Bertinelli, Valerie 1960-

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Bertinelli, Valerie 1960-


Full name, Valerie Anne Bertinelli; born April 23, 1960, in Wilmington, DE; daughter of Andrew (an automotive executive and materials supervisor) and Nancy (a travel agent) Bertinelli; married Eddie Van Halen (a musician, singer, and songwriter), April 11, 1981 (marriage ended); children: Wolfgang (a musician). Education: Studied at the Tami Lynn Academy of Artists in California and the Hollywood Professional School.


Agent—William Morris Agency, William Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; PMB, 9255 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069-3309. Manager—Fusion Management, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069.


Actress. Bertinelli, Inc. (production company), founder, 1979, and principal; Tuxedo Limited (production company), founder and principal; appeared in advertisements, including serving as the spokesperson for Jenny Craig.

Awards, Honors:

Young Artist Award nomination, best young comedienne, Young Artist Foundation, 1981, Golden Globe awards, best supporting actress in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, 1981 and 1982, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, miniseries or motion picture made for television, 1983, all for One Day at a Time; named of the one hundred greatest teen stars, VH1, 2006; TV Land Award, lady you love to watch fight for her life in a movie of the week, 2007.


Television Appearances; Series:

Barbara Cooper Royer, One Day at a Time, CBS, 1975-84.

Sydney Kells (title role), Sydney, CBS, 1990.

Holly Aldridge, Cafe Americain, NBC, 1993-94.

Gloria, Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2001-2003.

Herself in various segments, Rachael Ray (also known as RR), syndicated, beginning 2007.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Maxi Amberville Cipriani, I'll Take Manhattan, CBS, 1987.

Angela Cimarelli, In a Child's Name, CBS, 1991.

Agent Megan O'Malley, Night Sins (also known as El pecado, Night Sins—Der Moerder ist unter uns, Pecados da noite, Pitkaen yon varjot, and Puzzle criminel), CBS, 1997.

Herself (teen star number twenty-nine), 100 Greatest Teen Stars, VH1, 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Robin Gibson, Young Love, First Love (also known as A Girl and a Boy: The First Time), CBS, 1979.

Kathy Wakeman (some sources cite role as Kathy Emelio), The Promise of Love, CBS, 1980.

Joanna James, The Princess and the Cabbie, CBS, 1981.

Kate Tosconi, I Was a Mail Order Bride, CBS, 1982.

Gina Breslin, The Seduction of Gina (also known as Another High Roller), CBS, 1984.

Mary Gilligan, Shattered Vows, NBC, 1984.

Anna Dunne, Silent Witness, NBC, 1985.

Susannah Bartok, Rockabye, CBS, 1986.

Florence "Pancho" Barnes (title role), Pancho Barnes (also known as The Happy Bottom Riding Club and The Pancho Barnes Story), CBS, 1988.

Stephanie Monroe, Taken Away (also known as Give Me My Child and Torn Apart), CBS, 1989.

Molly Kilcoin, What She Doesn't Know (also known as For I Have Sinned and Shades of Gray), NBC, 1992.

Laurie Wade, Murder of Innocence, CBS, 1993.

Helen Walker, The Haunting of Helen Walker (also known as The Turn of the Screw), CBS, 1995.

Jody Ann Shaffell, Two Mothers for Zachary, ABC, 1996.

Kelly Porter, A Case for Life, ABC, 1996.

Susannah Stanton, Personally Yours (also known as Wilderness Love), CBS, 2000.

Kathleen McCallister, Finding John Christmas (also known as John Christmas), CBS, 2003.

Claire Bannion (title role), Claire (also known as Clairvoyant), Lifetime, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

CBS team member, Battle of the Network Stars III (also known as Battle of the Network Stars), ABC, 1977.

Herself, "NBC Salutes the 25th Anniversary of the Wonderful World of Disney," Disneyland (also known as Disneylandia, The Disney Sunday Movie, Disney's Wonderful World, The Magical World of Disney, Walt Disney, Walt Disney Presents, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, and The Wonderful World of Disney), NBC, 1978.

CBS team member, Battle of the Network Stars V (also known as Battle of the Network Stars), ABC, 1978.

Herself, The Magic of David Copperfield, CBS, 1978.

CBS team member, Battle of the Network Stars VI (also known as Battle of the Network Stars), ABC, 1979.

Herself, The Magic of David Copperfield II, CBS, 1979.

Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 3 (also known as Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes), CBS, 1979.

I Love Liberty, ABC, 1982.

The Night of 100 Stars II (also known as The Night of One Hundred Stars), ABC, 1985.

CBS Comedy Bloopers, CBS, 1990.

NBC Super Special All-Star Comedy Hour, NBC, 1993.

Star Wars: The Magic & the Mystery, Fox, 1997.

Herself, CBS: The First 50 Years, 1998.

Herself, CBS at 75, CBS, 2003.

Herself, The One Day at a Time Reunion (also known as The One Day at a Time Reunion Special), CBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 39th Annual Emmy Awards, Fox, 1987.

The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1990.

The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1993.

Presenter, The Fifth Annual TV Land Awards, TV Land, 2007.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Peggy, "The Flag," Apple's Way, CBS, 1974.

Herself, Dinah! (also known as Dinah and Dinah and Friends), syndicated, 1976.

Herself and Mamie Dickens, "The Secret of Charles Dickens," CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People (also known as CBS Festival of Lively Arts), CBS, 1978.

Wendy Chase and Gwynn, "Campus Terror," The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (also known as The Nancy Drew Mysteries), ABC, 1978.

Herself, Match Game 78 (also known as The Match Game), CBS, 1978.

The $10,000 Pyramid (also known as New $25,000 Pyramid, The $100,000 Pyramid, The $20,000 Pyramid, The $25,000 Pyramid, The $50,000 Pyramid, and The New $100,000 Pyramid), 1979.

Guest host, Fridays, ABC, 1981, 1982.

Princess Sabrina, "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp," Faerie Tale Theater (also known as Shelley Duvall's "Faerie Tale Theater"), Showtime, 1986.

Host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live '80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1987.

Herself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Best of Carson), NBC, 1989.

Herself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996, 1997.

Herself, "Mackenzie Phillips," The E! True Hollywood Story (also known as Mackenzie Phillips: The E! True Hollywood Story and THS), E! Entertainment Television, 1998.

Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Faith Ford, Lifetime, 1998.

Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Judith Krantz, Lifetime, 2000.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Valerie Bertinelli, Lifetime, 2000.

Voice of herself, "Ready, Willing and Disabled," Family Guy (animated; also known as Padre de familia and Padre del familia), Fox, 2001.

Herself, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, ABC, 2001 (multiple episodes).

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Doris Roberts, Lifetime, 2002.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Bonnie Franklin, Lifetime, 2003.

Herself, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellen and The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2003, 2007.

Herself, Live with Regis and Kelly (also known as Live with Regis and Live with Regis and Kathie Lee), syndicated, 2005.

Herself, Showbiz Tonight, Cable News Network, 2005.

Herself, The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005.

Herself, "Valerie Bertinelli," Larry King Live, Cable News Network, 2007.

Guest host, The View, ABC, 2007.

Herself, Entertainment Tonight (also known as Entertainment This Week, E.T., ET Weekend, and This Week in Entertainment), syndicated, 2007 (multiple episodes).

Appeared in other programs, including Storytime (also known as Kino's Storytime), PBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Wife, Crazy Love (also known as Crazylove), CBS, 2003.

Melanie Dillon, Sorry Charlie, Fox, c. 2004.

Television Work; Series:

Executive producer, Sydney, CBS, 1990.

Developer of various segments, Rachael Ray (also known as RR), syndicated, beginning 2007.

Film Appearances:

Casey Norton, C.H.O.M.P.S. (also known as Chomps and R.O.B.O.D.O.G.), American International Pictures, 1979.

Maria Pezzo, Ordinary Heroes, Juniper Releasing, 1986.

Teresa Barzak, Number One with a Bullet (also known as Alvos humanos, Bersaglio numero uno, Der Berserker, Luoti luodista, Med ryggen mot veggen, and Tiras especiais), Cannon, 1987.

Herself, Saved!, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

The Night of 100 Stars II (also known as The Night of One Hundred Stars), Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1985.



Jean P. Sasson, Princess: A True Story of Life behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia (also known as Princess), Audio Renaissance, 1992.



Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time (memoir), Free Press, 2008.



Entertainment Weekly, February 21, 1992, p. 17; April 11, 1997, p. 98.

Parade, February 3, 2002, p. 14.

People Weekly, March 9, 1987, p. 94; March 3, 1997, p. 102; April 16, 2007, p. 104.

Redbook, November, 2002, pp. 134-36.

TV Guide, February 28, 1987, pp. 26-28, 30; October 7, 2000, pp. 36-38.

US, February 5, 1980, pp. 20-23; November 25, 1980, pp. 22-25; November 5, 1984, pp. 54, 57-59.