Known for movies

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SpouseBruce Kessler
PaymentsEarned $500 / week from Bus Stop (1961)

Joan Freeman is an Irish politician who has been a member of Seanad Éireann since April 2016, after being nominated by Taoiseach Enda Kenny. She is a member of the Independent Group.

Freeman was born in Dublin and educated at St Mary’s College, Dublin and the Institute of Public Administration. She worked as a civil servant in the Department of Health and the Department of Social Welfare before becoming a management consultant.

Freeman was an unsuccessful candidate at the 2007 and 2011 general elections. She was elected to Fingal County Council in 2014. In 2016, she was nominated by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to the Seanad.

Freeman is a member of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children and the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Skills. She is also a member of the Board of Governors of St Mary’s College, Dublin.

In September 2018, Freeman announced her intention to contest the presidential election. She withdrew her candidacy in October 2018, citing a lack of support from within her own party.

Freeman is divorced and has three children.

General Info

Full NameJoan Freeman
ProfessionActor, Film director, Screenwriter


SpouseBruce Kessler


MoviesRoustabout, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, The Reluctant Astronaut, Panic in Year Zero!, The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze, The Rounders, Tower of London, Satisfaction, Streetwalkin', Come September, Jinxed!, Uncaged, Warhead, The Fastest Guitar Alive, City Streets, Toilette
TV ShowsThe New Lassie, Code R, Bus Stop

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Bus Stop (1961)$500 / week




Renegade1994TV SeriesLorraine Moran
The Commish1994TV SeriesAlice Kelton
Hardcastle and McCormick1985TV Series
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter1984Mrs. Jarvis
Riptide1984TV SeriesJoan Ramsdale
The Facts of Life1983TV SeriesMrs. Smith
CHiPs1980-1983TV SeriesKatherine / Mrs. Marshall
Jinxed!1982Woman Agent
Quincy M.E.1979TV SeriesMrs. Campbell
Deathmoon1978TV MovieMrs. Jennings
Project U.F.O.1978TV SeriesPeggy Williams
Code R1977TV SeriesBarbara Robinson
Switch1975TV SeriesNorma Harmon
Marcus Welby, M.D.1975TV Series
Adam-121974TV SeriesMrs. Suntor
Sierra1974TV SeriesWanda
Lassie1965-1972TV SeriesDr. Sue Lambert / Sue Lambert / Ann Reed
Family Affair1971TV SeriesDona Barry
Land of the Giants1969TV SeriesMara
To Rome with Love1969TV SeriesAlice
The Red Skelton Hour1967-1968TV Seriesthe Leading Lady / Widowed Mom
Bonanza1965-1967TV SeriesKelly Lincrom / Hallie Shannon
The Fastest Guitar Alive1967Sue Chesnut
The Reluctant Astronaut1967Ellie Jackson
Insight1966TV Series
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1966TV SeriesClemency McGill
Mister Roberts1966TV SeriesLt. Lilli Stephenson
The Virginian1962-1965TV SeriesJudy King / Katherine Daniels / Caroline Witman / ...
The Loner1965TV SeriesAlice Booker
The Rounders1965Meg Moore
The Littlest Hobo1964TV SeriesJoyce
Roustabout1964Cathy Lean
The Outer Limits1964TV SeriesElizabeth Dunn
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters1964TV SeriesSarah Oliver
Munroe1963TV MovieSelma
Arrest and Trial1963TV SeriesLu-Anne Weber
The Greatest Show on Earth1963TV SeriesNina Henderson
The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze1963Amelia Carter
Wagon Train1963TV SeriesKaren Wells
Laramie1963TV SeriesNina Richards
Hawaiian Eye1963TV SeriesElena Vito
The Dakotas1963TV SeriesGilla Marshak
Perry Mason1962TV SeriesJennifer Wakely
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1962TV SeriesBetsy Feather
Dr. Kildare1962TV SeriesEllen Hall
Gunsmoke1962TV SeriesAnnie Shields
Tower of London1962Lady Margaret
Empire1962TV SeriesMary Jo Koenig
Panic in Year Zero!1962Marilyn Hayes
Bus Stop1961-1962TV SeriesElma Gahrigner / Emma Gahringer
Come September1961Linda
The Real McCoys1961TV SeriesSusan
National Velvet1961TV SeriesBeth
The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker1959Mary Pennypacker (uncredited)
Bachelor Father1957TV SeriesGirl #1
Father Knows Best1957TV SeriesJudy
Teenage Rebel1956Teenager in Malt Shop (uncredited)
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp1956TV SeriesJeannie Harlow
Lux Video Theatre1954TV SeriesJudy Archer
Trouble Along the Way1953Minor Role (uncredited)
Pistol Harvest1951Felice as a Child
Sandy Dreams1949TV Series


The Fastest Guitar Alive1967performer: "Snuggle Huggle"


Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th2013Video documentaryHerself - 'Mrs. Jarvis'
The Bob Hope Show1963TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Hey Moe, Hey Dad!2015TV Series documentaryVarious characters
There's Only One Elvis2002TV Movie documentaryCathy Lean
The Devil's Children1962Tabby McCallum
Father Knows Best1959TV SeriesJudy

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