Success/Nine Karats April 1, 1981
The Love Boat Marcia Smith 5x08/09 - Farnsworth's Fling / Three in a Bed / I Remember Helen / Merrill, Melanie & Melanesia November 21, 1981
Knots Landing Victoria Hill 3x13 - Reunion February 11, 1982
Joanie Loves Chachi Vanessa 2x05 - Everybody Loves Aunt Vanessa November 4, 1982
Matt Houston Glynnis Durand 1x10 - Joey's Here December 5, 1982
The Love Boat Marcia Smith 6x27/28 - Country Music Jamboree: Hits & Missus / Return of Annabelle / Just Plain Folks Medicine / Caught in the Act April 30, 1983
Three's a Crowd Claudia Bradford 1x03 - Maternal Triangle October 16, 1984
Three's a Crowd Claudia Bradford 1x05 - Jack's Problem October 30, 1984
Three's a Crowd Claudia Bradford 1x10 - A Foreign Affair December 11, 1984
Three's a Crowd Claudia Bradford 1x12 - Father Knows Nothing January 8, 1985
Three's a Crowd Claudia Bradford 1x18 - Deeds of Trust February 19, 1985
Three's a Crowd Claudia Bradford 1x19 - The New Mr. Bradford February 26, 1985
Three's a Crowd Claudia Bradford 1x20 - King for a Day March 5, 1985
The Love Boat Louise Hastings 8x24 - Judy Hits a Low Note / Love Times Two / The Problem With Papa March 23, 1985
Three's a Crowd Claudia Bradford 1x22 - A Star Is Born April 9, 1985
Murder, She Wrote Joyce Holleran 2x03 - Murder in the Afternoon October 13, 1985
Hotel Irene Fitzgerald 3x14 - Child's Play February 5, 1986
Magnum, P.I. Joan Fulton 7x09 - Novel Connection (1) November 19, 1986
Murder, She Wrote Joan Fulton 3x08 - Magnum on Ice (2) November 23, 1986
J.J. Starbuck Brin Coltan 1x11 - Murder by Design January 23, 1988
Murder, She Wrote Jane Dawson 8x03 - Unauthorized Obituary September 29, 1991
The Round Table Anne McPherson 1x01 - Yesterday We Were Playing Football September 18, 1992
Coach Susan Miller 7x02 - It Should Happen to You September 19, 1994
Coach Susan Miller 7x03 - Graceless Under Fire October 2, 1994
Coach Susan Miller 7x06 - Inconceivable October 17, 1994
Murder, She Wrote Gwen Noble 11x06 - The Murder Channel November 6, 1994
Coach Susan Miller 7x11 - Out of Control November 28, 1994
Babylon 5 Senator Elise Voudreau 2x06 - Spider in the Web December 7, 1994
Coach Susan Miller 7x12 - The Popcorn Bowl December 12, 1994
Law & Order Anna Kopell 5x10 - House Counsel January 4, 1995
You Wish Estelle 1x03 - The Big Ride October 10, 1997
Poltergeist: The Legacy Suzanne Barnard 3x09 - The Light March 20, 1998
Just Shoot Me Eve Gallo 2x24 - Eve of Destruction May 5, 1998
Jack & Jill Mrs. Louise Zane 1x11 - Bad Timing and Dirty Laundry January 16, 2000
Jack & Jill Mrs. Louise Zane 2x04 - California Dreamin' January 31, 2001
Jack & Jill Mrs. Louise Zane 2x06 - Pressure Points February 14, 2001
Touched by an Angel Naomi 9x19 - The Show Must Not Go On April 12, 2003
Rules of Engagement Constance Williams 1x05 - Kids March 5, 2007
The Wedding Bells Candace Sinclair 1x03 - Partly Cloudy, with a Chance of Disaster March 23, 2007
Saving Grace Betty Hanadarko 1x05 - Would You Want Me to Tell You? August 20, 2007
Saving Grace Betty Hanadarko 1x13 - Taco, Tulips, Duck and Spices December 18, 2007
NCIS Judith McKnight 13x07 - 16 Years November 3, 2015

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Kiss Me Kate Lois Lane/"Bianca" March 25, 1968
The Immortal (1969) Janet Braddock September 30, 1969 The Immortal (1970)/ABC Movie of the Week
Three's a Crowd (1969) Jessica Carson December 2, 1969 ABC Movie of the Week
They Call It Murder Jane Antrim December 17, 1971
Women in Chains Dee Dee January 25, 1972 ABC Movie of the Week
Home for the Holidays Fredrica Morgan November 28, 1972 ABC Movie of the Week
Mind over Mayhem Margaret Nicholson February 18, 1974 Columbo
Hurricane Louise Damon September 10, 1974
Park Avenue Pirates Mrs. Jessica Wright September 21, 1975 McCloud
Having Babies Sally McNamara October 17, 1976
Victory at Entebbe Nomi Haroun December 13, 1976
Black Market Baby Louise Carmino October 7, 1977
Wild and Wooly Megan February 20, 1978
Dr. Strange Morgan LeFay September 6, 1978
Secrets of Three Hungry Wives Christina Wood October 9, 1978
The Making of 'Golden Girl' Herself January 1, 1979
Vampire Nicole DeCamp October 7, 1979
She's Dressed to Kill Irene Barton December 10, 1979
Miracle on Ice Pat Brooks March 1, 1981
Scruples Maggie May 22, 1981
Thursday's Child Roz Richardson February 1, 1983
The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D. Astrid Carlisle May 16, 1984 Marcus Welby, M.D.
The Execution Gertrude Simon January 14, 1985
Killer in the Mirror Francesca DeLorca March 31, 1986
Leave of Absence Bess May 11, 1994
Mother Knows Best Joan April 13, 1997
Doomsday Rock Secretary August 24, 1997
The Second Annual TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV Herself March 17, 2004 TV Land Awards
I Do (But I Don't) Gennifer September 13, 2004

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Snap Judgment January 8-12, 1968
The Pat Boone Show January 14, 1968
The Woody Woodbury Show January 25, 1968
The Match Game (1962) Show 1391 April 29, 1968
The Match Game (1962) Show 1392 April 30, 1968
The Match Game (1962) Show 1393 May 1, 1968
The Match Game (1962) Show 1394 May 2, 1968
The Match Game (1962) Show 1395 May 3, 1968
The Virginia Graham Show December 16, 1971
The New Hollywood Squares January 5-9, 1987

Notable Film Roles

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(1 Win in 4 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series (1975)
Amy Prentiss
  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series (1977)
The Streets of San Francisco - 5x07 - Till Death Do Us Part
  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1980)
Trapper John, M.D.
  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2005)
Arrested Development

Satellite Awards

  • Won: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Comedy or Musical (2003)
Arrested Development

Golden Globe Awards

  • Nominated: Most Promising Newcomer - Female (1967)
  • Nominated: Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama (1971) - Play Misty for Me