Mary Jo Catlett
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Mary Jo Catlett (born September 2, 1938) is an American actress and comedian. She has been a main cast member on the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants since its debut, providing the voice of Mrs. Puff. She is also known for originating the role of Ernestina in the 1964 Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! and for playing Pearl Gallagher, the third housekeeper on Diff'rent Strokes.
Mary Jo Catlett
|Born||September 2, 1938|
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
|Mrs. Puff in SpongeBob SquarePants|
Catlett began her career as a theater actress in Off-Broadway and Broadway musicals. Since the late 1960s, Catlett has appeared in television shows such as M*A*S*H, The Waltons, The Bob Newhart Show, The Dukes of Hazzard, and General Hospital. She received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination at the 1990 ceremony for her work in the latter. She also received an Annie Award nomination in 2001 for her voice-over work as Mrs. Puff.
Early life and educationEdit
Catlett appeared on General Hospital (for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award) and in several episodes of the television sitcom M*A*S*H. She provides the voice of Mrs. Puff in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, as well as the related film The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004). In 2002, she was nominated for The Annie Award for Best Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Production for SpongeBob SquarePants.
Her many television guest roles include appearances on episodes of That's So Raven, Glee and Desperate Housewives. She played wrestler "Terrible Tessie" in the first season Starsky & Hutch episode "The Omaha Tiger", and as "Cousin Alice", the slow-witted but well-meaning relation of an old acquaintance of the Duke family in the first season Dukes of Hazzard episode "Swamp Molly".
She had a voice role on the "American Dream Factory" episode of American Dad!. Catlett appeared in feature films including Serial Mom, The Benchwarmers and Beethoven's 5th. She has appeared in an episode of 2 Broke Girls with other veteran character actresses and guest starred on Shake It Up.
|1969||The Littlest Angel||Scribe #1||Part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame anthology series|
|1971||Bananas||Woman in Hotel Lobby Cheering Honeymoon||Uncredited|
|1975||The Bob Newhart Show||Mrs. Engleheart|
|The Waltons||Elvira Roswell|
|1976||How to Break Up a Happy Divorce||Soprano|
|Police Woman||Car Rental Clark||Television series|
|1976-1978||M*A*S*H||Becky/Nurse Walsh||3 episodes|
|1978||Fantasy Island||Hooligan Hanreddy/Carlotta Smith||4 episodes|
|Dukes of Hazzard||Cousin Alice||1 episode|
|1981||Foul Play||Stella Finkle|
|1981-1989||The Smurfs||Additional voices||Unknown episodes|
|1982||The Beach Girls||Mrs. Brinker|
|The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas||Rita|
|1982-1986||Diff'rent Strokes||Pearl Gallagher||Unknown episodes|
|1986||Alf||Mary Jo||1 episode|
|1989-1990||General Hospital||Mary Finnegan||Unknown episodes|
|1994||Serial Mom||Rosemary Ackerman|
|1996||Quack Pack||The Claw's mother (voice)|
|1999||Rugrats||Doreen (voice)||1 episode|
|1999-present||SpongeBob SquarePants||Mrs. Puff (voice)||Unknown episodes|
|2004||The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy||Witch (voice)||1 episode|
|Lloyd in Space||Mrs. Horton (voice)|
|The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie||Mrs. Puff (voice)|
|2004-2005||That's So Raven||Mrs. Applebaum||4 episodes|
|2006||The Benchwarmers||Mrs. Ellwood|
|2007||State of Mind||Mrs. DelVecchio||1 episode|
|Kim Possible||Aunt June (voice)|
|American Dad!||Store On (voice)|
|2009||Days of Our Lives||Bev|
|Cold Case||Betty Joe Henders '09|
|Surprise Surprise||Winnie Blythman||LGBT film based on the earlier play by the same name|
|2010||Glee||Mrs. Carlisle||1 episode|
|2011||2 Broke Girls||Elaine|
|2012||Shake It Up!||Elderly Woman|
|Desperate Housewives||Debi Brown|
|Did You Look for Work This Week||Trixie|
|2013||The Mentalist||Ruth||1 episode|
|Mr. Box Office||Gertrude|
|Modern Family||Edith||Episode: "Goodnight Gracie"|
|Rizzoli & Isles||Bunny||1 episode|
|2014||Instant Mom||Mrs. Sharp|
|Let's Be Cops||Elderly Lady|
|2015||The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water||Mrs. Puff|
|The McCarthys||Mrs. Murphy||1 episode|
|2016||When the Moon Was Twice as Big||Elsie|
|Bajillion Dollar Propertie$||Ethel Simmons||1 episode|
|2017||Trial and Error||The East Peck Hall of Record's Clerk||Episode: "The Right-Hand Man"|
|Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer||Aunt Agnes (voice)||Episode: "Billy/Willie"|
|2020||The SpongeBob Movie 3: It's a Wonderful Sponge||Mrs. Puff (voice)||In production|
|2015||Buzzr TV||David Ruprecht's Grandma||Commercial Voice|
|1969||Canterbury Tales||Housewife, Village Girl and Parishioner|
|1972||Different Times||Hazel Hughes and child|
|1973-1974||The Pajama Game||Mabel|
|1994||Beauty and the Beast||Madame De La Grande Bouche the Wardrobe|
- "Mary Jo Catlett". Retrieved January 22, 2013.
- Staff (2001). "29th Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners (2001)". Annie Award. ASIFA-Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 2, 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2016.
- Mary Jo Catlett profile, FilmReference.com.com; accessed April 17, 2016.
- "Starsky & Hutch: "The Omaha Tiger" (1976)". Retrieved January 22, 2013.
- "The Dukes of Hazzard: "Swamp Molly" (1979)". Retrieved April 17, 2016.
- Davis, Brandon (January 23, 2019). "'SpongeBob SquarePants 3' Begins Production". Comicbook. Retrieved January 23, 2019.