Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthNovember 12, 1954
SpouseVan Fagan
MarkBubbly personality
FactCurrently resides with her husband Van Fagen in St. Petersburg, Florida (2006).

Rhonda Shear (born November 9, 1954) is an American comedian, actress, and entrepreneur. She is best known for hosting the USA Network cable television show Up All Night from 1989 to 1992, and for her line of Shapewear, “Shear Enterprises”.

Early Life

Shear was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of Jewish parents, Edna (née Levy) and Sidney Shear. She has two sisters, Ronnie and Robyn. Shear’s father was a businessman, and her mother was a homemaker.

Shear graduated from Metairie Park Country Day School in 1972. She attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette), where she studied mass communication.


After college, Shear began working as a stand-up comedian in New York City. In 1979, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in show business.

In the 1980s, Shear appeared on several television shows, including Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, and Charlie’s Angels. She also had small roles in films such as Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) and Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986).

In 1989, Shear began hosting the USA Network cable television show Up All Night. The show featured B-movies and cult films, and ran for three seasons until 1992.

In 1993, Shear starred in her own exercise video, Rhonda Shear’s Up All Night Workout. The video was a bestseller, and led to Shear launching her own line of Shapewear, “Shear Enterprises”.

Shear has also appeared on reality television shows such as Celebrity Fit Club and Dancing with the Stars.

In recent years, Shear has toured the country with her stand-up comedy act.

Personal Life

Shear has been married three times. Her first husband was actor Pierre-Louis Costes; the couple divorced in 1985. Shear’s second husband was businessman Bob Adler; the couple divorced in 2006. Shear has been married to Van Fagan since 2008.

Shear has two daughters from her first marriage, Nicole and Alexandra.

Net Worth

Shear’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million.

General Info

Full NameRhonda Shear
Date Of BirthNovember 12, 1954
Height1.67 m
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Presenter, Comedian, Actor, Model, Designer
EducationLoyola University New Orleans


SpouseVan Fagan


AwardsMiss Golden Globe
MoviesPrison-A-Go-Go!, Earth Minus Zero, Assault of the Party Nerds 2, Return of the Roller Blade Seven, The Legend of the Roller Blade Seven, The Roller Blade Seven, Basic Training, Galaxina, Laughing Out Loud: Vol. 2
TV ShowsUSA Up All Night

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#Marks / Signs
1Bubbly personality
2Lisp, breathless voice
3Voluptuous figure
4Sparkling blue eyes
5Platinum blonde hair
6Best known for her manner of speaking the title of the USA Up All Night (1989) series - by raising her voice an octave when saying the word "Up" - as her memorable catchphrase


1There's a problem when you date an older man; they're kinda like a parking meter. He's thinking, "How much money do I have to put into this chick?" and she's thinking, "How much time before he expires?".
2The problem is that I'm this nice girl trapped in this bad girl's body!
3My personality is sort of "Lucy-ish" -- there is always something askew, like toilet paper hanging off the back of my shoe.


1Currently resides with her husband Van Fagen in St. Petersburg, Florida (2006).
2In early 2006, she starred in a production of "Steel Magnolias" at the St. Petersburg Little Theater.
3Markets a line of women's control undergarments, with regular appearances on the Home Shopping Network.
4Briefly hosted a comedy program called "Spotlight Cafe", hosted previously by comedienne Judy Tenuta.
5Was hired by actor Wally George to play one of his guest loonies on his TV talk show, before she became hostess of the USA Up All Night (1989) series.
6Celebrity spokesperson for the Los Angeles Chapter of the United Scleroderma Foundation.
7Married her high school sweetheart Van Fagan on January 11, 2001 just a few months after finding each other on
8Received her Bachelor's degree in Communications from Loyola University New Orleans (1977).
9Miss Louisiana USA 1975.




Three's Company1983TV SeriesPretty Girl
The A-Team1983TV SeriesBonnie Webb
The Fall Guy1983TV SeriesJenny
Hart to Hart1983TV SeriesEva
CHiPs1982TV SeriesJill
Galaxina1980Mime / Robot
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo1980TV SeriesBeauty Contestant Janine
Bob Hope in the Starmakers1980TV MovieStarlet
Happy Days1979TV SeriesMichelle
J.D.'s Revenge19761942 Girl
You Are All Going to Die2013ShortRhonda Shear
The Peter Austin Noto Show2013TV SeriesActress
Love Bytes2001TV SeriesComedian
Desperation Boulevard1998
Unhappily Ever After1998TV SeriesBeggar Spice
The Fanatics1997Jill Digmie
Oddville, MTV1997TV Series
Don't Quit Your Day Job1996Video GameComic's Table
Earth Minus Zero1996Penny "Poops" Cooper
Assault of the Party Nerds 2: The Heavy Petting Detective1995Tina
Silk Stalkings1994TV SeriesCindy Blaine
Frogtown II1992Fuzzy
Legend of the Roller Blade Seven1992Officer Daryl Skates
The Roller Blade Seven1991Officer Daryl Skates
Doctor Doctor1991TV SeriesMiss Woonsocket
Married with Children1990TV SeriesBrenda Kostrowski
Full House1990TV SeriesAdult Kimmy
Spaceballs1987Woman in Diner
Basic Training1985Debbie
Doin' Time1985Adrianne
Dallas1982-1985TV Series
Cheers1985TV SeriesSydney
Party Games for Adults Only1984Michele
Tender Loving Care1984VideoGretchen
The New Mike Hammer1984TV SeriesAndrea
The Dukes of Hazzard1984TV SeriesFlossie


The Peter Austin Noto Show2013TV Series writer - 9 episodes


To Tell the Truth2016TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Make Your Own Damn Movie!2005Video documentaryHerself
E! 101 Most Starlicious Makeovers2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Ask Rita2003TV SeriesHerself
WWE Raw1994-1997TV SeriesHerself
Sex Symbol Dynasty: Woman Behind the Dynasty1996Video documentaryHerself
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1996TV SeriesHerself
Crook & Chase1996TV SeriesHerself
Howard Stern1995TV SeriesHerself
WrestleMania X1994TV SpecialHerself
The 16th Annual CableACE Awards1994TV SpecialHerself
Hollywood Women1993TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - Hostess
The Word1993TV SeriesHerself
GMTV1993TV SeriesHollywood Reporter (1993-1997)
Vicki!1992TV SeriesHerself
USA Up All Night1989TV SeriesHerself - Hostess (1991-1998)
Two Top Bananas1982TV MovieHerself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Movie Nights2012TV SeriesFuzzy


Won Awards

2004B-Movie AwardB-Movie Film FestivalBest Movie ActressPrison-A-Go-Go! (2003)
1983Miss Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USA

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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