Susan Ruttan

Actress
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KNOWN FOR 
L.A. Law (1986-1993) | Prayers for Bobby (2009) | Chances Are (1989)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations More »
AKA 
Susan Rutan
BORN 
Sep 16, 1948 (age 69)
HEIGHT 
5' 6" (1.68m)

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Past Film & Video (18 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (92 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for GrimmGrimm (TV Series) Betty Frame ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for I Didn't Do ItI Didn't Do It (TV Series) Ada ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for Battle CreekBattle Creek (TV Series) Carole ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
    • Heirlooms (Mar 22, 2015) Carole (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Good Luck CharlieGood Luck Charlie (TV Series) Mrs. Dobbs ( 2 episodes, 2013 )  Less 2013 2
  • Primary photo for Common LawCommon Law (TV Series) Paul's Mother ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Grey's AnatomyGrey's Anatomy (TV Series) Mrs. Swork ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
    • Disarm (Jan 6, 2011) Mrs. Swork  Less
  • Primary photo for The ForgottenThe Forgotten (TV Series) Horsemama ( 2 episodes, 2009–2010 )  Less 2009–2010 2
  • Primary photo for HawthorneHawthorne (TV Series) Dolores Kramer ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 1
    • Yielding (Jun 30, 2009) Dolores Kramer  Less
  • Primary photo for Hannah MontanaHannah Montana (TV Series) Grandma ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for CastleCastle (TV Series) Mrs. Pike ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 1
    • Ghosts (Apr 27, 2009) Mrs. Pike  Less
  • Primary photo for Ghost WhispererGhost Whisperer (TV Series) Mrs. Blakelock ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for Prayers for BobbyPrayers for Bobby (TV Movie) Betty Lambert  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Private PracticePrivate Practice (TV Series) Nora ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for Tell Me You Love MeTell Me You Love Me (TV Series) Actress ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007 1
  • Primary photo for The Legend of Butch & SundanceThe Legend of Butch & Sundance (TV Movie) Mrs. Place  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Boston LegalBoston Legal (TV Series) Jeanie Biddle ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for MonkMonk (TV Series) Mrs. Ledsky ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for Strong MedicineStrong Medicine (TV Series) Dr. Offenbach ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for CSI: NYCSI: NY (TV Series) Mrs. Moreland ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004 1
  • Primary photo for Helter SkelterHelter Skelter (TV Movie) Mrs. Kasabian  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The DivisionThe Division (TV Series) Mrs. Evans ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004 1
  • Primary photo for The AgencyThe Agency (TV Series) Mrs. Barnes ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for L.A. Law: The MovieL.A. Law: The Movie (TV Movie) Roxanne Melman  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Maybe It's MeMaybe It's Me (TV Series) Mrs. Finn ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for Buffy the Vampire SlayerBuffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series) Doris Kroeger ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
    • Gone (Jan 8, 2002) Doris Kroeger  Less
  • Primary photo for Yes, DearYes, Dear (TV Series) Aunt Betty ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for Any Day NowAny Day Now (TV Series) Marietta Pryor ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for Gilmore GirlsGilmore Girls (TV Series) Bed & Breakfast Wife ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for Gideon's CrossingGideon's Crossing (TV Series) Dr. Grace Tarpon ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for Judging AmyJudging Amy (TV Series) Lyla Myles ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for The Fighting FitzgeraldsThe Fighting Fitzgeralds (TV Series) Irene Rafferty ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for PopularPopular (TV Series) Joy Ferrara ( 3 episodes, 2000 )  Less 2000 3
  • Primary photo for The Ultimate Christmas PresentThe Ultimate Christmas Present (TV Movie) Mrs. Claus  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Touched by an AngelTouched by an Angel (TV Series) Mrs. Donovan / Joanne Peters ( 2 episodes, 1994–2000 )  Less 1994–2000 2
  • Primary photo for Brutally NormalBrutally Normal (TV Series) Pooh's Mother ( 1 episode, 2000 )  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for Family LawFamily Law (TV Series) Hairstylist's Angry Client ( 1 episode, 2000 )  Less 2000 1
    • Stealing Home (Jan 24, 2000) Hairstylist's Angry Client  Less
  • Primary photo for Chicken Soup for the SoulChicken Soup for the Soul (TV Series) Actress ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for Safe HarborSafe Harbor (TV Series) Actress ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for 3rd Rock from the Sun3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series) Cathy ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman StoryLife of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story (TV Movie) Janet  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Love Boat: The Next WaveLove Boat: The Next Wave (TV Series) Doris Werner ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998 1
  • Primary photo for Suddenly SusanSuddenly Susan (TV Series) Nectarine Stites ( 3 episodes, 1997–1998 )  Less 1997–1998 3
  • Primary photo for Chicago HopeChicago Hope (TV Series) Linda Fortin ( 2 episodes, 1996–1997 )  Less 1996–1997 2
  • Primary photo for Touched by EvilTouched by Evil (TV Movie) Madge Jaynes  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Jack Reed: Death and VengeanceJack Reed: Death and Vengeance (TV Movie) Arlene Reed  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Justice for Annie: A Moment of Truth MovieJustice for Annie: A Moment of Truth Movie (TV Movie) Helen Preston  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Jack Reed: A Killer Among UsJack Reed: A Killer Among Us (TV Movie) Arlene  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Family ValuesFamily Values (TV Movie) Melody Huck  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Jack Reed: One of Our OwnJack Reed: One of Our Own (TV Movie) Arlene Reed  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Sweet JusticeSweet Justice (TV Series) Marilyn Craig ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995 1
    • Pledges (Apr 15, 1995) Marilyn Craig  Less
  • Primary photo for CourthouseCourthouse (TV Series) Stefanie Dale ( 1 episode )  Less 1995–  1
  • Primary photo for Jack Reed: A Search for JusticeJack Reed: A Search for Justice (TV Movie) Arlene Reed  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for L.A. LawL.A. Law (TV Series) Roxanne Melman ( 150 episodes, 1986–1993 )  Less 1986–1993 150
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  • Primary photo for Jack Reed: Badge of HonorJack Reed: Badge of Honor (TV Movie) Arlene Reed  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for The MommiesThe Mommies (TV Series) Anne ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for Without Warning: Terror in the TowersWithout Warning: Terror in the Towers (TV Movie) Anne Marie Tesoriero  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Deadly MatrimonyDeadly Matrimony (TV Movie) Arlene Reed  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Deadly MedicineDeadly Medicine (TV Movie) Genene Jones  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for A Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell StoryA Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story (TV Movie) Carol  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for A Quiet Little Neighborhood, a Perfect Little MurderA Quiet Little Neighborhood, a Perfect Little Murder (TV Movie) Judy Hecker  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for CBS Schoolbreak SpecialCBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series) Ms. Morales ( 1 episode, 1990 )  Less 1990 1
  • Primary photo for Sweet 15Sweet 15 (TV Movie) Mrs. Zavala  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Fire and RainFire and Rain (TV Movie) Sandra Thompson  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Take My Daughters, PleaseTake My Daughters, Please (TV Movie) Courtney  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Bay CovenBay Coven (TV Movie) Debbi McGwin  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Still the BeaverStill the Beaver (TV Series) Mrs. Livermore ( 2 episodes, 1986 )  Less 1986 2
  • Primary photo for Under the InfluenceUnder the Influence (TV Movie) Ms. Morgan  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Night CourtNight Court (TV Series) Mrs. Blake ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for Murder: By Reason of InsanityMurder: By Reason of Insanity (TV Movie) Judge M. Tyson  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for What's Happening Now!What's Happening Now! (TV Series) Jane ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for Do You Remember LoveDo You Remember Love (TV Movie) Julie Myers  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The JeffersonsThe Jeffersons (TV Series) Mrs. Cunningham ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for KicksKicks (TV Movie) Rosemary  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for NewhartNewhart (TV Series) Sarah ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for Scorned and SwindledScorned and Swindled (TV Movie) Margie  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Remington SteeleRemington Steele (TV Series) Miss Livermore ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for BensonBenson (TV Series) Rita ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for Buffalo BillBuffalo Bill (TV Series) Katherine Zawicki Shub ( 2 episodes, 1984 )  Less 1984 2
  • Primary photo for Second Sight: A Love StorySecond Sight: A Love Story (TV Movie) Robin  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for After MASHAfter MASH (TV Series) Doris Gardena ( 1 episode, 1983 )  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for After GeorgeAfter George (TV Short) Marge  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for The FighterThe Fighter (TV Movie) Hostess  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Packin' It InPackin' It In (TV Movie) Mrs. Estep  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Thursday's ChildThursday's Child (TV Movie) Portsmouth Nurse  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Amanda'sAmanda's (TV Series) Sister Mary Elizabeth ( 1 episode, 1983 )  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for Drop-Out FatherDrop-Out Father (TV Movie) Woman Prude  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The Powers of Matthew StarThe Powers of Matthew Star (TV Series) Bus Driver ( 1 episode, 1982 )  Less 1982 1
    • Jackal (Sep 17, 1982) Bus Driver  Less
  • Primary photo for Best of the WestBest of the West (TV Series) Pregnant Woman ( 2 episodes, 1981–1982 )  Less 1981–1982 2
  • Primary photo for Quincy M.E.Quincy M.E. (TV Series) Helen ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981 1
  • Primary photo for Harper Valley P.T.A.Harper Valley P.T.A. (TV Series) Woman ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981 1
  • Primary photo for It's a LivingIt's a Living (TV Series) Waitress ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981 1
  • Primary photo for Bosom BuddiesBosom Buddies (TV Series) Esther Crane ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981 1
Self (35 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The LA Law StoryThe LA Law Story (Video) Self  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Whatever Happened To?Whatever Happened To? (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Living Live!Living Live! (TV Series) Herself-Guest Host (2007)  Less 2007– 
  • Primary photo for The John Kerwin ShowThe John Kerwin Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for NBC 75th Anniversary SpecialNBC 75th Anniversary Special (TV Special) Herself  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for John & Leeza from HollywoodJohn & Leeza from Hollywood (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for The 19th Annual People's Choice AwardsThe 19th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) Herself - Accepting Award for Favourite Dramatic Television Series  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for The 18th Annual People's Choice AwardsThe 18th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) Herself - Accepting Award for Favourite Drama Series  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for The $10,000 PyramidThe $10,000 Pyramid (TV Series) Herself - Celebrity Contestant ( 40 episodes, 1986–1991 )  Less 1986–1991
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  • Primary photo for The Chuck Woolery ShowThe Chuck Woolery Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1991 )  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for One on One with John TeshOne on One with John Tesh (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1991 )  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for L.A. Law 100th Episode CelebrationL.A. Law 100th Episode Celebration (TV Movie) Herself / Roxanne Melman  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for The 17th Annual People's Choice AwardsThe 17th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) Herself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Dramatic Series  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for The 47th Annual Golden Globe AwardsThe 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for The 16th Annual People's Choice AwardsThe 16th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) Herself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Dramatic Series  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The 15th Annual People's Choice AwardsThe 15th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) Herself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Drama Program  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Live with Regis and Kathie LeeLive with Regis and Kathie Lee (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The New Hollywood SquaresThe New Hollywood Squares (TV Series) Herself - Panelist ( 6 episodes, 1987–1989 )  Less 1987–1989
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  • Primary photo for The Arsenio Hall ShowThe Arsenio Hall Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The 46th Annual Golden Globe AwardsThe 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeMacy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (TV Special) Herself  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Super PasswordSuper Password (TV Series) Herself - Celebrity Contestant ( 2 episodes, 1987–1988 )  Less 1987–1988
  • Primary photo for The 14th Annual People's Choice AwardsThe 14th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) Herself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Drama Program  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for FunnyFunny Herself  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1987 )  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Family Comedy HourFamily Comedy Hour (TV Special) Herself  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Late Night with David LettermanLate Night with David Letterman (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1987 )  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for American Film Institute Comedy SpecialAmerican Film Institute Comedy Special (TV Special) Marian (segment "Gwendolyn")  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for The 13th Annual People's Choice AwardsThe 13th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) Herself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Drama Program  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Hour MagazineHour Magazine (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1987 )  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Double TalkDouble Talk (TV Series) Herself ( 5 episodes, 1986 )  Less 1986
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Archive Footage (3 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Other (1 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Code BlueCode Blue (Video Game) Carolyn Drake (voice)  Less 2000
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