Gleason, Mary Pat

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Gleason, Mary Pat


Addresses: Agent—Stone Manners Talent and Literary Agency, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Career: Actress and writer.

Awards, Honors: Daytime Emmy Award, writers' category, 1986, for The Guiding Light.


Film Appearances:

Party mother, Easy Money, Orion, 1983.

Kindly troop leader, Troop Beverly Hills, Columbia, 1989.

Policewoman, I, Madman (also known as Hardcover), Trans World Entertainment, 1989.

Dora Welsh, Fat Man and Little Boy (also known as Shadow Makers), Paramount, 1989.

Rotunda woman, Vital Signs, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990.

Woman at bar, Pastime (also known as One Cup of Coffee), Miramax, 1991.

Waitress, Defending Your Life, Warner Bros., 1991.

Housewife, Soapdish, Paramount, 1991.

Juvenile officer, Basic Instinct (also known as Ice Cold Desire), TriStar, 1992.

Vira, Man Trouble, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

The librarian, Lorenzo's Oil, Universal, 1992.

Female officer, Holy Matrimony, Buena Vista, 1994.

Desk clerk, Speechless, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994.

Bus driver, A Walk in the Clouds (also known as Caminando por las nubes and Un paseo por las nubes), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995.

Nurse Barb, No Easy Way, Redwood Communications, 1996.

Second county nurse, Infinity, First Look Pictures Releasing, 1996.

Martha Corey, The Crucible, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.

Casting director, Lookin' Italian (also known as Showdown), Vision Quest Entertainment, 1998.

Second witness, Traffic (also known as Traffic—Die macht des kartells), USA Films, 2000.

Customer at Tumbleweeds, Evolution, DreamWorks, 2001.

Tee Naters, Hometown Legend, Jenkins Entertainment, 2002.

Heavyish woman, Bruce Almighty, Universal, 2003.

Francesca DePesto, Cliche (short film), Jenkins Entertainment, 2003.

Nero's waitress, Intolerable Cruelty, Universal, 2003.

Nurse, Grand Theft Parsons, Swipe Films, 2004.

Shelley Johansson, Memron, 2004.

Mrs. Flamhaff, 13 Going On 30 (also known as Suddenly 30), Columbia, 2004.

Eleanor, A Cinderella Story (also known as Une aventure de Cendrillon), Warner Bros., 2004.

Natasha, Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School, Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2005.

Nutrition clerk, The Island, DreamWorks, 2005.

Ms. Hagerty, Underclassman, Miramax, 2005.

Hospital patient, The Memory Thief, Stark Raving Films, 2006.

Nurse Holiday, Room 6, Imagine Entertainment, 2006.

Eugene's mother, Wristcutters: A Love Story (also known as Pizzeria Kamikaze), No Matter Pictures/Crispy Films/Halcyon Pictures, 2006.

Third operator, The Alibi (also known as Lies and Alibis), Columbia, 2006.

Sara's mom, One Sung Hero (short film), 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Waitress, The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick, NBC, 1988.

Nurse Walker, Those She Left Behind, NBC, 1989.

Nurse, Peter Gunn, ABC, 1989.

Art museum woman, Framed, HBO, 1990.

Amanda Cooper, Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion, NBC, 1991.

Receptionist, The Story Lady, NBC, 1991.

Mrs. Rory, A Child Lost Forever: The Jerry Sherwood Story (also known as A Child Lost Forever), NBC, 1992.

First waitress, Precious Victims, CBS, 1993.

Lydia Fallbrook, Children of the Dark, CBS, 1994.

Estelle, The West Side Waltz, CBS, 1995.

Doris, The Right to Remain Silent, Showtime, 1996.

Cook, You Lucky Dog, The Disney Channel, 1998.

Young grandmother, "A Season for Miracles," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

"This Ain't Bebop," Imagining America, PBS, 1989.

Getting Dirty, ABC, 1990.

Television Appearances; Series:

Doris Hodges, Texas (also known as Another World: Texas), NBC, 1982.

Jane Hogan, The Guiding Light, CBS, 1983–85.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Mrs. Sianski, "The Return of Grandma," Full House, ABC, 1987.

Arlene Madison, "A Friend Indeed," Mama's Family, syndicated, 1987.

Lucille Perry, "Why Punish the Children?," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1987.

Bus driver, "The Squeaky Wheel," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1989.

Olga, "Moscow on the Potomac," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1989.

Mrs. Thompson, "Camikazi Kid—June 6, 1961," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1989.

Mrs. Pasogian, "Pets, Guys, and Videotape," Life Goes On, ABC, 1989.

Sister Ruth, "The Cop and the Lady," Night Court, NBC, 1989.

Matron, "A Night Court at the Opera," Night Court, NBC, 1990.

Nurse Bradford, "Honey, I Shrunk Laverne," Empty Nest, NBC, 1990.

"Vowel Play," L.A. Law, NBC, 1990.

Madame Oeuf, "The Babysitters," Saved by the Bell, NBC, 1990.

Hostess, "Just a Country Boy," In the Heat of the Night, NBC, 1991.

Betty, "A Catered Affair," Perfect Strangers, ABC, 1991.

Mrs. Epstein, "The Agony and the Agony," Top of the Heap, Fox, 1991.

Off-duty nurse, "Son of a Pilot," Nurses, NBC, 1991.

Reference librarian, "Night Fears," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991.

Lost and Found woman, "Miles, We Hardly Knew Ye," The Golden Palace, CBS, 1992.

"Moving-IN," Getting By, ABC, 1993.

"My Brother's Keeper," Getting By, ABC, 1993.

Winnie, "Piece o' Cake," Coach, ABC, 1993.

Woman, "Big Doings: Part 2," Blossom, NBC, 1993.

Nurse Sizemore, "The One with George Stephanopoulos," Friends, NBC, 1994.

Helen McConnell, "Nothing on Delilah," The 5 Mrs. Buchanans, CBS, 1994.

Postal inspector, "Metallo," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1995.

Snaggle-toothed woman, "Kid in Play," Sister, Sister, ABC, 1995.

Ms. Butkus, "Maid to Order," Step by Step, ABC, 1995.

Adoption caseworker Anne Parks, "The Healers," ER, NBC, 1996.

Voice, "Apocalypse Not," Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (animated), USA Network, 1996.

Mrs. French, "Images," The Secret World of Alex Mack (also known as Alex Mack), Nickelodeon, 1996.

Lucille, "The Importance of Missing Earnest," Dave's World, CBS, 1996.

Mary Mosler, "Emission Impossible," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1997.

Renata Fogel, "Looking for Mr. Goombah," Total Security, ABC, 1997.

Edna, "Susan's Minor Complication," Suddenly Susan, NBC, 1997.

Nurse, "Turn Your Head & Kafka," Ask Harriet, Fox, 1998.

Sally, "Acting Out," Will & Grace, NBC, 2000.

Sally, "Sweet (and Sour) Charity," Will & Grace, NBC, 2000.

Nurse, "Family Therapy," The Huntress, USA Network, 2001.

Lucille, "My Motherboard, My Self," Sex and the City, HBO, 2001.

Woman, "Emancipation," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2001.

Mother Superior, General Hospital, ABC, 2002.

"Eye of the Storm," Providence, NBC, 2002.

Ticket agent, "Leaving Las Vegas," Lucky, FX Network, 2003.

Ms. Butters, "Who's That Woman?," Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2004.

Nurse Wells, "The Boneyard," Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (also known as NCIS and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service), CBS, 2004.

Appeared in an episode of Camp Wilder, CBS; in "Billy," an episode of Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX; as waitress, Davis Rules; in Dear John, NBC; as Mrs. Sosko, Drexell's Class, Fox; as Berta, Family Matters; as Carol Weiss, Good Advice, CBS; as first female caller, Room for Two, ABC; and as dispatcher, That's Life, CBS.

Television Appearances; Other:

Janice Van Meter, Steel Magnolias (pilot), CBS, 1990.

Lady diner, The Secrets of Lake Success (miniseries), NBC, 1993.

Stage Appearances:

Elsa Maxwell, Only a Kingdom, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA, 1998.

Stopping Traffic (solo show), Arcade Theatre, Los Angeles, and Vineyard Theatre, New York City, 2006.

Appeared in Adam's Rib, Los Angeles Theatreworks, Los Angeles (also recorded for future radio broadcast); Frankie and Annie, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City; Growing Gracefully, Tiffany Theatre, Los Angeles; Jitters, Walnut Street Theatre, New York City; Mum, Arcade Theatre; The Sea Horse, Nassau Repertory Theatre, New York City; Shaklee Crystal Products, Arcade Theatre; Space, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles; A Streetcar Named Desire, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ; Two Bitter Women in a Coffee Shop, HBO Comedy Festival, Arcade Theatre; and A Walk on the Wild Side, Back Alley Theatre, Burbank, CA; regional performances in Christmas Carol, Look Back in Anger, The Runner Stumbles, and Tartuffe, all Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, NY; The End of Ramadan, The Imaginary Invalid, The Male Animal, and Plaza Suite, all Meadow Brook Theatre, Rochester, MI; and Blithe Spirit and The Importance of Being Earnest, both Minnesota Centennial Showboat Theatre, St. Paul, MN.

Major Tours:

Appeared in national tour of The Odd Couple.



Stopping Traffic (solo show), Vineyard Theatre, New York City, 2006.

Television Series:

Writer or script editor for the series The Guiding Light, CBS.



Mary Pat Gleason Official Site,, September 13, 2006.