Jessica Walter

Jessica Walter

Highest Rated: 100% Grand Prix (1966)

Lowest Rated: 11% Ghost in the Machine (1993)

Birthday: Jan 31, 1941

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

A formidable screen presence, Jessica Walter worked steadily on television but made her first impression on critics as the frigid gossip Libby in Sidney Lumet's "The Group" (1966). She delivered on her promise as a woman romantically obsessed with Clint Eastwood in the influential thriller "Play Misty for Me" (1971). She won an Emmy for playing "Amy Prentiss" (NBC, 1974-75), a groundbreaking female police chief and earned another nomination for recurring as the ex-wife of "Trapper John, M.D." (CBS, 1979-1986). She played a bored housewife in Garry Marshall's "The Flamingo Kid" (1984), the campily named "Kay Mart" in the cult hit "Tapeheads" (1988), and the college president facing off against Jeremy Piven in "PCU" (1994). On television, she played a series of family matriarchs: the voice of Fran on "Dinosaurs" (ABC, 1991-94); the brilliantly boozy and manipulative Lucille Bluth on the much beloved "Arrested Development" (Fox, 2003-06); the alcoholic grandmother on "90210" (The CW, 2008-13); and the voice of the superspy matriarch Malory Archer on the animated cult fave "Archer" (FX, 2009- ). As filming began on an "Arrested Development" revival, Walter was tapped alongside George Segal to return to live-action sitcoms to play the parents of a young man who "Retired at 35" (TV Land, 2011-12), followed by a similar role opposite Jaime Pressley on "Jennifer Falls" (TV Land 2014). An impressively arch comedic force who only improved with age, Jessica Walter enjoyed an amazingly career trajectory, proving that true talent was the most invaluable asset an actor of any age could have.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rediscovering Christmas Mrs. Barrington (Character) - 2019
100% 81% Keep the Change Carrie (Character) $202K 2017
No Score Yet 26% Undercover Grandpa Maddie (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 33% Bending the Rules Lena (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 53% I Do (But I Don't) Gennifer (Character) - 2004
71% 74% Dummy Fern (Character) $71.3K 2003
No Score Yet 18% Grownups Mrs. Epstein (Character) - 2002
81% 68% Slums of Beverly Hills Doris Zimmerman (Character) $5.5M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doomsday Rock Secretary (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 67% Mother Knows Best Joan (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Temptress Dr. Phyllis Evergreen (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leave of Absence Bess (Character) - 1994
47% 75% P.C.U. President Garcia-Thompson (Character) $4.3M 1994
11% 23% Ghost in the Machine Elaine (Character) $4.6M 1993
60% 46% Tapeheads Kay Mart (Character) $129K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aaron's Way Connie Lo Verde (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jenny's Song Peggy Shields (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer in the Mirror Francesca DeLorca (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Execution Gertrude Simon (Character) - 1985
83% 54% The Flamingo Kid Phyllis Brody (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thursday's Child Roz Richardson (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bare Essence: The Final Chapter Ava Marshall (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 61% Miracle on Ice Pat Brooks (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 80% Scruples Maggie (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 23% Going Ape! Fiona (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet She's Dressed to Kill Irene Barton (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Someone's Killing the World's Greatest Models Irene Barton (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 17% Golden Girl Unknown (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 27% Dr. Strange Morgan LeFay (Character) $1M 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets of Three Hungry Wives Christina Wood (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Market Baby Louise Carmino (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Dangerous Love Louise Carmino (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Having Babies Sally McNamara (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 56% Victory at Entebbe Nomi Haroun (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amy Prentiss: Profile in Evil Amy Prentiss (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amy Prentiss, AKA: The Chief Amy Prentiss (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hurricane Louise Damon (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amy Prentiss: Baptism of Fire Amy Prentiss (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amy Prentiss: The Desperate World of Jane Doe Amy Prentiss (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Two Million Clams of Cap'n Jack Erica Osburn (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cash and Carry Caper Joyce Harrison (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 37% Home for the Holidays Frederica Morgan (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Showdown Rita Mason,Allie Chambers (Character) - 1971
83% 72% Play Misty for Me Evelyn (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women in Chains Dee Dee (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 33% They Call It Murder Jane Antrim (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Immortal Janet Braddock (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Number One Julie Catlan (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three's a Crowd Jessica Carson (Character) - 1969
43% 37% Bye Bye Braverman Inez Braverman (Character) - 1968
60% 57% The Group Libby (Character) - 1966
100% 88% Grand Prix Pat (Character) - 1966
86% 66% Lilith Laura (Character) - 1964

TV

Credit
90% 85% Archer Malory Archer (Voice) 2010-2020
87% 79% Good Girls Judith (Guest Star) 2020
75% 82% Arrested Development Lucille Bluth (Character) 2018-2019 2013 2003-2006
No Score Yet 25% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2018
No Score Yet 86% Navy NCIS Judith McKnight (Guest Star) 2017 2015
No Score Yet 64% The Odd Couple Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 84% Star vs. the Forces of Evil Miss Heinous (Guest Star) 2015
50% 43% Jennifer Falls Maggie Doyle (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anderson Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Retired at 35 Elaine Robbins (Character) 2011-2012
82% 82% The Big Bang Theory Mrs. Latham (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 100% Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Jason's Mom (Guest Voice) 2010
No Score Yet 37% 90210 Tabitha Wilson (Character) 2008-2009
13% No Score Yet Happy Hour Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
76% No Score Yet Saving Grace Unknown (Guest Star) 2007-2008
37% No Score Yet The Wedding Bells Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 71% Rules of Engagement Constance (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh Baby Unknown (Character) 1998-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Shoot Me Eve Gallo (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poltergeist: The Legacy Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Wish Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1994 1991 1985
96% 84% Dinosaurs Fran Sinclair (Voice) 1991-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aaron's Way Connie Lo Verde (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magnum, P.I. Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Melanie Townsend McIntyre (Character) 1984-1985 1979-1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joanie Loves Chachi Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Glen Williams / Glen Conway (Guest Star) 1976 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo Margaret Nicholson (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Althea Blake (Guest Star) 1972-1973 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banacek Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Jane Butler (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1971 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, American Style Mrs. Kramer (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Impossible Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gibbsville Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Pat Haynes (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flipper Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Flora Farr (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1964

QUOTES FROM Jessica Walter CHARACTERS

Evelyn says: God, your dumb. [said to Clint's girlfriend].