Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthSeptember 8, 1957
SpouseHarry M. Brittenham, Allen Rosenthal
FactRelease of her book, "Trophies". [July 2008]

Heather Thomas is an American actress, writer, and producer. She is best known for her roles as Jody Banks on the television series The Fall Guy and as Zora Neale Hurston in the film Cross Creek.

Heather Thomas was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, on September 8, 1957. Her parents are Betty Thomas, a social worker, and William Thomas, a lawyer. She has two sisters, Amy and Elizabeth. Heather Thomas was educated at the Greenwich Academy and the Yale School of Drama.

Heather Thomas began her career as a model, appearing in magazines such as Vogue and Cosmopolitan. She made her film debut in the 1981 film The Hollywood Knights. Thomas went on to star in a number of films, including Zapped! (1982), The Cannonball Run (1981), and Surf Ninjas (1993).

In 1981, Heather Thomas was cast as Jody Banks on the television series The Fall Guy. The show ran for five seasons and Thomas became one of the most popular actresses of the 1980s. After The Fall Guy ended, Thomas appeared in a number of made-for-television movies and guest-starred on television shows such as Magnum, P.I. (1982) and Matlock (1986).

In recent years, Heather Thomas has focused on writing and producing. She is the author of the novel Trophies (2009) and the co-writer of the film Chasing Mavericks (2012). Heather Thomas is also an active philanthropist, supporting causes such as literacy and animal welfare.

Heather Thomas is married to Harry M. Kantor, a businessman. The couple has two children, Jake and Chloe.

General Info

Full NameHeather Thomas
Date Of BirthSeptember 8, 1957
Height1.66 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Author, Actor
EducationUCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, Santa Monica High School, University of California, Los Angeles


SpouseHarry M. Brittenham, Allen Rosenthal
ChildrenKristina Brittenham, Shauna Brittenham, India Rose Brittenham
ParentsLeon Thomas, Gladdy Lou Ryder


NominationsGemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
MoviesZapped!, Ford: The Man and the Machine, Cyclone, Der Stein des Todes, The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission, Against the Law, My Giant, Girltrash: All Night Long, Hidden Obsession, Flair
TV ShowsThe Fall Guy, Co-Ed Fever

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1[Who said about Lee Majors, who played Colt Seavers, who in turn saw her got stoned off-camera]: I think he saw me passing out, once or twice, and I think he told people you might need some help. He was very supportive.
2Even on The Fall Guy (1981), yes, I was the grotesque sex. But I also got to have a lot of fun, I got to drive a lot of funny cars. I learned to shoot all sorts of things and get in stunt fights. It wasn't Shakespeare, but it's fun!
3[Who said about protecting herself, while living her own life]: I was not going to live in fear, and carry a gun. So, I had a bodyguard kinda living with me.
4[on obsessed fans that were closer to her]: A couple of times, though, we had to get restraining orders, and there were guys who were climbing over the backgate with a knife, and another guy broken by my Brentwood home. They were trying to break in.
5In our society, you know, there are people who are broken and your poster hangs in jail, as your poster hangs in jail, as your poster hangs in wards, so, I had a lot of stalkers.
6I won't take my clothes off because I can't believe it's necessary. You can be sexy with your clothes on just as well as you can by taking off your blouse.


1Release of her book, "Trophies". [July 2008]
2Gave birth to her 1st child at age 42, a daughter India Rose Brittenham on June 19, 2000. Child's father is her 2nd husband, Harry M. Brittenham.
3In 1986 she was hit by a car while crossing San Vincente Boulevard and suffered fractures to both legs.
4Best known by the public for her starring role as Jody Banks on The Fall Guy (1981).
5Voted "Favorite Female Newcomer" in 1982 by readers of US magazine.
6Wrote an unsold TV pilot for UPN called "School Slut" (2000)
7Attended UCLA Film School c. 1976-1979 intending to write & direct.
8Attended Santa Monica High School - Santa Monica, California (grad. 1975)




Girltrash: All Night Long2014Nadine Robson
My Giant1998Showgirl
Against the Law1997Felicity
Pointman1995TV SeriesLynn Forbes
Hidden Obsession1993Ellen Carlyle
Swamp Thing1992TV SeriesTatania Arcane / Kitty Lane
P.S.I. Luv U1991TV SeriesMary Markham
In the Director's Chair: The Man Who Invented Edward Scissorhands1990TV MovieTortured Siamese Twin
Red Blooded American Girl1990Paula Bukowsky
Flair1990TV Mini-SeriesTessa Clarke
Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney's Place1989TV MovieJoan Emery
The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission1988TV MovieLt. Carol Campbell
Der Stein des Todes1987Merryl Davis
Cyclone1987Teri Marshall
Ford: The Man and the Machine1987TV MovieEvangeline Cote
The New Mike Hammer1987TV SeriesAndrea Harris
Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War1987TV SeriesMarilyn Monroe
The Fall Guy1981-1986TV SeriesJody Banks
Cover Up1984TV SeriesAmber
T.J. Hooker1984TV SeriesSandy Wyzinski
The Love Boat1983TV SeriesLila Pearsell / Wendy Kurren
Zapped!1982Jane Mitchell
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo1980TV SeriesCaroline Capote
B.J. and the Bear1980TV SeriesCaroline Capote
California Fever1979TV SeriesJoanne
Co-ed Fever1979TV SeriesSandi
David Cassidy - Man Undercover1978TV SeriesCaryl Manning


Today2008TV SeriesHerself
Remembering 'The Fall Guy': An American Classic2007Video shortHerself
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
TVography: Lee Majors - Hollywood's Bionic Hero2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Ultimate Challenge1991TV SeriesHost
Late Night with David Letterman1987TV SeriesHerself
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHerself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHerself
The Magic of David Copperfield VI: Floating Over the Grand Canyon1984TV MovieHerself - Special Guest / David's girlfriend
The 24th Annual International Broadcasting Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHerself
Family Feud1983TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Network Stars XV1983TV SpecialHerself - ABC Team
Entertainment Tonight1983TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Network Stars XIII1982TV SpecialHerself - ABC Team
Battle of the Network Stars XII1982TV SpecialHerself - ABC Team

Archive Footage

The O'Reilly Factor2014TV SeriesHerself
Magico David1992TV Mini-SeriesHerself (uncredited)


Won Awards

1985Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Female TV Star (TV-Star w)

Nominated Awards

1987GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by a Supporting ActressFord: The Man and the Machine (1987)

2nd Place Awards

1989Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Female TV Star (TV-Star w)
1988Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Female TV Star (TV-Star w)
1987Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Female TV Star (TV-Star w)

3rd Place Awards

1986Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Female TV Star (TV-Star w)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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