Adlon at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con
|Born||Pamela Fionna Segall
July 9, 1966
Manhattan, New York, United States
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, United States
Manhattan, New York, United States
|Other names||Pamela Segall
Pamela Segall Adlon
Pamela S. Adlon
|Occupation||Actress, voice actress, screenwriter, producer|
|Spouse(s)||Felix O. Adlon (m. 1996; div. 2010)|
Pamela Fionna Adlon (née Segall; born July 9, 1966) is an American actress, voice actress, screenwriter, and producer. She is best known for her voice work, in particular as the voice of Bobby Hill on King of the Hill for which she won an Emmy Award, as well as the title character of Pajama Sam. She is also known for playing Dolores in Grease 2 and Ashley Spinelli on the animated series Recess, and for her appearances on Californication and Louie, on which she is also a consulting producer.
Adlon was born in Manhattan, New York, the daughter of TV comedy writer-producer (and author of comic books and science fiction pulp novels) Donald "Don" Maxwell Segall (1933–1994) and Marina L. Segall. Her father produced The Dave Garroway Show, which became AM New York, and then The Today Show. He was a page at NBC with Gil Cates. He wrote under various pseudonyms, including Troy Conway. Adlon's father was from Boston, Massachusetts and her mother is English. Her mother converted to Judaism. Adlon said they met at the USO in Paris.
As a child, Adlon lived in the Carnegie House building at 100 West 57th Street. She has said that she and her family lived bi-coastally, moving between Los Angeles and New York because her father was a journeyman writer and producer for TV. She started performing at age nine; one of her father's friends had a radio studio, so she would do voice over work there, and while in Los Angeles, she did acting work. She attended Sarah Lawrence College for a semester.
Adlon said voice-overs saved her career. Successful as her child-actress years had been, she struggled to find parts in her 20s.
Adlon's best known role is playing Bobby Hill on the animated TV show King of the Hill, for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 2002. Though she is mostly known for voicing young boys, Adlon has voiced two girl characters (both of which have boylike qualities): Margaret "Moose" Pearson in Pepper Ann and Ashley Spinelli in Recess.
Notable live-action roles include Girl Joey in the 1984 teen comedy film Growing Pains, Marcy Runkle on Showtime's Californication, Pamela on FX's Louie (she is also a consulting producer for the show).
Adlon was nominated for an Annie Award for her role as Otto Osworth on Cartoon Network's Time Squad. In 2006–07, she played the voice of Andy in Cartoon Network's Squirrel Boy animated series, and co-starred with Louis C.K. as his wife in the short-lived HBO sitcom Lucky Louie. She also stars as the friend of Louie (a fictional character based off himself, Louis C.K.) in his FX single-camera show, Louie. She is in episodes of seasons 1, 2, 4 and 5. For the 5th season, she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
Adlon voiced Pajama Sam in the video games Pajama Sam In: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside, Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren't So Frightening, Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat from Your Head to Your Feet, and Pajama Sam's Games to Play on Any Day.
In 2015, FX gave a pilot order for Better Things which is a comedy created by and starring Adlon. She will play an actress raising three daughters. The pilot was written by Adlon and Louis C.K. who also directed it. It was picked up to a 10-episode series on August 7, 2015.
In 1996, Adlon was married to Felix O. Adlon, the son of German director Percy Adlon. They divorced in 2010; he currently lives in Germany. They have three daughters, to whom Adlon has said she is a single parent.
Adlon was originally credited as Pamela Segall, but since her marriage and divorce she has been credited as either "Pamela Segall Adlon" or "Pamela S. Adlon".
On May 16, 2010, Adlon was on United Airlines Flight 27 en route from New York JFK to Los Angeles when the plane had to make an emergency landing at Dulles International Airport because of a cockpit fire. Other actors on board were Mary-Kate Olsen and Justin Bartha.
|Kiki's Delivery Service||
||English dub – Disney version|
||Segment: "Allison's Story"|
|The Gate II: Trespassers||
|The Adventures of Ford Fairlane||
|FernGully: The Last Rainforest||
|Bed of Roses||
|Two Guys Talkin' About Girls||
|Eat Your Heart Out||
|Dirk and Betty||
|Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust||
|Recess: School's Out||
|The Trumpet of the Swan||
||Segments: "Final Flight of the Osiris" & "Beyond"|
|Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure||
|Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue||
||Also writer and producer|
|Secret of the Wings||
|9 Full Moons||
|I Know That Voice||
|The Pirate Fairy||
|Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast||
- Grease 2 as Dolores (1982)
- The Facts of Life (TV series) (1983–1984)
- Bad Manners (aka: Growing Pains) (1984)
- E/R (TV Series) (1984–1985) as Jenny Sheinfeld
- The Redd Foxx Show (TV Series) (1986) as Toni Rutledge
- Night Court (TV series) "Bull Gets A Kid" (1988) as Andy/Stella
- Willy/Milly as Milly/Willy (1986)
- Wiseguy (TV series) (1988) as Tanya Medley
- Say Anything... (1989)
- Star Trek: The Next Generation (Season 3 Episode 4) (1989) as Oji, a Mintakan female
- 21 Jump Street (Season 4, Episode 6) (1989) as Dori the Psychic
- The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
- The Gate II: Trespassers (1990) as Liz
- Down the Shore (1992) as Miranda
- Sgt. Bilko (1996) as Sgt. Raquel "Rocky" Barbella
- Bed of Roses (1996) as Kim
- Waiting for Woody (1998) (Short film)
- Lucky Louie (TV series) (2006) as Kim
- Californication (2007–2014) Marcy Runkle
- Monk (2009) Episode "Mr. Monk On Wheels" as Sarah Longson
- Love Bites (2010) as Colleen Rouscher (pilot episode)
- True Jackson, VP (2010) as Babs
- Louie (2010–2011, 2014–2015) as Pamela
- Parenthood (2012) as Marlyse
- Jungle Cubs (1996) as Baloo
- Bobby's World (1996–1998) as Derek Generic
- Pajama Sam (1996–1999) as Pajama Sam
- Recess (1997–2001) as Ashley Spinelli
- Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) (voice) as Ket
- Rugrats (1991) (TV series) (voice) as Dean, Sticky, Wiseguy, Young Drew Pickles
- FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992) (voice)
- Pepper Ann (1997–2000) as Moose Pearson, Sean, additional voices
- King of the Hill (1997–2009) (voice) Bobby Hill, Clark Peters, Chane Wassonason
- 101 Dalmatians: The Series (1997–1998) (TV series) (voice) as Lucky
- Princess Mononoke (1997) (voice) as Rice Seller, Iron Town Woman, additional voices
- Fallout (1997) (video game) (voice of Nicole)
- Grim Fandango (1998) (video game) (voice of Carla)
- The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (1999–2003) (voice) as Rusty
- Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000) (voice) as Leila
- Teacher's Pet (2000) (TV series) (voice)
- The Oblongs... (2001) (TV series) (voice of Milo Francis Oblong, Jared Klimer, The Debbies)
- Time Squad (2001–2003) (TV series) (voice of Otto Osworth)
- Teamo Supremo (2002–2004) (TV series) (voice of Scooter Lad)
- Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (2003) (TV series) (voice)
- Teacher's Pet (2004) (voice)
- Bratz (2005 TV Series) – Roberta
- Squirrel Boy (2006–2007) (voice of Andy Johnson)
- WordGirl (2007–present) (voice of Eileen a.k.a. The Birthday Girl)
- Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015) (voices Melanie, assistant to Mayor Roger Doofenshmirtz)
- El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera (2007)
- The Drinky Crow Show as Mademoiselle DeBoursay, Claire, additional voices
- All Grown Up! (2003) (voice of Sean)
- Tinker Bell (2008) as Vidia
- Pound Puppies (2010–2013) (various guest voices)
- Zevo-3 (2010-2011) (voice) as Angel
- Eric Kaplan's Sketch World (2011) (voice of Various characters)
- ThunderCats (2012) (voice of Pumyra, additional voices)
- The Problem Solverz (2011) (TV series) (voice) as Sweetie Creamie, Danny
- Dino Time (2012) as Ernie
- Out There (2013) (voice) as Joanie Novak, Henrietta Miller
- Uncle Grandpa (2013) (voice) as Mary
- Jake and the Never Land Pirates (2013–present) (voice) as Vidia
- The Pirate Fairy (2014) (voice) as Vidia
- Adventure Time Evergreen (S06-Ep23) (2014) (voice) as Gunter
- Teen Titans Go! Cool School episode (2015) (voice) as Rose Wilson
- Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (2015) (voice) as Drab Lieutenant
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