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Jessica Walter

Date of Birth: January 31, 1941 (82)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Jessica Walter BIO

Jessica Walter received Emmy nominations for her roles in Trapper John M..D., Streets of San Francisco, and Arrested Development, for which she also received two SAG nominations. She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role in the series Amy Prentiss.

Walter began her career in Broadway productions including Advise and Consent, Neil Simon's Rumors, A Severed Head, Nightlife and Photo Finish. Her most recent Broadway appearance was in the revival of Anything Goes.

Walter was married to the late Emmy and Tony-winner Ron Leibman. She is survived by daughter Brooke Bowman and grandson Micah Heymann.

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Jessica Walter STAGE CREDITS

[Regional (US)]
World-premiere Concert Adaptation, 2018

Roundabout Revival, 2011
Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt

Encores! Concert, 2001

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

Claire Ganz



Ada Cooney


Cigarette Girl

Anna (Understudy)

Performer [Replacement]

Jessica Walter Movies

[1964]Lilith Laura

[1966]Grand Prix Pat

[1966]The Group Libby

[1968]Bye Bye Braverman Inez Braverman

[1969]Number One Julie Catlan

[1971]Play Misty for Me Evelyn

[1981]Going Ape! Fiona

[1982]Spring Fever Celia Berryman

[1984]The Flamingo Kid Phyllis Brody

[1988]Tapeheads Kay Mart

[1993]Ghost in the Machine Elaine

[1994]PCU President Garcia-Thompson

[1995]Temptress Dr. Phyllis Evergreen

[1998]Slums of Beverly Hills Doris

[2001]My Best Friend's Wife Mrs. Epstein

[2002]The Dummy Fern

[2006]Unaccompanied Minors Cindi

[2012]Bending the Rules Lena Gold

[2017]Undercover Grandpa Maddie Harcourt

[2017]Keep the Change Carrie

[2020]The Mimic The Editor

Jessica Walter TV Shows

NCIS Judith McKnight

Trapper John, M.D. Melanie Townsend McIntyre

Three's a Crowd Claudia Bradford

The Streets of San Francisco Maggie Jarris, Glen Williams, Glen Conway

The Name of the Game Rita Mason, Allie Chambers, Linda Ramsey

The Love Boat Holly Hartman, Marcia Farnsworth, Louise Hastings

The Life and Times of Juniper Lee Demoness, Cordoth's Daughter

The F.B.I. Carla Payne, Gillian Norberry, Eleanor Prior

Saving Grace Betty Hanadarko

Retired at 35 Elaine Robbins

One Life to Live Eleanor Armitage

Oh Baby Celia Calloway

90210 Tabitha Wilson

Murder, She Wrote Gwen Noble, Jane Dawson, Joan Fulton

Medical Center Phoebe, Susan, Dr. Carrie Benson

Marcus Welby, M.D. Marian Lawrence, Jenny Alquist

Mannix Laura Danford, Althea Blake, Kathy Graves

Jack & Jill Mrs. Louise Zane

Good Girls Judith

Dinosaurs Fran Sinclair

Arrested Development Lucille Bluth

Archer Malory Archer

Amy Prentiss Amy Prentiss

Jessica Walter Videos

Jessica Walter News

Andy Mientus, Krystina Alabado & Noah J. Ricketts to Star in TICK, TICK...BOOM! at Bucks County Playhouse

Andy Mientus (“Spring Awakening”), Krystina Alabado (“Mean Girls”) and Noah J. Ricketts (“Disney’s Frozen”) will star in a new production of Jonathan Larson’s “Tick, Tick … Boom!” as part of Bucks County Playhouse’s 2023 Season. 

Gordon Clapp of NYPD BLUE to Star in TOMMY AND ME at Bucks County Playhouse

Emmy-winner and Tony-nominee Gordon Clapp, who played Detective Greg Medavoy for all 12 seasons on ABC’s “NYPD Blue,” will star as Tommy McDonald in a new production of Ray Didinger’s “Tommy and Me,” at Bucks County Playhouse, May 19 through June 17.

Bucks County Playhouse Youth Company To Remount Original Musical ALIEN8

Bucks County Playhouse Youth Company will remount their original production Alien8 this summer!

Bucks County Playhouse to Present Ray Didinger's TOMMY AND ME Beginning in May

Celebrating the overall success of The Philadelphia Eagles NFC Championship season, Bucks County Playhouse will create and produce an all-new production of Ray Didinger's autobiographical play, “Tommy and Me,” at the Playhouse in New Hope, May 19 to June 20. Nick Corley will direct.

Bucks County Playhouse Will Hold Costume Department Holiday Sale in December

The costume department at Bucks County Playhouse will open its wardrobe room for a holiday sale — offering a wide collection of festive frocks, and everyday ready-to-wear clothing, for sale to the public on Saturday, December 3 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. A special invitation-only preview night will be on Friday, December 2.  

VIDEO: Watch Highlights From EVITA at Bucks County Playhouse

Bucks County Playhouse’s production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber–Tim Rice musical “Evita” continues through October 30. The Playhouse released a montage of scenes from the production—including portions of 'Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall,” and “And the Money Kept Rolling In (And Out)”. Watch here!

Bucks County Playhouse to Present HIRSCHFELD'S BROADWAY Featuring Backstage Stories & More This Month

Bucks County Playhouse will present “Hirschfeld’s Broadway,” a new multi-media presentation illustrating and celebrating some of the most loved moments in American theater as drawn by Al Hirschfeld. The one-night-only event takes place Wednesday, September 28 at 7:30 pm at Bucks County Playhouse.

John Lloyd Young to Headline 2022 GALAVANT IN THE GARDEN Gala to Benefit Bucks County Playhouse

Tony-winning star of “Jersey Boys” take center stage at the Seventh Annual Galavant in the Garden Gala to benefit Bucks County Playhouse on September 17 in Solebury, PA.

Carter Calvert to Return to Bucks County Playhouse With One-Woman Show in August

Carter Calvert, the Broadway actress-singer who previously wowed audiences at Bucks County Playhouse as the iconic country music legend in “Always ... Patsy Cline,” will bring her one-woman show, “Viva La Diva,” back to the historic playhouse on Sunday, August 14 at 7:00 pm.

Lesli Margherita and Daisy Wright to Star in Randy Skinner-Directed DAMES AT SEA at Bucks County Playhouse

A trio of Tony-nominated artists, Randy Skinner, Anna Louizos and David C. Woolard, will recreate their work for the Broadway revival of “Dames at Sea,” when the light-hearted, dance-centric musical debuts at Bucks County Playhouse, August 12 – September 11.

Reimagined KINKY BOOTS to Feature New Cyndi Lauper Song at Buck's County Playhouse

Bucks County Playhouse continues its homecoming season with an all-new production of the high-energy, Tony-winning musical sensation, “Kinky Boots.”

Authors and Stars of a New Musical Take the Bucks County Playhouse Stage at Oscar Hammerstein Festival

Bucks County Playhouse will present a special presentation of a new Broadway musical, “Female Troubles,” at the sixth Oscar Hammerstein Festival on Saturday, June 18 at 7:30 pm. The presentation, which is part concert, part insider’s preview, is open to the public. Tickets are $35.

Bucks County Playhouse Youth Company is Searching for Boys 13-18 for Production of ALiEN8

Bucks County Playhouse Youth Company is accepting video audition submissions for five male roles (ages 13-18) for their upcoming production of “ALiEN8.” Audition submissions should include the following: auditioner’s name and age, singing 16-32 bars of any song, as well as reading each audition scene as Ethan, Zach, Brasfield, and Ray Berry. Contact Ellen Gallos, Assistant Director of Education, at for scene materials as well as to submit audition videos.

Bucks County Playhouse Opens 83rd Season With New Play AMERICAN JADE

When the award-winning actress and playwright, Jodi Long, took her first steps on the Broadway stage in Sidney Lumet's production of “Nowhere to Go But Up,” she was entering a professional world that ran through her family's bloodline. Her Vaudevillian parents had long trod the boards – in fact, as part of a popular song and dance act, they even appeared on the Ed Sullivan show in the 1950s.

Bucks County Playhouse to Return to Full Production; 2022 Season Announced!

Bucks County Playhouse Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producer Josh Fiedler announced titles and creative teams for the theater’s 2022 season, which will launch May 20.

Bucks County Playhouse Acting Apprentice Program to Return for Summer 2022

The new Bucks County Playhouse Acting Apprentice Program, led by Broadway choreographer and founder of 'Steps On Broadway' Patrice Soriero, will start accepting electronic applications for its Summer 2022 program beginning Monday, January 3 until February 1.

HAMILTON, Cynthia Erivo, Bernadette Peters & More Earn 2021 Emmy Nominations - See the Full List!

This morning, Hamilton star Jasmine Cephas Jones and Ron Cephas Jones announced the 2021 Primetime Emmy Nominations, which included 12 nominations for the Disney Plus recording of Hamilton in addition to nomination for Broadway veterans like Billy Porter, Cynthia Erivo, Julie Andrews, the Lopezes and so many more.

VIDEO: Bucks County Playhouse Pays Tribute to Jessica Walter

The producers of Bucks County Playhouse have shared some archival history to honor the life and career of actor of Jessica Walter, who died today, March 25, 2021. She began her professional career in 1958 at the Playhouse in New Hope, PA as an acting apprentice.

Wake Up With BWW 3/26: De Blasio Announces Plans to Vaccinate Theatre Workers, and More!

Today's top stories: De Blasio announced plans to vaccinate theatre workers, first look at Hamilton in Australia, The Phantom of the Opera is seeking video submissions for the role of Christine, and more!

Award-Winning Actress Jessica Walter, Known for ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT & More Has Passed Away at 80

BroadwayWorld is saddened to learn of the passing of Emmy Award-winning actress Jessica Walter. Walter was 80 years old. Walter was known for her appearances across both stage and screen.


Jessica Walter has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Jessica Walter has not appeared in the West End

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