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Whiskey-voiced Patricia Richardson is best known as Jill Taylor on Home Improvement (1991). For her work, she was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and four Emmy Awards. She also starred in two other comedies: Eisenhower & Lutz (1988) with Scott Bakula, and FM (1989) with Robert Hays. After pregnancy with twins and Home Improvement she took ... See full bio »

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Known For

Home Improvement Jill Taylor
(1991-1999)
Strong Medicine Dr. Andy Campbell
(2002-2005)
Ulee's Gold Connie Hope
(1997)
The West Wing Sheila Brooks
(2005-2006)

Filmography

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 2022 County Line: No Fear (post-production)
Maddie Hall
 2022 County Line: All In
Maddie
 2022 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Matilda Davis
- Genuine Models Inc. (No. 176) (2022) ... Matilda Davis
 2021 NCIS (TV Series)
Judy Price Fielding
- Docked (2021) ... Judy Price Fielding
 2019 A Very Vintage Christmas (TV Movie)
Margaret
 2019 Cubby
Peggy Nabel
 2019 Blindspot (TV Series)
Dr. Nora Lee Roga
- The Big Reveal (2019) ... Dr. Nora Lee Roga
 2018 A Christmas in Tennessee (TV Movie)
Martha
 2018 Dayworld (TV Short)
Mother
 2018 Still Waiting in the Wings
Delores D'Amboise
 2017 County Line
Maddie Hall
 2015-2016 Last Man Standing (TV Series)
Helen Potts
- Tanks for the Memories (2016) ... Helen Potts
- Helen Potts (2015) ... Helen Potts
 2014 Chance at Romance (TV Movie)
May
 2013 Snow Bride (TV Movie)
Maggie Tannenhill
 2012 Smart Cookies (TV Movie)
Lola
 2012/II Black Box
Claire
 2011 Beautiful Wave
Sue
 2011 Bringing Ashley Home (TV Movie)
Michelle McGee
 2010 The Jensen Project (TV Movie)
Ingrid
 2009 Lost Dream
Patricia
 2007 California Dreaming
Aunt Bonnie
 2005-2006 The West Wing (TV Series)
Sheila Brooks
- The Last Hurrah (2006) ... Sheila Brooks
- Election Day: Part 2 (2006) ... Sheila Brooks
- The Cold (2006) ... Sheila Brooks
- Running Mates (2006) ... Sheila Brooks
- The Debate (2005) ... Sheila Brooks
 2005 Candy Paint (Short)
Linda Miller
 2002-2005 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Dr. Andy Campbell
- Cutting the Cord (2005) ... Dr. Andy Campbell
- Implants, Transplants and Cuban Aunts (2005) ... Dr. Andy Campbell
- First Response (2005) ... Dr. Andy Campbell
- Code (2004) ... Dr. Andy Campbell
- Foreign Bodies (2004) ... Dr. Andy Campbell
 2001 Viva Las Nowhere
Helen / Wanda
 2001 Blonde (TV Mini Series)
Gladys Baker
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Gladys Baker
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Gladys Baker
 1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Annabel Hayes
- Wanderlust (1999) ... Annabel Hayes
 1991-1999 Home Improvement (TV Series)
Jill Taylor
- The Long and Winding Road: Part 3 (1999) ... Jill Taylor
- The Long and Winding Road: Part 1 (1999) ... Jill Taylor
- Dead Weight (1999) ... Jill Taylor
- Trouble-a-Bruin (1999) ... Jill Taylor
- Loose Lips and Freudian Slips (1999) ... Jill Taylor
 1997 Ulee's Gold
Connie Hope
 1996 Undue Influence (TV Movie)
Laurel Vega
 1996 Sophie & the Moonhanger (TV Movie)
Bonnie Edgerton
 1994 Storytime (TV Series)
 1990 Room for Romance (TV Series)
- Pilot (1990)
 1989-1990 FM (TV Series)
Lee-Ann Plunkett
- Off the Record (1990) ... Lee-Ann Plunkett
- Sex, Lies and 35mm Slides (1990) ... Lee-Ann Plunkett
- The Last Virgin (1990) ... Lee-Ann Plunkett
- Let's Spend the Night Together (1990) ... Lee-Ann Plunkett
- No Fool Like an April Fool (1990) ... Lee-Ann Plunkett
 1989 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Rachel Porter
- Good Morning, Peoria - September 9, 1959 (1989) ... Rachel Porter
- Blind Faith - February 6, 1964 (1989) ... Rachel Porter (uncredited)
 1989 ABC TGIF (TV Series)
Jillian "Jill" Patterson Taylor
 1989 In Country
Cindy
 1989 Lost Angels
Mrs. Anderson
 1989 Parent Trap III (TV Movie)
Cassie McGuire
 1988 Eisenhower & Lutz (TV Series)
Kay 'K.K.' Dunne
- The Devil Wears a Toupee (1988) ... Kay 'K.K.' Dunne
- Play It Again, Bud (1988) ... Kay 'K.K.' Dunne
- Pride and Prejudice (1988) ... Kay 'K.K.' Dunne
- Bud's Buddy (1988) ... Kay 'K.K.' Dunne
- Petrified Forrest (1988) ... Kay 'K.K.' Dunne
 1986-1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Sandy / Saleswoman
- In the Money (1987) ... Sandy
- Torn (1986) ... Saleswoman
 1987 Hands of a Stranger (TV Movie)
Helen
 1987 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Schrader
- Calling Doctor Huxtable (1987) ... Mrs. Schrader
 1986 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Sarah Cabot
- Shadowsight (1986) ... Sarah Cabot (as Pat Richardson)
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series)
Joan Black
- Double Image (1986) ... Joan Black (as Pat Richardson)
 1985 Kate & Allie (TV Series)
Pamela
- The Reunion (1985) ... Pamela
 1985 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series short)
Pamela Sawyer
 1984 C.H.U.D.
Ad Woman
 1984 Double Trouble (TV Series)
Beth McConnell
- The Bombshell (1984) ... Beth McConnell (as Pat Richardson)
- Heartache (1984) ... Beth McConnell (as Pat Richardson)
- Separate Birthdays (1984) ... Beth McConnell (as Pat Richardson)
- Dueling Feet (1984) ... Beth McConnell (as Pat Richardson)
- Bad Chemistry (1984) ... Beth McConnell (as Pat Richardson)
 1981 Love, Sidney (TV Series)
 1980 Christmas Evil
Moss' Mother
 1979 The Doctors (TV Series)
Nurse Marion / Pediatric ICU Nurse
- Episode #1.4172 (1979) ... Nurse Marion (uncredited)
- Episode #1.4168 (1979) ... Nurse Marion (uncredited)
- Episode #1.4166 (1979) ... Pediatric ICU Nurse (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Her voice was used in numerous "Arby's" TV commercials. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Pat Richardson

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)

Spouse:

Ray Baker  (divorced)  (3 children)

Children:

Baker, Henry Richardson | See more »

Relatives:

Ann (sibling) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I kind of feel like people like to dump on 'Home Improvement,' and I don't know why. See more »

Trivia:

Her three children are Henry (b. 2/22/85) and twins Roxanne and Joseph (b. 1/3/91). See more »

Trademark:

Having a hairstyle that features sharp, sassy bangs

Nickname:

Pat

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