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Joyce Van Patten


Adept at both comedy and drama, veteran actress Joyce Van Patten was born in New York City. Prodded by a typically assertive stage mother, Joyce and her equally famous older brother Dick Van Patten displayed natural talent and did quite well for themselves at an early age. Joyce was auditioning for modeling roles before reaching her first birthday... See full bio »
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 2014 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series)
Crab Woman
- King of Norway (2014) ... Crab Woman
 2014 God's Pocket
Aunt Sophie
 2013 Angel's Perch
Polly
 2012 Made in Jersey (TV Series)
Lilla
- Camelot (2012) ... Lilla
 2011 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Agnes Silvestre
- Feeding the Rat (2011) ... Agnes Silvestre
 2011 This Must Be the Place
Dorothy Shore
 2010 Grown Ups
Gloria
 2006 My Mother's Hairdo (Short)
Mary
 2005 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Paula
- Viuda Negra (2005) ... Paula
 2002 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Ruth Dwyer
- Half-Ashed (2002) ... Ruth Dwyer
 2002 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Dr. Sandy Shaw
- Christopher (2002) ... Dr. Sandy Shaw
 2002 Oz (TV Series)
Sarah Rebadow
 1999 Now and Again (TV Series)
Psychiatrist
- Nothing to Fear, But Nothing to Fear (1999) ... Psychiatrist
 1999 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Sylvia
- Family Business (1999) ... Sylvia
 1998 Show & Tell
Mrs. Mahler
 1996 Infinity
Aunt Ruth
 1996 Jake's Women (TV Movie)
Edith
 1994 Grandpa's Funeral (TV Short)
Iris Braimen
 1994 All-American Girl (TV Series)
Emma
- Loveless in San Francisco (1994) ... Emma
 1994 The Gift of Love (TV Movie)
Erika Magnussen
 1994 Northern Exposure (TV Series)
Pat Hillman
- I Feel the Earth Move (1994) ... Pat Hillman
 1994 Breathing Lessons (TV Movie)
Serena
 1993 Bob (TV Series)
Joyce Leona-Curtis
- Kiss and Tell (1993) ... Joyce Leona-Curtis
 1993 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Sarah Emerson
- Murder at the Telethon (1993) ... Sarah Emerson
 1993 Law & Order (TV Series)
Ramona Stark, Ph.D.
- Extended Family (1993) ... Ramona Stark, Ph.D.
 1992 Brooklyn Bridge (TV Series)
Harriet Mueller
- Boys and Girls Together Again (1992) ... Harriet Mueller
- Boys and Girls Apart (1992) ... Harriet Mueller
- Boys and Girls Together (1992) ... Harriet Mueller
 1992 Maid for Each Other (TV Movie)
Leila
 1991 The Haunted (TV Movie)
Cora Miller
 1989 Trust Me
Nettie Brown
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Ilene
- Sirens (1987) ... Ilene
 1987 Blind Date
Nadia's Mother
 1986 Billy Galvin
Mae Galvin
 1986 Under the Influence (TV Movie)
Helen Talbot
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Eva
- One for the Books (1986) ... Eva
 1985 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
Ma
- Annie Oakley (1985) ... Ma
 1985 Picking Up the Pieces (TV Movie)
Harriet Goodman
 1985 St. Elmo's Fire
Mrs. Beamish
 1985 Malice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Dema Harshbarger
 1985 The Falcon and the Snowman
Mrs. Boyce
 1984 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
- Pilot (1984)
 1983 In Defense of Kids (TV Movie)
Caroline Ruben
 1983 Another Woman's Child (TV Movie)
Janet Stein
 1982 Bus Stop (TV Movie)
Grace
 1982 Eleanor, First Lady of the World (TV Movie)
'Tommy' Thompson
 1981 Bulba (TV Movie)
Barbara Thatcher
 1980 The Martian Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Elma Parkhill
- The Martians (1980) ... Elma Parkhill (credit only)
- The Settlers (1980) ... Elma Parkhill
- The Expeditions (1980) ... Elma Parkhill (credit only)
 1979 A Christmas for Boomer (TV Movie)
Lila Manchester
 1979 Visions (TV Series)
Kit
- Ladies in Waiting (1979) ... Kit
 1978 The Comedy Company (TV Movie)
Ellen Dietz
 1978 Murder at the Mardi Gras (TV Movie)
Janet Murphy
 1978 To Kill a Cop (TV Movie)
Betty Eischied
 1978 The Plant Family (TV Movie)
Lyla Plant - the mother
 1977 Family (TV Series)
Mrs. Palmer
- We Love You, Miss Jessup (1977) ... Mrs. Palmer
 1977 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Gloria Aldrige
- Aftershock (1977) ... Gloria Aldrige
 1976 Mikey and Nicky
Jan
 1974-1976 Columbo (TV Series)
Ruth Lytton / Sister of Mercy
- Old Fashioned Murder (1976) ... Ruth Lytton
 1976 The Bad News Bears
Cleveland
 1975 Winner Take All (TV Movie)
Edie Gould
 1975 Let's Switch! (TV Movie)
Linette Robbin
 1975 For the Use of the Hall (TV Movie)
Alice
 1974 Amy Prentiss (TV Series)
Mrs. Hyser
- The Desperate World of Jane Doe (1974) ... Mrs. Hyser
 1974 The Stranger Within (TV Movie)
Phyllis
 1974 Winter Kill (TV Movie)
Grace Lockhard
 1972-1974 Insight (TV Series)
Marie Slovak / Thelma Montanus
- Crunch on Spruce Street (1974) ... Marie Slovak
- Graduation Day (1972) ... Thelma Montanus
 1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Jane
- The Book of Murder (1974) ... Jane
 1974 Mame
Sally Cato
 1974 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Ruth Tannen
- House of Friends (1974) ... Ruth Tannen
 1970-1974 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Janet (segment "Love and Mr. Bunny") / Marge (segment "Love and the Playwright") / (segment "Love and the Plane Truth") / ...
- Love and the Anniversary/Love and the Playwright/Love and the Trampled Passion (1973) ... Marge (segment "Love and the Playwright")
- Love and the Plane Truth/Love and the Scroungers/Love and the Small Wedding (1972) ... (segment "Love and the Plane Truth")
- Love and the Eskimo/Love and the Nuisance (1970) ... Wanda Glass (segment "Love and the Nuisance")
 1973 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Henrietta
- Mrs. Ferguson (1973) ... Henrietta
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Mrs. Rudolph
- The House on Hyde Street (1973) ... Mrs. Rudolph
 1967-1973 Mannix (TV Series)
Dodie Green / Lola Collins
- Out of the Night (1973) ... Dodie Green
- Run, Sheep, Run (1967) ... Lola Collins
 1973 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Connie Miller
- Let's Get Away from It Almost (1973) ... Connie Miller
 1970-1972 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Rhoda Lovejoy / Lila Daniels
- I'm a Family Crook - Don't Shoot! (1972) ... Rhoda Lovejoy
- The Payoff (1970) ... Lila Daniels
 1972 Medical Center (TV Series)
Paula Eckhart
- Betrayed (1972) ... Paula Eckhart
 1972 Thumb Tripping
Mother
 1972 Bone
Bernadette
 1972 Cannon (TV Series)
Kate Werner Macklin
- A Flight of Hawks (1972) ... Kate Werner Macklin
 1972 The Don Rickles Show (TV Series)
Jean Benedict
- Episode #1.1 (1972) ... Jean Benedict
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Lucy Sloan
- A Little Plot at Tranquil Valley (1972) ... Lucy Sloan
 1972 The Bravos (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1972 Young Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Nurse Marvin
- Mercy Killing (1972) ... Nurse Marvin
 1971 Something Big
Polly Standall
 1971 Nichols (TV Series)
Arletta McGreevy
- Paper Badge (1971) ... Arletta McGreevy
 1971 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Millicent Wilson
- Broken Melody (1971) ... Millicent Wilson
 1971 Making It
Betty Fuller
 1971 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Alice Kranz
- Turnabout (1971) ... Alice Kranz
 1970 Family Affair (TV Series)
Gail Spencer
- Class Clown (1970) ... Gail Spencer
 1970 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Phyllis
- I Do, I Don't (1970) ... Phyllis
 1970 Men at Law (TV Series)
Ella
- The Electric Kid (1970) ... Ella
 1970 But I Don't Want to Get Married! (TV Movie)
Olga
 1968-1970 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Claudia Gramus
- Art A La Carte (1970) ... Claudia Gramus
- Compulsion (1970) ... Claudia Gramus
- Deep Are the Roots (1970) ... Claudia Gramus
- A Fine Kettle of Fish (1970) ... Claudia Gramus
- Communications Gap (1969) ... Claudia Gramus
 1969 The Trouble with Girls
Maude
 1969 Spoon River (TV Movie)
Reader
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Alice Fuller
- Death Has Two Faces (1967) ... Alice Fuller
 1967 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Laura Hollander
- Opie Steps Up in Class (1967) ... Laura Hollander
 1967 Accidental Family (TV Series)
Martha
- If You Knew Martha (1967) ... Martha
 1967 Mr. Terrific (TV Series)
Margo
- Stanley the Jailbreaker (1967) ... Margo
 1966 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series)
Giovanni's Daughter-in-Law
- Episode #4.14 (1966) ... Giovanni's Daughter-in-Law
 1966 The Loner (TV Series)
Peggy
 1965 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Lily
- The Siege (1965) ... Lily
 1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
Mary Stewart
- Ring of Silence (1965) ... Mary Stewart
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Barbara Harrison
- The Unborn (1965) ... Barbara Harrison
 1965 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
The Wife, Mrs. Goodheart
- Jack Adopts Son (1965) ... The Wife, Mrs. Goodheart
 1963-1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Fay Gilmer / Sally Sheldon
- The Case of the Thermal Thief (1965) ... Fay Gilmer
- The Case of the Prankish Professor (1963) ... Sally Sheldon
 1965 Karen (TV Series)
Nora
- Good Neighbor Policy (1965) ... Nora
 1965 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Avis Brown
- From the Brow of Zeus (1965) ... Avis Brown
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Rhea Cashman
- A Feasibility Study (1964) ... Rhea Cashman
 1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
Nora Slater
- Fugue for Trumpet and Small Boy (1963) ... Nora Slater
 1962-1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Ruth Scully / Julie Belmanno
- The Oracle (1963) ... Ruth Scully
- The Chemistry of Anger (1962) ... Julie Belmanno
 1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Eileen Ransome
- Passage on the Lady Anne (1963) ... Eileen Ransome
 1961-1963 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Speed Pulitzer / Mrs. Maude Pomfritt / Ethel Bronkowski
- Lassie, Get Lost (1963) ... Speed Pulitzer
- Dobie Gillis: Wanted Dead or Alive (1962) ... Mrs. Maude Pomfritt
- Crazylegs Gillis (1961) ... Ethel Bronkowski
 1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Claire Vale
- The Spoiler (1963) ... Claire Vale
 1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Doris Baxter
- The Sheridan Square (1963) ... Doris Baxter
 1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Laura
- Joby (1963) ... Laura
 1963 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Molly
- Anybody Can Kill a Marshal (1963) ... Molly
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Grace
- The Lonely Hours (1963) ... Grace
 1962 The New Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
- First Assignment (1962)
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Nina Corbello
- Who Killed Edde Gannon? (1962) ... Nina Corbello
 1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
Phyllis
- Night Boat (1962) ... Phyllis
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Marcia James
- Remembrance of Crimes Past (1962) ... Marcia James
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Madeleine
- Fortress of Despair (1962) ... Madeleine
 1962 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Betty
- Turn Home Again (1962) ... Betty
 1961 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Stella Maxwell
- The Sweet Kiss of Madness (1961) ... Stella Maxwell
 1961 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Ethel
- Cold Turkey (1961) ... Ethel
 1958 Young Dr. Malone (TV Series)
Clara Kershaw (1959-1960)
 1958 The Goddess
Hillary
 1956 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Janice Turner Hughes #1 (1956-1957) (original cast)
 1954 The Big Story (TV Series)
Valerie Foster
- Charles McKinney of the Tulsa World (1954) ... Valerie Foster
 1949-1951 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Mary
- A Seacoast in Bohemia (1951) ... Mary
- Brief Music (1951)
 1951 Fourteen Hours
Barbara (uncredited)
 1950 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
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Spoon River Anthology (1963). Musical. Dramatic reading of the verse of Edgar Lee Masters. Conceived by Charles Aidman. Music by Naomi Caryl Hirshhorn. Lyrics by Charles Aidman. Directed by Charles Aidman. Booth Theatre (moved to The Belasco Theatre from 18 Nov 1963 to close): 29 Sep 1963- 4 Jan 1964 (111 performances). Cast: ... See more »

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Made her debut at five months old modeling a baby blanket in a Sears catalog. See more »

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