Wiedlin, Jane 1958–

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WIEDLIN, Jane 1958–

(Jane Drano)


Full name, Jane Marie Genevieve Wiedlin; born May 20, 1958, in Oconomowoc, WI; married Ged Malone, July 25, 1987 (divorced); married David Trotter, June 8, 2004. Education: Studied fashion at Los Angeles Trade-Technical School.

Addresses: AgentWilliam Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actress, musician, and songwriter. The Go-Go's (a band), rhythm guitar player and vocalist, 1978–84, plus reunions in 1989, 1990, 1994, 1999, and early 2000s; froSTed (a band), member, c. late 1990s; also played in a punk band as Jane Drano; played with Sparks (a band).


Film Appearances:

Herself, Urgh! A Music War, 1981.

The singing telegram girl, Clue (also known as Clue: The Movie), Paramount, 1985.

Alien communications officer, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (also known as The Voyage Home: Star Trek IV), Paramount, 1986.

Joan of Arc, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Orion, 1989.

Spitting head, Oatmeal (short film), 1994.

Voice of Dusk, Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost (animated), Warner Bros. Home Video, 1999.

Agent 77, Angels!, 2000.

Voice of Dusk, Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire (animated), Warner Home Video, 2003.

Voice, Live Freaky Die Freaky, Hellcat Pictures, 2003.

Ursula, Firecracker, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Voice of Gwen, Mission Hill, The WB, 1999.

Gretel Barnes, Spyder Games, MTV, 2001.

Herself, The Surreal Life, VH1, 2005.

Willy, Angelica and Susie's School Daze, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

White fairy, Sleeping Beauty (also known as Cannon Movie Tales: "Sleeping Beauty" and "Sleeping Beauty": A Cannon Film), The Disney Channel, 1987.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Go-Go's: Wild at the Greek, 1984.

Herself, An All-Star Tribute to Brian Wilson, TNT, 2001.

Herself, Bubblegum Babylon (documentary), VH1, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(With The Go-Go's) Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1981.

American Bandstand, 1984.

Herself, Top of the Pops, BBC, 1988.

(With The Go-Go's) Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 1994.

Voice of Shannon, "Torch Song," Batman Gotham Knights (animated), 1998.

Voice of Miranda Kane, "Animal Act," Batman Gotham Knights (animated), 1998.

Voice of Kate, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 1999.

"Little Horrors of Shop," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 1999.

(With The Go-Go's) Herself, Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Voice of Phaedra, "Forget Me Not," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 2000.

Voice of Phaedra, "Birthday Quake," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 2000.

Herself, "The Pregnancy Scare," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 2000.

Herself, "Girl Bands," Top Ten, Channel 4, 2001.

Herself, Beat the Geeks, Comedy Central, 2002.

Voice of singer in club, "The They Stole Dodgers' Brain/Wrath of Canasta," Duck Dodgers (animated), Cartoon Network, 2003.

Herself, Pyramid, syndicated, 2004.

Also appeared as herself, Album Flash, Cinemax; voice of Hope Rogers, As Told by Ginger (animated), Nickelodeon; voice, Tom and Jerry Kids Show, Fox.


Albums; with The Go-Go's:

Beauty and the Beat, I.R.S., 1981.

Vacation, I.R.S., 1982.

Talk Show, I.R.S., 1984.

Go-Go's Greatest, I.R.S., 1990.

Return to the Valley of the Go-Go's, I.R.S., 1994.

VH1 Behind the Music: Go-Go's Collection, 2000.

God Bless the Go-Go's, Beyond Music, 2001.

Albums; with froSTed:

Cold, 1996.

Solo Albums:

Jane Wiedlin, IRS, 1985.

Fur, EMI America, 1988.

The Very Best Of Jane Wiedlin, EMI, 1993.

Tangled, EMI America, 1990.

Kissproof World, Painful Discs, 2000.

Videos; with The Go-Go's:

Go-Go's: Prime Time, 1985 The Go-Go's: Live in Central Park, 2001.

Video Games:

Voices of Chloe, Gabrielle, and Lynda, Lands of Lore 3, 1999.


Television Scores; Movies:

Amanda & the Alien, 1995.



Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Schirmer, 2001.

Contemporary Musicians, Volume 24, Gale Group, 1999.


Billboard, July 10, 1999, p. 11.

Entertainment Weekly, May 16, 1997, p. 112; May 29, 1998, p. 88.

USA Today, May 17, 2001.


Jane Wiedlin Official Site, http://www.janewiedlin.com/, June 29, 2005.