Joan Van Ark Biography (1943?-)

Born June 16, 1943 (some sources cite 1946 or 1948), in New York, NY; daughter of Carroll (in public relations) and Dorothy Jean (a writer; maiden name, Hemenway) Van Ark; married John Marshall (also known as John Marsillo; a newsreporter), February 1, 1966; children: Vanessa Jean (an actress). Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Sterling/Winters Co., 1900 Avenue of the Stars, 16th Floor, LosAngeles, CA 90067.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, producer, director
Birth Details
June 16, 1943?
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Third Janine Whitney, Days of Our Lives (also known as Cruise of Deception: Days of Our Lives, Days, DOOL, Tropical Temptation, and Tropical Temptation: Days of Our Lives), NBC, 1970
  • Nurse Ann "Annie" Carlisle, Temperatures Rising (also known as The New Temperatures Rising Show), ABC, 1972-1973
  • Dee Dee Baldwin, We've Got Each Other, CBS, 1977-1978
  • Voice of Manta, "Manta and Moray, Monarchs of the Deep," Tarzan and the Super 7 (animated), CBS, 1978-1980
  • Valene Clements Ewing, Dallas, CBS, 1978-1981
  • Voices of Jessica Drew and Spider-Woman, Spider-Woman (animated),ABC, 1979-1980
  • Joan Clements Ewing Gibson Waleska, Knots Landing, CBS, 1979-1993
  • Voice of Moray, "Manta and Moray, Monarchs of the Deep," Batman and the Super Seven (animated), NBC, 1980-1981
  • Voice, Heathcliff and Dingbat (animated), 1980-1981
  • Voices of Amelia and second fly, Santo Bugito (animated), CBS, 1996
  • Also appeared as the voice of Queen Esther, Adventures from the Book of Virtues, PBS.
  • Miniseries
  • Jane Robson, Testimony of Two Men, syndicated, 1977
  • Valene Ewing, Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac, CBS, 1997
  • Movies
  • Frankie Banks, The Last Dinosaur (also known as Kyokutei tankensen Pora-Bora), ABC, 1977
  • Marie Rivers, Red Flag: The Ultimate Game, CBS, 1981
  • Brenda Allen, Shakedown on the Sunset Strip, CBS, 1988
  • Claire Thomas, My First Love, ABC, 1988
  • Martha Mendham, Always Remember I Love You (also known as To Cast a Shadow), CBS, 1990
  • Julia Alberts, Menu for Murder (also known as Murder at the P.T.A. Luncheon), CBS, 1990
  • Leslie Renner, Terror on Track 9 (also known as Janek: The Grand Central Murders), CBS, 1992
  • Cinnie Merritt, In the Shadows, Someone's Watching (also known asSomeone's Watching and With Harmful Intent), NBC, 1993
  • Mrs. Drew, Tainted Blood, USA Network, 1993
  • Nora McGill, Moment of Truth: A Mother's Deception (also known asMoment of Truth: Cult Rescue), NBC, 1994
  • Julianne "Julie" Kaiser, When the Dark Man Calls, USA Network, 1995
  • Episodic
  • "Vendetta," The F.B.I., ABC, 1966
  • "Cry Hard, Cry Fast," Run for Your Life, NBC, 1967
  • "A Fashion for Dying," The Felony Squad, ABC, 1968
  • "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Starlet," Mod Squad, ABC, 1968
  • Title role, "Sweet Annie Laurie," Bonanza, NBC, 1969
  • "The Maze," The F.B.I., ABC, 1969
  • "The Man Who Killed Jim Sonnett," Guns of Will Sonnett, ABC, 1969
  • Sara Jean Stryker, "Stryker," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1969
  • "Love and the Proposal," Love, American Style, ABC, 1970
  • "The Condemned," The F.B.I., ABC, 1970
  • "A Deadly Game of Love," The Silent Force, ABC, 1970
  • "Nick," Matt Lincoln, ABC, 1970
  • Freda, "The Double Wall," Hawaii Five-0, CBS, 1970
  • "The Deadly Gift," The F.B.I., ABC, 1971
  • Francine Dexter, "Country Blues," Cannon, CBS, 1971
  • "Close-Up," Bold Ones: The Doctors, NBC, 1971
  • "Edge of Violence," Medical Center, CBS, 1971
  • "The Break-Up," The F.B.I., ABC, 1972
  • Trudy, "A Night to Dismember," The Odd Couple, ABC, 1972
  • "Love and the Triple Threat," Love, American Style, ABC, 1972
  • Sandra Blanco, "The Ring with the Red Velvet Ropes," Night Gallery, NBC, 1972
  • Jennifer Crane, "The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress," Mannix, CBS, 1973
  • Lieutenant Erica Johnson, "Radar's Report," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1973
  • Nona, "Duel in the Desert," Cannon, CBS, 1974
  • "A Zicorn in the Rough," The Girl with Something Extra, NBC, 1974
  • Marian Gerard, Rhoda, CBS, 1974
  • "Adults Only," Medical Center, CBS, 1974
  • "The Challenge," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1974
  • "Trial of Terror," Ironside, NBC, 1974
  • "The Deadly Brothers," Manhunter, CBS, 1974
  • Barbara Kelbaker/Florence Baker, "Find Me If You Can," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1974
  • "The Seven Million Dollar Man," The Six Million Dollar Man, ABC, 1974
  • Anna, "The Man Who Couldn't Forget," Cannon, CBS, 1974
  • Marian Gerard, "Joe's Ex," Rhoda, CBS, 1975
  • "Guns for a Queen," Barbary Coast, ABC, 1975
  • "Too Late for Tomorrow," Medical Center, CBS, 1975
  • Susan Alexander, "Resurrection in Black and White," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1975
  • "Woman in White," Medical Story, NBC, 1975
  • "The Night Visitor," Petrocelli, NBC, 1976
  • "Girl on a String," Joe Forrester, NBC, 1976
  • "The Bionic Boy: Parts 1 & 2," The Six Million Dollar Man, ABC, 1976
  • Christina Marks, "There's One in Every Port," The Rockford Files,NBC, 1977
  • Detective Josephine Long, "Lady in the Squadroom," Kojak, CBS, 1977
  • "Have You Heard about Vanessa?" McMillan, NBC, 1977
  • "Gone but Not Forgotten," Quincy, M.E., NBC, 1978
  • Having Babies, ABC, 1978
  • Princess Libido, "All the Emperor's Quasi-Norms: Parts 1 & 2," Quark, NBC, 1978
  • Cassandra, "Time Bomb," The New Adventures of Wonder Woman (also known as Wonder Woman), CBS, 1978
  • Haven Grant, "Death Mountain," Vega$, ABC, 1979
  • "Cindy/Play by Play/What's a Brother For?" The Love Boat, ABC, 1979
  • Mary Sue Huggins, "She Stole His Heart," The Love Boat, ABC, 1980
  • Voice of Captain Cordon, "Treasure of the Moks," Thundarr the Barbarian (animated), ABC, between 1980 and 1882
  • Voices of Cinda and Crystal, "Prophecy of Peril," Thundarr the Barbarian (animated), ABC, 1981
  • "Jewels and Jim," The Love Boat, ABC, 1981
  • "Seems Like Old Times," The Love Boat, ABC, 1984
  • The Pat Sajak Show, CBS, 1989
  • Valene Ewing, "Conundrum: Part 1," Dallas, CBS, 1991
  • Jewel Pemberton, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, NBC, 1995
  • Kim Carpenter, "Til We Meet Again," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1995
  • Herself, "Women in Film," Women of the House, CBS, 1995
  • Gretchen Wainwright, "The Morning After," The Client, CBS, 1996
  • Herself, Cybill, CBS, 1997
  • Margo Lange, "One False Mole and You're Dead," The Nanny, CBS, 1998
  • Ima Cummings, "Light My Firebush," Son of the Beach, USA Network,2001
  • Guest panelist on Battlestars and on Hollywood Squares, syndicated.
  • Pilots
  • Alicia Dodd, The Judge and Jake Wyler, NBC, 1972
  • Nina, Big Rose: Double Trouble (also known as Big Rose andDouble Trouble), CBS, 1974
  • Shirley, Shell Game, CBS, 1975
  • Glitter, ABC, 1984
  • Specials
  • Voice of Roxanne, "Cyrano" (animated), ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1974
  • Silia Gala, "Rules of the Game," Theatre in America, PBS, 1975
  • Ladies and Gentlemen ... Bob Newhart, 1980
  • Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes, CBS, 1980
  • Battle of the Network Stars VIII, ABC, 1980
  • Battle of the Network Stars IX, ABC, 1980
  • Battle of the Network Stars XII, ABC, 1982
  • Battle of the Network Stars XIII, ABC, 1982
  • Battle of the Network Stars XV, ABC, 1983
  • Host, The CBS Tournament of Roses Parade, CBS, 1984
  • Host, The 1984 Miss USA Pageant, 1984
  • Host, The 1984 Miss Universe Pageant, 1984
  • Host, Battle of the Network Stars XVIII, ABC, 1985
  • Bob Hope's Comedy Salute to the Soaps, NBC, 1985
  • Host, The CBS Tournament of Roses Parade, CBS, 1985
  • Host, The 1985 Miss USA Pageant, 1985
  • Host, The 1985 Miss Universe Pageant, 1985
  • The Night of 100 Stars II, 1985
  • Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz, 1985
  • Host, The CBS Tournament of Roses Parade, CBS, 1986
  • Dom DeLuise and Friends, Part 4, 1986
  • Fit for a Lifetime, 1986
  • Happy Birthday, Hollywood!, ABC, 1987
  • The Hollywood Christmas Parade, 1988
  • Host, Women of Seoul, 1988
  • All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBC, 1989
  • Host, The CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade, CBS, 1989
  • Host, The CBS Tournament of Roses Parade, CBS, 1989
  • Bob Hope's 1990 Christmas Show from Bermuda (also known as BobHope's Christmas Special from Bermuda), NBC, 1990
  • Anchor, The CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade, CBS, 1990
  • Ringmaster, The 15th Annual Circus of the Stars, 1990
  • Night of 100 Stars III (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), NBC, 1990
  • The 61st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, 1992
  • Host, The Tournament of Roses Parade, CBS, 1992
  • Herself, Knots Landing Block Party, CBS, 1993
  • Judge, The Miss America Pageant, 1993
  • Susan Cooper, "Boys Will Be Boys," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC,1994
  • Intimate Portrait: Michele Lee, Lifetime, 1999
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, 1985
  • The Stuntman Awards, 1986
  • Presenter, The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards, 1987
  • Host, The 9th Annual Emmy Awards for Sports, 1988
  • The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards, 1988
  • The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1990
  • Presenter, The 18th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, 1991
  • Other
  • Vice President Lane, Loyal Opposition: Terror in the White House,The Family Channel, 1998
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Executive producer, In the Shadows, Someone's Watching (also knownas Someone's Watching and With Harmful Intent), NBC, 1993
  • Episodic
  • Director of episodes "Letting Go" and "Hints and Evasions," both KnotsLanding, CBS.
  • Specials
  • Director, "Boys Will Be Boys," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1994
  • Stage Appearances
  • Corie Bratter, Barefoot in the Park, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1965
  • Chemin de Fer, New Theatre for Now, Los Angeles, 1969
  • In a Fine Castle, New Theatre for Now, 1971
  • Agnes, The School for Wives, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1971
  • Silia Gala, The Rules of the Game, New Phoenix Repertory Company,Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1974
  • Night of 100 Stars II, Theatre at Radio City Music Hall, New YorkCity, 1985
  • Melissa Gardner, Love Letters, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1989
  • Night of 100 Stars III, Theatre at Radio City Music Hall, 1990
  • A Little Night Music, 1994
  • Three Tall Women, New York City, 1995
  • Stardust, Los Angeles, 1997
  • Appeared in productions of Cyrano de Bergerac and Ring Round the Moon; appeared at Arena Stage, Washington, DC, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre,Minneapolis, MN, and Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA.
  • Major Tours
  • Corie Bratter, Barefoot in the Park, U.S. cities, 1965
  • Film Appearances
  • Karen Crockett, Frogs, American International Pictures, 1972
  • Secretary, It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown (animated), Paramount Home Video, 2000
  • Nancy Donovan, Held for Ransom, Cutting Edge Entertainment, 2000
  • Deborah Michaels, UP, Michigan!, 2nd Busiest Bean Entertainment, 2001
  • RECORDINGS
  • Music Videos
  • Appeared in Baseball Boogie music video with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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