K Callan

K Callan

Highest Rated: 97% Knives Out (2019)

Lowest Rated: 68% American Gigolo (1980)

Birthday: Jan 09, 1936

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

K Callan was a veteran character actress with more than six decades of credits, as well as author of more than 30 showbiz reference books. Born in Dallas, TX as Katherine Elizabeth Borman in 1936, her first professional Hollywood credit came in 1962, playing a Western Union operator on the TV classic "Route 66" (ABC-1960-64). Although she did'nt rack up another such role until 1970, when she played the wife of Peter Boyle's title character in the controversial anti-hippie drama "Joe," Callan went on to amass hundreds of film and TV credits over the next several decades. These included her notable 1977 appearance on the "All in the Family" (CBS 1971-79) episode "Cousin Liz," in which Edith Bunker (Jean Stapleton) learned about the relationship between Callan's lesbian character Veronica and Edith Bunker's now-deceased Cousin Liz. Following work in notable films such as the police drama "The Onion Field" (1979) and the controversial "American Gigolo" (1980), Callan became one of the most in-demand guest character actresses on TV in the 1980s and '90s. All preceded the role for which she is most likely known, that of Superman's adoptive mom Martha Kent on "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (ABC 1993-97). Following that show's conclusion, she went on to brief feature roles in the atmospheric "Carnivàle" (HBO 2003-2005), Tyler Perry's "Meet the Browns" (TBS 2009-2012) and as Lily's (Alyson Hannigan) grandmother Lois on "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS 2005-2014). Her next recurring role came on the dark hospital comedy-drama "Getting On" (HBO 2013-15).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
97% 92% Knives Out "Great Nana" Wanetta (Character) $165.4M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not That Funny Toogey Richmonde (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 31% Samuel Bleak Elaine (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunnyview Virginia (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 42% Coyote County Loser Maggie Hopps (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 61% Midnight Clear Eva (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Committed Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saved by the Light Dannion's mother (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 25% The Unborn Martha Wellington (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 17% Flight of Black Angel Mrs. Gordon (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Incident at Dark River Unknown (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet This House Possessed Lucille (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Splendor in the Grass Miss Metcalf (Character) - 1981
68% 51% American Gigolo Lisa Williams (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 59% Fast Break Ms. Tidwell (Character) - 1979
85% 64% The Onion Field Mrs. Powell (Character) - 1979
82% 63% Joe May Lou Curran (Character) - 1970

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 86% NCIS Bertha Jones-Delacroix (Guest Star) 2020
93% 89% Veep Judy Sherman (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 86% Code Black Ruth (Guest Star) 2015
97% 95% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
83% 84% How I Met Your Mother Grandma Lois (Guest Star) 2012 2007
No Score Yet 87% The Mentalist Annabelle Draber (Guest Star) 2010
53% 66% Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
6% No Score Yet Mental Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 80% ER Kelly Robinson (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet 'Til Death Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
72% 89% Desperate Housewives Eileen Britt (Guest Star) 2007
82% 81% The Closer Julia Rose (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
75% 79% Nip/Tuck Ellie Harkness (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Martha Abernathy (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
23% No Score Yet Kate Brasher Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Murder Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
86% 85% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Martha Kent (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1993-1997
83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Mrs. Hastings (Guest Star) 1997
91% 87% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Alsia (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1989-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Mrs. Jorgensen (Guest Star) 1989 1985
No Score Yet 98% Quantum Leap Lenore Mackenzie (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live-In Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. President Janet Braden (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Mrs. Lowell (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living Harriet Higgins (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet E/R Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
90% 79% Police Squad! Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
78% No Score Yet Bosom Buddies Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flo Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rhoda Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Day at a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller Gwen Baxter (Guest Star) 1977

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