Joyce DeWitt Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, Actress, Net Worth, Salary, and Instagram

Joyce DeWitt Biography

Joyce DeWitt is an American actress and comedian of Italian, Irish, and Swedish descent who is famed for her role as Janet Wood on the ABC sitcom, Three’s Company from 1977 to 1984. Additionally, she began her acting career in 1962. 

Joyce DeWitt Age

DeWitt was born on April 23, 1949, in Wheeling, West Virginia, United States. She is 73 years old as of 2022.

Joyce DeWitt Height

DeWitt stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 4 inches.

Joyce DeWitt Family

DeWitt has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. Even so, she was raised in Speedway, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis in the company of her family. Her parents are named Paul and Norma DeWitt. Additionally, she has 3 siblings and is the second born.

Joyce DeWitt Husband

DeWitt is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. From 1973 to 1980, she was in a romantic relationship with actor and director, Ray Buktenica. Moreover, it is not known whether she has children. However, we will update the information once available to the public.

Joyce DeWitt Net Worth

DeWitt has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an actress.

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Joyce DeWitt Education

When DeWitt finished her high school education at Speedway Senior High School, she went on to attend Ball State University. After completing her studies, she attained her Bachelor Of Arts degree in Theater. After performing in summer stock, the director persuaded her to enroll in UCLA’s Department of Theater MFA program. Later, she joined the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and thus holds a Master of Fine Arts Fellowship.

Also, she earned the Clifton Webb Scholarship while there. Moreover, she served as a legal secretary till her television debut on an episode of Baretta while she was still pursuing her Master’s at UCLA. Additionally, she served as a competitor in speech and debate via the Indiana High School Forensic Association. While in high school, she served as a cheerleader. Else, she learned Spanish.

Joyce DeWitt Career

DeWitt debuted on stage when she was 13 years old. Moreover, she served as a secretary till her television debut on an episode of Baretta while she was still pursuing her Master’s at UCLA. Further, she is famed for her role as Janet Wood on the ABC sitcom, Three’s Company from 1977 to 1984. She attained the role following her cast in the show’s second pilot. Also, she played Janet in a 1979 episode of the spinoff series, The Ropers. Later, in 1984 she starred in an episode of Finder of Lost Loves.

After her role in the film, she quit acting for multiple years. In June 1999, she restarted acting and starred in a production of Noises Off at Michigan’s Cherry County Playhouse. Additionally, she featured in the 1995 TV comedy film, Spring Fling. In 1997, she starred in a 1997 episode of Pinky and the Brain. Also, she starred n an episode of Cybill and had a role in the second last episode of Living Single. In the 2000s, she appeared in Tv shows such as Hope Island, The Nick at Nite Holiday Special, and Call of the Wild.

Moreover, she served as a co-producer and host of the 2003 NBC-TV television film, Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three’s Company. Actress, Melanie Paxson depicts her in the film. In 2008, she starred in the indie film, Failing Better Now. Furthermore, she featured in a stage production of  Married Alive in Calgary, Canada. At the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre in New York City’s Times Square, she succeeded Eve Plumb in the title role of the play, Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating & Marriage. 

Also, she featured in a Canadian stage production of Dinner with Friends at Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton, Canada in 2014. In two separate stage productions of Love Letters starring opposite Tab Hunter and Tony Dow, she featured in 2012. On Suzanne Somers’ talk program, Suzanne Somers: Breaking Through, she made an appearance in 2012. On the program, the two recalled their time at Three’s Company together. At the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in New Jersey, she played Mother Superior in a stage production of Nunsense in 2018.

On a side note, she partook with members of the House and Senate at the Capitol Hill Forum on Hunger and Homelessness. Also, she has served as a host of presentations for the Family Assistance Program of Hollywood. Additionally, she served as a host of the International Awards Ceremony at the White House for the Presidential End Hunger Awards. Else, she co-hosted alongside Jeff Bridges, the World Food Day Gala at the Kennedy Center. Else, she now concentrates on Theatre and performs across the nation on stage.

Joyce DeWitt on Suzanne Somers

DeWitt had a huge fallout with Three Company‘s co-star, Suzanne Somers for 31 years involving a salary dispute. However, DeWitt voiced that she hadn’t argued with Somers but fought with the producers. Further, she explained that Somers made herself appear innocent and made her and actor, John Ritter the enemy. Moreover, she said that she left messages, notes, and letters and gave Somers her number but she(Somers) didn’t reach out. However, Somers publicly and in the press said that she(DeWitt) doesn’t speak to her.

On Suzanne Somers’ talk program, Suzanne Somers: Breaking Through, DeWitt featured and recalled their time on Three’s Company together in 2012. Somers apologized for the squabble that arose between them. Further, the two exchanged reminiscence about the last time they each spoke to their late co-star, John Ritter. DeWitt’s appearance on Somers’ program streaked the initial time the two actresses had seen or spoken to each other since their fallout.

Joyce DeWitt Three’s Company

When DeWitt was shooting Three’s Company in 1976, she adorned either pantyhose or tights and refused to work bare-legged. Further, this resulted in a conflict between her and the program’s producers. Additionally, it binds her to hosiery manufacturers, and thus became the spokeswoman for L’eggs pantyhose in the late 70s. Moreover, her and co-star, John Ritter’s favorite Three’s Company episode are Three’s Company: Up in the Air (1982). On the other hand, her least favorite episode is Three’s Company: Janet Wigs Out (1982) where her role adorns a blond wig and treats everyone so badly to the extent of one regular character Cindy (Jenilee Harrison) leaving the show fully never to return.

Joyce DeWitt Arrest

On July 4, 2009, DeWitt was apprehended in El Segundo, California, and subpoenaed for drunken driving. After driving past a barricade near a park, the police pulled her over as per press reports. Further, she was arrested after police noticed hints she had been drinking and conducted a field sobriety test. Later, she was booked at the police station, subpoenaed, and freed on her own bail bond. On May 27, 2010, she claimed no contest to one count of crime. Additionally, she attained three years of probation and was ordered to undergo a nine-month alcohol program. Also, she paid y a $510 fine as well as penalty assessments. In consideration for her plea, a second misdemeanor count was withdrawn.

Joyce DeWitt Rosemarie DeWitt

There have been speculations of Rosemarie being DeWitt’s daughter and having relations with her. Further, Rosemarie is not related to or the daughter of DeWitt. The two just share the same name, Dewitt. Moreover, Rosemary was born to Rosemarie (Braddock) and Kenny DeWitt.

Joyce DeWitt Other Films

Throughout her career, DeWitt has starred in other films such as;

  1. My Boyfriends’ Dogs
  2. The Savant
  3. The Great Fight
  4. Snapshot
  5. Most Wanted
  6. With This Ring
  7. The Love Boat

Joyce DeWitt Social Media Platforms

She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 3208 followers on Instagram.

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