Harley Jane Kozak

Actor, Dancer
This attractive brunette actor has proven herself adept at both dramatic and comedic roles. Kozak began her career while still in high school, joining the Nebraska Repertory Theater as a tap dancer. Upon graduation, she ... Read more »
Born: 01/27/1957 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (43)

Guiding Light 1951 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Once and Again 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chicago Hope 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1990 - 1991, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Boat: The Next Wave 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Secret Lives of Men 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Stargate SG-1 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Lovemaster 1997 (Movie)

Karen (Actor)

Charlie Grace 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Strangers 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nerd 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Unforgivable 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Bringing Up Jack 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Magic in the Water 1995 (Movie)

Dr Wanda Bell (Actor)

Harts of the West 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Favor 1994 (Movie)

Kathy (Actor)

Crossroads 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Santa Barbara 1983 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

All I Want For Christmas 1991 (Movie)

Catherine O'Fallon (Actor)

Necessary Roughness 1991 (Movie)

Suzanne Carter (Actor)

The Taking of Beverly Hills 1991 (Movie)

Laura Sage (Actor)

Arachnophobia 1990 (Movie)

Molly Jennings (Actor)

Bodyguard 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Side Out 1990 (Movie)

Kate Jacobs (Actor)

So Proudly We Hail 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Knightwatch 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Parenthood 1989 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

When Harry Met Sally... 1989 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

Clean & Sober 1988 (Movie)

Ralston Receptionist (Actor)

Mad Avenue 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

America's Junior Miss 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Texas 1979 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The House on Sorority Row 1982 (Movie)

Diane (Actor)

A Friend's Betrayal (TV Show)

Actor

Dark Planet (TV Show)

Actor

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

Emma's Wish (TV Show)

Actor

Proudly We Hail (Movie)

Susan McCarran (Actor)

The Amy Fisher Story (TV Show)

Actor

The Android Affair (TV Show)

Actor

Titanic (TV Show)

Actor

You Wish (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This attractive brunette actor has proven herself adept at both dramatic and comedic roles. Kozak began her career while still in high school, joining the Nebraska Repertory Theater as a tap dancer. Upon graduation, she returned as a full company member and appeared in over thirty plays. At age 19, Kozak moved to New York to attend NYU.

Kozak made her feature debut in the women-in-jeopardy thriller "The House on Sorority Row" (1983) earning favorable notices for her performance. She spent almost four years in NYC on daytime serials ("Texas" and "Guiding Light") before moving to California to join the cast of the NBC soap "Santa Barbara". Playing a virginal nun who falls in love with the scion of the wealthy Capwell family, Kozak earned a spot in the history books for her character's unusual death: crushed by a neon letter "C" that fell from a hotel marquee.

Segueing into features, Kozak played small but indelible roles in "When Harry Met Sally" and "Parenthood" (both 1989) before graduating to leading roles in such diverse features as "Necessary Roughness", "The Taking of Beverly Hills" and "All I Want for Christmas" (all 1991).

Kozak alternated between film and TV, appearing regularly in three series: "Knightwatch" (ABC, 1988) as a member of a volunteer community-watch group; "Harts of the West" (CBS, 1993) as Beau Bridges' wife; and the sitcom "Bringing Up Jack" (ABC, 1995). Among her numerous other TV appearances were memorable turns as a wife accused of murdering her elderly husband on "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1991) and as NEW YORK POST reporter Amy Pagnozzi in "Beyond Control: The Amy Fisher Story" (ABC, 1993). Kozak also sparkled in the little seen comedy feature "The Favor" (1994) and subsequently appeared opposite Mark Harmon in the children's adventure "Magic in the Water" and in the first episode of Harmon's short-lived ABC detective series "Charlie Grace" as his ex-wife (both 1995).

Relationships

Gregory Aldisert

Husband
married on November 29, 1997 entertainment attorney and partner in Kinsella, Boesch, Fujikawa & Towle

Audrey Aldisert

Daughter
born on March 9, 2000

Joseph Kozak

Father
died when Kozak was a child

Dorothy Kozak

Mother

Van Santvoord

Husband
married c. 1982 divorced 1983

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York 1980

Milestones

1999

Appeared in the ensemble of the ABC drama series "Once and Again"

1990

First leading role in film, "Arachnophobia"

1985

Relocated to California

1983

Film acting debut, "The House on Sorority Row"

1981

TV acting debut in NBC daytime series, "Texas"

1977

Moved to New York to attend school (date approximate)

1973

Joined the Nebraska Repertory Theatre (date approximate)

1966

TV debut in recurring role on mother's Nebraska Educational TV show "Music With Mrs Kozak" (dates approximate)

1962

Made first stage appearance in college production of opera "Dido and Aneas"

Moved to North Dakota after father died

Starred in the ABC sitcom "You Wish"

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