Janet Julian

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Janet Julian
Born Janet Louise Johnson
(1959-07-10) July 10, 1959 (age 55)
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Teacher
Spouse(s) Michael Lansbury

Janet Julian (born July 10, 1959), also credited under her birth name Janet Louise Johnson, is an American actress who has starred in film and television.

Biography[edit]

Julian was born in Evanston, Illinois. She got her big break when she won the role of Nancy Drew in the 1970s television series The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries when Pamela Sue Martin left the show in 1978. Her other well-known TV role came a year later on the Cult TV series B. J. and the Bear as Tommy. She was credited as Janet Louise Johnson in these early roles. She also starred on the evening soap opera Falcon Crest in 1989 as Cookie Nash.

Janet's first film role was in the 1978 movie Big Wednesday; her most well-known film role was in the 1990 cult film King of New York. She has made guest appearances on some TV shows, among them Battlestar Galactica, The Fall Guy, Knight Rider, Fudge, Columbo, Swamp Thing, 240 Robert, Murder, She Wrote, and Diagnosis: Murder.

Janet quit acting in 1994 to raise her three children with husband Michael Lansbury, and she later became a parent educator. Janet (now Lansbury) has served on the Board of Directors of Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) since 1995 and teaches RIE Parent/Infant Guidance Classes. In 2009, Janet began a parent education blog (http://www.janetlansbury.com).

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Other notes
1978 Big Wednesday Party Girl #8
1981 Smokey Bites the Dust Peggy Sue Turner
1982 Humongous Sandy Ralston
1984 Fear City Ruby
1986 Ghost Warrior aka Swordkill Chris Welles
Choke Canyon Vanessa Pilgrim
Stand by Me (production secretary)
1990 King of New York Jennifer
Taking Care of Business Woman on Plane
1991 Heaven is a Playground Dalton Ellis
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1973 Alias Smith and Jones Belle Haney Episode: Only Three to a Bed
The Waltons Naomi Atkins Episode: The Triangle
1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Nancy Drew Episode: Voodoo Doll (1)
Episode: Voodoo Doll (2)
Episode: Mystery on the Avalanche Express
Episode: Arson and Old Lace
1978, 1979 Battlestar Galactica Lt. Brie Episode: Lost Planet of the Gods (1)
Episode: Lost Planet of the Gods (2)
Episode: War of the Gods (1)
1979 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo Tommy Episode: The Day that Shark Ate Lobo
California Fever Sharon Episode: Centerfold
240-Robert Carol Episode: Earthquake
1979–1981 B. J. and the Bear Tommy 8 episodes
1980 Here's Boomer Samantha Episode: Private Eye
1981 Enos Episode: The Hostage
1982 Today's F.B.I. Episode: Bank Job
The Fall Guy Elizabeth Episode: Hell on Wheels
1983 Simon & Simon Model Tracy Penn Episode: Design for Killing
1984 Knight Rider Jody Tompkins Episode: The Ice Bandits
1989 Falcon Crest Cookie Nash 6 episodes
Columbo: Sex and the Married Detective Jill NBC TV-Movie
1991–1993 Swamp Thing Dr. Ann Fisk 6 episodes
1991, 1993 Murder, She Wrote Bonnie Hartman
Ellen Harper
Episode: The List of Yuri Lermentov
Episode: The Phantom Killer
1994 Diagnosis: Murder Melanie Episode: Woman Trouble
1995 Fudge Jaguar Maiden Episode: My Grandmother the Card

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