Rupp, Debra Jo 1951–

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RUPP, Debra Jo 1951–


Born February 24, 1951, in Glendale, CA. Education: Graduated from the University of Rochester in 1974.

Addresses: Agent—Stone Manners Talent and Literary, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90048; VOX, Inc., 5670 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 820, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Manager—Stephen Hanks Management, 252 N. Larchmont Blvd., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90004.

Career: Actress.


Film Appearances:

R. Jane, Robots, 1988.

Miss Patterson, Big, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988.

Psychiatric patient, Death Becomes Her, United International Pictures, 1992.

Mrs. Hall, Sgt. Bilko (also known as Sergeant Bilko), Universal, 1996.

Barbara, Clockwatchers, Artistic License, 1997.

Denise Witherspoon, Senseless, 1998.

Edith, Spymate, Miramax, 2003.

Mrs. Baker, Lucky 13, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2004.

Voice of Mrs. Mary Lou Moira Angela Darling Helperman, Teacher's Pet (also known as Disney's "Teacher's Pet"; animated), Buena Vista, 2004.

Voice of Mom Rat, Garfield (also known as Garfield: The Movie), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004.

Nice Lady, Jackson, 2005.

The Act (short), 2005.

Also appeared in Baker's Dozen.

Television Appearances; Series:

Ms. Higgins, Davis Rules, CBS, 1991.

Sister Mary Incarnata, Phenom, ABC, 1993.

Beth Avery, The Office, CBS, 1995.

Gayle, The Jeff Foxworthy Show (also known as Somewhere in America), NBC, 1995–96.

Eileen, If Not for You, CBS, 1995.

Over the Top, 1997.

Alice Knight Buffay, Friends, NBC, 1997–98.

Kitty Forman, That '70s Show, Fox, 1998–.

Voice of Mrs. Mary Lou Moira Angela Darling Helperman, Teacher's Pet (also known as Disney's "Teacher's Pet"; animated), ABC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

The Invaders, The WB, 1995.

Marilyn See, "First Wives Club," From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Lottie, Mothers, Daughters and Lovers (also known as American River), NBC, 1989.

Alice, A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick (also known as Till Murder Do Us Part), NBC, 1992.

Dorrie, In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco, NBC, 1993.

Plaza assistant manager, The Odd Couple: Together Again, CBS, 1993.

Alice, MacShayne: Winner Takes All, NBC, 1994.

Alice, MacShayne: Final Roll of the Dice, NBC, 1994.

Viv Rushton, Reasons of the Heart, USA Network, 1996.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Frederick Law Olmstead and the Public Park in America (documentary), PBS, 1990.

Brilliant But Cancelled (documentary), Trio, 2002.

That '70s Show Special, Fox, 2002.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Partners, ABC, 1993.

Jackson High, Fox, 1995.

Margaret Jarrod, To Have & To Hold, CBS, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Helen, "Gone Fishin'," Spenser: For Hire, 1987.

Toy store clerk, "The Nightmare Before Christmas," Kate & Allie, 1988.

Waitress, "Here's What Happened to That Earring You Lost," The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, 1988.

Irene Sadler, "Ramblin' Michael Harris," Newhart, 1989.

Florence Herrigan, "Have Gun, Will Unravel," Civil Wars, 1991.

Claire, "Talk, Talk, Talk," Empty Nest, 1991.

Lucy, "Three O'Clock and All Is Hell," Blossom, 1992.

Mrs. Robinson, "You Must Remember This," Blossom, 1992.

Sally O'Donnell, Great Scott!, Fox, 1992.

Dr. Simmons, "Dog Day Afternoon," Empty Nest, 1993.

Miss Connors, "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad House," Family Matters, 1993.

Mrs. Holloway, "Teaching Is a Good Thing," Evening Shade, CBS, 1993.

Gretchen Tomba, "Pacific Rimshot," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993.

Ms. Eunice Plowright, "Stagecoach," The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., 1994.

Dr. Nora Stebbings, "The Busy Body," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1994.

Brenda Swain, "Sleepless in a Small Town," Hearts Afire, 1994.

Danielle, "Lordy, Lordy, Landlordy," Empty Nest, 1994.

Mrs. Dibble, "Men Plan, God Laughs," ER, NBC, 1995.

Katie, "The Diplomat's Club," Seinfeld, NBC, 1995.

Katie, "The Abstinence," Seinfeld, NBC, 1996.

Melody, "Caroline and the Red Sauce," Caroline in the City, NBC, 1996.

"Who'll Stop the Bombs?," High Incident, ABC, 1996.

"Masquerade," High Incident, ABC, 1996.

"He Said, She Said," Crisis Center, NBC, 1997.

Risa, "Jones vs. God," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1997.

June McKinley, "See You in September," 7th Heaven, The WB, 1997.

Karen Clark, "Daddy's Lil' Girl," The Hughleys, UPN, 2001.

Herself, Crossing Over with John Edward, syndicated, 2001.

Herself, Pyramid, syndicated, 2003.

Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2003.

Herself, Hollywood Squares, syndicated, 2003.

Ms. Laneworthy, "Weird Science," The Tracy Morgan Show, NBC, 2004.

Ms. Laneworthy, "Class Clown," The Tracy Morgan Show, NBC, 2004.

The Oprah Winfrey Show, syndicated, 2005.

Voice of herself, "Gold Dust Gasoline," Robot Chicken (animated), Cartoon Network, 2005.

Also appeared in All My Children.

Stage Appearances:

Mae, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Appeared in Frankie and Johnny, off-Broadway production; A Girl's Guide to Chaos, off-Broadway and Los Angeles productions.