Tarbuck, Barbara 1942– (Barbara J. Tarbuck)

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TARBUCK, Barbara 1942
(Barbara J. Tarbuck)


Full name, Barbara Joan Tarbuck; born January 15, 1942, in Detroit, MI; daughter of George and Ruth Erma (maiden name, Fillmore) Tarbuck; married James Denis Connolly, May 17, 1980; children: Jennifer Lane. Education: Wayne State University, B.A., 1963; University of Michigan, M.A., 1965; Indiana University, postgraduate work, 196566. Politics: Democrat.

Addresses: Agent The Gage Group, Inc., 9255 Sunset Blvd., Suite 515, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actress and writer. Ensemble Studio Theatre, member; Wayne State University's College of Fine, Performing & Communication Arts, guest artist.

Member: Zeta Phi Eta.

Awards, Honors: Fulbright grantee, 196566; Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, 1985; additional Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award.


Film Appearances:

Senator Mills, Short Circuit, TriStar, 1986.

Helen, Big Trouble, Columbia, 1986.

Mrs. Arnold, Curly Sue, Warner Bros., 1991.

Rachel Staziak, Scanner Cop II (also known as Scanner Cop II: Volkin's Revenge, Scanners IV: Scanner Cop, and Scanners: The Showdown ), 1995.

Jean Bennett, The Tie That Binds, Buena Vista, 1995.

Narrator, Superior People, 1996.

Mirna Small, The Legend of Razorback (short film), 2002.

Ma Fender, The Tulse Luper Suitcases: The Moab Story (also known as Las maletas de Tulse Luper: La historia de Moab ), 2003.

Connie Vaunghn, Walking Tall, MetroGoldwynMayer, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Dr. Randall, a recurring role, Falcon Crest, CBS, 19861987.

Sister Allegra, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1990.

Jane Jacks, a recurring role, General Hospital, ABC, 19962003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

School counselor, I Know My First Name Is Steven (also known as The Missing Years ), NBC, 1989.

Judge Black, Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story (also known as Seduced by Madness ), 1996.

Grace Wetherall, Mr. Murder (also known as Dean Koontz's Mr. Murder ), ABC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Alice, The Cracker Factory, ABC, 1979.

Michelle, Mrs. R's Daughter, NBC, 1979.

Carol Thorpe, A Christmas without Snow, CBS, 1980.

Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story (also known as Victims for Victims ), NBC, 1984.

Dr. Kerry Langdon, Out of Time, NBC, 1988.

Sue Martinez, David, ABC, 1988.

Amy Pratt, The Death of the Incredible Hulk, NBC, 1990.

Judy, A House of Secrets and Lies, CBS, 1992.

Second woman, The Water Engine, TNT, 1992.

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

Dora Ferro, Jack Reed: Badge of Honor, NBC, 1993.

Judge Paula Castanon, Moment of Truth: Eye of the Stalker, NBC, 1995.

Diane Michaels, Before He Wakes, CBS, 1998.

Marilyn Kniffen, Just Ask My Children, Lifetime, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Mrs. Adams, Between Two Loves (also known as Two Loves for Jenny ), ABC, 1982.

Elaine Benedict, Dirty Work, CBS, 1985.

Testing Dirty, ABC, 1990.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Bodyguard, NBC, 1990.

Annie, The First Gentleman, CBS, 1994.

Mrs. Paige Harmon, C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I. ), CBS, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

" For Love or Money, " Dallas, CBS, 1979.

Saleslady, " The Parting, " The Waltons, CBS, 1979.

Cliff's secretary, " Sue Ellen's Sister, " Dallas, CBS, 1979.

Third nurse, " Mystery Man: Parts 1 & 2, " The Incredible Hulk, CBS, 1979.

Frau Himbeere, " An Angel Called Rosemary, " Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1979.

Mrs. Westlake, " No Way to Treat a Flower, " Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E. ), NBC, 1979.

" Whatever Happened to Baby John?: Part 2, " Dallas, CBS, 1979.

" Honor Thy Elders, " Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E. ), NBC, 1980.

Beth Tomkins, " The Lost Ones: Part 2, " Little House on the Prairie, NBC, 1981.

Dr. Holton, " The MidEast Meeting, " Dynasty, ABC, 1982.

Mrs. Twice, " A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise), " Police Squad!, ABC, 1982.

" No Tigers at the Circus, " Newhart, CBS, 1982.

Major Judy Parker, " Run for the Money, " M*A*S*H, CBS, 1982.

Mrs. Grady, " Hopes and Dreams, " Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1983.

" That's Entertainment, " Condo, ABC, 1983.

Agnes Najinsky, " All about Eve, " St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1983.

Thelma Samuels, " Matinee, " Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1984.

Sarita, " One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty, " The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1985.

Dr. Holton, " The Victory, " Dynasty, ABC, 1986.

Marie Briggs, " A Night to Remember, " Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1987.

Martha McDowell, " To Catch a Neighbor, " The Golden Girls, NBC, 1987.

Mrs. Schumacher, " Missing Persons, " Knots Landing, CBS, 1987.

Judge Loomis, " Boomerang, " Hunter, NBC, 1988.

Maddie's classmate, " Eine Kleine Nacht Murder: Part 2, " Moonlighting, ABC, 1989.

" Come from the Shadows, " 21 Jump Street, Fox, 1989.

" The Unbearable Lightness of Boring, " L.A. Law, 1989.

" You Were Always on My Mind, " Top of the Hill, 1989.

Dr. Elena Horton, " Eclipse, " SheWolf of London, syndicated, 1991.

Governor Leka Trion, " The Host, " Star Trek: The Next Generation, syndicated, 1991.

Mrs. Dietz, " Dirty Laundry, " Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1991.

" Have Gun, Will Unravel, " Civil Wars, ABC, 1991.

Esther, " Roberto!January 27, 1982, " Quantum Leap, NBC, 1992.

" Tape Fear, " Civil Wars, ABC, 1992.

Myra, " Remembering Rosemary, " Picket Fences, CBS, 1992.

Miss Ena, " Rapscallions, " Pacific Blue, USA Network, 1996.

Dr. Boston, " Lethal Injection, " The Burning Zone, UPN, 1996.

Judge Strong, " Part V, " The Practice, ABC, 1997.

Dr. Weiss, " Leap of Faith, " L.A. Doctors, CBS, 1998.

Alice Presley, " Choosing Joi, " ER, NBC, 1999.

Mrs. Harmon, " Anonymous, " C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I. ), CBS, 2000.

Harriet Weiland, " Smartest Guy in the World, " The Huntress, USA Network, 2001.

" Hero, " The Division, Lifetime, 2001.

Attorney Donovan, " Hold on Tight, " Judging Amy, CBS, 2001.

Jennine Gallow, " Digger: Part 2, " Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2001.

(As Barbara J. Tarbuck) Chancellor Kalev, " Shadows of P'Jem, " Enterprise, UPN, 2002.

STD clinic doctor, " In the Game, " Six Feet Under, HBO, 2002.

" Fallout: Parts 1 & 2, " Without a Trace, CBS, 2003.

Helen, " A Time to Hate, " Cold Case, CBS, 2003.

" Human Error, " Mister Sterling, 2003.

Barbara Colohan, " Meet the Grandparents, " NYPD Blue, ABC, 2003.

Barbara Colohan, " Maybe Baby, " NYPD Blue, ABC, 2003.

Barbara Colohan, " Yo, Adrian, " NYPD Blue, ABC, 2003.

Also appeared as Mary Butler, California Fever, CBS; Judge Livingston, Sweet Justice.

Stage Appearances:

Mother and Sissy, The Carpenters, American Place Theatre, New York City, 19701971.

Ellen, Silence, and Beth, Landscape, Forum Theatre, New York City, 1971.

Understudy for the role of Ann Putnam, Elizabeth Procter, and Sarah Good, The Crucible, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1972.

Mrs. Varec (a woman from upstairs), " The Water Engine, " The Water Engine/Mr. Happiness, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 19771978.

Kate Jerome, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Broadway Bound, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State University, 19881999.

Enter the Night, Signature Theater, New York City, 1999.

The Beginning of August, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Costa Mesa, CA, 2000.

Wonderful World, Laguna Playhouse, CA, 2002.

Also appeared in Silence & Landscape, Lincoln Center, New York City; If We Are Women; Blue; Going for Gold; Boundary Waters.

Major Tours:

Appeared in national tours of Broadway Bound and American Hurrah!



Who Am I?, produced 1972. (With others) They Call Me Dr. Greer, produced 1994.

Also wrote Changes.