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Jan Hooks (1957–2014)

Jan Hooks is better remembered for her five-year run on Saturday Night Live (1975) (1986-91) on the series she impersonated actress ranging from Bette Davis, to Ann-Margret, to Sally Kellerman, to Jodie Foster. After she left the show, she was proposed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason to replace Jean Smart on CBS's Designing Women (1986). She accepted... See full bio »

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 2013 The Cleveland Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Kellogg
- Mr. & Mrs. Brown (2013) ... Mrs. Kellogg (voice)
 2010 30 Rock (TV Series)
Verna Maroney
- The Moms (2010) ... Verna Maroney
- Verna (2010) ... Verna Maroney
 2004 Game Over (TV Series)
- Monkey Dearest (2004) ... Nadine (voice)
 2001 Futurama (TV Series)
- Bendless Love (2001) ... Anglelyne (voice)
 2001 Providence (TV Series)
Doreen Dunfey
- The Gun (2001) ... Doreen Dunfey
 1998 Simon Birch
Miss Leavey
 1997 Hiller and Diller (TV Series)
- Thankless-Giving (1997) ... Kate
- Don't Make Me Hurt You (1997) ... Kate
 1994 The Martin Short Show (TV Series)
Meg Harper Short
- A Hippo Never Forgets (1994) ... Meg Harper Short
- The Steve Martin Show (1994) ... Meg Harper Short
- Who's Afraid of Snowball Fortensky? (1994) ... Meg Harper Short
 1993 A Dangerous Woman
Makeup Girl
 1993 Coneheads
Gladys Johnson, Driving Student
 1992 Frosty Returns (TV Short)
Lil (voice)
 1989 Dear John (TV Series)
- John's Blind Date (1989) ... Suzanne
 1988 Superman 50th Anniversary (TV Movie documentary)
Marcia Connelly
 1987 Funland
Shelly Willingham
 1986 Wildcats
Stephanie Needham
 1985 Comedy Break (TV Series)
 1984 The Joe Piscopo Special (TV Movie)
 1983 The 1/2 Hour Comedy Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Various
 1983 Prime Times (TV Movie)
 1980 The Bill Tush Show (TV Series)
Various Characters
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Nike Zoom Air sneakers ("Support Group") (1997) See more »

Alternate Names:

The Sweeney Sisters


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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[on dealing with stage fright during her stint on Saturday Night Live (1975)] Sometimes if I see an old show, I think "Boy, I was good!" I mean, can't you tell how shit-scared I was? And you know how they say, "Well, everybody's got the jitters," and you go out there and you're fine? No! I wasn't! I didn't like it! I don't like roller coasters, and I don't like circus performing. It's just not my... See more »


Originally turned down for a regular spot on Saturday Night Live (1975) in 1985 because they thought at age 28, she was too old; they hired her the next year, when she was 29. See more »


Smiled quite a lot when acting

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