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Date Of BirthJune 17, 1965
SpouseKim Howard
FactSon's name is Cotton.

Kami Cotler is an American actress and former child star best known for her role as Elizabeth Wakefield on the 1980s television series The New Lassie.

Born in Los Angeles, California, on May 10, 1965, Cotler was the youngest of three children. Her father, Robert, was an engineer, and her mother, Barbara, was a homemaker. Cotler began acting at the age of six, appearing in commercials and guest-starring roles on television. In 1982, she landed the role of Elizabeth Wakefield on The New Lassie, which ran for two seasons.

After The New Lassie ended, Cotler continued to act sporadically, appearing in guest roles on television shows such as Matlock and Diagnosis Murder. In the early 1990s, she retired from acting to focus on her education, earning a bachelor’s degree in history from UCLA in 1995.

In recent years, Cotler has worked as a history teacher at a high school in Orange County, California. She is married to actor Michael Ontkean, with whom she has two children.

Cotler’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.

General Info

Full NameKami Cotler
Date Of BirthJune 17, 1965
ProfessionActor, Educator, Businessperson
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley


SpouseKim Howard
ChildrenCallan Freya Howard, Cotton Howard
SiblingsJeff Cotler


MoviesA Walton Thanksgiving Reunion, The Waltons: A Decade of the Waltons
TV ShowsThe Waltons, Me and the Chimp

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1The actress has since moved back to California and directs a charter school (according to Today show recent reunion interview) [2008]
2School teacher and lives in Virginia [2004]
3She is the principal at a charter school in Los Angeles, is married, and has two children.
4Trained as high school English teacher.
5Son's name is Cotton.




A Walton Easter1997TV MovieElizabeth Walton
A Walton Wedding1995TV MovieElizabeth Walton
A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion1993TV MovieElizabeth Walton
A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain1982TV MovieElizabeth Walton
Mother's Day on Waltons Mountain1982TV MovieElizabeth Walton
A Wedding on Walton's Mountain1982TV MovieElizabeth Walton
The Waltons1971-1981TV SeriesElizabeth Walton
The Waltons: A Decade of the Waltons1980TV MovieElizabeth Walton / Herself
The Heist1972TV MovieWendy Craddock
Me and the Chimp1972TV SeriesKitty Reynolds
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story1971TV MovieElizabeth


The Waltons1977-1978TV Series performer - 2 episodes


Home & Family2015TV SeriesHerself
Earl Hamner Storyteller2015DocumentaryHerself
Today2011TV SeriesHerself
A Walton's Family Reunion2010TV Movie documentaryHerself - Actress
TV total2004TV SeriesHerself
After They Were Famous2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The Walton Legacy1997TV Movie documentaryHerself - Actress
All-Star Family Feud Special1979TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
CBS: On the Air1978TV Mini-Series documentary
Family Feud1976TV SeriesHerself - Contestant

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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