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Teresa Ganzel is an actress, comedienne, and cartoon voice-over
Voice-over
Voice-over is a production technique where a voice which is not part of the narrative is used in a radio, television production, filmmaking, theatre, or other presentations...

 actress.

Career


Teresa Ganzel was best known as a recurring cast member of The Tonight Show
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is a talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise from 1962 to 1992. It originally aired during late-night....

starring Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson
John William "Johnny" Carson was an American television host and comedian, known as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for 30 years . Carson received six Emmy Awards including the Governor Award and a 1985 Peabody Award; he was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987...

, having replaced the late Carol Wayne
Carol Wayne
Carol Wayne was an American television and film actress. She was best known for her many appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson as the Matinée Lady.-Early life:...

 as the Matinee Lady in the popular "Mighty Carson Art Players" skits. She often played ditzy busty blonde bimbo roles, as in the 1982 film The Toy with Jackie Gleason
Jackie Gleason
Jackie Gleason was an American comedian, actor and musician. He was known for his brash visual and verbal comedy style, especially by his character Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners, a situation-comedy television series. His most noted film roles were as Minnesota Fats in the drama film The...

 and Richard Pryor
Richard Pryor
Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor was an American stand-up comedian, actor, social critic, writer and MC. Pryor was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues, which employed colorful vulgarities, and profanity, as well as racial epithets...

, in the Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Married... with Children is an American surrealistic sitcom that aired for 11 seasons that featured a dysfunctional family living in Chicago, Illinois. The show, notable for being the first prime time television series to air on Fox, ran from April 5, 1987, to June 9, 1997. The series was created...

episode "A Three Job, No Income Family" (1989) and National Lampoon's Movie Madness.

Ganzel was a frequent game show celebrity in the 1980s, particularly on the $25,000 and $100,000 incarnations of Pyramid
Pyramid (game show)
Pyramid is an American television game show which has aired several versions. The original series, The $10,000 Pyramid, debuted March 26, 1973 and spawned seven subsequent Pyramid series...

, and a recurring celebrity on the 86-89 version of Hollywood Squares
Hollywood Squares
Hollywood Squares is an American panel game show in which two contestants play tic-tac-toe to win cash and prizes. The "board" for the game is a 3 × 3 vertical stack of open-faced cubes, each occupied by a celebrity seated at a desk and facing the contestants...

.

In her later years, she has had several voice-over roles on cartoons, animated movies, and series. In 2010, Ganzel played a principal role in the Off-Broadway
Off-Broadway
Off-Broadway theater is a term for a professional venue in New York City with a seating capacity between 100 and 499, and for a specific production of a play, musical or revue that appears in such a venue, and which adheres to related trade union and other contracts...

 production of Viagara Falls, after appearing in the same role, Jacqueline Tempest, in productions of the play staged in other cities.

Personal life


Teresa Ganzel is the sister of producer Mark Ganzel. She has also been known as Terese Ganzel or Terry Ganzel.

She has been married to Richard Davis from January 17, 2004 to the present.

Selected roles

  • C.O.D.
    C.O.D.
    C.O.D. was an American electro musician , who had a hit with "In the Bottle" which was released on Emergency Records in 1983. The track reached #54 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1983....

    (1981) ... Lisa Foster, the U.S. President's Daughter
  • Three's Company
    Three's Company
    Three's Company is an American sitcom that aired from March 15, 1977, to September 18, 1984, on ABC. It is based on the British sitcom, Man About the House....

    (1981) (TV Series) ... Greedy Gretchen
  • My Favorite Year
    My Favorite Year
    My Favorite Year is a 1982 American comedy film directed by Richard Benjamin which tells the story of a young comedy writer. It stars Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna, Lou Jacobi, Bill Macy, Lainie Kazan, Selma Diamond, Cameron Mitchell, and Gloria Stuart. O'Toole was...

    (1982) ... Dumpling
  • The Toy (1982) ... Fancy Bates
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
    The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
    The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is a talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise from 1962 to 1992. It originally aired during late-night....

    ... Tea Time Movie Lady (1982–1991)
  • National Lampoon Goes to the Movies
    National Lampoon Goes to the Movies
    National Lampoon Goes to the Movies is a 1982 National Lampoon anthology of three shorts spoofing everything from personal growth films, glossy soap operas, and police stories...

    (1983) ... Diana
  • The Duck Factory
    The Duck Factory
    The Duck Factory is a 1984 NBC television series produced by MTM Enterprises that is perhaps most notable for being Jim Carrey's first lead role in a Hollywood production....

    (1984) (TV Series) ... Mrs. Sheree Winkler
  • Three's a Crowd
    Three's a Crowd
    Three's a Crowd is an American television sitcom spinoff of Three's Company...

    (1985) (TV Series) ... Greedy Gretchen
  • Transylvania 6-5000
    Transylvania 6-5000 (1985 film)
    Transylvania 6-5000 is a movie about two tabloid reporters who travel to modern-day Transylvania to uncover the truth behind Frankenstein sightings. Along the way, they encounter other horror movie staples — a mummy, a werewolf, a vampire — each with a twist.Directed by Rudy De Luca, the film...

    (1985) ... Elizabeth Ellison
  • Fresno
    Fresno (TV miniseries)
    Fresno is a 1986 television comedy miniseries that parodied popular prime time soap operas of the day such as Falcon Crest, Dallas, and Dynasty...

    (1986) (TV miniseries) ... Bobbi Jo Bobb
  • Roxie (1987) (TV Series) ... Marcie McKinley
  • Mama's Family
    Mama's Family
    Mama's Family is an American television sitcom that premiered on NBC on January 22, 1983. It was cancelled in May 1984, but NBC would continue to air reruns until September 1985. In September 1986, Mama's Family returned in first-run syndication, where it aired for an additional four seasons,...

    (1989)... Heather
  • The Dave Thomas Comedy Show
    The Dave Thomas Comedy Show
    The Dave Thomas Comedy Show was a sketch-based, half-hour, five-week summer replacement series, which aired on CBS in the summer of 1990. The show starred Canadian comedian Dave Thomas, who is best known for an earlier sketch comedy series, SCTV...

    (1990) ... Regular
  • Tom and Jerry Kids Show
    Tom and Jerry Kids Show
    Tom & Jerry Kids is an animated television series, featuring the famous cat-and-mouse stars as children . The show premiered in 1990 and continued airing until 1994...

    ... Miss Vavoom and others
  • I Am Weasel
    I Am Weasel
    I Am Weasel is an American animated television series produced by Cartoon Network Studios in co-production with Hanna-Barbera, created by David Feiss, and broadcast on Cartoon Network....

    ... Loulabelle (in season 3)
  • Monsters, Inc.
    Monsters, Inc.
    Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated film and the fourth feature-length film produced by Pixar Animation Studios. It was directed by Pete Docter, co-directed by Lee Unkrich and David Silverman, and written by Jill Culton, Peter Docter, Ralph Eggleston, Dan Gerson, Jeff Pidgeon, Rhett...

    (2001)
  • Clifford's Really Big Movie
    Clifford's Really Big Movie
    Clifford's Really Big Movie is a 2004 American animated film based on the series of children's books drawn and written by Norman Bridwell. This film was directed by Robert C. Ramirez, produced by Scholastic Entertainment in association with Big Red Dog Productions, and originally released to...

    (2004) ... Liza
  • EverQuest II
    EverQuest II
    EverQuest II is a 3D fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Sony Online Entertainment , based on EverQuest, and shipped on 8 November 2004...

    (2004 computer game) ... 13 voice roles
  • The Emperor's New School
    The Emperor's New School
    The Emperor's New School is an American animated television series that airs on Disney Channel, ABC Kids, and Disney XD and is produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The show is based on the characters from The Emperor's New Groove and its direct-to-video sequel Kronk's New Groove...

    (2006) ... Princess Lalala
  • WALL-E
    WALL-E
    WALL-E, promoted with an interpunct as WALL•E, is a 2008 American computer-animated science fiction film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and directed by Andrew Stanton. The story follows a robot named WALL-E, who is designed to clean up a waste-covered Earth far in the future...

    (2008) ... PR-T (the Beautician Bot)
  • Up
    Up (2009 film)
    Up is a 2009 American computer-animated comedy-adventure film produced by Pixar, distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and presented in Disney Digital 3-D. The film premiered on May 29, 2009 in North America and opened the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first animated and 3D film...

    (2009)
  • Random! Cartoons (2009) ... Lulu

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