|Born||Katherine Elizabeth Borman
January 9, 1936 (aged 82)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
K Callan (born Katherine Elizabeth Borman, January 9, 1936) is an American author and actress known for playing Clark Kent's mother Martha in the ABC television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
Born in Dallas, Texas in 1936, Callan made her first TV appearance at the age of 26, playing a Western Union operator on an episode of Route 66 that happened to be shooting in Dallas. She resumed her on-camera career in 1970, having guest-starring roles on One Day at a Time, St. Elsewhere, Carnivàle, JAG, Coach and King of the Hill. She played a key role in the Emmy Award-winning episode "Cousin Liz" of All in the Family and portrayed the mother of April Stevens Ewing in several episodes of the penultimate season of Dallas. She played Daisy LaRue in the TV show Meet the Browns and appeared as Mrs. Monroe, Gabe Duncan's teacher, in Good Luck Charlie. She also appeared in the third-season finale of Desperate Housewives as Ilene Britt, the mother of Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan), and has portrayed Lily's maternal grandmother on several episodes of How I Met Your Mother. She played the part of Charlie (as an elderly woman) in Heroes for one episode.
She appeared in the films Joe (1970), The Onion Field (1979), American Gigolo (1980), A Change of Seasons (1980) and Fast-Walking (1982), as well as the television adaptation of the Lanford Wilson play The Rimers of Eldritch.
She has written several books, including Script Is Finished, Now What Do I Do?, Directing your directing career, and How to Sell Yourself as an Actor.
Callan married James Ruskin Callan on June 4, 1957; they divorced in 1968. The couple had three children, James Callan, Kelly Callan, and Kristi Callan.
|1970||Joe||Mary Lou Curran|
|1973||A Touch of Class||Patty Menkes|
|1979||Fast Break||Ms. Tidwell|
|1979||The Onion Field||Mrs. Powell|
|1980||American Gigolo||Lisa Williams|
|1980||A Change of Seasons||Alice Bingham|
|1991||The Unborn||Martha Wellington|
|1991||Frankie and Johnny||Frankie's Mother|
|1998||Border to Border||Mrs. Piston|
|1999||A Fare to Remember||Ginny|
|2007||88 Minutes||Shelly Barnes|
|2007||Jane Austen Book Club, TheThe Jane Austen Book Club||Sylvia|
|2010||Why Did I Get Married Too?||Ms. Tannenbaum|
|2012||Not That Funny||Toogey Richmonde|
|1962||Route 66||Western Union Operator||Episode: "Aren't You Surprised to See Me?"|
|1972||Great Performances||Evelyn Jackson||Episode: "The Rimers of Eldritch"|
|1976-77||One Day at a Time||Alice Butterfield||4 episodes|
|1977||Barney Miller||Gwen Baxter||Episode: "Fire '77"|
|1977||Fish||Mrs. Lester||2 episodes|
|1977||All in the Family||Veronica Cartwright||Episode: "Cousin Liz"|
|1977||James at 16||Mrs. Stevens||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1977||Rhoda||Dr. Sanders||Episode: "Who's Why"|
|1978||Family||Sophie Sullivan||Episode: "Starting Over"|
|1979||Ike: The War Years||Mrs. Westerfield||Two-part TV movie|
|1979||Blind Ambition||Mrs. Kleindienst||TV Miniseries|
|1982||Police Squad!||Charlotte Burton||Episode: "The Butler Did It (A Bird in the Hand)"|
|1983||Cutter to Houston||Connie Buford||Regular role|
|1985||Hollywood Wives||Catherine||TV Miniseries|
|1985||St. Elsewhere||Patty Galecki||2 episodes|
|1989||Quantum Leap||Lenore Mackenzie||Episode: "The Americanization of Machiko - August 4, 1953"|
|1990||Dallas||Amy Stevens||4 episodes|
|1993-97||Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman||Martha Kent||Regular role|
|1993||Star Trek: Deep Space 9||Alsia||Episode:"Rivals"|
|2000||Diagnosis: Murder||various role||One episode|
|2003-05||Carnivale||Eleanor McGill||Recurring role, 8 episodes|
|2006||Cold Case||Helen Russell - 2006||Episode "The Hen House"|
|2007-12||How I Met Your Mother||Grandma Lois||3 episodes|
|2009-10||Meet The Browns||Miss Daisy/Daisy LaRue||20 episodes|
|2016||Veep||Judy Sherman||Recurring role|
- Script Is Finished, Now What Do I Do?. Sweden Press. August 1993. ISBN 978-1-878355-00-3.
- Directing your directing career. 1994. ISBN 978-1-878355-11-9.
- How to Sell Yourself as an Actor. 2008. ISBN 978-1-878355-21-8.
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