Joyce Van Patten

Highest Rated: 100% 14 Hours (1951)
Lowest Rated: 0% Something Big (1971)
Birthday: Mar 9, 1934
Birthplace: Not Available
Blonde, loquacious American actress Joyce Van Patten was being sent out for modelling assignments at the age of eight months. Her stagestruck mother advertised Van Patten and older brother Dick as "the Van Patten Kids," ready and willing to step into any juvenile roles available. At age 5, Joyce made her Broadway debut in Love's Old Sweet Song, which also featured Dick. Joyce was nine years old when she won the Donaldson award for her performance in the stage drama Tomorrow the World. She interrupted her stage career for a brief marriage at age 16 (her equally brief second marriage was to actor Martin Balsam), then at 20 played her first adult role in the Broadway comedy Desk Set. Her first film assignment was an unbilled bit in the Manhattan-lensed Fourteen Hours (1951), and her first regular TV stint was on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns in the late '50s. Joyce has since been seen on a weekly basis in such TV series as The Danny Kaye Show (1963-66), The Good Guys (1968) (as Herb Edelman's good-natured wife), The Don Rickles Show (1972) (as Don's goodnatured wife) and The Mary Tyler Moore Hour (1979) (as Mary's personal secretary, yet again good-natured). Joyce Van Patten's films have included The Goddess (1958), I Love You Alice B. Toklas (1968), St. Elmo's Fire (1984), and a rare "bitchy" appearance as the antagonistic athletic coach in The Bad News Bears (1976).

Highest Rated Movies



93% Diane Actor 2019
36% God's Pocket Aunt Sophie $97.5K 2014
No Score Yet Angel's Perch Actor 2013
64% The Fitzgerald Family Christmas Mrs. McGowan 2012
67% This Must Be The Place Dorothy Shore $0.2M 2012
30% Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding Mariam $0.6M 2012
10% Grown Ups Gloria $162.1M 2010
62% Infinity Aunt Ruth 1996
No Score Yet Neil Simon's 'Jake's Women' Edith 1996
No Score Yet Breathing Lessons Serena 1994
No Score Yet Maid for Each Other Leila 1992
No Score Yet The Haunted Cora 1991
No Score Yet Trust Me Nettie Brown 1989
53% Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear Dorothy Mann 1988
21% Blind Date Nadia's Mother 1987
No Score Yet Billy Galvin Mae 1986
No Score Yet Under the Influence Helen Talbot 1986
9% Crawlspace Actor 1986
No Score Yet Malice in Wonderland Actor 1985
80% The Falcon and the Snowman Mrs. Boyce 1985
44% St. Elmo's Fire Mrs. Beamish 1985
No Score Yet In Defense of Kids Actor 1983
No Score Yet The Demon Murder Case Actor 1983
No Score Yet Eleanor, First Lady of the World Tommy 1982
97% The Bad News Bears Cleveland 1976
83% Mikey and Nicky Jan 1976
No Score Yet The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery Ida Mae 1975
No Score Yet Winner Take All Actor 1975
No Score Yet The Stranger Within Actor 1974
29% Mame Sally 1974
No Score Yet The Bravos Actor 1972
67% Bone Bernadette 1972
No Score Yet For the Use of the Hall Actor 1972
No Score Yet Thumb Tripping Mother 1972
0% Something Big Polly Standall 1971
No Score Yet Making It Betty Fuller 1971
No Score Yet The Trouble with Girls Maude 1969
14% I Love You, Alice B. Toklas Joyce 1968
No Score Yet The Goddess Hillary 1958
100% 14 Hours Barbara 1951
No Score Yet Reg'lar Fellers Actor 1941


92% Boardwalk Empire
Mae Zeller
  • 2014
33% Made in Jersey
  • 2012
96% The Good Wife
Agnes Silvestre
  • 2011
66% Desperate Housewives
Carol Prudy
  • 2005
No Score Yet Judging Amy
Jane Marquette Jean Marquette
  • 2003
  • 2002
84% NYPD Blue
Ruth Dwyer
  • 2002
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
Sylvia Mangione
  • 1999
No Score Yet Unhappily Ever After
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Northern Exposure
  • 1994
No Score Yet Law & Order
Ramona Stark
  • 1993
100% Brooklyn Bridge
  • 1992
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
  • 1977
No Score Yet Columbo
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
Connie Miller
  • 1973
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
  • 1970
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
Laura Hollander
  • 1967
80% The Twilight Zone
Eileen Ransome
  • 1963