Kay Lenz

Actor
Reedy, wistful brunette lead of the 1970s turned versatile character actress of TV in the 80s and 90s. Lenz began as a child actress in local California TV and had played roles on "Ironside", "The Andy Griffith Show" ... Read more »
Born: 03/04/1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (65)

Bones 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Secret Lives of Dorks 2013 (Movie)

Mrs. Gibson (Actor)

The Closer 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Heartland 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

House 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

JAG 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Agency 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1991 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Once and Again 1991 - 1993, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1991 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tick 1994 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

The Tick Loves Santa! 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

A Gun, a Car, a Blonde 1996 (Movie)

Peep--Madge (Actor)

Gunfighter's Moon 1996 (Movie)

Linda Yarnell (Actor)

Wild West C.O.W Boys of Moo Mesa 1992 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Reasonable Doubts 1991 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Falling From Grace 1992 (Movie)

P J Parks (Actor)

Streets 1990 (Movie)

Lieutenant (Actor)

Headhunter 1989 (Movie)

Kat Hall (Actor)

Physical Evidence 1989 (Movie)

Deborah Quinn (Actor)

Fear 1988 (Movie)

Sharon Haden (Actor)

Travelling Man 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Death Wish 4: The Crackdown 1987 (Movie)

Karen Sheldon (Actor)

Heart of the City 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Stripped to Kill 1987 (Movie)

Cody (Actor)

House 1986 (Movie)

Sandy (Actor)

The Fall Guy 1981 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Scene of the Crime 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Prisoners of the Lost Universe 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Fast Walking 1981 (Movie)

Moke (Actor)

Escape 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

How the West Was Won 1976 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Sanctuary of Fear 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Passage 1979 (Movie)

Leah Bergson (Actor)

The Seeding of Sarah Burns 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Initiation of Sarah 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Mean Dog Blues 1977 (Movie)

Linda Ramsey (Actor)

Rich Man, Poor Man: Book II 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Moving Violation 1976 (Movie)

Cam Johnson (Actor)

White Line Fever 1976 (Movie)

Jerri Hummer (Actor)

The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday 1975 (Movie)

Thursday (Actor)

Love Story 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Breezy 1973 (Movie)

Breezy (Actor)

A Summer Without Boys (TV Show)

Actor

Escape (Movie)

Barbara Chilcoate (Actor)

Hitler's Daughter (TV Show)

Actor

Journey From Darkness (TV Show)

Actor

Journey of the Heart (TV Show)

Actor

Lisa, Bright and Dark (TV Show)

Actor

Murder By Night (TV Show)

Actor

Private Affairs (TV Show)

Actor

Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Show)

Actor

Shame II: The Secret (TV Show)

Actor

The Hustler of Muscle Beach (TV Show)

Actor

The Underground Man (TV Show)

Actor

The Weekend Nun (TV Show)

Actor

Trapped in Space (TV Show)

Actor

Unwed Father (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Reedy, wistful brunette lead of the 1970s turned versatile character actress of TV in the 80s and 90s. Lenz began as a child actress in local California TV and had played roles on "Ironside", "The Andy Griffith Show" and "The Tammy Grimes Show" before being cast in George Lucas's "American Graffiti" (1973). She enjoyed one of her best-remembered parts that same year when she played a precocious drifter who becomes involved with an older man in Clint Eastwood's third directorial effort, the sensitive if minor "Breezy". Films including "White Line Fever" (1975) and "Moving Violation" (1976), however, did not reinforce her status as a prominent new ingenue, and she began alternating leads with supporting roles later in the decade. Whether playing tough in "Stripped to Kill" (1987) or sexy in the poor country-western drama "Falling from Grace" (1992), Lenz rose above her often middling material, but she was less well-served by "Mean Dog Blues" (1978), and her credits include mostly obscure items like "Fear" (1988) and "Streets" (1990).

Relationships

David Cassidy Actor

Husband
Married April 3, 1977 Divorced 1981

EDUCATION

Grant High School

Van Nuys , California
graduated

Milestones

1976

Played Kate Jordache in the landmark ABC-TV miniseries, "Rich Man, Poor Man" and its sequel, "Rich Man, Poor Man: Book II"

1973

Made feature film debut in a bit part in "American Graffiti"

1973

Played first prominent feature film role in "Breezy"

1964

Acted and sang on the TV show, "My Genie and Me" at age 11; performed on 165 episodes (date approximate)

Played recurring role of Tina Cassidy on the NBC drama series, "Midnight Caller"

Played Maggie Zombro on the NBC drama series, "Reasonable Doubts"

Made TV debut as a child appearing in the arms of singer Dottie O'Brien on "Al Jarvis's Hollywood on Television"

Performed on many TV commercials and played child and teen bits on shows including "Ironside", "The Tammy Grimes Show", "The Monroes" and "The Andy Griffith Show"

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