Janet Carroll

Janet Carroll

  • Highest Rated: 96% Risky Business (1983)
  • Lowest Rated: 8% The Omega Code (1999)
  • Birthday: Dec 24, 1940
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A versatile performer whose career spans stage, screen, and television roles, in addition to commercial work and musical recording activity, Janet Carroll first drew the attention of audiences with her portrayal of Tom Cruise's mother in the 1983 Risky Business. Over the following decades, she went on to grace similar character roles in such big-screen outings as Secret Admirer (1985), Memories of Me (1988), and Family Business (1989). During the 1990s and 2000s, Carroll placed a heightened emphasis on television work, appearing on such series as Touched by an Angel, Ally McBeal, Scrubs, and Brothers & Sisters, as well as playing recurring roles on Murphy Brown, Married...With Children, and Melrose Place. Meanwhile, Carroll also began promulgating brands including Diet Coke, Holiday Inn, and Outback Steakhouse in television spots, delivered portrayals in stage productions including Elektra, Shadow of Heroes, Gypsy, and Mame, and traveled extensively as the vocalist with a seven-piece swing, jazz, and blues band.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Christmas Spirit Betty 2011
No Score Yet College Debts Actor 2009
65% (Untitled) Helen Finkelstein $0.2M 2009
No Score Yet The Art of War III: Retribution UN Secretary General 2009
No Score Yet Living 'til the End Constance Whilton 2005
No Score Yet Halfway Decent Actor 2005
22% Enough Mrs. Hiller $39.2M 2002
No Score Yet Changing Hearts Mrs. Lane 2002
No Score Yet All You Need Jane Sabistan 2001
8% The Omega Code Dorothy Thompson 1999
45% Forces of Nature Barbara 1999
17% Destiny Turns on the Radio Escabel 1995
No Score Yet Born to Be Wild Judge Billings 1995
No Score Yet Timemaster Miss Spinell 1995
No Score Yet Talent for the Game Rachel Bodeen 1991
38% Family Business Margie 1989
No Score Yet Memories of Me Dorothy Davis 1988
No Score Yet The Killing Time Lila Dagget 1987
No Score Yet Bluffing It Margaret Duggan 1987
No Score Yet Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story Susan Baker 1986
30% Secret Admirer Toni's Mother 1985
No Score Yet Getting Physical Myra Gibley 1984
96% Risky Business Joel's mother 1983

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Doris Doris Dial
  • 2019
  • 1996
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
79% Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
Sloane Dodelson
  • 2006
83% Scrubs
2001-2010
Mrs. Cooke
  • 2006
No Score Yet Pasadena
2001-2002
Phyllis Cameron
  • 2005
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Ellen Marks
  • 2003
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Ellen Fish
  • 2002
No Score Yet 3rd Rock from the Sun
1996-2001
Mrs. Runquist
  • 1999
No Score Yet Beverly Hills, 90210
1990-2000
Patsy Regan
  • 1999
45% Time of Your Life
1999-2000
Mrs. Halloway
  • 1999
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
Gary
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Melrose Place
1992-1999
Kimberly's mother Marion Shaw Kimberly's Mother Mrs. Shaw
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1993
No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
Lorretta
  • 1996
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Diana
  • 1996
100% Bonnie
1995-1996
Diane Fulton
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Matlock
1986-1995
Anita Montrose
  • 1995
No Score Yet Boy Meets World
1993-2000
  • 1994
No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
Leah
  • 1990
No Score Yet Designing Women
1986-1993
Sissy
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
Guest Phyllis
  • 1987

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