Janet Carroll

Janet Carroll

Highest Rated: 92% Risky Business (1983)

Lowest Rated: 8% The Omega Code (1999)

Birthday: Dec 24, 1940

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

An extremely versatile entertainer who could dance, sing and act, Janet Carroll made a highly visible film debut in the 1983 comedy "Risky Business." In the movie, a hit comedy about a high school senior (Tom Cruise) turning his home into a profitable brothel, Carroll had a big supporting role as the family matriarch. That auspicious debut launched her long career of supporting parts in TV and, to a lesser extent, film. In the former medium, she put in a host of guest appearances following her "Risky Business" role. She did one-offs on shows like the female buddy cop series "Cagney & Lacey" (1985) and the reboot of classic science fiction anthology "The Twilight Zone" (1986). The following decade, Carroll landed recurring roles in popular fare like "Murphy Brown" (1990), a widely watched sitcom about the TV newscaster of the title, and "Melrose Place" (1993), a nighttime soap centering on well-off young people in Los Angeles. Carroll did her share of film work as well, although most of the movies she appeared in weren't hugely successful. She had a small part in the Sidney Lumet multigenerational crime story "Family Business" (1989), for example, and was in the cast of "Enough" (2002), a spousal revenge tale starring Jennifer Lopez.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet College Debts Grandma Clare (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 32% What Happens Next Gloria (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas Spirit Betty (Character) - 2011
66% 57% (Untitled) Helen Finkelstein (Character) $230.6K 2009
No Score Yet 56% Living 'til the End Constance Whilton (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 69% Confession Mother Superior (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 64% Changing Hearts Mrs. Lane (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet All You Need Jane Sabistan (Character) - 2001
45% 35% Forces of Nature Barbara Holmes (Character) $52.9M 1999
8% 30% The Omega Code Dorothy Thompson (Character) $12.6M 1999
17% 21% Destiny Turns On the Radio Escabel (Character) $1.1M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock: The Heist Anita Montrose (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 35% Talent for the Game Rachel Bodeen (Character) $112.5K 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daughters of Privilege Gail Brody (Character) - 1991
38% 28% Family Business Margie (Character) $11.1M 1989
No Score Yet 45% Memories of Me Dorothy Davis (Character) $3.3M 1988
No Score Yet 35% The Killing Time Lila Daggett (Character) $17.9K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bluffing It Margaret Duggan (Character) - 1987
92% 73% Risky Business Joel's Mother (Character) - 1983

TV

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79% 84% Brothers & Sisters Sloane Dodelson (Guest Star) 2006
83% 87% Scrubs Mrs. Cooke (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Still Standing Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
61% 70% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
67% No Score Yet Norm Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 94% Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
45% No Score Yet Time of Your Life Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 33% Cupid Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
11% No Score Yet Living in Captivity Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
50% 82% The Closer Maude Bertram (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Melrose Place Marion Shaw (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married ... With Children Gary (Guest Star) 1994-1997
15% No Score Yet The Jeff Foxworthy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
100% No Score Yet Bonnie Diane Fulton (Character) 1995-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 94% Boy Meets World Nurse Jill (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mommies Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 94% Quantum Leap Janie Wilson (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bronx Zoo Unknown (Character) 1987-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet 21 Jump Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Designing Women Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 95% The Golden Girls Phyllis (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Peg (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary Rachel (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 98% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
42% No Score Yet Six Degrees Unknown (Guest Star)

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