Biography

Joan Van Ark (born June 16, 1943) is an American actress, most notable for her role as Valene Ewing, which she originated on the CBS hit series Dallas and continued for thirteen seasons on its long-running spin-off, Knots Landing. Van Ark has also received a Theatre World Award and been nominated for a Tony Award for her stage work.

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Joan Van Ark (born June 16, 1943) is an American actress, most notable for her role as Valene Ewing, which she originated on the CBS hit series Dallas and continued for thirteen seasons on its long-running spin-off, Knots Landing. Van Ark has also received a Theatre World Award and been nominated for a Tony Award for her stage work.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 68

Birthday 1943-06-16

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Joan Van Arc

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Santo Bugito (13 episodes) as Amelia
2017 Psycho Wedding Crasher as Aunt Daisy
2013 Watercolor Postcards as Momma
2009 Celebrity Ghost Stories (1 episode)
2009 Archer (1 episode)
2008 Channels as Megan Phillips
2005 Diamond Zero as The Hemingway Diamond
2003 Nip/Tuck (1 episode)
2003 Net Games as Dr. Klein
2002 Tornado Warning as Mayor McAnders
2000 Held for Ransom as Nancy Donavan
2000 Son of the Beach (1 episode)
1999 Twice in a Lifetime (1 episode)
1998 Loyal Opposition as Vice President Elizabeth Lane
1996 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (0 episodes) as Queen Esther (1 episode) as Queen Esther (voice)
1995 The Client (21 episodes) as Gretchen Wainwright
1995 When the Dark Man Calls as Julianne Kaiser
1994 A Mother's Deception as Nora McGill
1993 The Nanny (1 episode)
1993 Tainted Blood as Mrs. Drew
1990 Always Remember I Love You as Martha Mendham
1990 Menu for Murder as Julia Alberts
1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1 episode) as Jewel Pemberton
1988 My First Love as Claire Thomas
1988 Shakedown on the Sunset Strip as Brenda Allen
1979 Knots Landing (345 episodes) as Valene Ewing
1979 Spider-Woman (16 episodes) as Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)
1978 Vega$ (1 episode)
1978 Tarzan and the Super 7 (33 episodes) as Moray
1978 The Waverly Wonders (1 episode)
1977 We've Got Each Other (13 episodes) as Dee Dee Baldwin
1977 The Last Dinosaur as Francesca Banks
1977 Testimony of Two Men (3 episodes) as Jane Robson
1976 Quincy, M.E. (1 episode)
1975 Wonder Woman (1 episode)
1975 Joe Forrester (1 episode)
1975 Barbary Coast (1 episode)
1975 Medical Story (1 episode)
1975 The Rules of the Game as Silvia Gala
1974 The Rockford Files (1 episode) as Barbara Kelbaker (as Joan Van Arc) (1 episode) as Christina Marks (1 episode) as Susan Alexander
1974 The Manhunter (1 episode)
1974 Rhoda (1 episode)
1974 Firehouse (1 episode)
1974 Petrocelli (1 episode)
1974 Cyrano as Roxanne (voice)
1973 Kojak (1 episode)
1972 The Judge and Jake Wyler as Alicia Dodd
1972 M*A*S*H (1 episode)
1972 Temperatures Rising (47 episodes) as Nurse Annie Carlisle
1972 Frogs as Karen Crockett
1971 McMillan & Wife (0 episodes) as Georgie
1971 Cannon (3 episodes)
1970 Night Gallery (1 episode)
1970 The Odd Couple (1 episode)
1970 Matt Lincoln (17 episodes) as Katherine
1970 The Silent Force (15 episodes)
1969 Medical Center (2 episodes)
1968 The Mod Squad (1 episode)
1968 Hawaii Five-O (1 episode)
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett (1 episode)
1967 Ironside (1 episode)
1966 Felony Squad (1 episode)
1965 The F.B.I. (3 episodes)
1965 Run for Your Life (2 episodes)
1964 Peyton Place (517 episodes) as Nurse Paula
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode)

Directing

1979 Knots Landing (2 episodes)Director
1972 ABC Afterschool Special (1 episode)Director

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