Patrika Darbo

Actor, Credit department supervisor
After this pudgy comic actress won the role of Roseanne Barr in the 1994 NBC unauthorized biopic "Roseanne and Tom: Behind the Scenes", Patrika Darbo was seen nationwide defending the concept and insisting she was proud ... Read more »
Born: 04/06/1948 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

Days of Our Lives 1965 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Rango 2011 (Movie)

Delilah/Maybelle (Voice)

Desperate Housewives 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Charlie Wilson's War 2007 (Movie)

Auctioneer (Actor)

Hatchet 2007 (Movie)

Mrs Permatteo (Actor)

Moving McAllister 2007 (Movie)

Debbie (Actor)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2005 (Movie)

50's Woman (Actor)

Carpool Guy 2004 (Movie)

Patty (Actor)

Queen of the Whole Wide World 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

L.A. Doctors 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 1997 (Movie)

Sara Warren (Actor)

Speed 2: Cruise Control 1997 (Movie)

Ruby (Actor)

Fast Money 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

House Arrest 1996 (Movie)

Cafeteria Cashier (Actor)

John Grisham's The Client 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Sisters 1991 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Babe 1995 (Movie)

Character Voice -- Sheep (Actor)

Evening Shade 1991 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grace Under Fire 1991 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1991 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Married... With Children 1991 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

The George Carlin Show 1991 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Arly Hanks Mysteries 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Corrina, Corrina 1994 (Movie)

Wilma (Actor)

In the Line of Fire 1993 (Movie)

Pam Magnus (Actor)

Johnny Bago 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Boys 1991 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Leaving Normal 1992 (Movie)

66 (Actor)

Step by Step 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Vagrant 1992 (Movie)

Doatti (Actor)

Dutch 1991 (Movie)

Greasy Spoon Waitress (Actor)

Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? 1990 (Movie)

Marlene (Actor)

Ghost Dad 1990 (Movie)

2nd Nurse (Actor)

Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 (Movie)

Yogurt Customer (Actor)

Spaced Invaders 1990 (Movie)

Mrs Vanderspool (Actor)

B-Men 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 'Burbs 1989 (Movie)

Art's Wife (Actor)

Troop Beverly Hills 1989 (Movie)

Mar Vista Troop Leader (Actor)

It Takes Two 1988 (Movie)

Dee Dee (Actor)

One Night Band 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Nashville Beat (TV Show)

Actor

Ruby Bridges (TV Show)

Actor

Secret Sins of the Father (TV Show)

Actor
Sound (1)

The Hot Spot 1990 (Movie)

ADR performer (ADR)

Biography

After this pudgy comic actress won the role of Roseanne Barr in the 1994 NBC unauthorized biopic "Roseanne and Tom: Behind the Scenes", Patrika Darbo was seen nationwide defending the concept and insisting she was proud of her work. A stage-trained actress, she had many theatrical successes in Los Angeles before breaking into film and TV, where she often was cast in bit parts and small guest appearances. Her big break came when she starred in the stage production of "Daddy's Dyin' ... Who's Got the Will?" and then reprised the role in the 1990 screen version alongside Beau Bridges and Beverly D'Angelo. Small roles in films like "Leaving Normal" (1992), "In the Line of Fire" (1993, where she was gruesomely murdered by villain John Malkovich) and "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (1997) followed. For one season (1991-92), Darbo was cast as Suzanne Somers' sister Penny on the ABC sitcom "Step By Step". In June 1998, she joined the cast of the NBC daytime drama "Days of Our Lives" playing the social conscious wife of a doctor.

Relationships

'Chubby'

Father
divorced from Darbo's mother and remarried

Daniel

Brother
younger

Peggy

Sister
younger

Rolf Darbo

Husband
met in 1970 married in 1972

Patricia Davidson

Mother
divorced from Darbo's father and remarried

Donald Davidson

Step-Father
traveling secretary for the Milwaukee (later Atlanta) Braves a dwarf

EDUCATION

Atlanta School of Drama

Georgia Southern University

Milestones

1998

Joined cast of the NBC daytime soap "Days of Our Lives"

1994

Starred as Roseanne Barr Arnold in the unauthorized NBC biopic "Roseanne and Tom: Behind the Scenes"

1990

Reprised role in feature version "Daddy's Dyin' ... Who's Got the Will?"

1988

Screen debut, "It Takes Two"

1987

Starred in stage version of "Daddy's Dyin' ... Who's Got the Will?"

1969

Los Angeles stage debut, "Anything Goes"

Had regular role of Penny on the ABC sitcom "Step By Step"

Raised in Atlanta, Georgia

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