Jan Hooks

Jan Hooks

  • Highest Rated: 87% Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
  • Lowest Rated: 22% Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2005)
  • Birthday: Apr 23, 1957
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Born in Georgia, comedian Jan Hooks perfected her exaggerated Southern accent and carved a niche for herself satirizing the eccentric wives of prominent politicians and public figures. After making her film debut as Tina, the Alamo tour guide in Pee Wee's Big Adventure, she joined the cast of Saturday Night Live. Starting in 1986, she created over-the-top characterizations for Nancy Reagan, Kitty Dukakis, Ivana Trump, Tammy Faye Bakker, and Hillary Clinton. She left the show in 1991 and put her Southern accent permanently on display for Designing Women as Carlene, the naïve sister of Charlene (Jean Smart). Movie roles were usually small yet quirky, like the image consultant in Batman Returns or the driving student in Coneheads. In 1994, she joined a team of hard-working comedians at the The Martin Short Show, who she would later work with on the Comedy Central program Primetime Glick. She was ideal for the role of Dixie Glick, the wife of the 300-pound celebrity talk show host Jiminy Glick (Martin Short). While making regular appearances as Vicki Dubcek on 3rd Rock From the Sun and as Apu's wife Manjula on The Simpsons, she reprised her role of Dixie Glick for the feature-length movie La La Wood in 2003. In 2010, she played Jenna Maroney's mother on 30 Rock. Hooks passed away in 2014, at age 57.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

22% Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Dixie Glick $26.2K 2005
44% Simon Birch Miss Leavey 1998
55% A Dangerous Woman Makeup Girl 1993
35% Coneheads Gladys 1993
No Score Yet Frosty Returns Actor 1992
79% Batman Returns Jen 1992
No Score Yet Funland Shelly Willingham/Orientation Lady 1988
22% Wildcats Stephanie 1986
87% Pee-wee's Big Adventure Tina 1985

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Designing Women
1986-1993
Carlene Frazier Dobber
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1987
85% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Verna
  • 2010
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 1999
  • 1997
95% Futurama
1999-2013
Voice
  • 2001
No Score Yet 3rd Rock from the Sun
1996-2001
Vicki Vicki Dubcek
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
50% The Martin Short Show
1994
Meg Harper Short

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