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Short Info

Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 24, 1951
FactShe appeared in the late 1970s on The $10,000 Pyramid (1973) as a contestant. She lost to her opponent who was paired with celebrity actor Tony Randall.

Debra Jo Rupp was born on February 24, 1951 in Glendale, California, USA. Her parents were both television actors, and she has two older sisters. Rupp began her career as a child actress, appearing in a number of commercials and television shows. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she studied theater arts. After graduation, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting.

Rupp’s first major role was as the character Kitty Forman on the sitcom That ’70s Show. She appeared in all 200 episodes of the show, from 1998 to 2006. She has also had roles on the television shows Roseanne, Friends, Seinfeld, and The King of Queens. In addition to her work on television, Rupp has also appeared in a number of films, including The Brady Bunch Movie, A Very Brady Sequel, and For Your Consideration.

Rupp has been married twice. Her first husband was actor Richard Ruccolo, with whom she has a daughter. Her second husband is actor Kurtwood Smith, whom she married in 2008. Rupp has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

General Info

Full NameDebra Jo Rupp
Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 24, 1951
Height1.58 m, 1.58 m
ProfessionVoice Actor, Voice Actor
EducationMasconomet Regional High School, University of Rochester
NationalityAmerican, American


NominationsDrama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance
MoviesShe's Out of My League, Kickin' It Old Skool, Big, Spymate, Clockwatchers, Death Becomes Her, Teacher's Pet, Sgt. Bilko, Air Buddies, Garfield: The Movie, A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story, Spooky Buddies, She Wants Me, The Opposite Sex, Lucky 13, Super Buddies, Jackson, The Act, Congratula...
TV ShowsBetter with You, That '70s Show, Teacher's Pet, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, The Office, Davis Rules, If Not for You, Better with You, That '70s Show, Teacher's Pet, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, The Office, Davis Rules, If Not for You

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1Daughter Margaret A. Williams Rupp (1928-2002) and John E. Rupp Jr. (1924-1990).
2Sister of Robin Lee Rupp and Rebecca Louise Rupp. She has a niece and nephew.
3In her first season of That '70s Show (1998) she had her hair done for every episode. After extensive hair damage, she asked producers to let her wear a wig instead. She wore wigs for the rest of the series.
4She appeared in the late 1970s on The $10,000 Pyramid (1973) as a contestant. She lost to her opponent who was paired with celebrity actor Tony Randall.
5Attended Masconomet Regional High School in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
6Taught actress Sara Rue how to drive.
7Graduated from the University of Rochester, New York in 1974.




Crisis Center1997TV SeriesMarilyn
MGM Sing-Alongs: Being Happy1997Video shortLana Lionheart
MGM Sing-Alongs: Friends1997Video shortLana Lionheart
MGM Sing-Alongs: Having Fun1997Video shortLana Lionheart
MGM Sing-Alongs: Searching for Your Dreams1997Video shortLana Lionheart
Caroline in the City1996TV SeriesMelody
Seinfeld1995-1996TV SeriesKatie
High Incident1996TV Series
Sgt. Bilko1996Mrs. Hall
The Jeff Foxworthy Show1995-1996TV SeriesGayle
The Invaders1995TV SeriesRita
If Not for You1995TV SeriesEileen
ER1995TV SeriesMrs. Dibble
The Office1995TV SeriesBeth Avery
Diagnosis Murder1994TV SeriesDr. Nora Stebbings
Hearts Afire1994TV SeriesBrenda Swain
Phenom1993-1994TV SeriesSister Mary Incarnata / The Nun
MacShayne: The Final Roll of the Dice1994TV MovieAlice
Empty Nest1991-1994TV SeriesDanielle / Dr. Simmons / Claire
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.1994TV SeriesMs. Plowright
MacShayne: Winner Takes All1994TV MovieAlice
L.A. Law1993TV SeriesGretchen Tomba
The Odd Couple: Together Again1993TV MoviePlaza Asst. Manager
In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco1993TV MovieDorrie
Evening Shade1993TV SeriesMrs. Holloway
Family Matters1993TV SeriesMiss Connors
Death Becomes Her1992Psychiatric Patient
Davis Rules1991-1992TV SeriesMs. Higgins
Blossom1992TV SeriesLucy Robinson
A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story1992TV MovieAlice
Civil Wars1991TV SeriesFlorence Herrigan
Newhart1989TV SeriesIrene Sadler
Mothers, Daughters and Lovers1989TV MovieLottie
Robots1988VideoR. Jane
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd1988TV SeriesWaitress
Big1988Miss Patterson
The Equalizer1988TV SeriesMarge
Kate & Allie1987TV SeriesToy Store Clerk
Spenser: For Hire1987TV SeriesHelen
Fair Market Value2017Carol Coogan
Elementary2017TV SeriesSheriff Malick
Pearl2016TV MovieDeeDee
He's With Me2015TV SeriesAlice Adams
Cuz-Bros2014TV MovieMerle
The Opposite Sex2014Tracy
Super Buddies2013VideoCow (voice)
Hart of Dixie2013TV SeriesBetsy Maynard
Congratulations2012Nancy Riley
She Wants Me2012Ruth Baum
Spooky Buddies2011VideoZelda (voice)
Better with You2010-2011TV SeriesVicky Putney
She's Out of My League2010Mrs. Kettner
Jackson2008Nice Lady
As the World Turns2008TV SeriesEdna Winklemeyer
Kickin' It Old Skool2007Sylvia Schumacher
Air Buddies2006VideoBelinda (voice)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2006TV SeriesDebra Hartnell
That '70s Show1998-2006TV SeriesKitty Forman
That '70s Show Special: The Final Goodbye2006TV SpecialKitty Forman
All My Children2005TV SeriesVictoria
Robot Chicken2005TV SeriesKitty Forman
Lucky 132005Mrs. Baker
The Act2004ShortRosy
Garfield2004Mom Rat (voice)
The Tracy Morgan Show2004TV SeriesMs. Laneworthy
Teacher's Pet2004Mrs. Mary Lou Moira Angela Darling Helperman (voice)
Teacher's Pet2000-2002TV SeriesMrs. Mary Lou Moira Angela Darling Helperman
The Hughleys2001TV SeriesKaren Clark
Friends1997-1998TV SeriesAlice Knight Buffay Alice Knight
To Have & to Hold1998TV SeriesMargaret Jarrod
Reasons of the Heart1998Viv Rushton
From the Earth to the Moon1998TV Mini-SeriesMarilyn See
Senseless1998Fertility Clinic Attendant
Over the Top1997TV SeriesRose
Touched by an Angel1997TV SeriesMayor Risa Hoigard
7th Heaven1997TV SeriesJune McKinley


Teacher's Pet2004performer: "A Whole Bunch of World", "I'm Moving On"
That '70s Show1998-2002TV Series performer - 3 episodes


The Room2006TV MovieHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHerself
SoapTalk2003-2006TV SeriesHerself
Behind the Scenes of 'Spymate'2006Video documentary shortHerself
74th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2005TV SpecialHerself
Biography2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005TV SeriesHerself
The Funniest Families of Television Comedy: A Museum of Television & Radio Special2004TV MovieHerself
2004 World Series2004TV Mini-SeriesHerself - Crowd Member
Hollywood Squares2000-2004TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Pyramid2003TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2003TV SeriesHerself
Making the Show: 'That '70s Show'2003TV Movie documentaryKitty Forman
Crossing Over with John Edward2001TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Seinfeld: Inside Look2005TV Series documentary shortKatie
Friends: The One Before the Last One - Ten Years of Friends2004TV MovieAlice Knight Buffay (uncredited)
Brilliant But Cancelled2002TV Movie documentary


Nominated Awards

2016ISAIndie Series AwardsBest Guest Actress - ComedyHe's With Me (2013)
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a New Comedy SeriesThat '70s Show (1998)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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