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Jan Hooks

Biography

Comedienne who was simply a solid member on Sunday Night time Live from 1986 to 1991 and was most widely known for her personality Chocolate Sweeney of “The Sweeney Sisters.” She made an appearance within the last two months of Designing Ladies and experienced a recurring part on NBC’s 30 Rock and roll as Jenna’s mom. She began performing comedy using the group The Groundlings, the famous Los Angeles-based humor troupe where many Sunday Night Live solid members are 1st found out. She also made an appearance on the display Designing Ladies as Carlene Dobber for the ultimate two months of the display. She entered right into a romantic relationship with Kevin Nealon in 1984. On Sunday Night time Live she was known on her behalf impression of Nancy Reagan .

Quick Facts


Full Name Jan Hooks
Date Of Birth April 23, 1957
Died October 9, 2014, Woodstock, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Decatur, GA
Profession Comedian
Nationality American
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series
Movies Jiminy Glick in Lalawood, Simon Birch, A Dangerous Woman, Coneheads, Frosty Returns, Batman Returns, Wildcats, Pee-wee's Big Adventure
TV Shows Game Over, Primetime Glick, Designing Women, Not Necessarily the News, Tush, Saturday Night Live, The Martin Short Show, Comedy Tonight with Mack and Jamie
Star Sign Taurus

  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
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#Fact
1Attended the University of West Florida, but didn't graduate.
2Originally turned down for a regular spot on Saturday Night Live (1975) in 1985 because they thought at age 28, she was too old; they hired her the next year, when she was 29.
3Was formerly part of the improvisation group the Groundlings.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cleveland Show2013TV SeriesMrs. Kellogg
30 Rock2010TV SeriesVerna Maroney
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood2004Dixie Glick
Game Over2004TV SeriesNadine (voice)
The Simpsons1997-2002TV SeriesManjula Nahasapeemapetilon
Primetime Glick2001TV SeriesDixie Glick
Futurama2001TV SeriesAnglelyne
Providence2001TV SeriesDoreen Dunfey
3rd Rock from the Sun1996-2000TV SeriesVicki Dubcek
Simon Birch1998Miss Leavey
Hiller and Diller1997TV SeriesKate
The Dana Carvey Show1996TV SeriesKathie Lee Gifford
The Martin Short Show1994TV SeriesMeg Harper Short
Saturday Night Live1986-1994TV SeriesVarious / Hillary Clinton / Tammy Faye Bakker / ...
A Dangerous Woman1993Makeup Girl
Coneheads1993Gladys Johnson, Driving Student
Designing Women1991-1993TV SeriesCarlene Frazier Dobber
Frosty Returns1992TV ShortLil (voice)
Batman Returns1992Jen
Dear John1989TV SeriesSuzanne
Superman 50th Anniversary1988TV Movie documentaryMarcia Connelly
Funland1987Shelly Willingham
Wildcats1986Stephanie Needham
Comedy Break1985TV Series
Pee-wee's Big Adventure1985Tina
Not Necessarily the News1983-1984TV Series
The Joe Piscopo Special1984TV Movie
The 1/2 Hour Comedy Hour1983TV SeriesVarious
Prime Times1983TV MovieVarious
The Bill Tush Show1980TV SeriesVarious Characters

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30 Rock2010TV Series performer - 2 episodes
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas2009TV Movie performer: "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey1999TV Special performer: "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live Christmas1999Video performer: "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing", "The Almost Perfect Christmas", "The Daughter's Song", "Why Am I Here The 'Pretty' Song", "Carol of Intimacy" - uncredited
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1988TV Special performer: "Medley"
Saturday Night Live1986TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Simpsons2014TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live2014TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
1990 Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search1990TV Movie special thanks: inspiration

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Women of SNL2010TV MovieHerself / Candy Sweeney / Greta Garbo / ...
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey1999TV SpecialHerself / Sinead O'Connor / Various Characters
The Martin Short Show1999TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHerself
The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show1995TV MovieHerself / Various
Late Show with David Letterman1994TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with David Letterman1992TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Dennis Miller Show1992TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1991TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries or a Special
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialHerself
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1988TV SpecialCandy Sweeney (as The Sweeney Sisters)
Saturday Night Live1986TV SeriesHerself / Mrs. Braithwaite / Customer / ...

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV SpecialHerself - Cast Member (In Memoriam)
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Saturday Night Live
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam
Saturday Night Live2014TV SeriesWoman (segment "Love Is a Dream")
Saturday Night Live Presents SNL Shorts2014TV MovieJanice (uncredited)
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas2009TV MovieMary (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts2009TV MovieLady (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '092009TV MovieKitten (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash '082008TV MovieDiane Sawyer
Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation2007TV Movie documentaryHerself / Various (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz2005TV MovieVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Alec Baldwin2005TV Movie documentaryJulie (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies2005TV MovieVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 20042004TV MovieDianne Sawyer (uncredited)
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHerself
Saturday Night Live Christmas 20022002TV MovieMary Bailey (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 20002000TV SpecialHerself / Kitty Dukakis
Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies2000TV MovieHerself / Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock1999TV Special documentaryHerself / Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Christmas1999VideoHerself / Jessica Hahn / Mary Bailey
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieDiana Ross
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley1998TV Special documentaryVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers1998Video documentaryVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman1998TV Special documentaryHerself / Nancy Reagan / Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin1998TV SpecialBondgirl (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash1992TV MovieVarious Characters (uncredited)
Best of Saturday Night Live: Special Edition1992VideoVarious Characters
Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial1991TV SpecialVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams1991Video documentaryHerself / Various Characters

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
1990American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV SeriesSaturday Night Live (1975)


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#Quote
1[on dealing with stage fright during her stint on Saturday Night Live (1975)] Sometimes if I see an old show, I think "Boy, I was good!" I mean, can't you tell how shit-scared I was? And you know how they say, "Well, everybody's got the jitters," and you go out there and you're fine? No! I wasn't! I didn't like it! I don't like roller coasters, and I don't like circus performing. It's just not my thing. The music was too loud. The people, the energy of it just made me very nervous. [It was] an awful, awful time. And I didn't care. I didn't want to be [famous]. I didn't want to be on TV!

#Trademark
1Smiled quite a lot when acting

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