Joyce DeWitt is an American comedian and actress. Between 1977 and 1984, she starred in 171 episodes as Janet Wood on the ABC sitcom Three’s Company. Among her other credits are roles in Living Single, The Great Fight, and The Savant, among others.
- Date of BirthApr 23, 1949
- Age73 Years, 3 Months
- Marital status single
- Boyfriend/DatingRandolph Mantooth (split), Ray Buktenica (split)
- Net Worth$5 Million approx
- Height5 Feet 3½ Inches (1.61 m)
- EducationUniversity of California, Ball State University
- ParentsPaul DeWitt (Father), Norma DeWitt (Mother)
Does Joyce DeWitt Has a Husband Or Is they Lesbian? Is She Dating Now?
In the past, the actress from Three’s Company was linked to Reading Rainbow host Levar Burton by the tabloids. Her relationship with Levar, on the other hand, was merely platonic.
After painting Abe Vigoda’s garage, Joyce was implicated in a rumor that she was the actor’s surrogate daughter. But in 2009, she denied ever meeting Abe and never painting his garage in an interview with The Star. The ‘crazy person,’ according to the actress, made it all up.
Her marriage to Life Goes On actor Ray Buktenica was rumored to have taken place. That, too, turned out to be untrue, as Joyce and her alleged husband never married and remained unmarried throughout their seven-year relationship. From 1979 to 1986, they had a tumultuous relationship. In an interview with People magazine, she revealed:
Joyce has never been married, but she was engaged at one point in her life. The engagement between her and Randolph Mantooth, her ex-boyfriend, never took off, and the two parted ways.
When she was younger, the actress had her sights set on finding love, but now she’s focused on her acting career and has been cast as Detective Randi Toney in the 2018 movie The Savant. She has never been in a lesbian relationship, as evidenced by her previous relationships with a variety of men.
How Much Is Joyce DeWitt’s Net Worth?
Joyce is expected to have a net worth of $5 million by 2021, according to rumors. Her 1982 film Airplane II: The Sequel made $27.2 million at the box office, according to Box Office Mojo, on a $15 million budget.
The same can be said for her roles in popular TV shows like The Ropers, Three’s Company (1977 to 1984), and My Boyfriend’s Dog.
Short Bio And Wiki
Joyce was born on April 23, 1949, in Wheeling, West Virginia, as Joyce Anne DeWitt. From the age of 13, she began working in theatres and preferred stage roles to television ones. She stands at a height of 1.61 m (5 ft 312 inches) and is a citizen of the United States.
Joyce has been dubbed a “leggy actress” because of her long legs. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in acting from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. At the University of California, Los Angeles, she earned a Master’s degree in acting before moving on to the film industry. Wikipedia says she is of mixed ethnicity (Irish, Italian, and Swedish).
At the age of 13, Joyce DeWitt made her stage debut. In 1975, she appeared in an episode of ‘Baretta,’ for which she received her television debut. She joined the cast of ‘Three’s Company,’ where she played Janet Wood, two years later. She remained in the role until 1984. She appeared in an episode of ‘Finder of Lost Loves’ shortly after the show ended and then stopped acting for a long time.
In 1991, the actress returned to the stage in a production of ‘Noises Off’ at the Cherry County Playhouse in Michigan. ‘Spring Fling!’ was a TV movie she appeared in with James Eckhouse, Justin Burnette, Jason Hervey, and Pat Harrington Jr. four years later. Cybill’s “The Odd Couples” featured DeWitt as a guest star in 1995. An appearance on an episode of “Living Single” followed. In the 2009 film ‘Call of the Wild,’ she played Jolene. She also appeared on stage in ‘Married Alive,’ a play, in the same year. In ‘Failing Better Now,’ a quirky comedy about a writer and an aspiring rock star teaming up to find their sister’s cat, the actress appeared a year later.
DeWitt acted as Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage in 2011. When “Dinner with Friends” premiered at Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton Canada that year as well, she was cast as a character. With Tony Dow and Tab Hunter, she appeared in two different stage productions of “Love Letters” that year.
She’s also dabbled in the world of production, as you can see from her previous work. On NBC in 2003, she hosted and co-produced ‘Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three’s Company, a TV movie about the show’s cast and crew.
Family & Personal Life
In Wheeling, West Virginia, Joyce DeWitt was born to Paul and Norma DeWitt on April 23, 1949. Doug is one of her three brothers and she grew up in Speedway, Indiana. She went to Speedway Senior High School and graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in theatre. As a result, in 1973, the actress relocated to Los Angeles, where she attended the University of California, Berkeley, and eventually earned a master’s degree in 1974. From 1979 to 1986, she was married to Ray Buktenica, a character actor. In the past, she was romantically linked to Henry I. Bushkin.