Karen Austin

With a master's degree in dramatic literature from Northwestern to her name, Karen Austin got her first break as an actress on the beloved sitcom "Happy Days" in 1978. She appeared on the prime-time soap "Dallas" and ... Read more »
Born: 10/24/1955

Filmography

Actor (77)

The Wicked Within 2014 (Movie)

Jean (Actor)

Sweet Talk 2013 (Movie)

Newsvendor / Nurse (Actor)

Stevie TV 2012 (Tv Show)

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The Closer 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Rum Diary 2011 (Movie)

Mrs. Zimburger (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2009 (Tv Show)

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Battlestar Galactica 2008 (Tv Show)

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Passengers 2008 (Movie)

Hospital Receptionist (Actor)

The Eye 2008 (Movie)

Mrs. Hillman (Actor)

Crossing Jordan 2007 (Tv Show)

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A Trick of the Mind 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Masters of Horror 2005 (Tv Show)

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The 4400 2005 (Tv Show)

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Without A Trace 2005 (Tv Show)

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Cold Case 2004 (Tv Show)

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Dead Like Me 2004 (Tv Show)

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Rodney 2004 (Tv Show)

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Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital 2004 (Tv Show)

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Touching Evil (USA) 2004 (Tv Show)

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Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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ER 2002 (Tv Show)

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Living With The Dead 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Night Visions 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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3rd Rock From the Sun 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Martial Law 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Murder One 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Profiler 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Sliders 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Star Trek: Voyager 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Step by Step 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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The Commish 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Beverly Hills 90210 1999 (Tv Show)

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JAG 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Rescue 77 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Echo 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Live Shot 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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A Girl to Kill For 1989 (Movie)

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Columbo Goes to the Guillotine 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Far From Home 1989 (Movie)

Louise (Actor)

We're No Angels 1989 (Movie)

Bystander (Actor)

St. Elsewhere 1982 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Housekeeping 1987 (Movie)

Mrs Paterson (Actor)

A Letter to Three Wives 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Clan of the Cave Bear 1986 (Movie)

Aba (Actor)

The Ladies Club 1986 (Movie)

Joan Taylor (Actor)

Jagged Edge 1985 (Movie)

Julie Jensen (Actor)

London and Davis in New York 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Summer Rental 1985 (Movie)

Sandy Chester (Actor)

Celebrity 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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The Quest 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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A Piano For Mrs. Cimino (TV Show)

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Amber's Story (TV Show)

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Assassin (TV Show)

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Best Friends For Life (TV Show)

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Bye Bye Birdie (TV Show)

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Earthsea (TV Show)

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Hands of a Stranger (TV Show)

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Held Hostage (TV Show)

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House of Frankenstein 1997 (TV Show)

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Laura Lansing Slept Here (TV Show)

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Love, Mary (TV Show)

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Nobody's Child (TV Show)

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Penalty Phase (TV Show)

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Waikiki (TV Show)

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When a Stranger Calls Back (TV Show)

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When the Time Comes (TV Show)

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Wyvern (TV Show)

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Biography

With a master's degree in dramatic literature from Northwestern to her name, Karen Austin got her first break as an actress on the beloved sitcom "Happy Days" in 1978. She appeared on the prime-time soap "Dallas" and the detective series "The Rockford Files" shortly thereafter, and in 1979 scored her first role in a feature film with the inspirational drama "Fish Hawk." After being cast in a leading role in the failed adventure series "The Quest" in 1982, she signed on for a supporting role as a court clerk on the inaugural season of "Night Court" in 1984. Despite significant screen time, and a simmering romance with quirky Judge Harry Stone, she left the legal comedy after only 10 episodes. Following a brief stopover on the medical drama "St. Elsewhere," Austin landed a co-starring role as John Candy's wife in the 1985 comedy "Summer Rental." The next year, she starred in the disturbing revenge flick "The Ladies Club" as a rape victim with a vendetta. Aside from a supporting role in the 1989 thriller "Far From Home," her mid-'80s projects were her most prominent. Never without work, however, Austin continued to appear as a guest star on many popular TV series into the new millennium, though she never again saw quite the spotlight that she did earlier in her career.

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