Chartoff, Melanie 1955–

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CHARTOFF, Melanie 1955–


Born December 15, 1955, in West Haven, CT (some sources say New Haven, CT).

Addresses: Agent—Cunningham, Escott, Dipene, 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 130, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Career: Actress and singer. Teacher of improvisational workshops at various studios in Los Angeles, 1979–?; performed stand–up comedy and sang in nightclubs in Los Angeles, CA, and New York City.


Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Debbie, American Hot Wax, Paramount, 1977.

Linda Libel, The Big House (also known as Doin' Time), Warner Bros., 1985.

Beverly, Stoogemania (also known as Party Stooge), Atlantic Releasing Corp., 1985.

Voice of Didi Pickles, A Rugrats Vacation (animated), Paramount Home Video, 1997.

Voices of Minka and Didi Pickles, The Rugrats Movie (animated), Paramount, 1998.

Frances Dobson, Big Brother Trouble, Mainline Releasing, 2000.

Voice of Didi Pickles, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie—Rugrats II (animated; also known as Rugrats in Paris—Der Film and Rugrats in Paris: The Movie), Paramount, 2000.

Voice of Didi Pickles, Rugrats Go Wild! (animated), Paramount, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

(Television debut) Nancy Craig, R.N., Search for Tomorrow, CBS, 1976.

Voice, The Challenge of the SuperFriends (animated), ABC, 1978.

Various characters, Fridays, ABC, 1980.

Not Necessarily the News, 1983.

Cohost, What's Hot! What's Not!, syndicated, 1985–1986.

Laraine McDermott, Take Five, CBS, 1987.

Principal Grace Musso, Parker Lewis Can't Lose (also known as Parker Lewis), Fox, 1990.

Voice of Didi, Rugrats (animated), Nickelodeon, 1991—.

Voice of Aunt Nora Shephard, Jumanji (animated), UPN, 1996.

Mrs. Marcia Donnelly, Weird Science, USA Network, 1996–1997.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Desiree DeMornay, Fresno, CBS, 1986.

Deborah, Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues (also known as The Gambler III: The Legend Continues), CBS, 1987.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Fan, Can You Hear the Laughter? The Story of Freddie Prinze, CBS, 1979.

Dace, Having It All, ABC, 1982.

Stephanie, Plato's Run, HBO, 1996.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself (ABC team), Battle of the Network Stars X, ABC, 1981.

Wind in the Wire, ABC, 1993.

Voice, A Rugrats Passover (animated), Nickelodeon, 1995.

Voices of Didi and Minka, A Rugrats Chanukkah (animated), Nickelodeon, 1996.

Voice of the Grape Fox, Aesop's Fables: A Whodunit Musical: An Animated Special from the "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child" Series (animated), HBO, 2000.

Voice of Didi, A Rugrats Kwanza (animated), Nickelodeon, 2001.

Voice of Didi, The Rugrats All Growed Up (animated), Nickelodeon, 2001.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Guest, Whatever Became Of ... ?, ABC, 1982.

Judy Werner, Hardesty House, ABC, 1986.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Nadia Samarra, "Screaming Javelins," Wonder Woman, CBS, 1978.

Detective Wentworth, "What I Did for Love," Mr. Belvedere, ABC, 1985.

Kate Larson, "Fathers and Sons," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1985.

Dr. Kaiser, "Till Depth Do Us Part: Part 1," Newhart, CBS, 1987.

Lillah Warfield, "Not for Nothing," Wiseguy, CBS, 1988.

Lillah Warfield, "Squeeze," Wiseguy, CBS, 1988.

Lillah Warfield, "Phantom Pain," Wiseguy, CBS, 1988.

Dr. Mary Kaiser, "I Married Dick," Newhart, CBS, 1988.

Dr. Mary Kaiser, "Cupcake on My Back," Newhart, CBS, 1989.

Dr. Mary Kaiser, "Buy, Buy Blues," Newhart, CBS, 1989.

Voice of Tawny Tyler, "Adee Don't," The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (animated), syndicated, 1989.

Dr. Mary Kaiser, "Jumpin' George," Newhart, CBS, 1990.

Voice of Minka, "Tommy's First Birthday," Rugrats (animated), Nickelodeon, 1991.

Laurie Diamond, "Un–Alful Entry," Married ... with Children, Fox, 1993.

Robin, "The Fire," Seinfeld, NBC, 1994.

Dr. Madeline Flaylin, "They've Gotta Have It," Living Single, Fox, 1994.

Robin, "The Finale: Part 1," Seinfeld, NBC, 1998.

Joanne Poole, "Happy Trails," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1998.

Connie, "Bar Mitzvah," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2000.

Congresswoman Pick, "Ambush," JAG, CBS, 2001.

Sasha Simmons, "Desperately Seeking Agent," Taina, 2002.

Colleen McKinney, "Letting Go," Body and Soul, 2002.

Voice of lead scientist, "Cabin Pressure," The Zeta Project (animated), The WB, 2002.

Bridget, "The Big in with the in Crowd Episode," Half & Half, UPN, 2002.

Voice of Didi, "Rugrats Go Wild!," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 2003.

Also appeared as voice of Melinda, As Told by Ginger (animated) Nickelodeon; Ginny, Tony Randall Show; Ronnie Bernstein, Richie Brockelman, Private Eye; Joyce, Oh Madeline, ABC; in Allan Thicke Show; Good Morning, America, ABC; Merv Griffin; The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC.

Television Appearances; Other:

Appeared in Up Close; Tom Cottle.

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Young prostitute, Threepenny Opera, Yale University Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1966.

Mandala, Via Galactica, New York City, 1972.

(Broadway debut) Giacinta, Scapino, Circle in the Square (uptown), 1974.

Improv comedienne, The Proposition, Mercer Arts Center, New York City, 1974.

Jenny, Do I Hear a Waltz?, Equity Library, New York City, 1975.

Lead, Tuscaloosa's Calling Me ... , Chelsea Westside, New York City, 1976.

Lovesong, Top of the Gate, New York City, 1976.

Prudence, Beyond Therapy, Westport Country Playhouse, Falmouth Playhouse, St. Louis, MO, 1983.



Recorded (with others) The First Family Rides Again; Lovesongs.

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