Mary Jo Catlett


STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,065 this week
Mary Jo Catlett has been part of the main voice cast on SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) since its premiere, playing SpongeBob's teacher, Mrs. Puff. She is an unmistakably happy and hearty veteran character actress and comedienne who has found success in all three mediums (stage, film and television) with her trademark flowery voice, giddy demeanor ... See full bio »

List: Best New Horror Movies for Halloween

Uncover those eyes and take a peek at some of our most anticipated horror movies, like Halloween Kills, Last Night in Soho, and more.

See the full list

Upcoming DC Movies and TV Shows

Check out all the upcoming DC superhero movies and series that the IMDb editors can't wait to see.

See the list

Around The Web

 | 

Provided by Taboola

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

SpongeBob SquarePants
The Splinter/Slide Whistle Stooges (S6, Ep5)
Wed, Oct 20 12:00 AM PDT on NIKTON (262)
SpongeBob SquarePants
The Getaway/Lost and Found (S10, Ep9)
Wed, Oct 20 2:50 AM PDT on NIKTON (262)

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 people
created 20 Jun 2019
 
a list of 2541 people
created 07 Mar 2020
 
a list of 5612 people
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 753 people
created 16 Jan 2018
 
a list of 631 people
created 9 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDb page

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Mary Jo Catlett's work have you seen?

User Polls

3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Known For

Serial Mom Rosemary Ackerman
(1994)
Let's Be Cops Old Lady
(2014)
The Benchwarmers Mrs. Ellwood
(2006)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (115 credits)
 2021 Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years (TV Series)
Mrs. Puff
- Are You Afraid of the Dork? (2021) ... Mrs. Puff (voice)
- The Ho! Ho! Horror!/Outhouse Outrage (2021) ... Mrs. Puff (voice)
- Wise Kraken/Squatch Swap (2021) ... Mrs. Puff (voice)
- My Fair Nobby/Gimme a News Break (2021) ... Mrs. Puff (voice)
- Squisery/Game Night (2021) ... Mrs. Puff (voice)
 2020-2021 Good Girls (TV Series)
Dorothy
- Strong Hearts Strong Sales (2021) ... Dorothy
- Frere Jacques (2020) ... Dorothy
 1999-2021 SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series)
Mrs. Puff / Mrs. Poppy Puff / Old Lady Fish / ...
- Bubble Bass's Tab/Kooky Cooks (2021) ... Mrs. Puff (voice)
- A Place for Pets/Lockdown for Love (2020) ... Mable (voice)
- Swamp Mates/One Trick Sponge (2020) ... Mrs. Puff (voice)
- Lighthouse Louie/Hiccup Plague (2020) ... Mrs. Puff (voice)
- Jolly Lodgers/Biddy Sitting (2020) ... Patron (voice)
 2020 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
Mrs. Puff (voice)
 2020 SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated (Video Game)
Mrs. Puff (voice)
 2019 Better Things (TV Series)
Rosie
- Nesting (2019) ... Rosie
 2018 The Kids Are Alright (TV Series)
Mrs. Strausser
- Behind the Counter (2018) ... Mrs. Strausser
 2017 Great News (TV Series)
Marie
- Sensitivity Training (2017) ... Marie
 2017 Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer (TV Series short)
Aunt Agnes
- Billy Willie/The Telltale Wart (2017) ... Aunt Agnes (voice)
 2017 Trial & Error (TV Series)
Brianne
- Right-Hand Man (2017) ... Brianne
 2016 Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ (TV Series)
Ethel Simmons
- Roger Me Rightly (2016) ... Ethel Simmons
 2016 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Elderly Woman
- All About Eavesdropping (2016) ... Elderly Woman
 2015 The McCarthys (TV Series)
Mrs. Murphy
- End Games (2015) ... Mrs. Murphy
 2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Mrs. Puff (voice)
 2014 Lucky Stiff
Shoe Store Lady
 2014 Let's Be Cops
Old Lady
 2014 Instant Mom (TV Series)
Mrs. Sharp
- Babysit This (2014) ... Mrs. Sharp
 2013 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
Bunny
- Partners in Crime (2013) ... Bunny
 2013 Modern Family (TV Series)
Edith
- Goodnight Gracie (2013) ... Edith
 2013 Mr. Box Office (TV Series)
Gertrude
- Fifty Shades of Gray Hair (2013) ... Gertrude
 2013 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Ruth
- Red John's Rules (2013) ... Ruth
 2012 Did You Look for Work This Week? (Short)
Trixie
 2012 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Debi Brown
- With So Little to Be Sure Of (2012) ... Debi Brown
 2012 Shake It Up (TV Series)
Elderly Woman
- Split It Up (2012) ... Elderly Woman
 2011 2 Broke Girls (TV Series)
Elaine
- And the Pretty Problem (2011) ... Elaine
 2010 Surprise, Surprise
Winnie Blythman
 2010 Anderson's Cross
Mrs. Elway
 2010 Glee (TV Series)
Mrs. Carlisle
- Bad Reputation (2010) ... Mrs. Carlisle
 2010 SpongeBob's Boating Bash (Video Game)
Mrs. Puff (voice)
 2009/III Something Blue
Vocalist (as Mary Catlett)
 2009 Cold Case (TV Series)
Betty Joe Henders '09
- WASP (2009) ... Betty Joe Henders '09
 2009 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Bev
- Episode #1.11100 (2009) ... Bev
 2009 SpongeBob SquarePants: Spongicus (Video)
Mrs. Puff (voice)
 2008 How to Be a Serial Killer
Mother Wilson
 2007 American Dad! (TV Series)
Guest #1
- Surro-Gate (2007) ... Guest #1 (voice)
- American Dream Factory (2007) ... (voice)
 2007 Kim Possible (TV Series)
Aunt June
- Larry's Birthday (2007) ... Aunt June (voice)
 2007 State of Mind (TV Series)
Mrs. DelVecchio
- In Bocca Al Lupo (2007) ... Mrs. DelVecchio
 2007 Pandemic (TV Mini Series)
Sister Grace Woodward
 2006 SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab (Video Game)
Mrs. Puff (English version, voice)
 2006 Red Riding Hood
Shopkeeper Woman
 2006 The Benchwarmers
Mrs. Ellwood
 2005 Spongebob Squarepants: Tide and Seek (Video)
Mrs. Puff
 2005 SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! (Video Game)
Mrs. Puff (voice)
 2004-2005 That's So Raven (TV Series)
Mrs. Applebaum
- When in Dome (2005) ... Mrs. Applebaum
- They Work Hard for His Honey (2005) ... Mrs. Applebaum
- Bend It Like Baxter (2005) ... Mrs. Applebaum
- The Lying Game (2004) ... Mrs. Applebaum
 2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
Mrs. Puff (voice)
 2004 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (TV Series)
Witch
- Nursery Crimes/My Peeps (2004) ... Witch (voice)
 2003 Beethoven's 5th (Video)
Sweet Grandmother
 2003 SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (Video Game)
Mrs. Poppy Puff (voice)
 2003 Spongebob Squarepants: Lost at Sea (Video)
Mrs. Puff (voice)
 2002 SpongeBob SquarePants: Sea Stories (Video)
Mrs. Puff
 2002 SpongeBob SquarePants: Halloween (Video short)
Mrs. Puff
 2002 SpongeBob SquarePants: Nautical Nonsense (Video short)
Mrs. Puff
 2001 Size 'Em Up (Short)
Florence
 2001 SpongeBob SquarePants: Operation Krabby Patty (Video Game)
Mrs. Poppy Puff (voice)
 2001 Ablaze
Nurse Winslow
 2001 All You Need
Ruth
 1999 Rugrats (TV Series)
Doreen
- Officer Chuckie/Auctioning Grandpa (1999) ... Doreen (voice)
 1999 Shadows of the Past
Etta
 1998 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series)
Mrs. Hanson (segment "The Motorcycle") / Mrs. Hanson
- The Motorcycle/Blind Man's Dog/Deer Hunters/Tribal Curse/The Card Game (1998) ... Mrs. Hanson (segment "The Motorcycle")
- The Motorcycle (1998) ... Mrs. Hanson
 1998 Legend of the Mummy
Mrs. Grant
 1997 The Blues Brothers Animated Series (TV Series)
Mother Alderman
- Can't Buy Me Love ... Mother Alderman (voice)
 1997 Extreme Ghostbusters (TV Series)
Mr. O'Toole's maid
- The Luck of the Irish (1997) ... Mr. O'Toole's maid (voice)
 1997 Trading Favors
Mrs. Langley
 1996 Quack Pack (TV Series)
The Claw's Mother
- Nosy Neighbors (1996) ... (voice)
- Long Arm of the Claw (1996) ... The Claw's Mother (voice)
 1994 Saved by the Bell: The New Class (TV Series)
Mrs. Bluntley
- To Cheat or Not to Cheat (1994) ... Mrs. Bluntley
 1994 Bobby's World (TV Series short)
- No Sale (1994) ... (voice, as Mary Joe Catlett)
 1994 Serial Mom
Rosemary Ackerman
 1993 Bonkers (TV Series short)
- Trains, Toons, and Toon Trains (1993) ... (voice)
 1993 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Recycling Mayonnaise Jars Narrator
- The Worm Winter Games (1993) ... Recycling Mayonnaise Jars Narrator (voice)
 1992 The Powers That Be (TV Series)
Evelyn
- Dirty Politics (1992) ... Evelyn
 1992 Drexell's Class (TV Series)
Patty
- Ashes to Ashes (1992) ... Patty
 1992 Battling for Baby (TV Movie)
Mrs. Capello
 1989-1990 General Hospital (TV Series)
Mary Finnegan
- Episode dated 6 November 1990 (1990) ... Mary Finnegan
- Episode dated 31 May 1990 (1990) ... Mary Finnegan
- Episode dated 4 January 1990 (1990) ... Mary Finnegan
- Episode dated 3 January 1990 (1990) ... Mary Finnegan
- Episode dated 9 October 1989 (1989) ... Mary Finnegan
 1990 Over My Dead Body (TV Series)
Sister Margolin
- Pilot (1990) ... Sister Margolin
 1989 DuckTales (TV Series)
Cookie Blurf
- Bubbeo & Juliet (1989) ... Cookie Blurf (voice)
 1989 Night Court (TV Series)
Cynthia Dalbey
- This Old Man (1989) ... Cynthia Dalbey
 1988 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series)
Betsy 'Beebe' Baxter
- Fat Cats (1988) ... Betsy 'Beebe' Baxter
 1987 The Smurfs (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Smurf on the Wild Side: Part 1/Smurf on the Wild Side: Part 2 (1987) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Mrs. Metcalf
- The Corpse Flew First Class (1987) ... Mrs. Metcalf
 1986 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series short)
Kindergarten Teacher
- The Mouse and the Motorcycle (1986) ... Kindergarten Teacher
 1986 ALF (TV Series)
Mary Jo
- Keepin' the Faith (1986) ... Mary Jo
 1982-1986 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Pearl Gallagher
- The Front Page (1986) ... Pearl Gallagher (credit only)
- The Photo Club (1986) ... Pearl Gallagher
- The Big Bribe (1986) ... Pearl Gallagher (credit only)
- Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown (1986) ... Pearl Gallagher (credit only)
- Arnold's Tangled Web (1986) ... Pearl Gallagher (credit only)
 1984 Gone Are the Dayes (TV Movie)
Marge
 1982 Flush
Bertha
 1982 O'Hara's Wife
Gloria
 1982 The Beach Girls
Mrs. Brinker
 1981 Foul Play (TV Series)
Stella Finkle
- He Flies Through the Air (1981) ... Stella Finkle
- Hit and Run (1981) ... Stella Finkle
- Postage Due (1981) ... Stella Finkle
- Play It Again Tuck (1981) ... Stella Finkle
- Double Play (1981) ... Stella Finkle
 1981 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
Betty
- Do or Diet (1981) ... Betty
 1980 Blood Beach
Harriett Crabbe
 1980 Semi-Tough (TV Series)
Big Barb
- The First Hurrah (1980) ... Big Barb
 1980 Where the Ladies Go (TV Movie)
Frances
 1979 The Champ
Josie
 1979 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Alice
- Swamp Molly (1979) ... Alice
 1979 Welcome Back, Kotter (TV Series)
Mrs. Myrna Fishbein
- Barbarino's Baby (1979) ... Mrs. Myrna Fishbein
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Hooligan Hanreddy / Carlotta Smith
- War Games/Queen of the Boston Bruisers (1978) ... Hooligan Hanreddy
- Bet a Million/Mr. Irresistible (1978) ... Carlotta Smith
 1976-1978 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Nurse Walsh / Becky Anderson
- Our Finest Hour (1978) ... Nurse Walsh (uncredited)
- The Nurses (1976) ... Nurse Walsh
- The More I See You (1976) ... Becky Anderson
 1977 Semi-Tough
Earlene Emery
 1977 Handle with Care (TV Movie)
Maj. Charlotte Hinkley
 1976-1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Fifi / Terrible Tessie
- Starsky and Hutch Are Guilty (1977) ... Fifi
- Omaha Tiger (1976) ... Terrible Tessie
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Dora Warner
- The Secret of the Whispering Walls (1977) ... Dora Warner
 1977 Maude (TV Series)
Nurse
- Arthur's Crisis (1977) ... Nurse
 1976 Police Woman (TV Series)
Car Rental Clerk
- Sara Who? (1976) ... Car Rental Clerk
 1976 How to Break Up a Happy Divorce (TV Movie)
Soprano
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
Verna
- A Long Way from Times Square (1975) ... Verna
 1975 The Waltons (TV Series)
Elvira Roswell
- The Song (1975) ... Elvira Roswell
 1975 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Englehart
- My Business Is Shrinking (1975) ... Mrs. Englehart
 1971 Bananas
Woman in Hotel Lobby Cheering Honeymoon (uncredited)
 1969 The Littlest Angel (TV Movie)
The Scribe I
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (9 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

: Plays Emily Whitman in "Follies" musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman (Wadsworth Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA). See more »

Alternate Names:

Mary Joe Catlett | Mary Catlett

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Parents:

Catlett (Callaghan), Cornelia | Catlett, Robert
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

It's really hard for us character ladies to get work. We're at the bottom of the totem pole.

Trivia:

Having done scores of commercials, one of her best known is for "Black Flag" where she delivered the popular catchphrase "The roaches check in, but they don't check out!".

Trademark:

Ever-cheery disposition See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed