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Belinda Balaski


Belinda Balaski, born in California with acting skills instilled at birth, began working at age five. Throughout her career she has starred in many feature films, movies of the week, commercials and guest starred in dozens of TV shows. Honored with an Emmy for starring in Best After School Special, "The Runaways," Belinda also received two Emmy ... See full bio »

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Known For

Gremlins
Gremlins Mrs. Joe Harris
(1984)
The Howling
The Howling Terry Fisher
(1981)
Small Soldiers
Small Soldiers Neighbor
(1998)
Piranha
Piranha Betsy
(1978)

Filmography

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 1998 The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy (TV Movie)
Barterer's Wife
 1997 American Perfekt
Rita
 1997 The Second Civil War (TV Movie)
Graphic Designer
 1992-1996 Baywatch (TV Series)
Cleo Jennings / Worried Mother
- Sail Away (1996) ... Cleo Jennings
- Shark's Cove (1992) ... Worried Mother
 1996 Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story (TV Mini-Series)
Principal
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Principal
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Principal
 1993 Matinee
Stan's Mom
 1992 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series)
Phyllis Cleary
- Mercury in Retrograde (1992) ... Phyllis Cleary
 1992 FBI: The Untold Stories (TV Series)
 1991-1992 Eerie, Indiana (TV Series)
Mother / Winifred Swanson
- The Hole in the Head Gang (1992) ... Mother
- Foreverware (1991) ... Winifred Swanson
 1990 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
Scrub Nurse
- The Medical Mystery (1990) ... Scrub Nurse
 1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Movie Theatre Mom
 1988 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Joan Stiller
- Episode #1.956 (1988) ... Joan Stiller
 1988 Our House (TV Series)
Mrs. Caulder
- Artful Dodging (1988) ... Mrs. Caulder
 1987 Proud Men (TV Movie)
Nell
 1987 Amazon Women on the Moon
Bernice Pitnik (segment "Critic's Corner' 'Roast Your Loved One")
 1987 Deadly Care (TV Movie)
Terry
 1987 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Helen Green
- My Dissident Mom (1987) ... Helen Green
 1974-1986 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Anna / Cindy Britton
- Are You My Mother? (1986) ... Anna
- Runaways (1974) ... Cindy Britton
 1986 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Darlene Cooper
- Family Forecast (1986) ... Darlene Cooper
 1985 Explorers (voice)
 1985 Hunter (TV Series)
Judy
- Fire Man (1985) ... Judy
 1985 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Lois
- Death Watch (1985) ... Lois
 1984 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Margaret Landry
- Henry Hamilton Graduate Ghost (1984) ... Margaret Landry
 1984 Anatomy of an Illness (TV Movie)
 1983 The A-Team (TV Series)
Jimmy's Mother
- Labor Pains (1983) ... Jimmy's Mother
 1979 Up Yours
Helen
 1979 Mrs. R's Daughter (TV Movie)
Lynn Hollister
 1979 Vega$ (TV Series)
Lucille
- The Visitor (1979) ... Lucille
 1979 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
Missy
- The Innocent (1979) ... Missy
 1978 Piranha
Betsy
 1978 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Sue Kantrelle
- Angels on the Run (1978) ... Sue Kantrelle
 1978 Till Death
Anne Ryan
 1977 Having Babies II (TV Movie)
Ann
 1977 The Fantastic Journey (TV Series)
Arla
- An Act of Love (1977) ... Arla
 1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
M.E. Ginny Simpson
- The Velvet Jungle (1977) ... M.E. Ginny Simpson
 1976 Carquake!
Maryann
 1976 The Food of the Gods
Rita
 1975 Death Scream (TV Movie)
Jenny Storm
 1975 Force Five (TV Movie)
Ginger
 1975 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Judy Collins
- A Coven of Killers (1975) ... Judy Collins
 1975 Baretta (TV Series)
Nicole
- Ragtime Billy Peaches (1975) ... Nicole
 1975 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Beckie
- The Werewolf of Woodstock (1975) ... Beckie
 1974 Locusts (TV Movie)
Janet Willimer
 1974 Black Eye
Mary
 1974 The Cowboys (TV Series)
Obie Graff
- Requiem for a Lost Son (1974) ... Obie Graff
 1974 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Sue
- The Two Million Dollar Hit (1974) ... Sue
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Played Wendy in a stage production of "Peter Pan" at the Starlight Opera. See more »

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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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It is so important for a director to have a vision and be able to communicate that vision to you while empowering your creativity. That way everyone is on the same page and working at their peak together. See more »

Trivia:

She has appeared in ten films or television films directed by Joe Dante: Piranha (1978), The Howling (1981), Gremlins (1984), Explorers (1985), Amazon Women on the Moon (1987), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), Matinee (1993), The Second Civil War (1997), Small Soldiers (1998), and The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy (1998). Dante also directed her in three television episodes: Eerie, Indiana: ... See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast by Joe Dante in his movies.

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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