Leslie Easterbrook, 2006
|Born||Leslie Eileen Easterbrook
July 29, 1949
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Victor Holchak (1979-?; divorced)
Dan Wilcox (?-present)
Leslie Eileen Easterbrook (born July 29, 1949) is an American actress best known for her role as Sgt. Debbie Callahan in the Police Academy movies.
Easterbrook was born in Los Angeles, adopted by Carl and Helen Easterbrook, and raised in Arcadia, Nebraska. She attended and graduated from Kearney High School and Stephens College. Her father was a music professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Easterbrook has become a familiar face to American audiences, with about a dozen feature films and over 300 television episodes to her credit. She first became famous as Rhonda Lee, the Marilyn Monroe-like neighbor of Laverne & Shirley, but the role for which she is most widely known is that of Sergeant, Lieutenant, and then Captain, Debbie Callahan, the beautiful yet no-nonsense blonde bombshell in the popular Police Academy movie series. Easterbrook has appeared in Murder, She Wrote, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Baywatch, Matlock, Hunter, and The Dukes of Hazzard. She appeared as Devlin Kowalski from Ryan's Hope. More recently, she has been doing voice work, including Superman and Batman: The Animated Series. Her vocal talents led to her being chosen to sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl XVII and have landed her starring roles in musicals on Broadway and throughout the country; she recorded a song for the soundtrack of Police Academy: Mission to Moscow.
Easterbrook made a video, Real Beginner's Guide to the Shotgun Sports, the first in a series designed to encourage and prepare nonshooters for their first shooting experience. Easterbrook serves on the board of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, and supports a number of children's charities. Easterbrook is a National Rifle Association member and has served on the board of directors of the California Rifle and Pistol Association.
In 2005, she replaced Karen Black as Mother Firefly in Rob Zombie's The Devil's Rejects, the sequel to the 2003 horror movie, House of 1000 Corpses. In 2007, she played security guard Patty Frost in Rob Zombie's remake of Halloween. In 2008, she played as Betty in the thriller/horror film House. In 2010, she starred in The Afflicted.
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