Joyce DeWitt

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Joyce DeWitt

Born

4/23/1949, Wheeling, West Virginia

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Female
8.4
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Biography

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Joyce is best known for her role of Janet Wood on the long-running ABC sitcom Three's Company. Known for leaving Hollywood without a trace, Joyce is also known for her extensive work in the theater as well.

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  • Trivia

    • On July 4, 2009 at 4:30 PM PDT in El Segundo, California, Joyce was arrested for suspicion of DUI, after field sobriety tests confirmed. Police Sgt. Dean Howard told E! that "an officer saw DeWitt drive a vehicle past a barricade intended to control vehicular traffic near a park. As the officer spoke with DeWitt, he observed signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication."

    • Joyce stands at 5' 3½" or 1.61 m.

    • Joyce married actor Ray Buktenica in 1984. They divorced in 1985. They had no children together.

    • When shooting Three's Company, Joyce always wore either pantyhose or tights, and refused to work bare-legged. Though this caused conflict between her and the show's producers, it endeared her to hosiery manufacturers, and she became the spokeswoman for L'eggs pantyhose in the late 70s.

    • Starting with season two, Joyce has taken part in the majority of the DVD extras on the Three's Company season sets.

    • After Three's Company ended, Joyce traveled the world before settling in New Mexico.

    • Joyce's nickname is Joycey.

    • Joyce was a cheerleader in High School.

    • Joyce is great friends with actor Abe Vigoda.

    • Although she was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, Joyce grew up in Speedway, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis.

    • After much question where she's been all these years Joyce would reveal that she turned her back on Hollywood and show business because of the "disrespectful treatment" she received from the producers of Three's Company.

    • Janet was part of the Chi Omega Sorority.

    • A few of Joyce's past boyfriends are Ray Buktenica, Henry Bushkin and LeVar Burton.

    • Joyce was turned down for a role as Fonzie's girlfriend on Happy Days. As her luck would have it, she got the role of Janet on Three's Company only two weeks later.

    • In the original pilot pitch for Three's Company, the part of the brunette roommate went to actress Valerie Curtin and the character's name was Jenny. Jenny was like Janet except more sarcastic and much more sex-starved. Jenny was funny but it was Joyce DeWitt who perfected the role in the series second pilot pitch.

    • Joyce can sometimes also be recognized for her popular stage work.

    • Became good friends with Priscilla Barnes, the actress who assumed the role of Terri Alden on Three's Company since its sixth season. Terri was used as an indirect replacement to Suzanne Somers' lovable Chrissy. Directly, Priscilla replaced the clumsy Cindy portrayed by Jenilee Harrison.

  • Quotes

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • That Janet Character Was Perfect And Would Make A Great Spin-Off From Three's Company.

    9.3
    There are many phases of Janet. The Poofy Haired Janet from season 2 (The WORST season ever), The Short Haired Janet, and The Long Haired Janet, and The Really Long Haired Janet. She really should star in her own show, since actors seem to star in shows their whole life.



    I liked the Janet in the end when she ended up beating down people like Jack, and a Bartender, and Three's Company really did continue Way after the show ended. There was The Ropers, Three's a crowd, and Wings.



    She really should star in something. By doing so she would break the tradition of all of those boring comedies that are being aired now, and produce another classic.moreless