Melanie Kinnaman

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Melanie Kinnaman
Born (1953-12-18) December 18, 1953 (age 63)
Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation dancer, actress

Melanie Kinnaman (born December 18, 1953 in Holyoke, Massachusetts[1]) is an American dancer, film and stage actress.

Kinnaman has starred in a couple of films. She is best known for her role as Pam in the 1985 horror film Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning;[1] she was going to reprise her role as Pam (who evidently survived in the previous film) in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, but Paramount Pictures changed the concept of the sequel and the character was written out. She co-starred with Eric Roberts in Best of the Best.

She has also made guest appearances on television in programs such as Hill Street Blues, The People Next Door and Cheers. She is still acting working on projects for stage, television and film.



Year Title Role Notes
1985 Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning Pam Roberts
1985 Thunder Alley Star
1989 Best of the Best Woman
2014 Slasher Fest '85 Jamie Saxon Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1978 Saturday Night Live Cheryl Ladd 1 episode
1982 General Hospital Maria Daytime serial
1982 Hill Street Blues Tanya Episode: "Stan the Man"
1989 The People Next Door Bridesmaid Episode: "I Do, I Do"
1989 Cheers Tanya Episode: "For Real Men Only"
1990 Cop Rock 1 episode


  1. ^ a b Dobbs, G. Michael (2014). Fifteen MInutes With...: 40 Years of Interviews. BearManor Media. p. 169. ISBN 9781593935924. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 

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