Joyce Hyser

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Joyce Hyser
Other names Joyce Heiser, Joyce Hyser Robinson
Occupation Actress
Years active 1980-present

Joyce Hyser is an American actress.

Career[edit]

Hyser appeared in various films in the early 1980s, the last of which — Just One of the Guys (1985) — achieved some cult status. She then mainly guest-starred in television series, including a recurring role in L.A. Law as Jimmy Smits's girlfriend. Hyser was interested in the role of Dr. Melfi on The Sopranos, but the role went to Lorraine Bracco.

In the early 1990s, Hyser stopped appearing on television in favor of once more making movies and screenwriting.

More recently, Hyser has become a spokeswoman for the Harold Robinson Foundation[1] which provides a free summer camp for inner city and underprivileged children.

In 2011, Hyser appeared in a small role in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as a woman who masquerades as a man, a role she described as an homage to Just One Of The Guys[citation needed].

Hyser also has a role in the upcoming Haylie Duff movie, The Wedding Pact.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Hollywood Knights, TheThe Hollywood Knights Brenda Weintraub
1981 They All Laughed Sylvia
1983 Valley Girl Joyce
1983 Staying Alive Linda
1984 This Is Spinal Tap Belinda
1985 Last Hunt, TheThe Last Hunt Pia
1985 Just One of the Guys Terry Griffith
1990 Wedding Band Karla Thompson
1994 Greedy Muriel
2000 Can't Be Heaven Friend
2002 Teddy Bears' Picnic Rita D'Onofrio
2003 Art of Revenge Lara Kane Video
2013 Wedding Pact, TheThe Wedding Pact Sally Completed

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Freddy's Nightmares Pretty Mary Episode: "Saturday Night Special"
1989 Mancuso, F.B.I. Vicki Singer Episode: "Suspicious Minds"
1989-1990 L.A. Law Allison Gottlieb Recurring role (10 episodes)
1990 Midnight Caller Lou Ann Episode: "Wrong Side of the Wall"
1990 Lifestories Barbara Hudson Episode: "Steve Burdick"
1990 Flash, TheThe Flash Megan Lockhart Episode: "Watching the Detectives"
1991 Flash, TheThe Flash Megan Lockhart Episodes: "The Trickster", "Trial of the Trickster"
1992 Raven Nora Blake Episode: "Is Someone Crazy in Here or Is It Me?"
1992 Melrose Place Dawn Bonds Episode: "Responsibly Yours"
1994 Viper Claire Episode: "Past Tense"
1995 Marshal, TheThe Marshal Annette Gabbiano Episode: "Unprotected Witness"
1995 Murder, She Wrote Portia Dekker Episode: "Game, Set, Murder"
1998 Pacific Blue Dr. Alicia Alper Episode: "Damaged Goods"
2001 Division, TheThe Division Ms. Vicky Lowell Episode: "The Fear Factor"
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Monique Roberts Episode: "Maid Man"

Music videos[edit]

Joyce Hyser was featured prominently in the music video for "I Can Dream About You" by Dan Hartman receiving much airtime on MTV in the mid '80s. In the video, Dan Hartman is a bartender pining for a beautiful customer, Joyce Hyser.

She was also featured in the music video for "Pincushion" by ZZ Top, a single from their 1994 album Antenna.

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