Marcia Strassman

Lowest Rated: 13% Another Stakeout (1993)
Birthday: Apr 28, 1948
Birthplace: Not Available
After commercial and soap opera experience, actress Marcia Strassman was cast in her first regular prime time role as Nurse Margie Cutler in M*A*S*H. Those of you who might have trouble recalling her contribution to that series will have no trouble at all remembering her next sitcom assignment as Julie Kotter, wife of high-school teacher Gabe Kaplan, on Welcome Back Kotter (1975-79). Understandably upset that her role was largely limited to lines like "How was your day, honey?" and "Then what happened?," Strassman made no secret of her dissatisfaction with Kotter, going so far as to publicly express the wish that she'd be fired. During Kotter's final season, Strassman ended up as the series' principal character when star Gabe Kaplan ankled the show over a dispute with producer James Komack. While Kaplan's star faded during the post-Kotter years, Strassman's TV appearances increased dramatically. She was seen as reporter Carol Younger on 1980's Goodtime Charley, as detective agency boss Alicia Rudd on 1989's Booker, as southern belle Bunny McClure on 1994's Sweet Justice, and as star or co-star of several made-for-TV movies. She also played Dr. Eve Sheridan in the pilot of the 1984 sitcom E/R, a role filled on the series proper by Mary McDonnell. Marcia Strassman's most memorable theatrical-film work was as hysterical housewife Diana Szalinski in the moneyspinning fantasies Honey I Shrunk the Kids (1989) and Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992). She continued to work extensively in television, appearing on series like Booker, Providence, Tremors and Night Watch. Strassman died in 2014 at age 66.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Looking for Mr. Right Opal 2014
40% Going Shopping Actor 2005
54% Reekers: L'Odeur de la mort Rose Tuckey 2005
No Score Yet The Movie Hero Blake's Mom 2003
No Score Yet Gale Force Kim Nelson 2001
No Score Yet Earth Minus Zero Debbie Heller 1996
No Score Yet Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare Margaret 1995
13% Another Stakeout Pam O'Hara 1993
42% Honey, I Blew Up the Kid Diane Szalinski 1992
No Score Yet Mastergate Actor 1992
No Score Yet And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird Sarah 1991
No Score Yet Fast Getaway Lorraine 1991
75% Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Diane Szalinski 1989
No Score Yet Secret Passions Rita 1989
No Score Yet The Aviator Rose Stiller $0.3M 1985
No Score Yet Soup for One Maria 1982
No Score Yet Changes Kristine 1969

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Third Watch
1999-2005
Wynn
  • 2004
No Score Yet Providence
1999-2002
Meredith
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Odd Man Out
1999-2001
Wendy
  • 1999
No Score Yet Baywatch
1989-2001
Rena
  • 1997
No Score Yet Tracey Takes On...
1996-1999
  • 1997
No Score Yet Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
1994-1997
Voice
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Highlander
1992-1998
High-school Sweetheart
  • 1996
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Terry
  • 1996
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Lisa
  • 1995
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Dr. Karen Harmon
  • 1982
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Whitney
  • 1979
No Score Yet Welcome Back, Kotter
1975-1979
Julie Kotter
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
  • 1974
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Nurse Margie Cutler Lt. Margie Cutler
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Samantha
  • 1967

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