Thayer, Brynn 1949-

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Thayer, Brynn 1949-


Some sources cite full name as Brynn Laurel Thayer Steinberg; born October 4, 1949, near Dallas, TX; daughter of William Paul (a naval officer) and Margery (maiden name, Schwartz) Thayer; married Gerald Anthony (an actor), November, 1981 (divorced, 1983). Education: University of Arkansas, degree in education; trained with Milton Katselas at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.


Agent—Pam Braverman, House of Representatives, 400 South Beverly Dr., Suite 101, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Cohen/Thomas, 1888 North Crescent Heights, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


Actress. Appeared in advertisements. ZazAngels (advocacy group for people with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease), cofounder and president.


American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors:

Daytime Emmy Award nomination, outstanding actress in a supporting role in a daytime drama series, 1983, and Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, outstanding actress in a leading role on a daytime serial, 1986, both for One Life to Live.


Television Appearances; Series:

Jenny Wolek Siegel Vernon Renaldi, One Life to Live (also known as Between Heaven and Hell), ABC, 1978-86.

Emilie Walker, TV 101, CBS, 1988-89.

Maggie Judd, Island Son, CBS, 1989-90.

Leanne McIntyre, Matlock, NBC, 1992, ABC, 1992-95.

Kylie Quinlan, General Hospital (also known as Hopital central and Hospital general), ABC, 1994.

Colonel Rebecca Hodges, Pensacola: Wings of Gold (also known as Pensacola), syndicated, 1997-98.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Kathleen Reilly, Ghost of a Chance, CBS, 1987.

Tonight's the Night (also known as The Game of Love), ABC, 1987.

Erin, Deadline: Madrid (also known as Deadline), ABC, 1988.

Lottie Adams, The Tracker (also known as Dead or Alive), HBO, 1988.

Karin Ward, The Comeback, CBS, 1989.

Sandra Channing, Triumph over Disaster: The Hurricane Andrew Story, NBC, 1993.

Evelyn Ward, The David Cassidy Story, NBC, 2000.

Anna, Jane Doe: The Wrong Face, The Hallmark Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 15th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards, NBC, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Herself, "Brynn Thayer and Robert Mandan," $20,000 Pyramid, 1980.

Herself, "Soap Opera Showdown: Saints vs. Sinners!," Family Feud (also known as The Best of Family Feud and Family Fortune), 1982.

Janice Winslow, "Change Partners and Dance," Hunter, NBC, 1986.

Stephanie, "The Son Also Rises," Moonlighting, ABC, 1986.

Laura, "Laura," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1987.

Mrs. Rowe, "The Old Team," Shell Game, CBS, 1987.

Dr. Lydia Gant, "A Flaw Is Born," Empty Nest (also known as Harry's Nest), NBC, 1990.

Linette McKay, "The Return of Preston Giles," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1990.

Terry, "A Priest's Story," Dear John … (also known as Dear John: USA, Divorciados, John Ha-Yakar, Mein Lieber John, and Querido John), NBC, 1990.

Katherine Faraday, "High Society," Stat, ABC, 1991.

Roxanne Windemeyer, "The Suspect," Matlock, NBC, 1991.

Claire Whitfield, "The Merry Widow Murder," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1997.

Pam Sanders, "Brave New World," 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven and 7th Heaven: Beginnings), The WB, 1997.

Pam Sanders, "Homecoming," 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven and 7th Heaven: Beginnings), The WB, 1998.

Joanne Cranston, "Crumb Again," Early Edition, CBS, 1999.

Clare Brantigan, "Man Overboard," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 2000.

Mrs. Crane, "The Last Summer Ever," Felicity, The WB, 2001.

Sylvia Hanratty, "Baby, It's Cold Outside," JAG, CBS, 2001.

Martha, "Give Daddy Some Sugar," The Handler (also known as Joe Renato and Street Boss), CBS, 2004.

"Touched by an Idol," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2004.

Janet Burton (2005), "Honor," Cold Case (also known as Anexihniastes ypothesis, Caso abierto, Cold case—affaires classees, Cold Case—Kein Opfer ist je vergessen, Doegloett aktak, Kalla spaar, Todistettavasti syyllinen, and Victimes du passe), CBS, 2005.

"Coming Home," The Dead Zone (also known as The Dark Half, Dead Zone, Stephen King's "Dead Zone," La morta zona, La zona morta, La zona muerta, and Zona smrti), USA Network, 2005.

"Mr. Monk Goes to a Wedding," Monk, USA Network, 2005.

Gina Hurst, "Code of Ethics," Crossing Jordan (also known as Untitled Tim Kring Project), NBC, 2006.

Appeared as Peggy in "Moonshadow," an episode of 12 Miles of Bad Road, HBO. Also appeared in other programs, including an appearance as Lynn Darling, Moloney, CBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Anna Clifford, A Diagnosis of Murder (also known as Diagnosis Murder and Diagnosis of Murder), CBS, 1992.

Tyler's grandmother, "Merit Badge" (also known as "Pilot: Merit Badge"), Life, NBC, 2007.

Film Appearances:

Mother, Big Shots, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987.

Connie, Kansas, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1988.

Kay, Hero and the Terror, Cannon Films, 1988.

Judith Oberon, Chasing the Dragon, 2000.