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Debra Jo Rupp

Biography

Quirky and funny television actress who became recognized to audiences as Kitty Forman in That ’70s Present. She also got a recurring function as Alice in the NBC series Close friends. She shifted to NY in 1979 to be able to pursue her imagine becoming an celebrity. Her first tv function was a season later being a topless dancer in every My Kids. She voiced the type Mrs. Helpman for the cartoon tv series Teacher’s Family pet. Her mother’s name was Margaret. She’s two sisters. Acted alongside the comedian Jay Baruchel within the film She’s Away from My League.

Quick Facts


Full Name Debra Jo Rupp
Date Of Birth February 24, 1951
Place Of Birth Glendale, CA
Height 1.58 m
Profession TV Actress
Education Masconomet Regional High School, University of Rochester
Nationality American
Nominations Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance
Movies She's Out of My League, Kickin' It Old Skool, Death Becomes Her, Teacher's Pet, Big, Spymate, Clockwatchers, Sgt. Bilko, Garfield: The Movie, Air Buddies, A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story, Spooky Buddies, She Wants Me, The Opposite Sex, Lucky 13, Super Buddies, Jackson, The Act, Congratulations, Reasons Of The Heart
TV Shows Better with You, That '70s Show, Teacher's Pet, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, The Office, Davis Rules, If Not for You
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#Fact
1 Daughter Margaret A. Williams Rupp (1928-2002) and John E. Rupp Jr. (1924-1990).
2 Sister of Robin Lee Rupp and Rebecca Louise Rupp. She has a niece and nephew.
3 In her first season of That '70s Show (1998) she had her hair done for every episode. After extensive hair damage, she asked producers to let her wear a wig instead. She wore wigs for the rest of the series.
4 She appeared in the late 1970s on The $10,000 Pyramid (1973) as a contestant. She lost to her opponent who was paired with celebrity actor Tony Randall.
5 Attended Masconomet Regional High School in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
6 Taught actress Sara Rue how to drive.
7 Graduated from the University of Rochester, New York in 1974.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crisis Center 1997 TV Series Marilyn
MGM Sing-Alongs: Being Happy 1997 Video short Lana Lionheart
MGM Sing-Alongs: Friends 1997 Video short Lana Lionheart
MGM Sing-Alongs: Having Fun 1997 Video short Lana Lionheart
MGM Sing-Alongs: Searching for Your Dreams 1997 Video short Lana Lionheart
Caroline in the City 1996 TV Series Melody
Seinfeld 1995-1996 TV Series Katie
High Incident 1996 TV Series
Sgt. Bilko 1996 Mrs. Hall
The Jeff Foxworthy Show 1995-1996 TV Series Gayle
The Invaders 1995 TV Series Rita
If Not for You 1995 TV Series Eileen
ER 1995 TV Series Mrs. Dibble
The Office 1995 TV Series Beth Avery
Diagnosis Murder 1994 TV Series Dr. Nora Stebbings
Hearts Afire 1994 TV Series Brenda Swain
Phenom 1993-1994 TV Series Sister Mary Incarnata / The Nun
MacShayne: The Final Roll of the Dice 1994 TV Movie Alice
Empty Nest 1991-1994 TV Series Danielle / Dr. Simmons / Claire
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. 1994 TV Series Ms. Plowright
MacShayne: Winner Takes All 1994 TV Movie Alice
L.A. Law 1993 TV Series Gretchen Tomba
The Odd Couple: Together Again 1993 TV Movie Plaza Asst. Manager
In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco 1993 TV Movie Dorrie
Evening Shade 1993 TV Series Mrs. Holloway
Family Matters 1993 TV Series Miss Connors
Death Becomes Her 1992 Psychiatric Patient
Davis Rules 1991-1992 TV Series Ms. Higgins
Blossom 1992 TV Series Lucy Robinson
A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story 1992 TV Movie Alice
Civil Wars 1991 TV Series Florence Herrigan
Newhart 1989 TV Series Irene Sadler
Mothers, Daughters and Lovers 1989 TV Movie Lottie
Robots 1988 Video R. Jane
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd 1988 TV Series Waitress
Big 1988 Miss Patterson
The Equalizer 1988 TV Series Marge
Kate & Allie 1987 TV Series Toy Store Clerk
Spenser: For Hire 1987 TV Series Helen
Fair Market Value 2017 Carol Coogan
Elementary 2017 TV Series Sheriff Malick
Pearl 2016 TV Movie DeeDee
He's With Me 2015 TV Series Alice Adams
Cuz-Bros 2014 TV Movie Merle
The Opposite Sex 2014 Tracy
Super Buddies 2013 Video Cow (voice)
Hart of Dixie 2013 TV Series Betsy Maynard
Congratulations 2012 Nancy Riley
She Wants Me 2012 Ruth Baum
Spooky Buddies 2011 Video Zelda (voice)
Better with You 2010-2011 TV Series Vicky Putney
She's Out of My League 2010 Mrs. Kettner
Jackson 2008 Nice Lady
As the World Turns 2008 TV Series Edna Winklemeyer
Kickin' It Old Skool 2007 Sylvia Schumacher
Air Buddies 2006 Video Belinda (voice)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2006 TV Series Debra Hartnell
That '70s Show 1998-2006 TV Series Kitty Forman
That '70s Show Special: The Final Goodbye 2006 TV Special Kitty Forman
Spymate 2006 Edith
All My Children 2005 TV Series Victoria
Robot Chicken 2005 TV Series Kitty Forman
Lucky 13 2005 Mrs. Baker
The Act 2004 Short Rosy
Garfield 2004 Mom Rat (voice)
The Tracy Morgan Show 2004 TV Series Ms. Laneworthy
Teacher's Pet 2004 Mrs. Mary Lou Moira Angela Darling Helperman (voice)
Teacher's Pet 2000-2002 TV Series Mrs. Mary Lou Moira Angela Darling Helperman
The Hughleys 2001 TV Series Karen Clark
Friends 1997-1998 TV Series Alice Knight Buffay Alice Knight
To Have & to Hold 1998 TV Series Margaret Jarrod
Reasons of the Heart 1998 Viv Rushton
From the Earth to the Moon 1998 TV Mini-Series Marilyn See
Senseless 1998 Fertility Clinic Attendant
Over the Top 1997 TV Series Rose
Touched by an Angel 1997 TV Series Mayor Risa Hoigard
7th Heaven 1997 TV Series June McKinley
Clockwatchers 1997 Barbara

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Teacher's Pet 2004 performer: "A Whole Bunch of World", "I'm Moving On"
That '70s Show 1998-2002 TV Series performer - 3 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Room 2006 TV Movie Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
SoapTalk 2003-2006 TV Series Herself
Behind the Scenes of 'Spymate' 2006 Video documentary short Herself
74th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2005 TV Special Herself
Biography 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2005 TV Series Herself
The Funniest Families of Television Comedy: A Museum of Television & Radio Special 2004 TV Movie Herself
2004 World Series 2004 TV Mini-Series Herself - Crowd Member
Hollywood Squares 2000-2004 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Pyramid 2003 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2003 TV Series Herself
Making the Show: 'That '70s Show' 2003 TV Movie documentary Kitty Forman
Crossing Over with John Edward 2001 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Seinfeld: Inside Look 2005 TV Series documentary short Katie
Friends: The One Before the Last One - Ten Years of Friends 2004 TV Movie Alice Knight Buffay (uncredited)
Brilliant But Cancelled 2002 TV Movie documentary

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 ISA Indie Series Awards Best Guest Actress - Comedy He's With Me (2013)
1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a New Comedy Series That '70s Show (1998)


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