Joyce DeWitt

Actress, House painter
A feisty brunette with a knack for light comedy and musicals, Joyce DeWitt rose to fame in the mid-1970s as Janet Wood, the headstrong and seemingly normal roommate of John Ritter and Suzanne Somers' odd trio on the ... Read more »
Born: 04/23/1949 in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (30)

My Boyfriend's Dogs 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Failing Better Now 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

A Life of Laughter: Remembering John Ritter 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Suzanne Somers: The E! True Hollywood Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Twitch City 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Hope Island 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcoms 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Three's Company: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Cybill 1995 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living Single 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Stand-Up Comics Take a Stand! 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Saturday's the Place 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The Real Trivial Pursuit 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Battle of the Network Stars VIII 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Cheryl Ladd... Looking Back--Souvenirs 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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John Ritter: Being of Sound Mind and Body 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Perry Como's Christmas in New Mexico 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The B.B. Beegle Show 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Celebrity Football Classic 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Battle of the Network Stars V 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Risko 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Spring Fling! (TV Show)

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Three's Company (TV Show)

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With This Ring (TV Show)

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Biography

A feisty brunette with a knack for light comedy and musicals, Joyce DeWitt rose to fame in the mid-1970s as Janet Wood, the headstrong and seemingly normal roommate of John Ritter and Suzanne Somers' odd trio on the innuendo-heavy sitcom, "Three's Company" (ABC, 1977-1984). A theater performer since childhood, she headed out to Los Angeles after college to make her way in show business, but struggled until landing her role on "Company." An acrimonious relationship with Somers lead to DeWitt abandoning Hollywood for the relative calm of the stage, where she remained for much of the next three decades, aside from occasional TV appearances. The enduring popularity of "Company" in reruns, however, assured DeWitt some degree of lasting fame.

Relationships

Ray Buktenica Actor

Companion
Lived together for several years before the relationship ended in 1980

Levar Burton Actor

Companion
Dated for six months no longer together

Henry Bushkin Executive Producer

Companion
Dated for several years no longer together

Paul DeWitt

Father

Norma DeWitt

Mother

EDUCATION

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

Milestones

2011

Made NY stage debut in the title role of "Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating & Marriage!"

2003

Co-produced and narrated the NBC TV-movie "Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three's Company"

1998

Played herself in an episode of "Living Single" (FOX)

1982

Made film debut in "Airplane II: The Sequel"

1979

Guest-starred on an episode of the "Three's Company spin-off series, "The Ropers" (ABC)

1977

Best known for her role as Janet Wood on the ABC comedy "Three's Company"

1975

Made TV debut on an episode of "Baretta" (ABC)

Formed a friendship with actor Abe Vigoda, while painting his house

Bonus Trivia

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DeWitt was arrested July 4, 2009 on suspicion of DUI in El Segundo, CA

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