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Janice Felice Karman (born May 21, 1954)[1] is an American actress, film producer, record producer, singer, and voice artist. She is the co-owner of Bagdasarian Productions with her husband Ross Bagdasarian, Jr.

Janice Karman
Janice Felice Karman

(1954-05-21) May 21, 1954 (age 65)
OccupationActress, voice actress, film producer, record producer, singer
Years active1978–present
Spouse(s)Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. (m. 1979)
ChildrenVanessa (b. 1986)
Michael (b. 1990)
Parent(s)Harvey Karman (1924–2008) and Felice Kerman

Karman was born in Los Angeles, California. Her father was psychologist Harvey Leroy Karman (born Harvey Walters). Her mother, Felice Karman, was also a psychologist.[2] Karman played the role of Bunny in the 1975 film Switchblade Sisters (alternate title: The Jezebels),[3] and Hank in the 1976 exploitation film Slumber Party '57.

The focus of Bagdasarian Productions company is on creating albums, cartoons, and other products based on the Alvin and the Chipmunks characters, who were created by Bagdasarian's father Ross Bagdasarian, Sr., besides helping to produce the records and cartoons. Karman provides the voice of Theodore and the members of the female spin-off group The Chipettes: Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor (Dody Goodman also did the voice of Miss Beatrice Miller as well).

In Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks, Janice also got to play the role of La-Lu. She originally voiced Theodore in the live-action/computer-animated film adaptation, but for promotional reasons Theodore was re-recorded by the singer and actor Jesse McCartney.[4] However, her singing was kept in.

Karman and her husband have two children, a daughter Vanessa (1986) and a son Michael (b. January 18, 1990).

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In 1983, Janice Karman as writer and producer, assisted with the creation of an Alvin and The Chipmunks version of the Christmas Carol. This version of the film is available on DVD.[5]


  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at
  2. ^ "Ms. Magazine". Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication. 1 July 1975. Retrieved 16 December 2018 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Maggie's Stiletto Sisters". Retrieved 16 December 2018 – via
  4. ^ Archived 2008-02-01 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "The Christmas Encyclopedia (3rd edition)2014 129 William D. Crump The Christmas Encyclopedia (3rd edition) Jefferson, NC McFarland 2013 x+527 pp. 9780786468270 $75". Reference Reviews. 28 (4): 17. 2014-05-13. doi:10.1108/rr-01-2014-0011. ISSN 0950-4125.

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