Jennifer Darling

Biography

Date of Birth 19 June 1946, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA Mini Biography Ms. Darling was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and started dancing at the age of the three at the Gene Kelly Dance Studio. By the age of 6, she was performing in shows at the dance studio. At the age of 14, she appeared twice on the "Ted Mack & the Original Amateur Hour" (1948), after having started singing at the age of 13. As a teenager, Darling attended the Pittsburgh Playhouse School of Acting, then went on to Carnegie Mellon University where she graduated from the drama department. Upon graduation, she was a member of the original company of the American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.). She worked for several years with the Pittsburgh Playhouse, before moving on to the Washington Arena Stage in Washington D.C. From there, to the Longwharf Repertory Company in Connecticut, before starring in "Macbird" at the Village Gate in New York City. Darling made her first Broadway appearance in "How Now Dow Jones", then going on to "Maggie Flynn", followed by the drama "Fire". During her time on Broadway, she appeared on "The David Frost Show" (1969), as well as branching out to comic improvisations touring the East Coast summer tents. Upon returning to New York, Darling performed in Shakespeare in Central Park for Joseph Papp, while also appearing in the soap opera "The Secret Storm" (1954) - playing the first hooker on daytime television. The character was such a hit among the show's viewers that Troy Donahue was brought in to play her boyfriend. In 1973, she moved to Hollywood and, after only six weeks, landed her first starring role on the television series "Temperatures Rising" (1972). After joining the cast of "The Six Million Dollar Man" (1974), which spawned into "The Bionic Woman" (1976), Darling then went on to star in "Eight Is Enough" (1977), making her the only actress to star in three Top 10 television series at the same time. During this time, she also appeared at the Improvisation, performing Harry Chapin's music. She also performed with Harry Chapin on "The Merv Griffin Show" (1962), as well as making some concert appearances. During the 1990s, Darling guest-starred on some of the highest rated television series, including "L.A. Law" (1986), "Bodies of Evidence" (1992) and "Cheers" (1982). She received an Emmy nomination as Best Supporting Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on "Hooperman" (1987). Most Darling has been seen in recurring roles on "Dharma & Greg" (1997) and "Mad About You" (1992). 2001 found Ms. Darling juggling many acts. Member of an original musical, "You Haven't Changed A Bit, And Other Lies", which did open mid-June for an unlimited run in Los Angeles, she was also awaiting the release of her third independent film, Ronnie (2002). This, all addition to her being one of the busiest voice-over actresses in Hollywood. Today, she is one of the busiest actresses in the world of animation, lending her voice to characters in more than twenty of the most popular animation series, including "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (1987/I), "Tenchi Muyô!" (1992) and "Astro Boy tetsuwan atomu" (2003). Ms. Darling can also be heard via the Internet - in one of the first few successful animation cartoon series - Julius And Friends. Her voice is also recognizable in full length animation features such as Tarzan, "Aladdin" (1994), Beauty and the Beast (1991), The Little Mermaid (1989), A Bug's Life (1998), Finding Nemo (2003) and many more. In 2005, Ms. Darling finished the independent films Winding Roads (1999) (TV), Ronnie (2002) and On Edge (2001). She resides in Los Angeles. Spouse Paul Henry Itkin (? - ?) (divorced) 1 child Trade Mark Husky voice Trivia Performed on both then 70s rival televisions shows, "The Bionic Woman" (1976) and "The Six Million Dollar Man" (1974), as Peggy Callahan, and "Wonder Woman" (1975) as Violet Louise Tree. In both roles, she played a simple but sweet secretary. Personal Quotes "Initially, I thought she was just a sweet, wide-eyed little princess. But I really started to have fun when the other parts of Ayeka showed up: first her sense of humor, then she got in touch with her anger. She would go from this darling little pie-eyed thing to a nasty woman whose whole face would contort." - Jennifer Darling on her Tenchi Muyo! character, Ayeka.

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Garfield Gets Real

Bonita / Mother / Rusty / Bobby (voice)

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The American Scream

Barbara Benziger

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Bip Bip et Coyote : Les meilleures aventures

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My Little Pony: The End of Flutter Valley

Draggle / Reeka (voice)

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Aladdin and the Adventures of All Time

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Tenchi The Movie 3: Tenchi Forever

Aeka

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Happily N'Ever After

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Bump in the Night: Night of the Living Bread

Cute Doll / ... (2 episodes, 1994-1995)

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Trenchcoat

Laurie

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Tenchi The Movie - Tenchi Muyo! In Love (Geneon Signature Series)

Ayeka

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Die Schöne & das Biest -

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Garfield's Pet Force

Bonita / Betty (voice)

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Aladin

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Ponyo

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Garfield's Fun Fest

Bonita / Betty / Bonnie Bear

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Garfield Gets Real

Bonita / Mother / Rusty / Bobby (voice)

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Happily N'Ever After

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Cars

Various Reporters (voice)

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Ice Age: The Meltdown

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Brother Bear

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Kaena: The Prophecy

Reya (voice: English version)

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Treasure Planet

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Lilo & Stitch

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Monsters, Inc.

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The Emperor's New Groove

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Aladdin and the Adventures of All Time

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The Iron Giant

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Tarzan

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Tenchi The Movie 3: Tenchi Forever

Aeka

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Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World

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A Bug's Life

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Hercules

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Tenchi Muyô! Manatsu no Eve

Aeka (voice)

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Rusty: The Great Rescue

Mrs. Cluck (voice)

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Dharma & Greg - Season One

Suzanne (3 episodes, 1997-1999)

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Annabelle's Wish

Star (voice)

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Tenchi The Movie - Tenchi Muyo! In Love (Geneon Signature Series)

Ayeka

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Alien Nation: Enemy Within

Driver

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Theodore Rex

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Demolition Man

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Aladdin

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Porco Rosso

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Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki

Ayeka Masaki Jurai / Young Ayeka / Tokimi (voice: English version)

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Beauty and the Beast

French Woman #3 (voice)

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An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

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Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland

Nemo's Mother (voice)

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The Little Mermaid

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The American Scream

Barbara Benziger

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G.I. Joe: The Movie

Pythona (voice)

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My Little Pony: The End of Flutter Valley

Draggle / Reeka (voice)

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Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

Mayor

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Trenchcoat

Laurie

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La Petite Sirène

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L'Homme qui valait 3 milliards : Saison 1 - L'intégrale - 6 DVD

Peggy Callahan (4 episodes, 1975-1976)

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Up the Sandbox

Joanne

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Bump in the Night: Night of the Living Bread

Cute Doll / ... (2 episodes, 1994-1995)

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Bip Bip et Coyote : Les meilleures aventures

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