Joanne Vannicola

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Joanne Vannicola
Born Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1982 – present

Joanne Vannicola is an Emmy award winning Canadian actress, born in Montreal, Quebec. She is most notable for her roles as Dr. Naadiah in Being Erica, Dr. Mia Stone in PSI Factor, Jerri in Love and Human Remains, Sam in Stonewall, voice of Jake in Crash Canyon and as the voice of Willy Zilla in Gene Simmons' animated television show My Dad the Rock Star.

She began her career as a child and moved from Montreal to Toronto where she continued to pursue her career as a teen, moving on to receive multiple award nominations including Genie, Gemini and ACTRA awards. In 1990, she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance in a Children's Special in Maggie's Secret.

She also dedicated a large amount of time to activism and founded a not for profit organization to raise awareness about child abuse, Youth Out Loud, from the years 2004-2009. Vannicola organized and delivered a number of speeches in the early 2000s at LGBT rallies for same-sex marriage and hosted a number of events to raise awareness around domestic violence issues and child abuse and continues to speak out about homophobia and sexism culturally and within the film industry.

Vannicola has also appeared in many other shows and movies such as Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, Rookie Blue, Slasher, Degrassi, Stardom, Betrayal of Silence, The Ultimate Betrayal, Relic Hunter, Mutant X, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues and Night Heat and the film Derby.

Vannicola is currently writing a memoir, Walking Through Glass, slated for publication in 2016.


Year Title Role Notes
1982 Hard Feelings Claudia Hergruder
1984 All the Years Short film
1986 9B Mary Neissbrkor TV movie
1986 Marriage Bed, TheThe Marriage Bed TV movie
1986 Toby McTeague Parker
1987 Taking Care of Terrific Enid / Cynthia TV movie
1987 Street Legal Mrs. Flanigan Episode: "Mr. Nice Guy"
1988 Street Legal Joanie Episode: "Cat and Mouse"
1988 No Blame Laura TV movie
1988 Betrayal of Silence Karen TV movie
1988 9B Mary Neisbrkor 5 episodes
1988 Return of Ben Casey, TheThe Return of Ben Casey TV movie
1988 Night Heat Ella Episode: "Forgive Me Father"
1989–1990 My Secret Identity Cassie Martin 3 episodes
1990 Love & Murder Prostitute
1990 T. and T. Martina Episode: "Cry Wolf"
1990 CBS Schoolbreak Special Maggie Kingston Episode: "Maggie's Secret"
1991 Rin Tin Tin: K-9 Cop Mariana Episode: "Desperate Hours"
1991 Tarzán Nikki Robinson Episode: "Tarzan and the Lion Killer"
1992 Street Legal Barbara Jacobson Episode: "Affairs of the Heart"
1992 Sharky & George George Season 1
1993 Street Legal Barbara Jacobson Episode: "Hasta La Vista"
1993 Love and Human Remains Jerri
1994 Ultimate Betrayal Karla TV movie
1994 To Save the Children Melanie Young TV movie
1995 Derby Katie Woods TV movie
1995 Iron Eagle IV Wheeler
1996 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Claire Episode: "Phoenix"
1998 Histeria! Blair
1999–2000 PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Mia Stone 13 episodes
2000 Common Ground Max TV movie
2000 Stardom Rosie
2000 Stalking of Laurie Show, TheThe Stalking of Laurie Show Tabitha TV movie
2000–2003 Seven Little Monsters One (voice) 49 episodes
2000–2001 Timothy Goes to School Claude (voice) Series regular
2001 Wandering Soul Murders, TheThe Wandering Soul Murders Mieka Kilbourn TV movie
2001 What Makes a Family Melissa TV movie
2001 Medabots Koji Karakuchi TV series
2002 Relic Hunter Zanda Wilkes Episode: "Warlock of the Nu Theta Phi"
2002 Mutant X Maddie Conlan Episode: "Double Vision"
2002–2003 Beyblade Johnny McGregor, Doctor K TV Series
2003 Train 48 Sue Episode: "1.13"
Episode: "1.40"
2003 In the Dark Sadie Speller TV movie
2003 My Dad the Rock Star Willy Zilla (voice) 3 episodes
2003 Thoughtcrimes Terri Merriweather
2006 Bigfoot Presents: Meteor and the Mighty Monster Trucks Hook (voice) Episode: "Race Relations"
2006 Great Polar Bear Adventure, TheThe Great Polar Bear Adventure Asak (voice) TV movie
2006 Wunderkind Little Amadeus Kajetan (voice) TV show
2007 Age of Ignorance, TheThe Age of Ignorance La jeune anglophone
2007- Bakugan Battle Brawlers Marucho (voice) TV series
2007–2010 Busytown Mysteries (Hurray for Huckle!) Huckle 33 episodes
2007–2012 Super Why! Puppy/Woofster 3.0 Season 2
15 episodes
2008 The School Fanfarre Guilherme, Girl #2
2009 Toot & Puddle Toot 26 episodes
2009–2011 Being Erica Dr. Naadiah 7 episodes, recurring
2011-2012 The Adventure of Chuck and Friends Biggs 39 episodes
2011-2013 Crash Canyon Jake 26 episodes
2014 Degrassi The Next Generation Chef Kaz 2 episodes
2015 Rookie Blue Jasmine 1 episode
2015 Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce Jonathan 1 episode
2015 Stonewall Sam Movie
2016 Slasher Debbie 1 episode

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