Balaski, Belinda 1947–

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BALASKI, Belinda 1947–


Born December 8, 1947, in Inglewood, CA.


Actress. BB's Kids (acting workshop for children), teacher of commercial and theatrical workshops.


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Actors' Equity Association.

Awards, Honors:

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, for Bus Stop; Robbie Awards for Dark at the Top of the Stairs and Picnic.


Film Appearances:

Mary, Black Eye, Warner Bros., 1974.

Essie Beaumont, Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw, American International Pictures, 1976.

Rita, The Food of the Gods (also known as H. G. Wells' "Food of the Gods"), American International Pictures, 1976.

Maryann, Cannonball (also known as Carquake), New World, 1976.

Getting It Over With (short film), 1977.

Till Death, Cougar Films, 1978.

Betsy, Piranha, New World, 1978.

Terry Fisher, The Howling, Avco Embassy, 1981.

Mrs. Joe Harris, Gremlins, Warner Bros., 1984.

Bernice Pitnik, "Critic's Corner" and "Roast Your Loved One" segments, Amazon Women on the Moon (also known as Cheeseburger Film Sandwich), MCA/Universal, 1987.

Movie theater mom, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Warner Bros., 1990.

Stan's mom, Matinee, Universal, 1993.

Rita, American Perfekt, Keystone Releasing, 1998.

Neighbor, Small Soldiers, DreamWorks/Red Feather Photoplays, 1998.

Lois, Santa Monica Boulevard, Millennium Independents/Quickstar Productions, 2001.

Vampire mother, The Vampire Hunters Club, Doodle Barnett Productions/Irena Belle Films, 2001.

Also appeared in the films Goodnight Moon; Next Time I Fall in Love; Rachel & Marla; Two Way Street; and Windows.

Film Work:

Special vocal effects artist, Explorers, Paramount, 1985.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Janet Willimer, Locusts, ABC, 1974.

The Werewolf of Woodstock, ABC, 1975.

Ginger, Force Five (also known as Final Tactic), CBS, 1975.

Jenny Storm, Death Scream (also known as Streetkill and The Woman Who Cried Murder), ABC, 1975.

Ann, Having Babies II, ABC, 1977.

Lynn Hollister, Mrs. R's Daughter, NBC, 1979.

Anatomy of an Illness, CBS, 1984.

Terry, Deadly Care, CBS, 1987.

Nell, Proud Men, ABC, 1987.

Mrs. Nicholson, Runaway Daughters, Showtime, 1994.

The graphic designer, The Second Civil War, HBO, 1997.

Barterer's wife, The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy (also known as The Osiris Chronicles), UPN, 1998.

Appeared in the movie Halfway to Danger, ABC.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Cindy Britton, The Runaways, ABC, 1974.

Terry Fisher (in archive footage), Making a Monster Movie: Inside "The Howling," 1981.

Margaret Landry, Henry Hamilton Graduate Ghost, ABC, 1984.

Are You My Mother?, ABC, 1986.

Helen Green, My Dissident Mom, CBS, 1987.

Dr. Shallman, America Behind Closed Doors, CBS, 1992.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Principal, Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story (also known as Seduced by Madness), NBC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Obie Graff, "Requiem for a Lost Son," The Cowboys, ABC, 1974.

"Ragtime Billy Peaches," Baretta, ABC, 1975.

Judy Collins, "A Coven of Killers," S.W.A.T., ABC, 1975.

Medical examiner Ginny Simpson, "The Velvet Jungle," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1977.

Arla, "An Act of Love," The Fantastic Journey, NBC, 1977.

Sue Cantrell, "Angels on the Run," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1978.

Missy, "The Innocent," How the West Was Won, ABC, 1979.

Lucille, "The Visitor," Vega$, ABC, 1979.

"Labor Pains," The A–Team, NBC, 1983.

Lois, "Death Watch," Matt Houston, ABC, 1985.

Judy, "Fire Man," Hunter, NBC, 1985.

Darlene Cooper, "Family Forecast," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1986.

"Artful Dodging," Our House, NBC, 1988.

Dr. Stephanie Ambrose, "Dinner at Eight," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1989.

Dr. Stephanie Ambrose, "Uneasy Allies," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1989.

Dr. Stephanie Ambrose, "Enquiring Minds," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1989.

Scrub nurse, "The Medical Mystery," Father Dowling Mysteries, ABC, 1990.

Winifred Swanson, "Foreverware," Eerie, Indiana, NBC, 1991.

"Operation Lemonade," FBI: The Untold Stories, ABC, 1992.

Mother, "The Hole in the Head Gang," Eerie, Indiana, NBC, 1992.

Worried mother, "Shark's Cove," Baywatch, syndicated, 1992.

Cleo Jennings, "Sail Away," Baywatch, syndicated, 1996.

Appeared as Phyllis Cleary in an episode of Reasonable Doubts; also appeared in episodes of Divorce Court, Hard Copy, Hotel, Santa Barbara, Sierra, True Confessions, and Unsolved Mysteries.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared as Elma, Bus Stop, Met Theatre; as Reenie, Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Met Theatre; as Jill, The Fox, Back Alley Theatre; in A Good Look at Bondy Kern, Bucks County, PA; as girl, Infancy and Childhood, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA; as Wendy, Peter Pan, Starlight Opera, San Diego; as Millie, Picnic, Met Theatre; and as Joanne, Vanities, Albuquerque, NM.



Unleashing the Beast: Making "The Howling," Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 2003.

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