Janet Carroll

Actor
An extremely versatile entertainer who could dance, sing and act, Janet Carroll made a highly visible film debut in the 1983 comedy "Risky Business". In the movie, a hit comedy about a high school senior (Tom Cruise) ... Read more »
Born: 12/23/1940 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (59)

A Platinum Triangle 2014 (Movie)

Lieutenant Smith (Actor)

College Debts 2014 (Movie)

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Untitled 2009 (Movie)

Helen Finkelstein (Actor)

Brothers & Sisters 2006 (Tv Show)

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Scrubs 2006 (Tv Show)

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Living 'til the End 2005 (Movie)

Constance Whilton (Actor)

Still Standing 2002, 2004 (Tv Show)

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Judging Amy 2003 (Tv Show)

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Ally McBeal 2002 (Tv Show)

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Changing Hearts 2002 (Movie)

Mrs. Lane (Actor)

3rd Rock From the Sun 1988 - 1989, 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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All You Need 2000 (Movie)

Jane Sabistan (Actor)

Coach 1986 - 1989, 1993 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Designing Women 1986 - 1989, 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Empty Nest 1986 - 1991, 1993 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1986 - 1991, 1993 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Married... With Children 1986 - 1989, 1993 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Melrose Place 1986 - 1991, 1993 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Norm 1986 - 1989, 1993 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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The Time of Your Life 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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7th Heaven 1999 (Tv Show)

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Beverly Hills 90210 1999 (Tv Show)

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Cupid 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Forces of Nature 1999 (Movie)

Barbara (Actor)

Frank Leaves For the Orient 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Living in Captivity 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The Omega Code 1999 (Movie)

Dorothy Thompson (Actor)

The Closer 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Jeff Foxworthy Show 1988 - 1989, 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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The Bonnie Hunt Show 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Destiny Turns on the Radio 1995 (Movie)

Escabel (Actor)

Matlock: The Heist 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Boy Meets World 1988 - 1989, 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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The Mommies 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Hat Squad 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Talent for the Game 1991 (Movie)

Rachel Bodeen (Actor)

The Astronomer 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Glory Days 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Family Business 1989 (Movie)

Margie (Actor)

Quantum Leap 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

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The Boys 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

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The Boys 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Memories of Me 1988 (Movie)

Dorothy Davis (Actor)

The Bronx Zoo 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The Killing Time 1987 (Movie)

Lila Dagget (Actor)

Double Dare 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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I Gave at the Office 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Secret Admirer 1985 (Movie)

Toni's Mother (Actor)

Risky Business 1983 (Movie)

Joel's Mother (Actor)

Chicago Story 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Bluffing It (TV Show)

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Daughters of Privilege (TV Show)

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Getting Physical (TV Show)

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One Special Victory (TV Show)

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Sharing Richard (TV Show)

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The Right of the People (TV Show)

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When He's Not a Stranger (TV Show)

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Biography

An extremely versatile entertainer who could dance, sing and act, Janet Carroll made a highly visible film debut in the 1983 comedy "Risky Business". In the movie, a hit comedy about a high school senior (Tom Cruise) turning his home into a profitable brothel, Carroll had a big supporting role as the family matriarch. That auspicious debut launched her long career of supporting parts in TV and, to a lesser extent, film. In the former medium, she put in a host of guest appearances following her "Risky Business" role. She did one-offs on shows like the female buddy cop series "Cagney & Lacey" (1985) and the reboot of classic science fiction anthology "The Twilight Zone" (1986). The following decade, Carroll landed recurring roles in popular fare like "Murphy Brown" (1990), a widely watched sitcom about the TV newscaster of the title, and "Melrose Place" (1993), a nighttime soap centering on well-off young people in Los Angeles. Carroll did her share of film work as well, although most of the movies she appeared in weren't hugely successful. She had a small part in the Sidney Lumet multigenerational crime story "Family Business" (1989), for example, and was in the cast of "Enough" (2002), a spousal revenge tale starring Jennifer Lopez.

Relationships

George Nicholas Thiese

Father

Hilda Catherine Thiese

Mother

George Eric

Son

Thomas

Son

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