Theaker, Deborah 1964–

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Theaker, Deborah 1964–


Born April 6, 1964, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada; father, a mortician and the mayor of Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, Canada; married Darren Boyce (a key grip), July 21, 1988 (divorced, December 1995). Education: Graduated from the University of Saskatchewan.


Manager—Divine Management, 3822 Labtrobe St., Los Angeles, CA 90031.


Actress and writer. Second City, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, member of resident company; appeared in television commercial for AARP, 2003.

Awards, Honors:

Florida Film Critics Circle Award (with others), best ensemble cast, 2004, for A Mighty Wind; Dora Mayor Moore Award, Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, for Not Based on Anything by Stephen King; Cable ACE Award nomination, National Cable Television Association, for Maniac Mansion.


Film Appearances:

Shirley, A New Life, 1988.

Herself, Wisecracks, 1991.

Municipal woman, In the Mouth of Madness (also known as John Carpenter's "In the Mouth of Madness"), New Line Cinema, 1995.

Gwen Fabin–Blunt, Waiting for Guffman, Sony Pictures Classics, 1996.

Lynda, Shooting Lily, 1996.

Judy, psychic hairdresser, Hayseed, 1997.

Casting lady, Desperation Boulevard, 1998.

Natalie Juggs (Mama), Dill Scallion, 1999.

Winky's party guest, Best in Show, Warner Bros., 2000.

Lucy, Rat Race (also known as Course folle), Paramount, 2001.

(Uncredited) Mrs. Robinson, Run Ronnie Run, New Line Cinema, 2002.

Nancy, The Third Wheel, Miramax, 2002.

Naomi Steinbloom, A Mighty Wind, Warner Bros., 2003.

Martha, The Wake–Up Caller (short), Hungry Man, 2004.

Mrs. Poe, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (also known as Lemony Snicket—Ratselhafe ereignisse), Paramount, 2004.

Nurse, Cruel But Necessary, 2005.

Judy, Fat Girls, 2006.

Liz Fenneman, For Your Consideration, Warner Independent Pictures, 2006.

Mary, How I Met My Boyfriend's Dead Fiancee, Universal, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Casey Edison, Maniac Mansion, Family Channel, 1990.

Voice of Old Rose/Mom/Pole Dancer/Viola, The Chimp Channel, TBS, 1999.

Voice of Barbara, Hopeless Pictures, IFC, 2005.

Cosmetics manager, Halfway Home, 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Health addict, Take Another Look, 1994.

Jane Starbuck, Harrison Bergeron (also known as Kurt Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron"), Showtime, 1995.

Debbie Silver, Stephen's Life, Bravo, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Various, Dan Redican Comedy Hour, 1994.

Herself, Pulp Comics: Scott Thompson, Comedy Central, 1999.

Independent Film Channel executive, Fur on the Asphalt: The Greg the Bunny Reunion Show, Independent Film Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Lynn, Temporarily Yours (also known as Temp Yours, Temp Mine), CBS, 1997.

Mrs. Marx, Joan of Arcadia, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Marsha, "The Naked Eye," Seeing Things, 1987.

Double date girl, The Kids in the Hall, 1990.

Daphne Malloch, "Beyond the Law," Forever Knight, syndicated, 1994.

The producer, Double Rush (also known as Lickety Split), CBS, 1995.

Veterinarian, The Home Court, NBC, 1995.

Howie Mandel's Sunny Skies, Showtime, 1995.

Doctor, "Dog Day Afternoon," The Home Court, 1996.

Judy Kaufman, "The Cockatoo," Mad About You, ABC, 1996.

Lydia, "Adventures of Rebound Girl," Townies, ABC, 1996.

Herself, "Bicycle Pump," Kwik Witz (also known as Quick Witz), 1996.

Herself, "Paint Roller," Kwik Witz (also known as Quick Witz), 1996.

Maura, "Just Coffee?," Ellen, ABC, 1997.

Tourist, "Public Enema No. 1," DiResta, UPN, 1998.

Connie the craft lady, "The Woman Show," The Man Show, Comedy Central, 1999.

Susan, "Be Drew to Your School," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 2000.

Debbie, "AAMCO," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2000.

Mrs. Caldicott, "Rory's Birthday Parties," Gilmore Girls, The WB, 2000.

Mrs. Caldicott, "Concert Interruptus," Gilmore Girls, The WB, 2001.

Mrs. Mattingly, "Imbroglio," Judging Amy, CBS, 2001.

JKX: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, The WB, 2001.

Tour guide, "Driving Mr. Mossback," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2002.

Pyschic, "Not Without My Mustache," Reno 911!, Comedy Central, 2004.

Human resource director, Significant Others, Bravo, 2004.

Herself, Situation: Comedy, Bravo, 2005.

Charlene Spencer, "Citizen Joe," Stargate SG–1 (also known as La porte des etoiles), Sci–Fi Channel, 2005.

Lorraine, "Joey and the Break–up," Joey, NBC, 2005.

Rhoda, "There Is No Other Way," Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2006.

Internet Appearances; Series:

Scottland, ComedyNet (, 1999—.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in Not Based on Anything by Stephen King.


Television Specials:

Pulp Comics: Scott Thompson, Comedy Central, 1999.

Television Episodes:

Maniac Mansion, Family Channel, 1990.

Internet Series:

(With Scott Thompson) Scottland, ComedyNet (, 1999—.

Stage Plays:

Wrote Not Based on Anything by Stephen King.



Saturday Night, February, 1987, p. 28.