Kinney, Kathy 1954–

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KINNEY, Kathy 1954–

(Kathryn Kinney)


Born November 3, 1954, in Stevens Point, WI; daughter of Harold (an automobile dealer) and Marian Kinney. Education: Studied theatre at University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point and studied acting. Avocational Interests: Restoring old lamps and antiques, reading, playing cards.

Addresses: Agent—Billy Miller, Michael Slessinger and Associates, 8730 Sunset Blvd., Suite 270, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actress and comedienne. Performer of improvisational comedy at comedy clubs and with the comedy troupe Funny Ladies. Appeared in commercials and worked as an acting instructor. WCBS–TV, New York City, secretary in the early 1980s; also a temporary worker, bartender, and carpenter.


Television Appearances; Series:

Prudence Goddard, Newhart, CBS, 1989–1990.

Mimi Bobeck Carey, The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1995–2004.

(As Kathryn Kinney) Voice of Jenny the monkey, Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (animated), Fox, 1999–2001.

3 South (animated), MTV, 2002–2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Cruel Doubt, NBC, 1992.

(In archive footage) Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses, Comedy Central, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Cindy Wilson, Promised a Miracle, CBS, 1988.

Woman at depot, Inherit the Wind, NBC, 1988.

Mrs. Tattler, Picking Up the Pieces, Cinemax, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 1997 Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1997.

Penn & Teller's Home Invasion Magic, ABC, 1997.

Mimi, Drew's Dance Party Special, ABC, 1998.

Comedy Central Presents the N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Drew Carey, Comedy Central, 1998.

Mimi Bobeck "Money" Carey, Rock & Roll Back to School Special (also known as Drew Carey's Rock & Roll Back to School Special), ABC, 2001.

Improv All Stars (also known as Drew Carey's Improv All Stars), Showtime, 2001.

The 70th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 2001.

Voice of Sheriff Ellen Perkins, A Scooby–Doo Christmas (animated), The WB, 2002.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 18th Annual CableAce Awards, TNT, 1996.

Presenter, The Walt Disney Company Presents the Eighth American Teacher Awards, The Disney Channel, 1998.

The 26th Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 1999.

Presenter, 2001 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Marge, "Lady Luck," Grand, NBC, 1990.

Nora, "Play Melville for Me," Dream On, HBO, 1991, later Fox.

Dog trainer, "What Have You Done for Me Lately?" (also known as "The Garden Weasel"), The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1992.

The proctor, "S.A.T. Blues," Step by Step, ABC, 1992.

Angry woman, "The Handicap Spot," Seinfeld, NBC, 1993.

Mrs. Sullivan, "The Quiet Room," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1993.

Mrs. Blaisher, "Last One into the Water," Bakersfield, P.D., Fox, 1994.

Norma Bedrosian, "Super Bowl Fun Day," Full House, ABC, 1995.

Nurse, "Emmet Bypass," Grace under Fire (also known as Grace under Pressure), ABC, 1995.

Rifkin, "Danger Boy," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1995.

Katie Banks, "Ghosts," Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois and Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC,1996.

Mimi Bobeck, "Viva Las Ratings," Coach, ABC, 1997.

Guest, Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee, syndicated, 1997.

Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997.

Facilitator, "Brian's Got Back: Part 1," The Brian Benben Show, CBS, 1998.

Herself, "Joshua," Space Ghost Coast to Coast (live action and animated), The Cartoon Network, 1998.

Mimi Bobeck, "Two Guys, a Girl and a Psycho Halloween," Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (also known as Two Guys and a Girl), ABC, 1998.

Second waitress, "The General Hospital 35th Anniversary Show," General Hospital, ABC, 1998.

Voice of Ocnus, "Hercules and the Kids," Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's Hercules and Hercules: The TV Show), ABC and syndicated, 1998.

Whose Line Is It, Anyway? (also known as Whose Line? and WliiA?), ABC, 1998.

Betty, "Norm Pimps the Wiener Dog," The Norm Show (also known as Norm), ABC, 1999.

Mimi, "Young Guns," The Hughleys, ABC, 1999.

"The Gift," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX TV, 1999.

"The Seed Jar," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX TV, 1999.

Guest, "Gay Pride 2000," In the Life, PBS, 2000.

Mimi, "Norm vs. Schoolin'," The Norm Show (also known as Norm), ABC, 2000.

Voice of Mama Destructo, "The Finale" (some sources cite "The Finale/That's My Mama Destructo"), Pepper Ann (animated; also known as Disney's Pepper Ann), ABC and syndicated, 2000.

Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2000.

(Uncredited) Vegas woman, "Let It Ride," Nikki, The WB, 2001.

Guest, "Details! Details!," It's Christopher Lowell (also known as The Christopher Lowell Show), The Learning Channel, 2003.

O'Farrell's mother, "A Forgotten Yesterday," Fillmore! (also known as Disney's Fillmore!), ABC, 2003.

Guest, The View, ABC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Instructor, Tag Team, ABC, 1991.

Mimi Bobeck, The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1995.

Green Screen Show (also known as Drew Carey's Green Screen Show), The WB, 2004.

Television Appearances; Other:

Motel proprietor, Runway One, [Great Britain], 1995.

Television Additional Voices; Series:

All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series (animated), ABC, 1996–1998, Fox Family Channel, 1998.

Film Appearances:

Joan, Parting Glances, Cinecom, 1986.

IBC Nurse, Scrooged, Paramount, 1988.

Receptionist, Three Fugitives, Buena Vista, 1989.

Bernice, Stanley & Iris, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1990.

Blaire Kendall, Arachnophobia, Buena Vista, 1990.

Denise, The Linguini Incident, Image Entertainment, 1991.

Homeless lady, Mr. Jones, TriStar, 1993.

Marian, This Boy's Life, Warner Bros., 1993.

Redneck nurse, Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel, Northern Arts Entertainment, 2001.

Herself, Bitter Jester, Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2004.

Lisa Lather, A Dog and His Boy, Winslow Productions, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in Casina, The Dying Art, Triplets in Uniform, and The Woman from Samos, all Los Angeles productions.



Entertainment Weekly, May 24, 1996, p. 82; March 28, 1997, p. 17.

People Weekly, May 5, 1997, pp. 69–70.

TV Guide, December 7, 1996.