Kathleen Wilhoite

Kathleen Wilhoite (born June 29, 1964) is an American stage,[1] film and television actress,[2] as well as a singer-songwriter. She is known for her roles in the films Witchboard (1986),[3] Murphy's Law (1986), Road House (1989), Lorenzo's Oil (1992), and The Edge (1997). She is also known for her recurring roles on ER and Gilmore Girls, and for voicing the title character in the animated series Pepper Ann.

Kathleen Wilhoite
BornJune 29, 1964 (age 54)
Years active1983-present
David Harte (m. 1997)


As a musician, Wilhoite released two albums, Pitch Like a Girl (1997, Daves' Record Company) and Shiva (2000, Ruby Ray Records). Her songs have been in such films as Murphy's Law (1986), which she also starred in;[4] her songs have also appeared in Valerie Flake (1999), and East of A (2000), Touched by an Angel (2000), as well as on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ("Wish We Never Met" from Pitch Like a Girl appeared in the season three episode "Consequences".)

Wilhoite has also starred in films such as Private School (1983),[5] Angel Heart (1987), Road House (1989), Lorenzo's Oil (1992), Fire in the Sky (1993), Color of Night (1994), The Edge (1997), Drowning Mona (2000), and Pay It Forward (2000). She has guest starred in dozens of television series including Cop Rock, The Jeffersons, Twin Peaks, Mad About You, Ally McBeal, Family Guy, Quantum Leap, Boomtown, Will & Grace, Charmed, 24, Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The 4400, The Cleaner, Boston Legal, Ghost Whisperer, Without a Trace and The Mentalist, as well as notable recurring roles on L.A. Law as Rosalie Hendrickson Stulwicz,[2] ER as Chloe Lewis and Gilmore Girls playing Luke Danes' sister Liz.[2]

In May 2006, Wilhoite wrote and performed a one-woman show, Stop Yellin', directed by Kathy Najimy. The show consisted of autobiographical monologues and performances of songs from her albums..

Wilhoite has also narrated a number of audiobooks, including Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette and Today Will Be Different.



Year Title Role Notes
1983 Private School Betsy
1986 Murphy's Law Arabella McGee
1986 The Morning After Red
1986 Witchboard Sarah 'Zarabeth' Crawford
1987 Campus Man Molly Gibson
1987 Under Cover Corrinne Armour
1988 Dream Demon Jenny Hoffman
1988 Crossing Delancey Myla Bondy
1989 Road House Carrie Ann
1990 Everybody Wins Amy
1990 Bad Influence Leslie
1992 Lorenzo's Oil Deirdre Murphy
1993 Fire in the Sky Katie Rogers
1994 Benders Terri
1994 Getting Even with Dad Kitty
1994 Color of Night Michelle
1997 The Edge Ginny
1997 The Maze Mira
2000 Drowning Mona Lucinda
2000 East of A Spark
2000 Nurse Betty Sue Ann Rogers
2000 Angels! Georgeanne
2000 Pay It Forward Bonnie
2003 Quicksand Beth Ann
2003 Welcome to the Neighborhood Jennifer
2004 Perfect Opposites Terri Curtis
2005 Firecracker Jessica
2007 King of California Kelly
2008 Winged Creatures Jenn AKA, Fragments
2009 Endless Bummer Peggy
2012 California Solo Catherine
2013 Crazy Kind of Love Doris
2015 A Sort of Homecoming Annie Landry
2016 The Dog Lover Mrs. Gold
2017 Ride Amanda


Year Title Role Notes
1983 Quarterback Princess Carolyn TV film
1984 AfterMASH Sandy "Yours Truly, Max Klinger", "It Had to Be You"
1984 Family Ties Kathy "Ready or Not"
1984 Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac Kelly Duncan TV film
1984 Single Bars, Single Women Dee Dee TV film
1985 Not My Kid Penny TV film
1985 The Jeffersons Robin "State of Mind"
1985 Cagney & Lacey Adrien Wickart "On the Street"
1986 CBS Schoolbreak Special Paulie "Have You Tried Talking to Patty?"
1986 Fame Roberta "W.S.O.A."
1986 Heart of the City Mary / Tiger Lady "Cold Steal and Neon"
1986 Throb Tina Toxoid "My Fair Punker Lady"
1987 Cathy Cathy Andrews (voice) TV film
1988 Heartbeat Wendy Moran "Pilot"
1988 Cathy's Last Resort Cathy Andrews (voice) TV film
1989 Cathy's Valentine Cathy Andrews (voice) TV film
1990 Cop Rock Patricia Spence "Pilot", "A Three-Corpse Meal", "The Cocaine Mutiny"
1990 Twin Peaks Gwen Morton "Drive with a Dead Girl"
1992 Crossroads Selena "Miles Away from Home"
1992 Live! From Death Row Lorraine TV film
1992 Quantum Leap Norma Jean Pilcher "Moments to Live"
1993 When Love Kills: The Seduction of John Hearn Cheryl TV film
1993 Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back Lily Ward TV film
1993–94 L.A. Law Rosalie Hendrickson Stulwicz Recurring role (seasons 7–8)
1994–2002 ER Chloe Lewis Recurring role (seasons 1–8)
1996 Mad About You Iris "Do Me a Favor", "The Glue People"
1996 Terror in the Family Judith TV film
1997 Crisis Center Sarah Morrow "Where Truth Lies"
1997 Perversions of Science Paula "Snap Ending"
1997 Breast Men Timmi-Jean Lindsey TV film
1997–2000 Pepper Ann Pepper Ann Pearson (voice) Main role
1998 Ally McBeal Janie Bittner "Body Language"
1999 L.A. Doctors Claire Elliott "Been There, Done That"
2000 Family Law Janel March "Metamorphosis"
2000 Touched by an Angel Kathy Benson "An Angel on My Tree"
2001 Family Guy Sam (voice) "To Love and Die in Dixie"
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jane Rudd "Care"
2002 24 Lauren Proctor "8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m."
2002 My Sister's Keeper Mona TV film
2002 Philly Lori Miller "Tall Tales"
2002 Third Watch Chloe Lewis "Unleashed"
2002 For the People Maxine Darwell "Dog Day"
2002 3 South Cindy (voice) "The Freshman", "College Material", "Stomach Pump"
2003 Boomtown Sally McBride "Sinaloa Cowboys"
2003 Judging Amy Nancy Gilbert "The Best Interests of the Child"
2003 Will & Grace Sally "Fagmalion Part 3: Bye Bye Beardy"
2003 The Division Christine Phillips "Wish You Were Here"
2003 Audrey's Rain Marguerite Walker TV film
2004 Family Sins Nadine Devereaux TV film
2004 Century City Laura "A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Lose"
2004 The 4400 Grace Morrissey "The New and Improved Carl Morrissey"
2004–2007 Gilmore Girls Liz Danes Recurring role (seasons 4–7)
2005 Charmed Nadine "The Seven Year Witch"
2006 Boston Legal Sophia Wilson "The Nutcrackers"
2007 Ghost Whisperer Valerie Parker "Children of Ghosts"
2008 The Cleaner Irene Kemp "Rag Dolls"
2008 Criminal Minds Kathy Evanson "Minimal Loss"
2009 Without a Trace Sherri Brinkman "Wanted"
2009 The New Adventures of Old Christine Mrs. Dee Sellick "Hair"
2009 In Plain Sight Ingrid Berrenson "A Frond in Need"
2009 Grey's Anatomy Leslie Goldman "Invasion"
2009 Ice Dreams Debra Laston TV film
2010 The Mentalist Margo Ketchum "Red Sky in the Morning"
2011 The Defenders Natalie "Nevada v. Wayne"
2011 The Glades Mrs. Wyatt "Iron Pipeline"
2014 Jennifer Falls Cheryl "Triangle"
2015 Jane the Virgin Wendy "Chapter Sixteen"
2015 Battle Creek Susan "Stockholm"
2017 Wisdom of the Crowd Karen Sanford "Trojan Horse"
2018 Kevin (Probably) Saves the World Phoebe Powell "Caught White-Handed"
2018 The Resident Claudia Webb "Run, Doctor, Run"
2018 Summer Camp Island Sue Peltzer (voice) Main cast
2019 The OA Amy Broderick "Mirror Mirror"


Year Album Songs Performers
1998 Pitch Like a Girl
  1. "Whatever It Takes" (4:24)
  2. "No One Can Touch Me" (4:47)
  3. "Wish We Never Met" (4:36)
  4. "Olivia Says" (3:56)
  5. "Symphony" (5:00)
  6. "Suck the Joy" (3:45)
  7. "Look But Don't Touch" (4:31)
  8. "Dumb Ol' Girl" (3:39)
  9. "Old Familiar" (4:13)
  10. "Yard Sale" (5:28)
  11. "Stop Yelling" (3:49)
  12. "Pick Up Where You Left Off" (4:01)
Kathleen Wilhoite - vocals, acoustic guitar, piano

Tony Gilkyson - guitars
Chris Wagner - bass
David Harte - drums, background vocals
Chris Joyner - piano
Chris Frankfort - lap steel
Nikka Costa - background vocals

2000 Shiva
  1. "Witches' Hill" (4:29)
  2. "Ground Zero" (4:06)
  3. "Back Home" (4:58)
  4. "I Stopped Asking" (3:29)
  5. "Safari Song" (4:06)
  6. "It Ain't My Fault" (3:46)
  7. "On My Couch" (4:02)
  8. "You Move Me" (4:20)
  9. "Stone Cold Alone" (3:23)
  10. "Bad Old Days" (3:49)
  11. "Long Lost Man" (3:48)


  1. ^ Rich, Frank (February 4, 1987). "STAGE: STEVE TESICH'S 'DIVISION STREET'". The New York Times.
  2. ^ a b c "Kathleen Wilhoite". The New York Times.
  3. ^ James, Caryn (March 15, 1987). "LOVE TRIANGLE IN 'WITCHBOARD'". The New York Times.
  4. ^ James, Caryn (April 18, 1986). "Murphy's Law (1986) SCREEN: 'MURPHY'S LAW'". The New York Times.
  5. ^ Maslin, Janet (July 30, 1983). "Private School (1983) 'PRIVATE SCHOOL'". The New York Times. Retrieved January 27, 2012.

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A Sort of Homecoming (film)

A Sort of Homecoming is an American drama film directed by Maria Burton and starring Katherine McNamara, Laura Marano, Parker Mack, Michelle Clunie and Kathleen Wilhoite. It premiered March 14, 2015 at the Omaha Film Festival.

Brenda Starr (1989 film)

Brenda Starr is a 1989 adventure film based on Dale Messick's comic strip, Brenda Starr, Reporter and directed by Robert Ellis Miller. It stars Brooke Shields, Timothy Dalton and Jeffrey Tambor.

California Solo

California Solo is an American independent feature film written and directed by Marshall Lewy and starring Robert Carlyle. It made its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, and its international premiere at the 2012 Edinburgh Film Festival. The film was acquired by Strand Releasing for the U.S., and was given a limited theatrical release on November 30, 2012.

Campus Man

Campus Man is a 1987 American comedy film directed by Ron Casden and written by Geoffrey Baere and Matt Dorff. The film stars John Dye, Steven Lyon, Kim Delaney, Kathleen Wilhoite, Miles O'Keeffe and Morgan Fairchild. The film was released on April 10, 1987, by Paramount Pictures.

Cathy's Last Resort

Cathy's Last Resort is a 1988 animated television special based on the Cathy comic strip by Cathy Guisewite. It features Kathleen Wilhoite as the voice of Cathy Andrews, and was written by Guisewite, executive producer Lee Mendelson, produced by Bill Melendez, and directed by Evert Brown. This special premiered after This Is America Charlie Brown: The NASA Space Station.

Cathy's Valentine

Cathy's Valentine is a 1989 animated television special based on the Cathy comic strip by Cathy Guisewite. It features Kathleen Wilhoite as the voice of Cathy Andrews, and was written by Guisewite, executive-produced by Lee Mendelson, produced by Bill Melendez, and directed by Evert Brown. This special premiered after This Is America Charlie Brown: The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad.

Cathy (TV special)

Cathy is a 1987 animated television special based on the Cathy comic strip by Cathy Guisewite. It features Kathleen Wilhoite as the voice of Cathy Andrews, and was written by Guisewite, executive-produced by Lee Mendelson, produced by Bill Melendez, and directed by Evert Brown.

The special won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program. It was followed by Cathy's Last Resort and Cathy's Valentine.

Dream Demon

Dream Demon is a 1988 British horror film co-written and directed by Harley Cokeliss and starring Jemma Redgrave in her debut role opposite Kathleen Wilhoite, Jimmy Nail, Susan Fleetwood and Timothy Spall.

Drowning Mona

Drowning Mona is a 2000 American crime comedy film starring Danny DeVito as Wyatt Rash, a local police chief from Verplanck, New York, who investigates the mysterious death of Mona Dearly, a spiteful, hard-drinking, loud-mouthed, abusive woman, hated by all who knew her, who drove her son's car off a cliff and drowned in a river.

Endless Bummer (film)

National Lampoon Presents Endless Bummer is a 2009 comedy film directed by Sam Pillsbury, starring Jim Piddock and Khan Chittenden. The plot involves a group of teens and a veteran surfer, who take a road trip from Ventura, CA to the San Fernando Valley, in order to track down a prized stolen surfboard.

Murphy's Law (film)

Murphy's Law is a 1986 American thriller film directed by J. Lee Thompson from a screenplay by Gail Morgan Hickman. It was released by Cannon Films to the United States on April 18, 1986. The film stars Charles Bronson and Kathleen Wilhoite in lead roles with a supporting cast that includes Carrie Snodgress, Robert F. Lyons, and Richard Romanus.

The movie marks the sixth collaboration between Bronson and director J. Lee Thompson (following 1976's St. Ives, 1977's The White Buffalo, 1980's Caboblanco, 1983's 10 to Midnight, and 1984's The Evil That Men Do).

Pepper Ann

Pepper Ann is an American animated series created by Sue Rose and aired on ABC. It debuted on September 13, 1997, and ended on November 18, 2000. Reruns were also shown on Disney's One Too on UPN during the 2000–2001 season, and later on Disney Channel, and on Toon Disney until 2008. Pepper Ann was the very first animated television series for Disney to be created by a woman, and for fifteen years, would be the only such show, until Daron Nefcy's Star vs. the Forces of Evil debuted in 2015.

Tom Warburton, who later created Cartoon Network's Codename: Kids Next Door, served as the lead character designer for the series.

Perversions of Science

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Private School (film)

Private School (also titled Private School ... for Girls) is a 1983 American teen sex comedy film, directed by Noel Black. Starring Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell, and Matthew Modine, it follows a teenaged couple attempting to have sex for the first time.

Quicksand (2003 film)

Quicksand is a 2003 direct-to-video British-French-German co-produced crime thriller film starring Michael Keaton and Michael Caine. The film was released in Germany, Finland, Sweden and Norway in 2003, in United States on 16 March 2004 and in the United Kingdom on 1 November 2004. Quicksand was filmed in South France between December 2000 and January 2001, originally set for a 2002 release.

Terror in the Family

Terror in the Family is a 1996 American television film directed by Gregory Goodell and starring Joanna Kerns, Dan Lauria, Andrew Kavovit, Adam Hendershott, Nan Martin, Beau Billingslea, Ryan Christopher Mouritsen, Kathleen Wilhoite, and Hilary Swank. The film is about a parents' struggle with the raising of their teenage daughter whose rebellious temperament erupts into violence. Filming took place in Utah.

To Love and Die in Dixie

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Under Cover (film)

Under Cover (also known as Fires Within) is a 1987 film directed by John Stockwell and starring David Neidorf and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

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