Erin Moran

Erin Moran

Highest Rated: 31% Galaxy of Terror (1981)

Lowest Rated: 31% Galaxy of Terror (1981)

Birthday: Oct 18, 1960

Birthplace: Burbank, California, USA

As a member of one of television's most iconic families, Erin Moran captivated millions with her disarming smile and girl-next-door appeal. After guest stints on family-themed shows, she finally hit the big time on the beloved sitcom "Happy Days" (ABC, 1974-1984) as Joanie Cunningham, the plucky little sister of Ron Howard's Richie Cunningham. Thanks to outstanding performances by its cast, including Henry Winkler as suave greaser Fonzie, "Happy Days" attracted huge ratings during its entire run. Moran's role on the show became increasingly popular after her character fell for Chachi Arcola (Scott Baio), so much so that the network created the spin-off series "Joanie Loves Chachi" (1982-83), a short-lived but memorable sitcom about the couple's hilarious adventures as aspiring singers. After "Happy Days" wrapped, Moran took lesser parts, yet it was her role on the much-loved series that audiences forever associated her with, making the actress one of the most recognized personalities in the history of American sitcoms. Moran spiraled into drug abuse and periods of homelessness later in her life. She was found dead on April 22, 2017 in Corydon, Indiana; despite early reports suggesting an overdose, an autopsy revealed that she had most likely died from complications of throat cancer. She was 56 years old.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not Another B Movie Mrs. Klein (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desperation Boulevard Herself (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twirl Bonnie Lee Jordan (Character) - 1981
31% 29% Galaxy of Terror Alluma (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magic Pony Unknown (Voice) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lisa, Bright and Dark Tracy Schilling (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 71% Watermelon Man Janice Gerber (Character) - 1970

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2008
83% No Score Yet Good vs. Evil Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Days Joanie Cunningham (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1974-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Karen Donnelly (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joanie Loves Chachi Joanie Cunningham (Character) 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Rachel (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Affair Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courtship of Eddie's Father Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Mary Tugwell (Character) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daktari Jenny Jones (Character) 1968-1969

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