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Joan Van Ark


Joan Van Ark, just out of high school, was the second youngest student to attend the Yale School of Drama on a scholarship. The youngest was Julie Harris. It was the beginning of a lifelong friendship. Years later, they would co-star on the CBS Television series, Knots Landing (1979). Van Ark began her professional career at the Minneapolis ... See full bio »
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 2014 The 636 (Short) (completed)
Rose
 2013 Watercolor Postcards
Momma
 2013 Dallas (TV Series)
Valene Ewing
 2011-2012 Pretty the Series (TV Series)
Miss Senior Someone
- The Prettiest Finale Yet (2012) ... Miss Senior Someone
- A Pretty Finale (2011) ... Miss Senior Someone
 2011 Archer (TV Series)
Ruth
- Placebo Effect (2011) ... Ruth (voice)
 2008-2010 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Annette Wainwright
- Christian Troy II (2010) ... Annette Wainwright
- Lulu Grandiron (2008) ... Annette Wainwright
 2009 Catch 21 (TV Series)
Celebrity Contestant
- Episode dated 3 November 2009 (2009) ... Celebrity Contestant
 2009 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Janine
- Friends with Benefits (2009) ... Janine
 2008 Channels
Megan Phillips
 2005 Diamond Zero
The Hemingway Diamond
 2004 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (TV Series)
Wanda / Woman / Mandy #3
 2003 Net Games
Dr. Klein
 2002 Tornado Warning (TV Movie)
Mayor McAnders
 2001 UP, Michigan!
Deborah Michaels
 2001 Son of the Beach (TV Series)
Ima Cummings
- Light My Firebush (2001) ... Ima Cummings
 2001 Twice in a Lifetime (TV Series)
Camilla Bianco / Anna
- Mama Mia (2001) ... Camilla Bianco / Anna
 2000 Held for Ransom
Nancy Donavan
 2000 It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown (TV Short)
Secretary (voice)
 1998 Loyal Opposition
Vice President Elizabeth Lane
 1998 The Nanny (TV Series)
Margo Lange
- One False Mole and You're Dead (1998) ... Margo Lange
 1997 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
Queen Esther
- Loyalty (1997) ... Queen Esther (voice)
 1996 Wing Commander Academy (TV Series)
- On Both Your Houses (1996) ... (voice)
 1996 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
Jewel Pemberton
- Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Part 1 (1996) ... Jewel Pemberton
 1996 The Client (TV Series)
Gretchen Wainwright
- The Morning After (1996) ... Gretchen Wainwright
 1995 Women of the House (TV Series)
Joan Van Ark
- Women in Film (1995) ... Joan Van Ark
 1995 When the Dark Man Calls (TV Movie)
Julianne Kaiser
 1995 Santo Bugito (TV Series)
Amelia
- My Name Is Revenge (1995) ... Amelia (voice)
 1994 Moment of Truth: A Mother's Deception (TV Movie)
Nora McGill
 1974-1994 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Susan Cooper / Roxanne
- Boys Will Be Boys (1994) ... Susan Cooper
- Cyrano (1974) ... Roxanne (voice)
 1993 In the Shadows, Someone's Watching (TV Movie)
Cinnie Merritt
 1993 Tainted Blood (TV Movie)
Mrs. Drew
 1992 Terror on Track 9 (TV Movie)
Leslie Renner
 1990 Always Remember I Love You (TV Movie)
Martha Mendham
 1990 Menu for Murder (TV Movie)
Julia Alberts
 1988 My First Love (TV Movie)
Claire Thomas
 1988 Shakedown on the Sunset Strip (TV Movie)
Brenda Allen
 1979-1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Deborah Marshall / Ms. Chandler / Mary Sue Huggins / ...
- Cindy/Play by Play/What's a Brother For? (1979) ... Kris Hayley
 1984 Glitter (TV Series)
- Pilot (1984)
 1980-1981 Thundarr the Barbarian (TV Series)
Cinda, Voice of Crystal / Captain Corden
- Prophecy of Peril (1981) ... Cinda, Voice of Crystal (voice)
- Treasure of the Moks (1980) ... Captain Corden (voice)
 1981 Red Flag: The Ultimate Game (TV Movie)
Marie
 1979 Vega$ (TV Series)
Dr. Haven Grant
- Death Mountain (1979) ... Dr. Haven Grant
 1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Cassandra
- Time Bomb (1978) ... Cassandra
 1973-1978 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Lt. Erica Johnson
- Our Finest Hour (1978) ... Lt. Erica Johnson (uncredited)
 1978 Tarzan and the Super 7 (TV Series)
Moray (1978) (voice)
 1978 Having Babies (TV Series)
Joyce
- Alien, Virgin, Workaholic (1978) ... Joyce
 1978 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Bert Phillips
- Gone But Not Forgotten (1978) ... Bert Phillips
 1977-1978 We've Got Each Other (TV Series)
Dee Dee Baldwin
- Pumping Iron (1978) ... Dee Dee Baldwin
- The Long Vacation (1977) ... Dee Dee Baldwin
- The Magic Show (1977) ... Dee Dee Baldwin
- Miss Wonderful (1977) ... Dee Dee Baldwin
- The Oil Spill (1977) ... Dee Dee Baldwin
 1978 The Waverly Wonders (TV Series)
Joyce
- Joe Checks Out the Librarian (1978) ... Joyce
 1977 Testimony of Two Men (TV Mini-Series)
Jane Robson
 1977 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Georgie
- Have You Heard About Vanessa? (1977) ... Georgie
 1977 Kojak (TV Series)
Det. Josephine Long
- Lady in the Squadroom (1977) ... Det. Josephine Long
 1974-1977 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Christina Marks / Susan Alexander / Barbara Kelbaker
- There's One in Every Port (1977) ... Christina Marks
- Resurrection in Black & White (1975) ... Susan Alexander
- Find Me If You Can (1974) ... Barbara Kelbaker (as Joan Van Arc)
 1976 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Valerie Sheffield
- The Bionic Boy (1976) ... Valerie Sheffield
 1976 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Chris
- The Night Visitor (1976) ... Chris
 1976 Joe Forrester (TV Series)
- Girl on a String (1976)
 1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
Peggy Fowler
- Woman in White (1975) ... Peggy Fowler
 1975 The Last of the Mohicans (TV Movie)
Cora Munro (voice)
 1971-1975 Medical Center (TV Series)
Eileen / Chris / Deborah Walters
- Too Late for Tomorrow (1975) ... Eileen
- Adults Only (1974) ... Chris
- Edge of Violence (1971) ... Deborah Walters
 1975 Barbary Coast (TV Series)
Eleanor
- Guns for a Queen (1975) ... Eleanor
 1975 Rhoda (TV Series)
Marian Gerard
- Rhoda Meets the Ex-Wife (1975) ... Marian Gerard
 1975 Shell Game (TV Movie)
Shirley
 1971-1974 Cannon (TV Series)
Anna / Nona / Francine Dexter
- The Man Who Couldn't Forget (1974) ... Anna
- Duel in the Desert (1974) ... Nona
- Country Blues (1971) ... Francine Dexter
 1974 The Manhunter (TV Series)
 1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Caroline Ward
- Trial by Terror (1974) ... Caroline Ward
 1974 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Sheila Barner
- The Challenge (1974) ... Sheila Barner
 1969-1974 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Angie Cameron / Julie Rhodes / Cynthia Scott / ...
- The Vendetta (1974) ... Angie Cameron
- The Deadly Gift (1971) ... Julie Rhodes
- The Condemned (1970) ... Cynthia Scott
- The Maze (1969) ... Eleanor O'Keefe
 1974 Big Rose: Double Trouble (TV Movie)
Nina
 1974 Firehouse (TV Series)
Cynthia
- Burst of Flame (1974) ... Cynthia
 1973 Mannix (TV Series)
Jennifer Crane
- The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress (1973) ... Jennifer Crane
 1972 The Judge and Jake Wyler (TV Movie)
Alicia Dodd
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Sondra Blanco
- The Ring with the Red Velvet Ropes (1972) ... Sondra Blanco (as Joan van Ark)
 1970-1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Alice (segment "Love and the Triple Threat") / Jelen (segment "Love and the Proposal")
- Love and the Fighting Couple/Love and the Pick-Up/Love and the Proposal (1970) ... Jelen (segment "Love and the Proposal")
 1972 Captain Newman, M.D. (TV Movie)
 1972 Frogs
Karen Crockett
 1972 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Trudy
- A Night to Dismember (1972) ... Trudy
 1971 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Evelyn Baker
- Close Up (1971) ... Evelyn Baker
 1970 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Freda Cowan
- The Double Wall (1970) ... Freda Cowan
 1970 Dan August (TV Series)
 1970 Matt Lincoln (TV Series)
Katherine
- Nick (1970) ... Katherine
 1970 The Silent Force (TV Series)
 1969 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Sarah Jean Stryker
- Stryker (1969) ... Sarah Jean Stryker
 1969 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Laurie
- The Man Who Killed Jim Sonnett (1969) ... Laurie
 1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Annie Laurie Adams
- Sweet Annie Laurie (1969) ... Annie Laurie Adams
 1968 Mod Squad (TV Series)
April Showers
- Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Starlet (1968) ... April Showers
 1968 Peyton Place (TV Series)
Paula / Nurse Paula
- Episode #5.15 (1968) ... Paula (as Joan Van Arc)
- Episode #4.92 (1968) ... Nurse Paula
 1968 Felony Squad (TV Series)
Lynne Thackeray
- A Fashion for Dying (1968) ... Lynne Thackeray
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Donna Hayward
- Cry Hard, Cry Fast: Part 2 (1967) ... Donna Hayward
- Cry Hard, Cry Fast: Part 1 (1967) ... Donna Hayward
 1965 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Janie Whitney #3 (1970)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Barefoot in the Park. Comedy. Written by Neil Simon. Scenic Design by Oliver Smith. Directed by Mike Nichols. Biltmore Theatre: 23 Oct 1963- 25 Jun 1967 (1520 performances + 2 previews that began on 21 Oct 1963). Cast: Elizabeth Ashley (as "Corie Bratter"), Kurt Kasznar [final Broadway role] (as "Victor Velasco"), Mildred ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

21 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Joan Van Arc | Joan van Ark

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[When her series' star and best friend Michele Lee, who played Karen Fairgate MacKenzie, became a director on Knots Landing (1979)]: She just sort of picked, cause Michele has the director vibe in her, and she just picked some scenes that, you know, were just - not generic - but signature Knots kind of scenes, and I was just in awe of the work. I mean, there was one that I did see because I ... See more »

Trivia:

Runs marathons and is something of a Track and Field historian. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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