Diane Delano

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Diane Delano
Born (1957-01-29) January 29, 1957 (age 62)
OccupationActress
Years active1983–present

Diane Delano (born January 29, 1957)[1] is an American character actress. She is known for her numerous roles in films and television, such as Sergeant Barbara Semanski on the CBS television series Northern Exposure and Roberta "Bobbi" Glass on The WB television series Popular.

Delano was born on January 29, 1957 in Los Angeles, California.[1][2] Aside from Bobbi Glass and her twin sister Nurse Jessi Glass on Popular, she played the role of Hilda, an FBI agent hired to protect Sami Brady, on Days of Our Lives. She also recently provided the voice for Big Barda in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Prior to this, she had voiced the superheroine Pantha in Teen Titans.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1983 Heart Like a Wheel Shirley's sister Biographical film directed by Jonathan Kaplan[3] and based on the life of drag racing driver Shirley Muldowney.
1986 Ratboy Aurora Drama film directed by and starring Sondra Locke.[4][5]
1988 Miracle Mile Stewardess Post-apocalyptic thriller film written and directed by Steve De Jarnatt.[6]
1992 Sleepwalkers Police Horror film directed by Mick Garris.[7]
1994 The River Wild Ranger Adventure crime-thriller film directed by Curtis Hanson.[8]
1998 The Thin Pink Line Sgt. Dot Jenkins Mockumentary directed by Joe Dietl and Michael Irpino.[9]
2000 Highway 395 Violet Action-crime film directed by and also starring Fred Dryer.
2001 The Theory of the Leisure Class Psychic Healer Crime drama-Mystery film directed and co-written by Gabriel Bologna.[10]
2002 Out of These Rooms Claudette Directed and written by Harri James.
2003 A Mighty Wind Witch #2 Mockumentary comedy film directed, co-written and composed by Christopher Guest.[11]
2003 Jeepers Creepers 2 Bus Driver Betty Borman Horror film written and directed by Victor Salva.[12]
2004 The Ladykillers Mountain Girl
2006 Midnight Clear Trudy Drama film directed by Dallas Jenkins.[15]
2006 The Wicker Man Sister Beech
2006 Surf School Tillie Comedy-Sports film directed and written by Joel Silverman.[18]
2007 Choose Connor Lara Connor Drama film directed by Lucas Elliot Eberl.[19]
2010 Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo Ms. Alma Rumblebuns (voice) Direct-to-video animated film directed by Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone.[20]
2018 Relish Officer Oz

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1983 St. Elsewhere Nurse Episode: "The Count"
1986 Stark: Mirror Image Simone Lubchansky TV movie
1987 Scarecrow and Mrs. King Maid Episode: "All That Glitters"
1987 L.A. Law Rhonda Vasek 6 episodes
1988 Growing Pains Sonya Olsen Episode: "Fool for Love"
1988 Hunter Getaway Driver Episode: "Honorable Profession"
1989 Perfect Strangers Flame Episode: "That Old Gang of Mine"
1989 Falcon Crest Deputy Marcia Moore Episode: "Missing Links"
1989 Matlock Dodo the Clown Episode: "The Clown"
1989 Major Dad Marty Episode: "Jane Wayne Day"
1989 thirtysomething Isabel Episode: "New Baby"
1989 Doogie Howser, M.D. Miss McCormick Episode: "Every Dog as His Doogie"
1990 The Great American Sex Scandal TV movie
1990 Who's the Boss? Bev Episode: "Micelli's Marauders"
1990 Cop Rock Cop Episode: "Marital Blitz"
1991 Quantum Leap Prostitute #2 Episode: "Southern Comforts"
1991 Acting Sheriff Deputy Judith Mahoney TV pilot
1991–1995 Northern Exposure Sergeant Barbara Semanski 12 episodes
1992 Rachel Gunn, R.N. Sheriff Episode: "The Pet Peeve"
1992 Married... with Children Gladys Episode: "Al on the Rocks"
1992 Wild Card TV movie
1993 Bakersfield P.D. Jessie Preston Episode: "The Snake Charmer"
1993 Hearts Afire Doris Episode: "Moonlighting"
1994 Coach Betsy Episode: "Jailbirds"
1994 Step by Step Cop Episode: "Something Wild"
1995 Platypus Man Bernice Episode: "The Crush"
1995 Pig Sty Freddi Episode: "Nightmare in 15C"
1995 Unhappily Ever After Vic Episode: "Rocky VI"
1995 Misery Loves Company Melanie Episode: "Uneasy Rider"
1996 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Cindy (voice) Episode: "Monster Blues"
1996 Renegade Judge Crescia Episode: "Stationary Target"
1996 Step by Step Lady Cop Episode: "Torn Between Two Mothers"
1997 Goode Behavior Debbie Caruthers Episode: "The Goode, the Bad, and the Willie"
1997 The Single Guy Pit Boss Episode: "Vegas Finale"
1997 Meego Judith Episode: "Fatal Attraction"
1997 Rugrats Naomi (voice) Episode: "Crime and Punishment/Baby Maybe"
1997 ER Delores Episode: "Fortune's Fools"
1998 Addams Family Reunion Delores Adams Video
1998 The Eddie Files Betty Lou Episode: "Ratios: The Lonesome Pine"
1998 The New Addams Family Ginger Episode: "Uncle Fester's Toupee"
1998 Superman Stompa (voice) Episode: "Little Girl Lost: Part 1"
Episode: "Little Girl Lost: Part 2"
1999 Dharma & Greg Lina Episode: "Dharma and the Horse She Rode in On"
1999 3rd Rock from the Sun Lorraine Episode: "Paranoid Dick"
1999 Silk Hope Linda TV movie
1999 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd Brenda May Episode: "All Howls Eve"
1999 Saved by the Bell: The New Class Officer Barry Episode: "The Captain and Maria"
Episode: "Don't Follow the Leader"
1999–2001 Popular Roberta 'Bobbi' Glass 36 episodes
2000 Superman Stompa (voice) Episode: "Legacy: Part 1"
Episode: "Legacy: Part II"
2000 Providence B.J. Maximus Episode: "The Good Doctor"
2000 The Michael Richards Show Security Guard Episode: "The Consultant"
2001 The Angry Beavers Announcer / Narxa (voice) Episode: "All in the Colony/Line Duncing"
2001 The Ellen Show Bunny Hopstetter 6 episodes
2002 St. Sass Ms. Fester TV movie
2002 The Brothers García Tall Girl Episode: "School Daze"
2002 The Division Patti Episode: "Brave New World"
2002 ER Stella Willis 4 episodes
2002 One on One Officer Esther Justice Episode: "Give Me Some Credit"
2002 Robbery Homicide Division Nicole Episode: "Had"
2003 A Painted House Mrs. Spruill TV movie
2004 Six Feet Under Teri Episode: "Terror Starts at Home"
2004 Joan of Arcadia Coach Carol Keady 4 episodes
2005 Quintuplets Carmen Episode: "The Coconut Kapow"
2005 Monk Krystal the Trucker Episode: "Mr. Monk Gets Stuck in Traffic"
2005 American Dragon: Jake Long Ophelia Ogelvy (voice) Episode: "Fu Dog Takes a Walk"
2005–2006 Zoey 101 Nurse Krutcher 2 episodes
2005 Death to the Supermodels Merle Video
2006 Teen Titans Pantha (voice) 2 episodes
2006 Desperate Housewives Donna Episode: "Everybody Says Don't"
2006 Two and a Half Men Prison Matron Episode: "Golly Moses, She's a Muffin"
2006 Everwood Mary Episode: "The Land of Confusion"
2007 NCIS Dee Dee Chesney Episode: "Dead Man Walking"
2007 The War at Home P.E. Teacher Episode: "The Graduate"
2007 Cold Case Maggie Lafferty Episode: "Justice"
2007 American Dad! (voice) Episode: "Black Mystery Month"
2008 American Dad! Supervisor (voice) Episode: "The One That Got Away"
2008 'Til Death Sammy Episode: "Sob Story"
2008 Ben 10: Alien Force DNAlien #1 / Edna (voice) Episode: "Max Out"
2008 According to Jim Mo Episode: "Cabin Boys"
2008–2009 Days of Our Lives Hilda Van Beno 9 episodes
2009 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Big Barda (voice) Episode: "The Last Bat on Earth!"
2010 Crafty Leslie Lawford Episode: "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Baked"
2010 Good Luck Charlie Mad Dog Episode: "Charlie Is 1"
2011 Wizards of Waverly Place Coach Penny Episode: "Everything's Rosie for Justin"
2012 Young Justice: Invasion Devastation (voice) Episode: "Beneath"
2012 The Middle Police Officer Episode: "Year of the Hecks"
2013 Mike & Molly Isabelle Episode: "Molly Unleashed"
2015 100 Things to Do Before High School Coach LeBeau 7 episodes
2015 2 Broke Girls NY City Cop at Jail 1 episode
2015, 2018 K.C. Undercover Regina Honey Episode: "Off The Grid" and "Take Me Out"
2016 General Hospital Margarethe[21][22] Recurring role

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Dead Rising 3 Sgt. Hilde Schmittendorf (voice)[23] Open world survival horror beat 'em up video game.
2018 Lego DC Super-Villains Granny Goodness, Big Barda, Stompa

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Diane Delano". Hollywood.com. Emeryville, California: Baseline. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "Diane Delano Biography". Film Reference Library. Toronto: International Federation of Film Archives. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "Heart Like a Wheel". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  4. ^ Maslin, Janet (October 17, 1986). "Ratboy (1986) SCREEN: 'RATBOY'". The New York Times. New York City: The New York Times Company. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  5. ^ "Ratboy". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  6. ^ "Miracle Mile". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  7. ^ "Sleepwalkers". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  8. ^ "The River Wild". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  9. ^ Miller 2012, p. 224.
  10. ^ "The Theory of the Leisure Class". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  11. ^ "A Mighty Wind". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  12. ^ "Jeepers Creepers 2". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  13. ^ "The Ladykillers 2004". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  14. ^ "The Ladykillers 1955". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  15. ^ "Midnight Clear". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  16. ^ "The Wicker Man 2006". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  17. ^ "The Wicker Man 1973". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  18. ^ "Surf School". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  19. ^ "Choose Connor". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  20. ^ "Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  21. ^ SOD (June 7, 2016). "DIANE DELANO JOINS GH". Soap Opera Digest. United States. American Media Inc. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  22. ^ Eades, Chris (June 7, 2016). "Diane Delano Joins the Cast of GENERAL HOSPITAL!". ABC Soaps In Depth. United States: Bauer Media Group. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  23. ^ "Dead Rising 3". Voice Chasers. Milford, Pennsylvania: Dekiru Productions. Retrieved July 11, 2016.

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