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      Veronica Hamel

      Veronica Hamel

      Highest Rated: 33% A New Life (1988)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Nov 20, 1943

      Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

      An intelligent brunette who went from playing public defender Joyce Davenport on "Hill Street Blues" to becoming a fixture in TV-movies, Veronica Hamel began her showbiz career as an Eileen Ford model. After about a decade as a model, she turned to acting. Based in New York, Hamel appeared in Off-Off Broadway productions and toured in a road company of "Cactus Flower" before settling in Los Angeles in 1975. She was soon appearing in TV episodics, such as "The Bob Newhart Show" and "The Rockford Files," as well as telefilms like "City of Angels" (NBC, 1976). Hamel's profile in TV grew after she appeared as Helen Thornton in the Emmy-winning "The Gathering" (ABC,1977), and its 1979 NBC sequel. By the time "Hill Street Blues" came along in 1980, the buzz on Hamel was already there--she was to be a star. Due to an actors' strike, the premiere of the series was delayed until 1981, but its debut brought Hamel instant recognition. Her character was a bit too serious, maybe even dour, but she worked in a harsh world. She seemingly could only relax with her lover, police captain Frank Furillo (Daniel J Travanti), whom Joyce affectionately dubbed "Pizza Man." The role earned Hamel five Emmy nominations and led to her being cast as the survivor Jennifer in the 1981 CBS remake of "Jacqueline Susann's 'Valley of the Dolls'." Once "Hill Street" departed the airwaves, Hamel began churning out TV-movies in both the thriller and tearjerker genres. Among her numerous credits are "The Conviction of Kitty Dodds" (CBS, 1993), as a woman who escapes from prison who saves a man's life and caught, "The Shadow of Obsession" (NBC, 1994), as a college professor framed for a crime, and "A Child's Cry for Help" (NBC, 1994) as a doctor who cares too much. In 1995, Hamel showed her flair for comedy assuming the role if Lily Munster (originated by Yvonne DeCarlo) in "Here Come the Munsters" (Fox).

      Highest rated movies

      Taking Care of Business
      A New Life
      Cannonball
      When Time Ran Out
      Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

      Photos

      Veronica Hamel CANNONBALL!, Veronia Hamel, 1976 BEYOND THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE, Sally Field, Veronica Hamel, Shirley Jones, 1979, (c) Warner Brothers A NEW LIFE, Veronica Hamel, 1988, (c)Paramount A NEW LIFE, Veronica Hamel, Alan Alda, Ann-Margret, John Shea, 1988, (c)Paramount CANNONBALL!, Veronia Hamel, David Carradine, 1976 CANNONBALL, David Carradine, Veronica Hamel, 1976 A NEW LIFE, Alan Alda, Veronica Hamel, 1988.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Determination of Death Virginia "Ginny" Halloran (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 43% The Last Leprechaun Laura Duvann (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Home Invasion Georgia Patchett (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranger in My Home Jennifer (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Talk to Me Sadie (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Blink of an Eye Micki Dickoff (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 44% Here Come the Munsters Lily Munster (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets Etta Berter (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow of Obsession Rebecca Kendall (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Child's Cry for Help Dr. Paula Spencer (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Disappearance of Nora Nora Freemont (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Conviction of Kitty Dodds Kitty Dodds (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 50% Baby Snatcher Bianca Hudson (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Medicine Veronica Hamel (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stop at Nothing Nettie Forbes (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet She Said No Elizabeth `'Beth'` Early (Character) - 1990
      33% 52% Taking Care of Business Elizabeth Barnes (Character) $20.0M 1990
      33% 26% A New Life Kay Hutton (Character) $7.4M 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sessions Lee/Randy Churchill (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls Jennifer North (Character) - 1981
      0% 21% When Time Ran Out Nikki Spangler (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hustler of Muscle Beach Sheila Dodge (Character) - 1980
      0% 22% Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Suzanne Constantine (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ski Lift to Death Andrea Mason (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 79% The Gathering Helen (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 79 Park Avenue Laura Koshko (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Apple Pie Artist (Character) - 1976
      20% 35% Cannonball Linda Maxwell (Character) - 1976

      TV

      Credit
      86% 90% Lost Margo Shephard (Guest Star) 2004 2010
      No Score Yet 71% Third Watch Unknown (Guest Star) 2002-2003
      64% No Score Yet Philly Unknown (Guest Star) 2001-2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Twist of Fate Deborah (Character) 1989
      97% No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Joyce Davenport (Character) 1981-1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dallas Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1976 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Marcy Brownell (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show Rosemary (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Elenora (Guest Star) 1975