March 19, 1963
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Actress, comedienne, producer
Mary Scheer (born March 19, 1963) is an American actress, comedienne and producer. She is best known as one of the original cast members of the sketch comedy series and for playing Freddie's mother, MADtv Marissa Benson, on . She played Alice the zookeeper on iCarly . She has two children. The Penguins of Madagascar
Scheer was one of the original nine cast members of
MADtv when the series debuted in 1995. She came to the show with a background in sketch comedy from her Groundling days. During her tenure, Scheer developed characters like chain smoker Mrs. Jewel Barone, Cabana Chat host Dixie Wetsworth, Connie Linder, Debbie Dander, Lily Don, and Mrs. Vigor (Killer Grandma).
Scheer also performed impressions of celebrities and public figures during her tenure on
MADtv, some of which included U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, Demi Moore, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Griffin, Mary Tyler Moore, Melissa Joan Hart, Ashley Olsen, Candice Bergen, Fran Drescher, Shirley MacLaine, Emma Thompson, Frances Bavier, Irene Vernon, Ashley Judd and Barbara Feldon. Other impersonations include Barbra Streisand in the MADtv spoof video "Terms Of Imprisonment", where she portrays Streisand as an egomaniac who abuses her co-star, Whitney Houston and Gillian Anderson's Dana Scully in the "XXX Files" sketch. During Season Two of MADtv, Scheer became visibly pregnant and continued to perform on the show. After giving birth, Scheer finished the second and third seasons before leaving in 1998.
Characters [ edit ]
Season of First Appearance
Mrs. Jewel Barone
"Oh yeah, there it is."
She is a habitual smoker who seems to have a negative effect on everyone around her (physically and mentally) because of her smoking.
Cabana Chat 2
"You like? I like."
She is an aging talk show host who has undergone several plastic surgeries.
Joel & Connie 1
Joe & Lily Don 1
Killer Grandma 1
Other projects [ edit ]
, Scheer has appeared in several television shows. Her credits include MADtv , Reno 911! , Primetime Glick , and X-Chromosome . As of March 2006, Scheer's most recent television role is the character Aunt Louise in the Dropping Out Fox comedy series . She had a recurring role on the Free Ride Nickelodeon sitcom as Mrs. Marissa Benson, the extremely overprotective mother of iCarly Nathan Kress's character Freddie Benson. The show ran from September 8, 2007 to November 23, 2012.
MADtv, she appeared in the films , Elvira's Haunted Hills The New Women and Chump Change, from 2001-05. It Can Always Get Worse Kathy
Besides onscreen appearances, Scheer has become a voice actress, lending her voice to numerous commercials and several animated projects like
and Family Guy . Scheer's voice also appears in the animated feature film King of the Hill . Scheer performed all female voices in Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Spike TV's humorous game show MXC (she was credited as portraying Everygirl). In season four, she became MXC's supervising producer.
Scheer also appeared on the
Jennette McCurdy web series What's Next for Sarah? as Sarah's therapist.
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Voice acting and video game appearances [ edit ]
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