Joyce Van Patten

Actor, Model
This blonde actress, who has been on stage since her youth, developed into a fine character player of both comedy and drama, capable of a wide range from hard-as-nails dames to overbearing mothers to dull matrons to ... Read more »
Born: 03/08/1934 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (85)

Boardwalk Empire 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

God's Pocket 2014 (Movie)

Aunt Sophie (Actor)

Angel's Perch 2013 (Movie)

Polly (Actor)

Made In Jersey 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Peace, Love and Misunderstanding 2012 (Movie)

Mariam (Actor)

The Fitzgerald Family Christmas 2012 (Movie)

Mrs. McGowan (Actor)

This Must Be the Place 2012 (Movie)

Dorothy Shore (Actor)

The Good Wife 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

As the World Turns 1955 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Grown Ups 2010 (Movie)

Gloria (Actor)

Marley & Me 2008 (Movie)

Mrs Butterly (Actor)

Desperate Housewives 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Judging Amy 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oz 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dick Van Patten: The Sure Bet 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Now and Again 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1990 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1990 - 1992, 1994 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Show & Tell 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Brooklyn Bridge 1990 - 1992, 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Infinity 1996 (Movie)

Aunt Ruth (Actor)

Neil Simon's Jake's Women 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Sisters 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Unhappily Ever After 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

All-American Girl 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Grandpa's Funeral 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gift of Love 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Trust Me 1989 (Movie)

Nettie Brown (Actor)

Monkey Shines 1988 (Movie)

Dorothy Mann (Actor)

Sirens 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Blind Date 1987 (Movie)

Nadia's Mother (Actor)

Under the Influence 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Billy Galvin 1986 (Movie)

Mae (Actor)

Picking Up the Pieces 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Day-to-Day Affairs 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Malice in Wonderland 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

St. Elmo's Fire 1985 (Movie)

Mrs Beamish (Actor)

The Falcon and the Snowman 1985 (Movie)

Mrs Boyce (Actor)

Bus Stop 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Bulba 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

A Christmas For Boomer 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Martian Chronicles 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mary Tyler Moore Comedy Hour 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Plant Family 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

You Can't Take It With You 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Maureen 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Mikey and Nicky 1976 (Movie)

Jan (Actor)

The Bad News Bears 1976 (Movie)

Cleveland (Actor)

The Stranger Within 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Winner Take All 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Burt and the Girls 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Mame 1974 (Movie)

Sally Cato (Actor)

The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery 1974 (Movie)

Ida Mae (Actor)

Hotel 90 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Thumb Tripping 1973 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Bone 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Don Rickles Show 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

But I Don't Want to Get Married! 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Making It 1971 (Movie)

Betty Fuller (Actor)

Something Big 1971 (Movie)

Nymphomaniac (Actor)

Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Trouble With Girls 1969 (Movie)

Maude (Actor)

I Love You, Alice B. Toklas 1968 (Movie)

Joyce (Actor)

The Danny Kaye Show 1963 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

Dobie Gillis 1959 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Young Dr. Malone 1958 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The Goddess 1958 (Movie)

Hillary (Actor)

Philco Television Playhouse 1948 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

Another Woman's Child (TV Show)

Actor

Breathing Lessons (TV Show)

Actor

In Defense of Kids (TV Show)

Actor

Let's Switch (TV Show)

Actor

Maid For Each Other (TV Show)

Actor

Murder at the Mardi Gras (TV Show)

Actor

The Comedy Company (TV Show)

Actor

The Demon Murder Case (TV Show)

Actor

The Haunted (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

To Kill a Cop (TV Show)

Actor

Winner Take All (Movie)

(Actor)

Winter Kill (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This blonde actress, who has been on stage since her youth, developed into a fine character player of both comedy and drama, capable of a wide range from hard-as-nails dames to overbearing mothers to dull matrons to fraught, nervous Nellies. Her older brother Dick was already a working actor when their mother entered two-year old Joyce Van Patten in a Shirley Temple look-alike contest, which she won. Within four years, she was appearing on Broadway in "Love's Old Sweet Song". Over the course of the next fifty-odd years, Van Patten graced numerous plays including "Desk Set" (1952), with Shirley Booth and several of Neil Simon's efforts, including "I Ought to Be in Pictures" (1982, as the father's girlfriend), "Brighton Beach Memoirs" (1983, as the aunt) and "Rumors" (1989) and "Jake's Women" (1992). She has also proven a fine replacement for such actresses in Ellen Burstyn in "Same Time, Next Year" and Judith Ivey in "A Fair Country" (in 1996).

Relationships

Talia Balsam

Daughter
was briefly married to actor George Clooney

Martin Balsam

Husband
married in August 1959 divorced in 1962

Denis Dugan

Husband

Dick Patten

Brother

Timothy Patten

Half-Brother
received 2001 Emmy nominations for directing and writing episodes of "The Sopranos"

Jimmy Patten

Nephew

Nels Patten

Nephew

Vincent Patten

Nephew

Dick Van Patten Actor

Brother
Born Dec. 9, 1928 Appeared together as children in "Reg'lar Fellers" (1941) and, decades later, in "Making It" (1971)

EDUCATION

Directing Workshop for Women, American Film Institute

Los Angeles , California
adapted and directed Gloria Steinem's "Patricia Nixon Flying"

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1991

AFI Conservatory

1991

Milestones

2010

Appeared in the ensemble comedy "Grown Ups," about five friends who reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend; film starred Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider

2008

Appeared in "Marley & Me" opposite Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson

2005

Guest-starred in ABC's "Desperate Housewives"

1999

Appeared in the Broadway revival of "Ring Round the Moon"

1996

Returned to films in "Infinity"

1989

Last film role for seven years, "Trust Me"

1987

Cast as Kim Basinger's mother in "Blind Date"

1982

Portrayed the diner owner Grace in the HBO remake of "Bus Stop"

1979

Appeared in the regular role of Mary's secretary in "The Mary Tyler Moore Comedy Hour" (CBS)

1974

Cast as Sally Cato the rival to "Mame"

1972

Was regular on the CBS sitcom "The Don Rickles Show"

1969

TV-movie debut, "But I Don't Want to Get Married" (ABC)

1963

Made unsold pilot for potential variety series partnered with Paul Mazursky

1956

Was regular on the CBS daytime drama "As the World Turns"

1940

Feature film debut, "Reg'lar Fellers"

1940

Began acting on Broadway in "Love's Old Sweet Song"

1936

Won Shirley Temple look-alike contest

1934

Was child model at age eight months

Was an ensemble company member on "The Danny Kaye Show" (CBS)

Starred with Bob Denver and Herb Edelman on the CBS sitcom "The Good Guys"

Toured in "Show Boat"

Played mother-in-law on "Unhappily Ever After" (The WB)

Appeared with brother Dick on "Young Doctor Malone" (NBC)

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