Kristy McNichol

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Actor Kristy McNichol is best known for her role as "Buddy" in the Spelling/Goldberg hit TV series Family (1976), where she won 2 Emmy awards and was nominated for a Golden Globe. McNichol began her career with guest appearances on such popular TV series as Starsky and Hutch, The Bionic Woman, Love American Style and The Love Boat, the list goes ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »


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The Pirate Movie Mabel Stanley
Two Moon Junction Patti Jean
Family Letitia 'Buddy' Lawrence


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 1998 Invasion America (TV Series short)
Angie Romar
- Rendezvous (1998) ... Angie Romar (voice)
- Dark Side (1998) ... Angie Romar (voice)
- Countdown (1998) ... Angie Romar (voice)
- Charade (1998) ... Angie Romar (voice)
- Allies (1998) ... Angie Romar (voice)
 1997 Extreme Ghostbusters (TV Series)
Girl in Sub
- Dry Spell (1997) ... Girl in Sub (voice)
 1988-1995 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Barbara Weston
- Life Goes On: Part 2 (1995) ... Barbara Weston
- Surprise! Surprise! (1993) ... Barbara Weston (credit only)
- Charley to the Rescue (1993) ... Barbara Weston (credit only)
- My Mother, My Self (1993) ... Barbara Weston (credit only)
- Aunt Verne Knows Best (1993) ... Barbara Weston (credit only)
 1993 Mother of the Bride (TV Movie)
 1991-1992 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Barbara Weston
- A Midwinter Night's Dream (1992) ... Barbara Weston
- Witness (1991) ... Barbara Weston
 1991 Baby of the Bride (TV Movie)
 1990 Children of the Bride (TV Movie)
 1989 The Forgotten One
Barbara Stupple
 1988 Two Moon Junction
Patti Jean
 1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Jill Morton
- Showdown in Saskatchewan (1988) ... Jill Morton
 1988 You Can't Hurry Love
 1986 Women of Valor (TV Movie)
T.J. Nolan
 1986 Dream Lover
Kathy Gardner
 1985 Love, Mary (TV Movie)
Mary Groda-Lewis
 1984 Just the Way You Are
Susan Berlanger
 1982 The Pirate Movie
Mabel Stanley
 1982 White Dog
Julie Sawyer
 1982 Aladdin and the Magic Lamp
The Princess (English version, voice)
 1981 Only When I Laugh
 1980 Blinded by the Light (TV Movie)
Janet Bowers
 1976-1980 Family (TV Series)
Letitia 'Buddy' Lawrence
- Letting Go (1980) ... Letitia 'Buddy' Lawrence
- Smarts (1980) ... Letitia 'Buddy' Lawrence
- Just Like Old Times (1980) ... Letitia 'Buddy' Lawrence
- The Ties That Bind (1980) ... Letitia 'Buddy' Lawrence
- Such a Fine Line (1980) ... Letitia 'Buddy' Lawrence
 1980 Little Darlings
 1979 My Old Man (TV Movie)
Jo Butler
 1978 Summer of My German Soldier (TV Movie)
Patty Bergen
 1978 Like Mom, Like Me (TV Movie)
Jennifer Gruen
 1978/I The End
Julie Lawson
 1976-1978 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Joey Carston / Molly Edwards / Meg
- The Trap (1978) ... Joey Carston
- Little Girl Lost (1976) ... Molly Edwards
- The Hostages (1976) ... Meg
 1975-1977 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Carlie Higgins / Nina Beckwith / Jenna McPhail
- The Pinballs (1977) ... Carlie Higgins
- Me and Dad's New Wife (1976) ... Nina Beckwith
- Fawn Story (1975) ... Jenna McPhail
 1977 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Kelly Rixie
- Ex Plus Y/Golden Agers/Graham and Kelly (1977) ... Kelly Rixie
 1977 Black Sunday (scenes deleted)
 1977 The Love Boat II (TV Movie)
Linda Morley
 1976 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Amanda Cory
- The Ghosthunter (1976) ... Amanda Cory
 1976 Sara (TV Series)
- Grandpa's Girl (1976)
 1974-1975 Apple's Way (TV Series)
Patricia Apple / Rachel
- The Price (1975) ... Patricia Apple (as Kristie McNichol)
- The Outing (1975) ... Patricia Apple (as Kristie McNichol)
- The Christmas Party (1974) ... Patricia Apple (as Kristie McNichol)
- The Outsider (1974) ... Patricia Apple (as Kristie McNichol)
- The Apprentice (1974) ... Patricia Apple (as Kristie McNichol)
 1974 Run, Joe, Run (TV Series)
Judy Barnes
- Homecoming (1974) ... Judy Barnes
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Steffi (segment "Love and the Unsteady Steady")
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Show Show Self (45 credits)
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Other Works:

Album (w/Jimmy McNichol): "Kristy and Jimmy McNichol".

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Interview | 6 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Kristie McNichol


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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In January 2012, McNichol told People Magazine that she is a lesbian, and that she has lived with a romantic partner named Martie Allen since the early 1990s. McNichol said that she finally chose to come out of the closet to "try to help kids who are being bullied.". See more »

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