Belinda Montgomery

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Belinda J. Montgomery
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Montgomery in a 1972 episode of The Men: Assignment Vienna
Belinda Montgomery

(1950-07-23) July 23, 1950 (age 71)
OccupationActress, painter
Spouse(s)Jeffrey Stillman

Belinda Montgomery (born July 23, 1950) is a Canadian-American actress, writer, and painter. She initially attracted notice for her starring role in the 1970s science-fiction series Man from Atlantis as Dr. Elizabeth Merrill and for her recurring role as Caroline Crockett/Ballard in the 1980s cop series Miami Vice. However, she is perhaps best known for her role as Katherine Howser, Doogie's mother, in the medical comedy-drama Doogie Howser, M.D..

Life and career[edit]

Montgomery was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her siblings are actor Lee Harcourt Montgomery and actress Tannis G. Montgomery.

Montgomery, who sometimes added the initial "J." to her acting name, has made over 80 guest appearances on television, including appearances on Ironside, T. J. Hooker, Dynasty, L.A. Law, JAG, Mannix, Magnum, P.I., The Sixth Sense, The Virginian and Ghost Whisperer, among other series.[1]

Before pursuing an acting career, she was a watercolor painter. She sold her first art piece at the age 10.[citation needed] She continues to paint along with acting. Many of her art pieces are featured on her official website.

In March 2013, writing under the pen name B. Montgomery, Belinda submitted a short story "St. Patrick of the Pineapple" to Midlife Collage, an online writing contest. Montgomery's story won first place in the contest.[2]

Acting roles[edit]


  1. ^ "Belinda Montgomery". TV Guide. Retrieved June 26, 2021.
  2. ^ Profile Archived 2013-04-08 at the Wayback Machine,, March 2013; accessed November 5, 2015.

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