Debra Jo Rupp

Debra Jo Rupp


2/24/1951, Glendale, California

Birth Name

Debra Jo Rupp



Also Known As

Debra Jo Ruff
  • Debra Jo Rupp as Vicky and Kurt Fuller a...
  • Debra Jo Rupp as Vicky on Better With You.
  • Debra Jo Rupp as Vicky on Better With You.
  • Jake Lacy, Joanna Garcia, Debra Jo Rupp,...
out of 10
User Rating
94 votes


Born in Glendale, CA, and raised in Massachusetts, Rupp knew that she wanted to be an actress at an early age. Her parents disagreed, and sent her to the University of Rochester in New York specifically because they didn't have a drama department. They later added a drama…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Debra: My Brownie troop did a little production. We were flappers doing the Charleston with all the fringe and these huge flowers in our hair, and then we had to turn around, take the flower off, wrap a blanket around our shoulders and become Indians. I couldn't get the flower off and someone took my blanket, so I burst into tears and ran off the stage (my mom found me in the parking lot). I kind of figured it couldn't go downhill from there and, believe me, that's been comforting through the years.

    • Debra: My long-term goal is to build a house back in Massachusetts before I'm too old to shovel snow.

  • As Kitty, she was a great mom.

    Debra Jo Rupp has played many roles, but is probably most famous for playing Kitty Forman on That 70s Show. This review is based mostly on that role. Kitty Forman was the perfect mom; she cared, but she was realistic as well, and knew the kind of things that kids got up to. She allowed her kids some leeway, but not too much. She had her faults as well, but she seemed like a real person. Debra Jo played this role extremely well, and the chemistry that she had with co-star Kurtwood Smith made them seem like they really were a couple who'd been married for 25 years.

    It was unfortunate that the writers of the show decided to change her character, but Debra Jo handled those changes well, and continued to act even though they turned Kitty into a pill popping alcoholic.

    I've seen her in other roles as well, and she always does well. She has good comedic timing, and is believeable in all the roles she plays. She's a talented actress.moreless
  • Debra Jo Rupp

    Debra Jo Rupp, Debra Jo Rupp is a talented actres. She will probably be remember later in time as playing Kitty on the hit show That 70 shows. She also did other roles such a doing teachers pet. Although she has done other roles to me she will be remember as Kitty