Erin Moran

 

Date Of Birth

October 18, 1960
 

Biography

Actress Erin Moran was born on October 18, 1960 in Burbank, California.  She is the youngest child and has five other siblings.  Her parents were so strict that they punished her when she went trick or treating around the neighborhood.  She entered the limelight as early as six, when she appeared in a TV commercial.  She studied at St. Charles Borremeo Elementary School, Walter Reed Junior High School and North Hollywood High School.

Erin Moran is most famous for playing Joanie Cunningham on the Golden Globe-winning TV series Happy Days, which was aired over ABC.  She played the same role on its spin-off show Joanie Loves Chachi, where she starred opposite Scott Baio.  Her other notable TV appearances were on shows Diagnosis Murder, Daktari, The Love Boat, Family Affairs, The Courtship of Eddie's Father and Murder, She Wrote.

Erin Moran's big screen debut was in the 1968 film How Sweet it Is!  She also portrayed the roles Kim in 80 Steps to Jonah, Alluma in Galaxy of Terror, Janice Gerber in Watermelon Man, Bonnie Lee Jordan in Twirl and Mrs. Watkins in Broken Promise.  She wanted to play lead role Regan MacNeil in the horror film The Exorcist but her parents disapproved of her plans.

Erin did voice-over for the 1977 animated fantasy film The Magic Pony.

She also ranked 71st on VH1's list of 100 Greatest Kid Stars.

Erin Moran is one of the new participants on VH1's reality TV series Celebrity Fit Club : Boot Camp.  The show divides the 8 contestants into two groups and the teams are given several physical challenges every week.  Each members are also weighed regularly to see if they achieved their target goal weights.  A team composed of a nutritionist, a psychologist and a physical trainer oversees the participants.


(Photo courtesy of VH1)
 

Place of Birth

Burbank, California
 

Birth Name

Erin Moran
 

Gender

Female
 

Fun Facts

- Her first husband is Rocky Ferguson. They divorced in 1993 and she then married Steven Fleischmann.

 

Awards

2006: TV Land Awards - Most Wonderful Wedding for: "Happy Days". Shared.
1983: Young Artist Awards - Best Young Actress in a New Television Series for: "Joanie Loves Chachi"
 

Filmography

2011: The Deceit - Mrs. Shephard
2010: Code Enforcer - Bonnie Goblotto
2010: Not Another B Movie - Mrs. Klien
2009: The Bold and the Beautiful (TV series) - Kelly DeMartin
2008: Celebrity Fit Club (TV series) - Herself
2008: Mother Goose Parade (TV movie)
2008: Broken Promise - Mrs. Watkins
1998: Diagnosis Murder (TV series) - Cynthia Bennett
1986: Murder, She Wrote (TV series) - Maggie Roberts
1980-1985: The Love Boat (TV series) - Carrie Walker/Joan Morgan/Barbara Braddock/…
1984: Glitter (TV series) - Caroline Mason
1974-1984: Happy Days (TV series) - Joanie Cunningham/Joanie Cunningham Arcola/Dancing Girl
1983: Hotel (TV series) - Karen Donnelly
1982-1983: Joanie Loves Chachi (TV series) - Joanie Cunningham
1981: Galaxy of Terror - Alluma
1981: Twirl (TV movie) - Bonnie Lee Jordan
1979: Greatest Heroes of the Bible (TV series) - Tova
1977: The Magic Pony (voice)
1975: The Waltons (TV series) - Sally Ann Harper
1973: Hallmark Hall of Fame (TV series) - Tracy Schilling
1972: The Don Rickles Show (TV series) - Janie Robinson
1971: Gunsmoke (TV series) - Jenny/Rachel Mae
1971: Bearcats! (TV series) - Elisa Tillman
1971: The Smith Family (TV series) - Julie
1971: O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV series) - Little Girl
1970-1971: Family Affair (TV series) - Amy/Janet/Mary Ellen
1970: Watermelon Man - Janice Gerber
1970: My Three Sons (TV series) - Victoria Lewis
1970: The F.B.I. (TV series) - Vickie Florea
1970: The Courtship of Eddie's Father (TV series) - Emily Ruth Gustafson
1969: 80 Steps to Jonah - Kim
1969: The Happy Ending - Marge Wilson as a Child
1969: Death Valley Days (TV series) - Mary Tugwell
1968-1969: Daktari (TV series) - Jenny Jones
1968: How Sweet It Is! - Little Girl
1967: Who's Minding the Mint? - Little Girl on Tricycle
 

Height

5' 3" (1.60 m)

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