Jo Ann Harris, born Jo Ann Marcovitch in Los Angeles on May 27, 1949, is an American actress known for her many film and television roles beginning in 1967. In the 1971 film The Beguiled she portrayed a 17-year-old who seduced Clint Eastwood's character.[1] Her other films include Maryjane (1968), The Gay Deceivers (1969), The Sporting Club (1971), The Parallax View (1974), Act of Vengeance (1974), Cruise into Terror (1978), and Deadly Games (1982).

Jo Ann Harris
Born (1949-05-27) May 27, 1949 (age 70)

Harris's first acting role came in the drama series Run for Your Life (starring Ben Gazzara) in 1967 when she was 18 years old. Other guest-starring TV credits include Adam-12, Gunsmoke, The High Chaparral, The Virginian/The Men of Shiloh, Medical Center[2], Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, The Mod Squad, Adam-12, The F.B.I.[3], Hawaii Five-O, Nakia, The Streets of San Francisco, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Vega$[4], B.J. and the Bear, Rich Man, Poor Man, Laverne & Shirley, and State of the Union. She was also a panelist on Match Game 77 for a week.

She played a co-starring role in the short-lived 1977 ABC police series Most Wanted (starring Robert Stack)[5].

Her voice acting work includes the voice of Tina in the 1973 Hanna-Barbera animated series Goober and the Ghost Chasers, the animated film Oliver & Company (1988), and various episodic characters in The Simpsons.

She played Candy Cantwell, the interviewer, and Terri in 8 2008-2010 episodes of the show State of the Union.

Personal lifeEdit

Jo Ann Harris was married for many years to television and film writer/producer Jerry Belson. They had two children together, Julie and Willi. Jo Ann was widowed when Jerry died in 2006.


Year Title Role Notes
1968 Maryjane Jo Ann
1969 The Gay Deceivers Leslie Devlin
1971 Teenage Tease
1971 The Beguiled Carol
1971 The Sporting Club Lu
1974 The Parallax View Chrissy - Frady's Girl
1974 Act of Vengeance Linda
1979 Beyond Death's Door
1982 Deadly Games Clarissa Jane Louise 'Keegan' Lawrence
1988 Oliver & Company Voice
1991 Caged Fear Big as a House #1
1995 What-a-Mess Felicia Voice


  1. ^ King, Danny (November 25, 2013). "Clint, Caught in the Act: On The Beguiled, and Don Siegel's Leading Man". Bright Lights Film Journal. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  2. ^ Mavis, Paul (August 6, 2013). "Medical Center: The Complete Third Season - review". Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  3. ^ Mavis, Paul (July 31, 2014). "The FBI: The Complete Eighth Season - review". Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  4. ^ Mavis, Paul (February 9, 2010). "Vega$: The First Season, Volume 2 - review". Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  5. ^ Lambert, David (March 8, 2017). "Most Wanted - review". Archived from the original on March 12, 2017. Retrieved March 19, 2017.

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