Janet-Laine Green

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Janet-Laine Green
Janet-Laine Green.jpg
Janet-Laine Green, reading an excerpt from "Good To A Fault" by Marina Endicott.
Born (1951-12-31) December 31, 1951 (age 70)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Actress
  • director
  • producer
  • teacher
  • television personality
  • voice actress
SpouseBooth Savage

Janet-Laine Green (born December 31, 1951) is a Canadian actress, director, producer and teacher, active for over 25 years. Best known for her roles in She's the Mayor, Seeing Things and This is Wonderland, this Toronto-based film and television personality has also been a voice actress for animated series such as Jacob Two-Two (as Florence), Franklin, Little Bear (as Mother Bear) and The Care Bears (for which she voiced Wish Bear).

She also provided the voice of the arch villain Xayide in the animated version of The Neverending Story and also Void in WildC.A.T.S..

She has also worked as an associate producer on the film The Circle Game in which she also played as Anna.

Green has been nominated for three Gemini Awards and two Genie Awards.[1]

She is also active on the Canadian stage. In fact, Theatre Saskatchewan has given the province's best stage actors, since 1992,[2] a Lifetime Achievement Award named after her; Green even sponsors it.[3]

Green is the mother of Goosebumps and Redwall actor Tyrone Savage. Her husband, Booth Savage, wrote the play version of Pillow Talk, which Green is now starring in and producing.

She has a production company of her own, Briefcase Productions.



Year Title Role Notes
1982 Love Julia Segment: Julia
1984 Chautauqua Girl Sally Driscoll ACTRA Award nominee for Best Television Actress, 14th ACTRA Awards
1985 The Care Bears Movie Wish Bear Voice only
1986 Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation Wish Bear Voice only
Bullies Jenny Morris
One Police Plaza Janet Fox TV film
Murder Sees the Light Aline TV film
1987 The Believers Lisa Jamison
The Kidnapping of Baby John Doe Judy TV film
1988 Cowboys Don't Cry Lindsay Sutherland
1990 Primo Baby Ann Williams
1992 Quiet Killer Aunt Louise TV film
Vita da cane
The Diamond Fleece Ms. Green TV film
The Shower Louise
1993 Medicine River Ellen Lesly TV film
1994 The Circle Game Anna
1995 When the Dark Man Calls Sue Winston TV film
Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story Nancy's Mother TV film
1996 Jungle Boy Direct-to-video, voice only
Swiss Family Robinson Direct-to-video
1997 Little Bear: Meet Little Bear Mother Bear Direct-to-video, voice only
Little Bear: Family Tales Mother Bear Direct-to-video, voice only
End of Summer Lucie/Christine's Cousin TV film
1998 Moonlight Becomes You Janice Moore TV film
Escape: Human Cargo Pat TV film
Death in the Shadows Ariane TV film
The Girl Next Door Joyce Winters TV film
Little Bear: Parties & Picnics Mother Bear Direct-to-video, voice only
Little Bear: Goodnight Little Bear Mother Bear Direct-to-video, voice only
1999 Babar: King of the Elephants Queen Celeste Voice only
Striking Poses April Indigo Direct-to-video
Little Bear: Summertime Tales Mother Bear Direct-to-video, voice only
Little Bear: Little Goblin Bear Mother Bear Direct-to-video, voice only
Little Bear: Friends Mother Bear Direct-to-video, voice only
2000 All-American Girl: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story Mrs. Schmitz TV film
Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble Elizabeth Sedgwick TV film
Thin Air Professor Brighton TV film
Little Bear: Rainy Day Tales Mother Bear Direct-to-video, voice only
Little Bear: A Kiss for Little Bear Mother Bear Direct-to-video, voice only
Harry's Case TV film
2001 Little Bear: Little Sherlock Bear Mother Bear Direct-to-video, voice only
Haven Eleanor Sayles TV film
The Little Bear Movie Mother Bear Direct-to-video, voice only
Little Bear: Let's Play a Game Mother Bear Direct-to-video, voice only
2002 Terrorised by Teens: The Jonathan Wamback Story Nora TV film
Little Bear: Snacktime Tales Mother Bear Direct-to-video, voice only
Little Bear: Little Artist Bear Mother Bear Direct-to-video, voice only
Little Bear: Campfire Tales Mother Bear Direct-to-video, voice only
2003 Little Bear: Feel Better, Little Bear Mother Bear Direct-to-video, voice only
2004 The Limit Agent Henry Direct-to-video
Dead Lawyers Kathryn Keillor TV film
2006 Niagara Motel Helen
2007 I Me Wed Lillian TV film
The Stone Angel Lottie
2010 Verona Tish Short film
My Family's Secret June Shaeffer
Four Sisters Karen Short film
2011 Secrets from Her Past Marilyn TV film
2012 Stand by Your Booth Joan TV film
The Good Witch's Charm Doris TV film
2014 My Gal Sunday Miriam Parker TV film
Wolves Clara Tollerman
Dirty Singles Joyce Uncredited
2015 Born to Be Blue Vera Baker
Hello, It's Me Lillian TV film
2016 Static Lizzie Short film
2018 At First Light Grandma
2019 Escaping the NXIVM Cult: A Mother's Fight to Save Her Daughter Princess Elizabeth TV film


Year Title Role Notes
1979 The Great Detective Mrs. Lestrange Episode: "The Case of the Magic Mandarin"
1981–87 Seeing Things Heather Redfern Series regular, 43 episodes
1985 Night Heat Jennifer Breland Episode: "Mother's Day"
Care Bears Wish Bear/Mary/Mrs. Miller/Tricia Series regular, 11 episodes, voice only
1986 The Ray Bradbury Theater Mrs. Leary Episode: "The Screaming Woman"
Hot Shots Liz Episode: "Writ of Habeas Corpse"
The Care Bears Family Wish Bear Season 1 regular, 13 episodes, voice only
1987 Adderly Lisa Episode: "To Better Days"
1988 T. and T. Louise Episode: "Pros and Cons"
1988–90 The Beachcombers Dana Battle Series regular, 42 episodes
1991 Counterstrike Claire Sinclair Episodes: "The Dilemma" & "It's All in the Game"
Beyond Reality Episode: "The Cold"
Tropical Heat Estelle Clay Episode: "Abandoned"
1993 Family Pictures Toni Baker Mini-series, 2 episodes
The Hidden Room Lucy Episode: "Dangerous Dreams"
Street Legal Marisa Stevens Episodes: "Hasta La Vista" & "But Not Forgotten"
E.N.G. Diane Terlain Episode: "Crime and Punishment"
Secret Service Wolsten Episode: "Advertising for Crime/Special Delivery"
1993–94 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Annie Blaisdell Episodes: "Sunday at the Hotel with George", "Blind Eye" & "Retribution"
1994 Liberty Street Annie's Mom Episode: "Planes, Kids and Automobiles"
1994–95 Wild C.A.T.s Void Series regular, 14 episodes, voice only
1995 Road to Avonlea Eliza Pike Episode: "The Return of Gus Pike"
Ultraforce Contrary Episode: "Prime Time"
1995–96 The Neverending Story Xayide Recurring role, 9 episodes, voice only
1996–2003 Little Bear Mother Bear Series regular
1997–98 Diabolik Micky Recurring role, 8 episodes, voice only
1998 Goosebumps Martha Morgan Episode: "Strained Peas"
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Dr. Joanne Bester Episode: "Jaunt"
The Adventures of Shirley Holmes Stratmann's Attorney Episode: "The Case Of The Code Of Silence"
Ruth Monroe Episode: "The Case Of The Bamboozling Blonde"
1998–99 Earth: Final Conflict Dr. Melissa Park Recurring role, 5 episodes
1998–2000 Mythic Warriors Hera/Mother/Seagull Recurring role, 5 episodes, voice only
1999 Tales from the Cryptkeeper Mom Episode: "Town Gathering", voice only
Traders Catherine Cunningham Recurring role, 8 episodes
2000 Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story Maud Montrose Mini-series, 2 episodes
Babar Queen Celeste Series regular, 13 episodes, voice only
2001 Blue Murder Lidi Delillo Episode: "Summer of Love"
2001–02 Doc Elaine Episodes: "You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello", "No Time Like the Present" & "Time Flies"
2003 Mutant X Senator Morrison Episode: "One Step Closer"
Playmakers Miss Duberstein Episode: "Choice: Part 2"
2003–16 Jacob Two-Two Florence Recurring role, 11 episodes, voice only
2004 Blue Murder Alice Weston Episode: "Special Delivery"
Franklin Narrator Series regular, 10 episodes, voice only
2004–06 This Is Wonderland Judge Serkis Series regular, 21 episodes
2005–08 Delilah & Julius Series regular, 31 episodes, voice only
2008 M.V.P. Carla Recurring role, 5 episodes
2011 She's the Mayor Iris Peters Series regular, 13 episodes
Haven Felicia Brody Episode: "Sparks and Recreation"
2013–15 Murdoch Mysteries Mrs. Lynd Episodes: "Murdoch on the Corner" & "The Incurables"
2015 Saving Hope Iris Pratt Episode: "Trading Places"
2015–16 This Life Janine Lawson Series regular, 20 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Publisher Notes
1999 M.U.G.E.N Elecbyte Voice only
Transformer Beast Wars Metals: Gekitotsu! Gangan Battle Blackarachnia/Airazor/Predacon Computer Takara Voice only
Little Bear: Kindergarten Thinking Adventures Mother Bear Creative Wonders Voice only

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
1984 14th ACTRA Awards Best Television Actress Chautauqua Girl Nominated
1986 1st Gemini Awards Best Performance by a Lead Actress in a Continuing Role in a Comedy Series Seeing Things Nominated
1987 2nd Gemini Awards Best Performance by a Lead Actress in a Continuing Role in a Comedy Series Seeing Things Nominated
1989 10th Genie Awards Best Supporting Actress Cowboys Don't Cry Nominated
1992 13th Genie Awards Best Actress The Shower Nominated
2000 15th Gemini Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series Traders Nominated


  1. ^ "Janet-Laine Green". IMDb.
  2. ^ "Government Relations | Office of Protocol and Honours". Archived from the original on 2005-11-18. Retrieved 2005-12-21.
  3. ^ "Theatre Saskatchewan Inc. - Representing All Aspects of Community Theatre in Saskatchewan". Archived from the original on 2005-09-05. Retrieved 2005-12-21.

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