Jami Gertz

Jami Gertz

  • Highest Rated: 87% Sixteen Candles (1984)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Solarbabies (1986)
  • Birthday: Oct 28, 1965
  • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Brown-eyed, would-be Brat Packer Jami Gertz was discovered in a nationwide talent search by Norman Lear and she studied drama at N.Y.U. She got a tiny part in Franco Zeffirelli's Endless Love in 1981, making her film debut along with Tom Cruise. The next year she starred on the high school TV series Square Pegs along with Sarah Jessica Parker, and made several guest appearances on The Facts of Life. Supporting roles followed in Alphabet City, Quicksilver, Crossroads, and Solarbabies. In 1987 she played shy vampire girl Star in The Lost Boys, which may remain her most recognizable role. In the same year, she played the girl caught between Andrew McCarthy and Robert Downey Jr. in Less Than Zero and she got to romance teen idol Kirk Cameron in Listen to Me. The '90s marked the decline of her leading roles in teen dramas and she turned to comedies, off-Broadway theater, and mainstream dramas. She played Kirstie Alley's sister in Sibling Rivalry, Dylan McDermott's love interest in Jersey Girl, and Bill Paxton's girlfriend in Twister. Working back in television, she had recurring roles on Sibs, ER, Dream On, and Ally McBeal. After making several TV movies, she portrayed legendary comedienne Gilda Radner in the ABC special It's Always Something: The Gilda Radner Story. Living in L.A. with her husband and children, Gertz was cast as blue-collar wife and mother Judy Miller on the CBS sitcom Still Standing in 2002. In 2006 Gertz co-starred in director Scott Marshall's coming-of-age comedy Keeping Up With the Steins.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

37% Dealing With Idiots Rosie $15.8K 2013
85% A Better Life Producer $1.8M 2011
No Score Yet Lost Holiday: The Jim & Suzanne Shemwell Story Actor 2007
36% Keeping Up With The Steins Joanne Fiedler $4.3M 2006
No Score Yet Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story Marilyn Gambrell 2005
No Score Yet Undercover Christmas (L'Amour en cadeau) (Undercover Lover) Brandi O'Neill 2003
No Score Yet Gilda Radner: It's Always Something Gilda Radner 2002
No Score Yet Lip Service Actor 2001
50% Seven Girlfriends Lisa 1999
No Score Yet Lip Service Kat 1999
57% Twister Melissa 1996
No Score Yet Jersey Girl Toby Mastallone 1993
22% Sibling Rivalry Jeanine 1990
No Score Yet Don't Tell Her It's Me Emily Pear 1990
20% Renegades Barbara 1989
No Score Yet Silence Like Glass Eva Martin 1989
No Score Yet Listen to Me Monica Tomanski 1989
52% Less Than Zero Blair 1987
74% The Lost Boys Star 1987
0% Solarbabies Terra 1986
73% Crossroads Frances 1986
13% Quicksilver Terri 1986
50% Mischief Rosalie 1985
No Score Yet Alphabet City Sophia 1984
87% Sixteen Candles Robin 1984
No Score Yet On the Right Track Big Girl 1981
28% Endless Love Patty 1981

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

31% The Neighbors
2012-2014
Debbie Weaver
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
86% Modern Family
2009
Laura
  • 2011
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Marlo Klein
  • 2010
  • 2009
52% Shark
2006-2008
Sara Metcalfe
  • 2007
  • 2006
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Kimmy Bishop
  • 2002
  • 2000
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Dr. Nina Pomerantz Nina Pomerantz
  • 1997
  • 1996
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Jane
  • 1994
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
Jocelyn
  • 1984
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
1979-1988
Boots St. Clair
  • 1984
  • 1983
50% Sibs
1992
Lily

QUOTES FROM Jami Gertz CHARACTERS

Bill Harding
"Jonas...son of a bitch."
Bill Harding
Jonas...son of a bitch.
Bill Harding
Jonas... son of a bitch.
Melissa
"Who is that honey?"
Melissa
Who is that honey?
Bill Harding
"Jonas Miller, he's a nightcrawler. We all started out in the same lab and Jonas got himself some corporate sponsors! He's in it for the money, not the science! He's got a lot of high tech gadgets...but he's got no instincts...and he doesn't have Dorothy!"
Bill Harding
Jonas Miller, he's a nightcrawler. We all started out in the same lab and Jonas got himself some corporate sponsors! He's in it for the money, not the science! He's got a lot of high tech gadgets...but he's got no instincts...and he doesn't have Dorothy!
Bill Harding
Jonas Miller, he's a nightcrawler. We all started out in the same lab and Jonas got himself some corporate sponsors! He's in it for the money, not the science! He's got a lot of high tech gadgets... but he's got no instincts... and he doesn't have Dorothy!