Lisa Eilbacher

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Lisa Eilbacher
Born Lisa Marie Eilbacher
(1956-05-05) May 5, 1956 (age 60)[1]
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Years active 1969–1995
Spouse(s) Bradford May (1988–present)

Lisa Marie Eilbacher (born May 5, 1956) is a Saudi Arabian-born American television and motion picture actress.

Personal life[edit]

Eilbacher was born in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, the daughter of an American oil company executive.[2][3] She was raised in France. Her sister Cindy is also an actress, best known for portraying Jerry Van Dyke's long-suffering daughter on the short-lived TV series My Mother the Car.

Eilbacher is married to Brad May, whose work in photography and other behind-the-scenes areas of television and film has been considerable since the late 1970s. He directed her in the 1986 The Twilight Zone episode "Nightsong"; the recent DVD release of the series includes a commentary track featuring May.


Eilbacher started acting as a child, appearing on such popular shows as My Three Sons and Gunsmoke. She later made a transition into adult roles. Eilbacher is best remembered for her roles in two popular films of the 1980s: An Officer and a Gentleman and Beverly Hills Cop. In An Officer and a Gentleman, she played a Navy Aviation Officer Candidate who could not complete the obstacle course. An avid body builder in real life, Eilbacher said the hardest aspect of this role was "pretending" to be out of shape.[4] In Beverly Hills Cop, she played Jenny Summers, a childhood friend of Eddie Murphy's character who reunited with him to solve the murder of a mutual friend.[5][6]

Eilbacher was also featured in the 1983 miniseries The Winds of War, playing Madeleine Henry.[7] Eilbacher starred as Callie Shaw in The Hardy Boys Mysteries in 1977. The same year she appeared in the episode "The Innocent" of the short-lived Logan's Run TV series. She also appeared in the 1974 television movie Bad Ronald, 1981's This House Possessed, and several other theatrical and television films and episodes of television series. This House Possessed reunited her with Parker Stevenson, with whom she had worked on The Hardy Boys Mysteries.

Eilbacher worked steadily through the 1980s and 1990s, though in recent years her appearances have been few.



Year Title Role Notes
1972 War Between Men and Women, TheThe War Between Men and Women Caroline Kozlenko
1977 Run for the Roses Carol
1981 On the Right Track Jill Klein
1982 Officer and a Gentleman, AnAn Officer and a Gentleman Casey Seeger
1983 10 to Midnight Laurie Kessler
1984 Beverly Hills Cop Jeannette 'Jenny' Summers
1988 Deadly Intent Laura Keaton Video
1988 Never Say Die Melissa Jones
1989 Leviathan Bridget Bowman
1991 Last Samurai, TheThe Last Samurai Susan
1992 Live Wire Terry O'Neill


Year Title Role Notes
1969 My Three Sons Bunny Episode: "Teacher's Pet"
1971 Alias Smith and Jones Bridget Jordan Episode: "The Posse That Wouldn't Quit"
1972 Bonanza Eloise Episode: "First Love"
1973 Waltons, TheThe Waltons Jeanette Episode: "The Fire"
1973 Brady Bunch, TheThe Brady Bunch Vicki Episode: "The Subject Was Noses"
1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law Jeannie Holden Episode: "The Pool House"
1973 Gunsmoke Melody Episode: "Kimbro"
1974 Happy Days Betty Wilkens Episode: "The Lemon"
1974 The Texas Wheelers Sally Episode: "Wailin' Wheeler Is Dead"
1974 Apple's Way Gloria Episode: "The First Love"
1974 Bad Ronald Ellen Wood TV film
1974 Shazam! Cathy Moore Episode: "The Doom Buggy"
1975 Movin' On Cathy Episode: "Landslide"
1975 Gunsmoke Lailee Episode: "The Sharecroppers"
1975 Caribe Cindee Episode: "The Patriots"
1976 Panache Lisa TV film
1976 Streets of San Francisco, TheThe Streets of San Francisco Gail Dobbs Episode: "Dead or Alive"
1977 Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, TheThe Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Callie Shaw Recurring role (7 episodes)
1977 Amazing Spider-Man, TheThe Amazing Spider-Man Judy Tyler Episode: "Pilot"
1977 Logan's Run Lisa Episode: "The Innocent"
1977 Man from Atlantis Juliet Episode: "The Naked Montague"
1978 Hawaii Five-O Elaine Sebastian Episode: "Tall on the Wave"
1978 Wheels Jody Horton TV miniseries
1979 Ordeal of Patty Hearst, TheThe Ordeal of Patty Hearst Patty Hearst TV film
1979 Love for Rent Lynn Martin TV film
1980 To Race the Wind Kit TV film
1981 This House Possessed Sheila Moore TV film
1982 Simon & Simon Stacey Wheeler / Maggie & Sharon Dameron Episodes: "Earth to Stacey", "Sometimes Dreams Come True"
1983 Winds of War, TheThe Winds of War Madeline Henry TV miniseries
1983 Ryan's Four Sorenson Episode; "Ryan's Four"
1985 Me and Mom Kate Morgan Main role (6 episodes)
1986 Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone Andie Fields Episode: "Nightsong"
1986 Monte Carlo Maggie Egan TV film
1987 Deadly Deception Anne TV film
1989 Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker Anne Clark TV film
1990 Joshua's Heart Kit TV film
1990-1991 Midnight Caller Nicky Molloy Regular role (19 episodes)
1992 Blind Man's Bluff Carolyn TV film
1992 Deadly Matrimony Nina Sloane TV film
1995 Return of Hunter, TheThe Return of Hunter Sally Vogel TV film
1995 Dazzle Fernanda Kulkullen TV film
2000 919 Fifth Avenue Janet Van Degen TV film


  1. ^ "Entertainment History:Charlton Heston was elected the vice president of the National Rifle Association". KNOE 8 News/AP. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Lisa Eilbacher Biography ((?)-)
  3. ^ Lisa Eilbacher Biography - Yahoo! Movies
  4. ^ "Movie Trivia - "An Officer and a Gentleman"". Crosstaste Movies. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Gonzales, J.R. "Houston reviews 'Beverly Hills Cop' and '2010'". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  6. ^ Srinivasan, R. "High Five theme: Cops". The Free Press Journal. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Today's Celebrity Birthdays". THE CANADIAN PRESS. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 

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