|Born||Laurie Jean Walters
January 8, 1947
San Francisco, California, USA
|Years active||1972 -2007|
|Spouse(s)||John Slade (1999-present)|
Laurie Jean Walters (born January 8, 1947 in San Francisco, California) is an American former television actress, best known for playing Joanie Bradford on Eight Is Enough, which aired from 1977 until 1981 on ABC.
Walters was, by several years, the oldest of the eight actors playing the Bradford children, even though her character, Joanie Bradford, was the third-oldest child in the family. Walter is six months older than Betty Buckley, (born July 3, 1947), who played her character's stepmother. Walters' first screen role was as "Sheila Grove" in 1973's The Harrad Experiment.
Walters made guest appearances on a number of other television series through the 1980s, such as Cheers and Highway to Heaven, as well as on two Eight Is Enough reunion specials, but she has not acted on television since 1993.
According to the IMDb, Walters, as of 1999, lived in Los Angeles, where she worked as an environmentalist. More recently, she has acted in plays in the southern California area  and directed theater productions in Ojai, California under her married name, Laurie Walters Slade. Walters currently is in charge of film acquisitions for a subscription-based film service Ironweed Films, which distributes collections of critically acclaimed but hard to find independent documentaries and short films.
|1972||People, TheThe People||Karen Diemus||TV movie|
|1973||Harrad Experiment, TheThe Harrad Experiment||Sheila Grove|
|1973||Warlock Moon||Jenny Macallister / Ghost Bride|
|1974||Harrad Summer||Sheila Grove|
|1975||Returning Home||Wilma Parish||TV movie|
|1975||Medical Story||Episode: "Test Case"|
|1975||Rookies, TheThe Rookies||Callie||Episode: "Ladies Day"|
|1975||Happy Days||Susan||Episode: "A Date with Fonzie"|
|1977||Insight||Katie||Episode: "I Want to Die"|
|1977-1981||Eight Is Enough||Joannie Bradford||112 episodes|
|1978||Love Boat, TheThe Love Boat||Roberta Potter||1 episode|
|1980||Love Boat, TheThe Love Boat||Laura Rogers||1 episode|
|1981||Fantasy Island||Lisa Bergmann||1 episode|
|1982||Fantasy Island||Harriet Wilson||1 episode|
|1983||Lottery!||Episode: "Kansas City: Protected Winner"|
|1985||Cheers||Jacqueline Bisset||Episode: "Bar Bet"|
|1985||New Love, American Style||1 episode|
|1987||Highway to Heaven||Michelle Raines||Episode: "Man's Best Friend: Part 1"
Episode: "Man's Best Friend: Part 2"
|1987||Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion||Joanie Bradford||TV movie|
|1988||Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story, TheThe Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story||Jane||TV movie|
|1989||Eight Is Enough Wedding, AnAn Eight Is Enough Wedding||Joanie Bradford||TV movie|
|1990||Columbo||Helen Ashcroft||Episode: "Murder in Malibu"|
|1990||Dragnet||Sara Tilson||Episode: "Living Victim"|
|1993||Evening Shade||Mrs. Norris||Episode: "Private School"|
|1999||Common Sense of the Wisdom Tree, TheThe Common Sense of the Wisdom Tree||The Wisdom Tree (voice)|
|2007||Memory of Water, TheThe Memory of Water||Teresa||Ensemble Theatre Company|