Catherine O'Hara

Catherine O'Hara

Highest Rated: 100% Temple Grandin (2010)

Lowest Rated: 7% Surviving Christmas (2004)

Birthday: Mar 4, 1954

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Began acting at age 7 when she played Mary in a nativity play. Waited tables at the Toronto Second City Theatre Company in 1973; joined the troupe in 1974 and quickly replaced Gilda Radner as a regular when Radner left for SNL. Became one of the founding members of the sketch-comedy series SCTV in 1976 Won a Genie Award for her work in the film The Life Before This (1999). Earned an American Comedy Award in 2001 for Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in the 2000 mockumentary Best in Show; has appeared in three other Christopher Guest films (Waiting for Guffman, A Mighty Wind and For Your Consideration). Was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto in 2007. Spoke at the closing ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Is a singer-songwriter and performed with the group Northern Lights on the song "Tears Are Not Enough" from the 1985 album We Are the World.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Bitelchus Delia Deetz 2018
91% When Marnie Was There Elderly Lady $0.5M 2015
17% The Right Kind of Wrong Tess $2.5K 2014
No Score Yet The Shadow King Actor 2013
52% A.C.O.D. Melissa $0.2M 2013
87% Frankenweenie Mrs. Frankenstein/Gym Teacher/Weird Girl $35.3M 2012
10% Killers Mrs. Kornfeldt $47.1M 2010
100% Temple Grandin Aunt Ann 2010
73% Where the Wild Things Are Judith $77.3M 2009
67% Away We Go Gloria $9.5M 2009
No Score Yet Comic Relief: The Greatest...and The Latest Actor 2008
52% For Your Consideration Marilyn Hack $5.5M 2006
No Score Yet Barbie: 12 Dancing Princesses Actor 2006
54% Penelope Jesssica Wilhern $10.1M 2006
50% Brother Bear 2 Kata 2006
75% Monster House DJ's Mom $73.7M 2006
75% Over the Hedge Penny $155.1M 2006
37% Chicken Little Tina, Alien Mom $135.3M 2005
60% Game 6 Lillian Rogan 2005
72% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Justice Strauss $118.5M 2004
No Score Yet The Wool Cap Gloria 2004
No Score Yet The Rutles 2---Can't Buy Me Lunch Astro Glide 2004
7% Surviving Christmas Christine Valco $11.2M 2004
87% A Mighty Wind Mickey Devlin Crabbe $17.5M 2003
No Score Yet Speaking of Sex Connie Barker 2003
80% Searching for Debra Winger Actor 2002
46% Orange County Cindy Buegler $41.1M 2002
94% Best in Show Cookie $16.6M 2000
No Score Yet Bartok the Magnificent Ludmilla 1999
No Score Yet Late Last Night Actor 1999
80% The Life Before This Sheena 1999
31% Home Fries Beatrice 1998
No Score Yet The Last of the High Kings Cathleen 1998
No Score Yet Hope Muriel 1997
43% Pippi Longstocking Mrs.Prysselius 1997
91% Waiting for Guffman Sheila Albertson 1996
50% Tall Tale Calamity Jane 1995
43% A Simple Twist of Fate April Simon 1994
44% Wyatt Earp Allie Earp 1994
88% The Paper Susan 1994
95% The Nightmare Before Christmas Sally $8.7M 1993
33% Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Kate 1992
No Score Yet There Goes the Neighborhood (Paydirt) Jessie Lodge 1992
No Score Yet Finn McCoul Actor 1992
65% Home Alone Kate McCallister 1990
50% Betsy's Wedding Gloria Henner 1990
63% Dick Tracy Texie Garcia 1990
No Score Yet Little Vegas Lexie 1990
84% Beetlejuice Delia 1988
47% Heartburn Betty 1986
89% After Hours Gail $10.7M 1985
No Score Yet The Last Polka Actor 1985
No Score Yet Rock And Rule Aunt Edith 1983
No Score Yet Nothing Personal Janet Samson 1980

TV

Credit
92% Schitt's Creek
2015
2018
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2018
2016
No Score Yet Sofia the First
2013-2019
Voice 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009-2019
Guest 2016
86% Modern Family
2009
Debra Radcliffe 2015
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest 2014
85% 30 Rock
2006-2013
2012
No Score Yet Face Off
2011-2017
Judge 2012
36% Glenn Martin, DDS
2009-2011
Voice 2011
2010
2009
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000
Bam Bam 2009
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000-2017
Bam Bam 2009
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2006
2002
83% Six Feet Under
2001-2005
Carol 2005
2003
29% Bram and Alice
2002
Margaret O'Connor 2002
No Score Yet Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist
1995-1999
Voice 2002
1998
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Performer 2000
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
Director 1998
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
1994
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
1992
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host 1992
1991
No Score Yet Dream On
1990-1996
Director 1991
No Score Yet SCTV
1976-1981
Performer

QUOTES FROM Catherine O'Hara CHARACTERS

Delia Deetz says: If you don't let me gut out this house and make it my own, I will go insane, and I will take you with me!

Charles Deetz says: Yeah, well you know, maybe the house could use a little remodeling. Uh... But, why don't you just leave this room alone, okay?

Delia Deetz says: Okay.

Barbara Maitland says: I'm gonna get her.

Kate McCallister says: (on a pay phone at the Paris airport) Hi! I'm calling from Paris. My son's home alone.

Kate McCallister says: Hi! I'm calling from Paris. My son's home alone.

Victor's Mom says: When you loose someone you love they move into a special place in your heart.

Mrs. Frankenstein/Gym Teacher/Weird Girl says: When you lose someone you love they move into a special place in your heart.

Mom says: We'll be back tomorrow night. Oh. If anything happens, call the police and hide in your closet.

Dad says: He knows that.

Jessica Wilhern says: No, you ran! It was you this time.

Penelope Wilhern says: He just stood there, staring at me. No one's ever just stood there before.

Peter McCallister says: (talking to Kate while she's on the phone) Hey!, honey, did I pick up the apater.

Peter McCallister says: [talking to Kate while she's on the phone] Hey, honey, did I pick up the apater.

Kate McCallister says: No?, I didn't have time to do that?.

Kate McCallister says: No? I didn't have time to do that?

Peter McCallister says: What am I supposed to shave in France?.

Peter McCallister says: What am I supposed to shave in France?

Kate McCallister says: Grow a goatee?.

Kate McCallister says: Grow a goatee?

Kate McCallister says: (talking to the Scranton ticket agent) This is *Christmas*. The season has the perputal hope. I don't care that I have to get out on your runway and hitchike. It costs me everything I own. I have to sell my soul to the devil himself. I am going to get home to my son?.

Kate McCallister says: [talking to the Scranton ticket agent] This is *Christmas*. The season has the perputal hope. I don't care that I have to get out on your runway and hitchike. It costs me everything I own. I have to sell my soul to the devil himself. I am going to get home to my son?.

Kate McCallister says: [talking to the Scranton ticket agent] This is *Christmas*. The season has the perputal hope. I don't care that I have to get out on your runway and hitchike. It costs me everything I own. I have to sell my soul to the devil himself. I am going to get home to my son?

Kate McCallister says: (talking to the Scranton ticket agent) I have been awake for almost sixty hours, I have been to Chicago to Paris to Dallas to... Where the hell am I?.

Kate McCallister says: [talking to the Scranton ticket agent] I have been awake for almost sixty hours, I have been to Chicago to Paris to Dallas to... Where the hell am I?

Scranton Ticket Agent says: Scranton?.

Scranton Ticket Agent says: Scranton?

Kate McCallister says: I'm trying to get home to my eight years old son and now I'm this close, you're telling me it's hopeless!.

Kate McCallister says: I'm trying to get home to my eight years old son and now I'm this close, you're telling me it's hopeless!

Kate McCallister says: KEVIN!!!!

Kate McCallister says: How can we forget this?. We forgot him?.

Kate McCallister says: How can we forget this? We forgot him?

Peter McCallister says: We didn't forget him?. We just miscounted?.

Peter McCallister says: We didn't forget him? We just miscounted?

Kate McCallister says: What kind of mother am I?.

Kate McCallister says: What kind of mother am I?

Uncle Frank says: It makes you feel any better?. I forgot my reading glasses?.

Uncle Frank says: It makes you feel any better? I forgot my reading glasses?

Lineman says: (talking to Kate as she is about to hop in the airport van) Excuse me, ma'am. I just wanted to let you know that your power is fixed. The phones are just a mess. It will take Ma Bell especially around the holidays?

Lineman says: [talking to Kate as she is about to hop in the airport van] Excuse me, ma'am. I just wanted to let you know that your power is fixed. The phones are just a mess. It will take Ma Bell especially around the holidays?

Kate McCallister says: (without really listening) Okay, thanks!.

Kate McCallister says: [without really listening] Okay, thanks!

Kate McCallister says: (shouts after she hits the clock and picks up her watch) PETER!

Kate McCallister says: [shouts after she hits the clock and picks up her watch] PETER!

Kate McCallister says: We slept in.

Peter McCallister says: We slept in.

Kate McCallister says: Did I turn off the coffee?.

Kate McCallister says: Did I turn off the coffee?

Peter McCallister says: No?... I did?.

Peter McCallister says: No? I did?

Kate McCallister says: Did you lock up?.

Kate McCallister says: Did you lock up?

Peter McCallister says: Yeah?.

Peter McCallister says: Yeah?

Kate McCallister says: Did we set the timers on the lights?.

Kate McCallister says: Did we set the timers on the lights?

Kate McCallister says: Did you close the close the garage?.

Kate McCallister says: Did you close the close the garage?

Peter McCallister says: That's it, I forgot to close the garage, that's it?.

Peter McCallister says: That's it, I forgot to close the garage, that's it?

Kate McCallister says: No?, that's not it?.

Kate McCallister says: No?, that's not it?

Peter McCallister says: And who else will we be forgetting?.

Peter McCallister says: And who else will we be forgetting?

Kate McCallister says: (she jumps up right after she pauses) Kevin!.

Kate McCallister says: [she jumps up right after she pauses] Kevin!

Delia Deetz says: Chalrles if you do not let me remodel this house, I will go insane and take you with me!

Charles Deetz says: Yeah...well maybe it could use a fixer up. Tell you what, just this room alone ok?

Charles Deetz says: Yeah...well maybe it could use a fixer up. Tell you what, just this room alone okay?

Kate McCallister says: Where are the passports and tickets?.

Kate McCallister says: Where are the passports and tickets?

Peter McCallister says: I put them in the microwave to dry them off?.

Peter McCallister says: I put them in the microwave to dry them off?

Kevin McCallister says: I made my family dissapear?.

Kevin McCallister says: I made my family dissapear?

Kevin McCallister says: (thinks backs to family members that had told him the night before).

Kevin McCallister says: [thinks backs to family members that had told him the night before]

Megan McCallister says: Kevin, you're heavenly helpless?.

Megan McCallister says: Kevin, you're heavenly helpless?

Linnie McCallister says: You know, Kevin, you're what the french call les incomplent.

Buzz McCallister says: Kevin, I'm going to feed you to my tartulula.

Jeff McCallister says: Kevin, you are a *such* a disease.

Kate McCallister says: There are fifteen people in the house, you're the only one who has to make trouble.

Uncle Frank says: Look what you *did* you little jerk!.

Uncle Frank says: Look what you *did* you little jerk!

Kevin McCallister says: (gleefully) I made my family dissapear?.

Kevin McCallister says: [gleefully] I made my family dissapear?

Kate McCallister says: I hope you're all drinking milk, I wanna get rid of it.

Penny says: Oh, jeepers. Here we go.

Peter McCallister says: I don't think you'll be running over New York City all by yourself?.

Peter McCallister says: I don't think you'll be running over New York City all by yourself?

Kate McCallister says: I think our son can do it, I can do it?.

Kate McCallister says: I think our son can do it, I can do it?

Peter McCallister says: Kate, it...

Kate McCallister says: Peter, I'll be fine. The way I'm feeling right now no murder mugger would dare mess with me?.

Kate McCallister says: Peter, I'll be fine. The way I'm feeling right now no murder mugger would dare mess with me?

Concierge Mr. Hector says: Madame, there are hundreds of parasites out there, arm to the teeth?.

Concierge Mr. Hector says: Madame, there are hundreds of parasites out there, arm to the teeth?

Kate McCallister says: (slaps him in the face)

Kate McCallister says: [slaps him in the face]

Concierge Mr. Hector says: Do bundle it up, it's awfully cold outside?.

Concierge Mr. Hector says: Do bundle it up, it's awfully cold outside?

Kate McCallister says: (talking on the phone and Kevin jumps up on the bed) No?, we're not bringing the dog, we took him to the kennel.... Hey, hey, hey, get off. Kevin, out of the room?.

Kate McCallister says: [talking on the phone and Kevin jumps up on the bed] No?, we're not bringing the dog, we took him to the kennel.... Hey, hey, hey, get off. Kevin, out of the room?.

Kevin McCallister says: Hang up the phone and make me, why don't you?.

Kevin McCallister says: Hang up the phone and make me, why don't you?

Kevin McCallister says: (walking in his parents' bedroom and his mother is talking on the phone) Mom?, Uncle Frank won't let me watch the movie but the big kids can. Why can't I?.

Kevin McCallister says: [walking in his parents' bedroom and his mother is talking on the phone] Mom?, Uncle Frank won't let me watch the movie but the big kids can. Why can't I?

Kate McCallister says: Kevin, I'm on the phone.

Kevin McCallister says: It's not rated R. He's being such a jerk?.

Kevin McCallister says: It's not rated R. He's being such a jerk?

Kate McCallister says: Kevin, if Uncle Frank says no, it must be really bad.

Megan says: Kevin's not here.

Tracy says: Kevin's not here.

Aunt Leslie says: Kevin's not here.

Kate McCallister says: Kevin's not here.

Peter McCallister says: What?.

Kate McCallister says: (surprises as she screams) KEVIN!.

Kate McCallister says: [surprises as she screams] KEVIN!

Kate McCallister says: (faints)

Kate McCallister says: [faints]

Peter McCallister says: (looking at some bags at the baggage claim) Who's bag is this. Is this Brooke's, give this to Brooke. Is this Kevin's, give this to Kevin.

Peter McCallister says: [looking at some bags at the baggage claim] Who's bag is this. Is this Brooke's, give this to Brooke. Is this Kevin's, give this to Kevin.

Kate McCallister says: Give this.... Give this to Kevin.

Kate McCallister says: Give this... Give this to Kevin.

Aunt Leslie says: Give this to Kevin.

Tracy says: Give this to Kevin.

Megan says: Kevin.

Buzz says: Give this to Kevin.

Rod says: Give this to Kevin.

Peter McCallister says: (carries some batteries) Honey, do we know some batteries it is?,

Peter McCallister says: [carries some batteries] Honey, do we know some batteries it is?

Kate McCallister says: Yeah!, I put it in the trenches?.

Kate McCallister says: Yeah! I put it in the trenches?

Peter McCallister says: (unplugs the alarm clock and then plugs it back in.)

Peter McCallister says: [unplugs the alarm clock and then plugs it back in]

Peter McCallister says: (holding his tie) How is this?.

Peter McCallister says: [holding his tie] How is this?

Kate McCallister says: It's so much better?.

Kate McCallister says: It's so much better?

Kevin McCallister says: (stands on the stairwell) Everyone in this family hates me!.

Kevin McCallister says: [stands on the stairwell] Everyone in this family hates me!.

Kate McCallister says: Then you should ask Santa for the new family.

Kevin McCallister says: I don't want another family, I don't want any family. Familes suck!.

Kate McCallister says: Just stay up there. I don't wanna see you again for the rest of the night.

Kevin McCallister says: I don't wanna see you again for the rest of my whole life. I don't wanna see anybody else either.

Kate McCallister says: I hope you don't mean it. You feel pretty sad that wake up tomorrow morning and you don't have a family.

Kevin McCallister says: No?, I wouldn't?.

Kate McCallister says: Then say that again. Maybe it will happen.

Kevin McCallister says: I hope I'll never see any of you jerks again.

Airline Counter Person says: Hi!.

Airline Counter Person says: Hi!

Kate McCallister says: Did we miss the flight?.

Kate McCallister says: Did we miss the flight?

Airline Counter Person says: No?, you just made it.

Airline Counter Person says: No, you just made it.

Kate McCallister says: Yeah?.

Kate McCallister says: Yeah?

Airline Counter Person says: (open the gate door) Have a merry christmas and have a great flight. Bye?.

Airline Counter Person says: [open the gate door] Have a merry christmas and have a great flight. Bye?

Peter McCallister says: (talking to the agents and then talking to Kate) I'm gonna gown to the police station, you find Kevin. I want you to stay here with Frank and the rest of the kids.

Peter McCallister says: [talking to the agents and then talking to Kate] I'm gonna gown to the police station, you find Kevin. I want you to stay here with Frank and the rest of the kids.

Kate McCallister says: No?, I'm going out to look for him.

Kate McCallister says: No, I'm going out to look for him.

Kevin McCallister says: The third floor.

Kate McCallister says: Go.

Kevin McCallister says: It's scary up there.

Kate McCallister says: Don't be silly. Fuller will be up in a little while.

Kevin McCallister says: I don't wanna sleep with Fuller. You know about him, he wets the bed, he'll pee all over me, I know it.

Kate McCallister says: (looks disgusted) Fine. We'll put him somewhere else.

Kate McCallister says: [looks disgusted] Fine. We'll put him somewhere else.

Kate McCallister says: (hears the phone ring as she tells Peter to turn the television) Turn that down!.

Kate McCallister says: [hears the phone ring as she tells Peter to turn the television] Turn that down!

Peter McCallister says: (talking to the agents at the O'Hare airport gate H17 as the family lines up to board the plane) Is everybody here. Sir, ma'am.

Peter McCallister says: [talking to the agents at the O'Hare airport gate H17 as the family lines up to board the plane] Is everybody here. Sir, ma'am.

1st Skycap O'Hare says: (talking to the McCallisters) Excuse me, please board, the plane are gonna get ready to leave?.

1st Skycap O'Hare says: [talking to the McCallisters] Excuse me, please board, the plane are gonna get ready to leave?.

Kate McCallister says: (talking to the agent) As soon as he gets on.

Kate McCallister says: [talking to the agent] As soon as he gets on.

Peter McCallister says: (To Linnie) Come on?.

Peter McCallister says: [to Linnie] Come on?

2nd Skycap O'Hare says: (To Megan) Don't worry, ma'am.

2nd Skycap O'Hare says: [to Megan] Don't worry, ma'am.

1st Skycap O'Hare says: Merry christmas?.

1st Skycap O'Hare says: Merry christmas?

2nd Skycap O'Hare says: Merry christmas. Have a great flight.

Tracy says: Bye?.

Tracy says: Bye?

1st Skycap O'Hare says: Bye bye?.

1st Skycap O'Hare says: Bye bye?

Kevin McCallister says: (his mother gives the clown to him) Why do we have to go to Florida. There's no christmas trees in Florida.

Kevin McCallister says: [his mother gives the clown to him] Why do we have to go to Florida. There's no christmas trees in Florida.

Kate McCallister says: Kevin, what is it with you and the christmas trees?.

Kate McCallister says: Kevin, what is it with you and the christmas trees?

Kevin McCallister says: How can we have christmas, without a christmas tree, Mom.

Kate McCallister says: Well, find a nice fake silver one, or decorate a palm tree.

Kate McCallister says: Oh!, did you see grandma Penelope send you for the trip.

Kate McCallister says: Oh, did you see grandma Penelope send you for the trip.

Kevin McCallister says: Um!, let me guess, Donald Duck slippers.

Kevin McCallister says: Um, let me guess, Donald Duck slippers.

Kate McCallister says: (presents the clown) An intimate clown to play with in the pool.

Kate McCallister says: [presents the clown] An intimate clown to play with in the pool.

Kevin McCallister says: How exciting!.

Kevin McCallister says: How exciting!

Kate McCallister says: (talking to Kevin after he fights with Buzz over the pizza) Look, stop, stop. What is the matter with you?.

Kate McCallister says: [talking to Kevin after he fights with Buzz over the pizza] Look, stop, stop. What is the matter with you?

Kevin McCallister says: (points to Buzz) He started it. He ate my pizza on purpobe. He knows I hate sausages and onions and olives and....

Kevin McCallister says: [points to Buzz] He started it. He ate my pizza on purpobe. He knows I hate sausages and onions and olives and...

Uncle Frank says: (wipes the drink from his pants) Look what you did you little jerk!.

Uncle Frank says: [wipes the drink from his pants] Look what you did you little jerk!

Kate McCallister says: (walks in the bedroom to see Kevin) Honey, are you packed yet?.

Kate McCallister says: [walks in the bedroom to see Kevin] Honey, are you packed yet?

Kevin McCallister says: (plays Talkboy) Yes?. (plays back) Yes?.

Kevin McCallister says: [plays Talkboy] Yes?. [plays back] Yes?

Kate McCallister says: Anything I put out for you?.

Kate McCallister says: Anything I put out for you?

Kevin McCallister says: [plays Talkboy] Yes? [plays back] Yes?

Kate McCallister says: (drags Kevin as she sends him to the third floor) There are fifteen people in this house you're the only one who has to make trouble

Kate McCallister says: [drags Kevin as she sends him to the third floor] There are fifteen people in this house you're the only one who has to make trouble.

Kevin McCallister says: I'm the only one getting dumped on.

Kate McCallister says: You're the only one acting up. Now get upstairs.

Kevin McCallister says: I am upstairs dummy.

Kate McCallister says: (talking to Heather as the kids run around the house) Heather, do a head count and make sure everyone's in the vans.

Kate McCallister says: [talking to Heather as the kids run around the house] Heather, did you count heads?

Megan McCallister says: Eleven, including me. Five boys, six girls, four parents, two drivers, and a partridge in a pear tree.

Kate McCallister says: (stands up and and sees Kevin after he hits Buzz at the Christmas Pagent) Kevin!.

Kate McCallister says: [stands up and and sees Kevin after he hits Buzz at the Christmas Pageant] Kevin!

Kate McCallister says: [stands up and and sees Kevin after he hits Buzz at the Christmas pageant] Kevin!

Kate McCallister says: Kevin, get upstairs right now?.

Kate McCallister says: Kevin, get upstairs right now?

Kevin McCallister says: Why?.

Kevin McCallister says: Why?

Rod says: Kevin, you're such a disease?.

Rod says: Kevin, you're such a disease?

Kevin McCallister says: Shut up!.

Kevin McCallister says: Shut up!

Peter McCallister says: Kevin, upstairs.

Kate McCallister says: Say goodnight Kevin.

Kevin McCallister says: 'Goodnight, Kevin'.

Delia Deetz says: A little gasoline, blowtorch, no problem.

Charles Deetz says: As soon as we get settled, we'll build you a dark room in the basement, okay?

Lydia Deetz says: My whole life is a dark room. One big dark room.

Delia Deetz says: So you were miserable in New York City, and now you're going to be miserable out here in the sticks. At least someone's life hasn't been upheaved.

Otho says: There's absolutely no organic flowthrough.

Delia Deetz says: I noticed that too; it's like a giant... ant farm.

Delia Deetz says: I noticed that too, it's like a giant ant farm.

Delia Deetz says: This is my art, and it is dangerous. You think I want to die like this!

Judith says: Happiness isn't always the best way to be happy.

Kate McCallister says: Kate: What kind of idiots do you have working here?

Kate McCallister says: Kate: We did everything, we brought everything, there's nothing to worry about