Jodi Carlisle

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Jodi Carlisle
Born (1960-08-28) August 28, 1960 (age 55)
Joliet, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1982–present

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 principle voice actors on the long running children's animated TV series The Wild Thornberrys.[1]

Voice Roles[edit]

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 Moohlah on the Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling Saturday morning cartoon series.[2]In 1991 came the voice-role of Dr. Sarah 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%.[3][4][5][6][7]

Live Action Roles[edit]

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 70's Show. [7]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.

Stage Roles[edit]

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.[1]

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".[8]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." [9]In 1997 Carlisle received the annual LA Drama Critics Circle Natalie Schafer Award.[1]


Year TV Series Role Episode
2015 Robot Chicken Marianne Thornberry Zeb and Kevin Erotic Hot Tub Canvas
2008 Desperate Housewives Mrs. Downing 2 episodes
2007 Ugly Betty Customer A League of Their Own
Cold Case Miss Boyd 8:03 AM
2006 Medium Whitman's Secretary Be Kind, Rewind
Shark Judge Russo
Big Love -- The Baptism
2005 What I Like About You Classy Older Woman I Want My Baby Back
Avatar: The Last Airbender Additional Voices 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 -- --
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 --
2000 7th Heaven Bonnie Gossip
1999 Providence Matron Sail Away
Our Friend, Martin Additional voice --
1998 The Wild Thornberrys Marianne Thornberry 90 episodes
1996 Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! (VG) (voice) Nailmi Jugg --
1994 Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 In. Women Debbie Dallas --
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 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 -- Mob Psychology
Raw Toonage Additional Voices unknown episodes
Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful Aphrodite --
1991 Real Mature Various ABC/Nickelodeon: TV pilot
Darkwing Duck Dr. Sarah Bellum 5 episodes
1990 TaleSpin Additional Voices unknown episodes
Night Court Lana Anders Amore or Less
1985 Rock 'n' Wrestling Wendi Richter/The Fabulous Moolah 23 episodes
ABC Weekend Specials Brenda The Velveteen Rabbit
1982 Pac-Man -- The Abominable Pac-Man/The Bionic Pac-Woman


Other works[edit]

  • 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).


  1. ^ a b c "Colony Theatre Member Jodi Carlisle". Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  2. ^ Terrace,Vincent Encyclopedia of Television Shows 1925 through 2010 2nd Edition, published by McFarland 2011, page 485 ISBN 0786486414
  3. ^ "The Wild Thornberrys Movie - The Numbers". Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  4. ^ "Rugrats Go Wild - The Numbers". Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  5. ^ "The Wild Thornberrys Movie". 2002-12-20. Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  6. ^ "Rugrats Go Wild". 2003-06-13. Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  7. ^ a b "Jodi Carlisle Biography and Filmography". Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  8. ^ "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying". Variety. Retrieved 2016-01-18. 
  9. ^ "A Hole in the Dark". Variety. Retrieved 2016-01-18. 

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