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Joyce Dewitt Biography
Joyce Dewitt born Joyce Anne DeWitt, is an American actress. He was born on April 23, 1949, in Wheeling, West Virginia, and grew up in Speedway, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis. Joyce is one of four children.
She graduated from Speedway Senior High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in theater from Ball State University, then moved to California to earn her master’s degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and graduated in 1974. She was awarded the Master of Fine Arts Fellowship as well as the Clifton Webb Scholarship by the University of California .
Joyce Dewitt is most widely known to audiences for her starring role as Janet Wood in the ABC hit series “Three’s Company.” She also has an extensive theatrical background, working both as an actress and director in a stage career that spans over fifty years.
Joyce first appeared on stage at the age of thirteen. While attending university, she worked as secretary until her television debut on “Baretta” with Robert Blake.
Joyce has starred in theatrical productions of everything including Moliere’s Tartuffe, Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Euripides’s Medea as well as the popular comedies like Sam Bobrick’s Remember Me, Neil Simon’s Star Spangled Girl, as well as the hilarious British farce, Noises Off with Pat Paulsen.
Her long list of starring roles in musicals and plays includes the premiere of Comedy is Hard! with Micky Dolenz and It’s Connecticut written by “The Simpsons” creator/producer/writer Mike Reiss, Off-Broadway Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage!, the Canadian Premiere of Dinner with Friends, A Scattered Smothered and Covered Christmas Musical, the North American premiere of the Australian comedy Daylight Savings, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, South Pacific, Damn Yankees, Sweet Charity, Oklahoma, Chapter Two, Middle of the Night, Love Letters, The Crucible, Remember Me, A Hatful of Rain, Desire Under the Elms, The Mikado, Li’l Abner, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Peter Pan, Brigadoon, All the Way Home, All the Way Home, The Tempest, The Impossible Years, Dracula: An Original Rock Musical, The Vagina Monologues, Stop the World I Want To Get Off, Same Time Next Year, Married Alive, Leader of the Pack, They’re Playing Our Song, Hats, All Shook Up, revivals of Cole Porter’s Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Mama Rose in Gypsy, and the mythical Olympus on My Mind for which she completed the cast recording – her first Broadway album. J Cast Productions cast Joyce in the touring production of TV Hit Parade with Adrian Zmed, Barry Williams, and MacKenzie Phillips.
She has made numerous guest appearances on popular television programs including “Hope Island,” “Finder of Lost Loves,” “The Love Boat,” “The Ropers,” “Supertrain,” “The Osmonds,” “Cybill,” “Twitch City,” “Living Single,” and “Baretta.” She has also starred in the television movies-of-the-week including, The Nick at Nite Holiday Special, Spring Fling, Steve Martin: Comedy is Not Pretty, and With This Ring. Joyce co-produced and hosted the television special “Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three’s Company.” In fall 2014, she appeared in the television movie-of-the-week My Boyfriends’ Dogs starring along side Erika Christensen and Jesse Hutch.She has also been seen singing and dancing on numerous specials, including “The Perry Como Christmas Special,” “The Steve Martin Special,” “The Cheryl Ladd Special: Souvenirs,” and “John Ritter, Being of Sound Mind and Body.” She has had the pleasure of appearing with other wonderful talents such as Greer Garson, Ann Miller, Bill Cosby, Anne Murphy, and Tony Randall.
DeWitt participated with members of the House and Senate at the Capitol Hill Forum on Hunger and Homelessness, and has hosted presentations for the Family Assistance Program of Hollywood. She hosted the International Awards Ceremony at the White House for the Presidential End Hunger Awards, and co-hosted, with Jeff Bridges, the World Food Day Gala at the Kennedy Center.
On July 4, 2009, DeWitt was arrested in El Segundo, California, and cited for drunken driving. According to press reports, police pulled her over after she drove past a barricade near a park. An officer arrested the actress after he observed signs she had been drinking and administered a field sobriety test. She was booked at the police station, cited, and released on her own recognizance. On May 27, 2010, she pleaded no contest to one count misdemeanor and was placed on three years’ probation and ordered to undergo a nine-month alcohol program. She was also ordered to pay a $510 fine, plus penalty assessments. In exchange for her plea, a second misdemeanor count was dismissed.
Joyce Dewitt Age
He was born on April 23, 1949.
Joyce Dewitt Husband – Joyce Dewitt Married
Dewitt has always been a private person right from her days of superstardom with Three’s Company. She isn’t one to make regular red carpet appearances or spark up some tabloid-worthy news.
In 1979, it came to light that she was in a romantic relationship with American TV and film character actor Ray Buktenica whom she met during her sophomore year at UCLA. They moved in together, but it isn’t clear if they were officially married. The relationship lasted for seven years before they divorced in 1986.
Joyce Dewitt Net Worth
While on Three’s Company, Dewitt is said to have earned at least $30,000 per episode. The hit TV series is no doubt her most successful endeavour till date. After Three’s Company ended, it was very quiet from Joyce partly because she took out time to travel the world.
Joyce slowly made a return to acting beginning from the early 2000’s. Since then, her frequency has steadily increased and Dewitt is showing no signs of slowing. She has also become increasingly active on stage – her most preferred platform. In September 2017, she was selected to star as Ethel Thayer in the play “On Golden Pond,” slated to open in October 2017.
Joyce Dewitt Net Worth is estimated at about $7 million.
Joyce Dewitt Children
She has no children.
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Joyce Dewitt Movies
- Baretta (1975)
- Most Wanted (1976)
- Three’s Company (1977–1984)
- With This Ring (1978)
- Supertrain (1979)
- The Ropers (1979)
- The Love Boat (1979)
- The B.B. Beegle Show ((1980)
- Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
- Finder of Lost Loves (1984)
- Spring Fling! (1995)
- Hope Island (2000)
- 18 (2001)
- The Nick at Nite Holiday Special (2003)
- Call of the Wild (2009)
- Failing Better Now (2009)
- The Great Fight (2011)
- Snapshot (2014)
- My Boyfriends’ Dogs (2014)
- Rock Story (2015)
- Renaissance Man (2016)
- Street Signs: Homeless But Not Hopeless (TBA)