Jan. 31st, 1941
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Jessica Walter's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2006 - Unaccompanied Minors
2002 - Dummy
2001 - My Best Friend's Wife
1998 - Slums of Beverly Hills
1994 - PCU
1993 - Ghost in the Machine
1988 - Tapeheads
1971 - Play Misty for Me
1966 - Grand Prix
Guest TV Roles
Fran Sinclair (Voiced)
Melanie Townsend McIntyre
Jocelyn Hyatt Matthews
Virginia Dickinson (segment "Love and the Twanger Tutor")
A graduate of New York's High School of the Performing Arts and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, Walter's extensive theater credits include productions both on and off Broadway. On Broadway, she has appeared in Peter Ustinov's "Photo Finish" (which earned her the Clarence Derwent Award as Most Promising Newcomer), "A Severed Head", "Advise and Consent", "Night Life" and Neil Simon (I)'s "Rumors". Her off-Broadway credits include roles at Playwrights Horizons and in Tartuffe, opposite Ron Leibman, at the Los Angeles Theater Center. Walter's feature films include Play Misty for Me (1971), which earned her a Golden Globe nomination, and the comedy Slums of Beverly Hills (1998). She has also appeared in The Group (1966), The Flamingo Kid (1984), Grand Prix (1966), Tapeheads (1988) and PCU (1994), among other films. Walter received an Emmy Award for Best Dramatic Actress in the television series "Amy Prentiss" (1974). She also earned Emmy nominations for her guest-starring roles in episodes of "Trapper John, M.D." (1979) and "The Streets of San Francisco" (1972). Walter has starred in several series, miniseries and television movies.
- Shares birthday with 'Arrested Development' co-star Portia de Rossi.
- Starred in a series and an unrelated TV movie entitled "Three's A Crowd.".
- Does yoga and aerobics
- Her father, David Walter, was a double-bassist with the NBC Symphony Orchestra under 'Arturo Toscanini' (qv).
- Daughter, Brooke Bowman (born 1971).
- Niece of actor 'Jerry Jerrett' (qv) and Sylvia Jaroslow.