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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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Known For

Batman Returns
3rd Rock from the Sun
Coneheads Gladys Johnson, Driving Student


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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)
 2004 Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
Dixie Glick
 1997-2002 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon
- Large Marge (2002) ... Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon (voice)
- Bye Bye Nerdy (2001) ... Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon (voice)
- Take My Wife, Sleaze (1999) ... Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon (voice)
- Eight Misbehavin' (1999) ... Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon (voice)
- I'm with Cupid (1999) ... Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon (voice)
 2001-2002 Primetime Glick (TV Series)
Dixie Glick
- Tim Allen/Edie Falco (2002) ... Dixie Glick
- Rebecca Romijn-Stamos/David Duchovny (2002) ... Dixie Glick
- Regis Philbin/Russell Crowe (2001) ... Dixie Glick
- Janeane Garofalo/John Salley (2001) ... Dixie Glick
 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
 1996 The Dana Carvey Show (TV Series)
Kathie Lee Gifford
- The Diet Mug Root Beer Dana Carvey Show (1996) ... Kathie Lee Gifford
 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
 1986-1994 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Various / Hillary Clinton / Tammy Faye Bakker / ...
- John Goodman/The Pretenders (1994) ... Hillary Clinton (uncredited)
- Kelsey Grammer/Dwight Yoakam (1994) ... Hillary Clinton (uncredited)
- John Malkovich/Billy Joel (1993) ... Various / Hillary Clinton (uncredited)
- Kevin Kline/Willie Nelson & Paul Simon (1993) ... Hillary Clinton (uncredited)
- Luke Perry/Mick Jagger (1993) ... Hillary Clinton (uncredited)
 1993 A Dangerous Woman
Makeup Girl
 1993 Coneheads
Gladys Johnson, Driving Student
 1991-1993 Designing Women (TV Series)
Carlene Frazier Dobber
- Gone with a Whim: Part 2 (1993) ... Carlene Frazier Dobber
- Gone with a Whim: Part 1 (1993) ... Carlene Frazier Dobber
- The Lying Game (1993) ... Carlene Frazier Dobber
- The Woman Who Came to Sugarbakers (1993) ... Carlene Frazier Dobber
- It's Not So Easy Being Green (1993) ... Carlene Frazier Dobber
 1992 Frosty Returns (TV Short)
Lil (voice)
 1992 Batman Returns
 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)
 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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Alternate Names:

The Sweeney Sisters


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Personal Quote:

[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 »


Hooks died of complications due to throat cancer, which had been diagnosed two years before she passed away in 2014. According to an article at the Grantland site, the cancer did not respond to surgery and chemotherapy, and doctors said the last medical option was a major procedure that had poor odds of curing her and would have ended her speaking ability forever. Hooks refused this and used home... See more »


Smiled quite a lot when acting

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