August 28, 1960 |
Joliet, Illinois, U.S.
Jodi Carlisle (born August 28, 1960) is an American actress who has appeared in 46 television shows, 5 feature films and four television movies as well as a number of stage plays. Carlisle is perhaps best known as one of the principal voice actors on the long running children's animated TV series The Wild Thornberrys.
Actress Jodi Carlisle has been performing voice work since 1982, beginning with the cartoon series Pac-Man. Two of her main voice roles were the characters of Wendy Richter and The Fabulous Moolah on the Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling Saturday morning cartoon series. In 1991, she voiced Dr. Sara Bellum in 5 episodes of Darkwing Duck. From 1992-1993, Carlisle provided additional voices in 26 episodes of Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa. There have also been four voice roles in video games and a number of audiobook narrations.
Perhaps her most popular voice performance was the clan mother character of Marianne Thornberry in the Nickelodeon animated TV series The Wild Thornberrys, voicing in all 90 episodes which ran from 1998 to 2004 as well as the feature films The Wild Thornberrys Movie released 2002 and Rugrats Go Wild released 2003. Both films were a success at the box office, grossing $60 million and $50 million respectively; however the critical reception was more favourable for The Wild Thornberrys Movie than Rugrats Go Wild with Rotten Tomatoes scores of 80% and 41%.
In the field of live-action television, Jodi Carlisle has been unable to make a significant impact and hasn't been given a breakthrough role. A large collection of minor parts and guest star roles include 2 episodes each of Desperate Housewives and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, with single appearances in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, Night Court, Malcolm in the Middle, Ugly Betty and That '70s Show. Also, there came the roles of Jean Trull and Dr Gropeman in eight episodes of the web comedy series Ave 43. Prior to her acting and voice work, Carlisle was a contestant on The Joker's Wild and during her career she later appeared as a contestant on Tic-Tac-Dough.
Carlisle is an accomplished stage actress and has appeared in many productions, including musicals where her powerful singing voice has been displayed. Most of her roles have been with the Colony Theatre Company based in Los Angeles where Carlisle is an Associate Artist; in productions including Fuddy Meers, A Hole in the Dark, The Matchmaker, Heartbreak Hotel, Picnic, King of Hearts, Working, Passions, Tomfoolery, Could I Have This Dance?, The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Laramie Project and Einstein and the Polar Bear.
Another Colony production, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying was reviewed by Julio Martinez for Variety where he commented "Jodi Carlisle exhibits one of the more adroit musical comedy voices as Smitty, belting out such ditties as "Coffee Break", "Been a Long Day" and "Paris Original". More praise came in another Variety review, this time for A Hole in the Dark, where Terry Morgan commented "Miranda goes through more changes than any other character, and local acting treasure Carlisle is equal to every challenge with her robust and rollicking performance." In 1997, Carlisle received the annual LA Drama Critics Circle Natalie Schafer Award.
|2007||Protecting the King||Nurse|
|2003||Rugrats Go Wild||Marianne Thornberry|
|2002||The Wild Thornberrys Movie||Marianne Thornberry|
|2013||Grand Theft Auto V||The Local Population|
|1996||Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!||Nailmi Jugg|
|1994||The Berenstain Bears Get in a Fight||Mama Bear|
|2015||Superstore||Sweet Customer||Shots and Salsa|
|Robot Chicken||Marianne Thornberry (voice)||Zeb and Kevin Erotic Hot Tub Canvas|
|2011||Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior||Helen Holton||2 episodes|
|2010–2012||Ave 43||Jean Trull, Dr. Gropeman||8 episodes|
|2010||Men of a Certain Age||Mrs. Michaelman||You Gonna Do That the Rest of Your Life?|
|2009||Action News 6||Acid Stop (voice)||Video|
|2008||Desperate Housewives||Michelle Downing||2 episodes|
|Raising the Bar||Judge Emma||Richie Richer|
|2007||Ugly Betty||Customer||A League of Their Own|
|Cold Case||Miss Boyd||8:03 AM|
|2006||Medium||Whitman's Secretary||Be Kind, Rewind|
|Big Love||Brynn's Mother||The Baptism|
|2005||What I Like About You||Classy Older Woman||I Want My Baby Back|
|Avatar: The Last Airbender||Additional Voices, Herbalist (voice)||2 episodes|
|2004||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Jimmy's Mom||Harvest|
|That '70s Show||TV Announcer||Baby Don't You Do It|
|2003||CSI: Miami||Waitress||Double Cap|
|The Street Lawyer||N/A||TV Movie|
|2002||Greetings from Tucson||Butter||Work Ethic|
|2001||Malcolm in the Middle||Book Club Lady #1||Book Club|
|Judging Amy||Therapist||The Beginning, the End and the Murky Middle|
|The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie||Marianne Thornberry (voice)||TV Movie|
|Our Friend, Martin||Additional Voices||Video|
|1998–2004||The Wild Thornberrys||Marianne Thornberry||90 episodes|
|1994||Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 In. Women||Debbie Dallas||TV Movie|
|Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man||Morgue Receptionist (voice)||Gland of Opportunity|
|1993||Bonkers||voice||O Cartoon! My Cartoon!|
|1992–1993||Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa||Additional Voices||26 episodes|
|1992||Mad About You||Saleslady||Sofa's Choice|
|Civil Wars||Lauraine Sofransky||Mob Psychology|
|Raw Toonage||Additional Voices||Unknown episodes|
|Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful||Aphrodite||TV Movie|
|1991||Real Mature||Various||ABC/Nickelodeon: TV pilot|
|Darkwing Duck||Dr. Sara Bellum (voice)||5 episodes|
|1990||TaleSpin||Hippo Wife (voice)||Time Waits for No Bear|
|Night Court||Lana Anders||Amore or Less|
|1985–1986||Rock 'n' Wrestling||Wendi Richter/The Fabulous Moolah||23 episodes|
|1985||ABC Weekend Specials||Brenda||The Velveteen Rabbit|
|1982||Pac-Man||The Abominable Pac-Man/The Bionic Pac-Woman (voice)||2 episodes|
- Associate Artist with the Colony Theater in Los Angeles, where she has appeared in numerous productions.
- (February 2003): Plays Gertie in "Fuddy Meers" play by David Lindsay-Abaire (Colony Theater, New York City, New York, USA).
- (May 2006): Plays Miranda Rosehue in "A Hole in the Dark" play by Hilly Hicks Jr. (2nd Stage Theatre, Hollywood, California, USA).
- "Colony Theatre Member Jodi Carlisle". www.colonytheatre.org. Retrieved 2016-01-17.
- Terrace, Vincent Encyclopedia of Television Shows 1925 through 2010 2nd Edition, published by McFarland 2011, page 485 ISBN 0786486414
- "The Wild Thornberrys Movie - The Numbers". www.the-numbers.com. Retrieved 2016-01-17.
- "Rugrats Go Wild - The Numbers". www.the-numbers.com. Retrieved 2016-01-17.
- "The Wild Thornberrys Movie". www.rottentomatoes.com. 2002-12-20. Retrieved 2016-01-17.
- "Rugrats Go Wild". www.rottentomatoes.com. 2003-06-13. Retrieved 2016-01-17.
- "Jodi Carlisle Biography and Filmography". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 2016-01-17.
- "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying". Variety. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
- "A Hole in the Dark". Variety. Retrieved 2016-01-18.