Teri Garr

Teri Ann Garr (born December 11, 1944) is a retired American actress, dancer and singer. She frequently appeared in comedic roles throughout her career, which spans four decades and includes over 140 credits in film and television Her accolades include one Academy Award nomination, a BAFTA Award nomination, and one National Board of Review Award. Born in Lakewood, Ohio, Garr was raised in North Hollywood. She is the third child of a comedic-actor father and a studio costumer mother. In her youth, Garr trained in ballet and other forms of dance. She began her career as a teenager with small roles in television and film in the early 1960s, including appearances as a dancer in six Elvis Presley musicals. After spending two years attending college, Garr left Los Angeles and studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City. Her self-described "big break" as an actress was landing a role in the Star Trek episode "Assignment: Earth", after which she said, "I finally started to get real acting work." Garr had a supporting role in Francis Ford Coppola's thriller The Conversation (1974) before having her film breakthrough as Inga in Young Frankenstein (1974). In 1977, she was cast in a high-profile role in Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Garr continued to appear in various high-profile roles throughout the 1980s, including supporting parts in the comedies Tootsie (1982), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting ...

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The Conversation (1974)

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Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  John Cazale  •  Frederic Forrest  •  Cindy Williams

Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  John Cazale  •  Frederic Forrest  •  Cindy Williams

Searching for Debra Winger (2002)

Rosanna Arquette talks to various actresses about the pressures they face as women working in the entertainment industry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rosanna Arquette
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Emmanuelle Béart  •  Katrin Cartlidge

Rosanna Arquette talks to various actresses about the pressures they face as women working in the entertainment industry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rosanna Arquette
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Emmanuelle Béart  •  Katrin Cartlidge

After Hours (1985)

An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Griffin Dunne  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Verna Bloom  •  Tommy Chong

An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Griffin Dunne  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Verna Bloom  •  Tommy Chong

Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)

The Joker is back with a vengeance, and Gotham's newest Dark Knight, Terry McGinnis, needs answers as he stands alone to face Gotham's most infamous Clown Prince of Crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curt Geda
CAST:  Will Friedle  •  Kevin Conroy  •  Mark Hamill  •  Angie Harmon

The Joker is back with a vengeance, and Gotham's newest Dark Knight, Terry McGinnis, needs answers as he stands alone to face Gotham's most infamous Clown Prince of Crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curt Geda
CAST:  Will Friedle  •  Kevin Conroy  •  Mark Hamill  •  Angie Harmon

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

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After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  François Truffaut  •  Teri Garr  •  Melinda Dillon

After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  François Truffaut  •  Teri Garr  •  Melinda Dillon

Dick (1999)

Two high school girls wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon. They become the official dog walkers for Nixon's dog Checkers, and become his secret advisors during the Watergate scandal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Fleming
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Michelle Williams  •  Will Ferrell  •  Dan Hedaya

Two high school girls wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon. They become the official dog walkers for Nixon's dog Checkers, and become his secret advisors during the Watergate scandal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Fleming
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Michelle Williams  •  Will Ferrell  •  Dan Hedaya

Dumb and Dumber (1994)

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Lloyd and Harry are two men whose stupidity is really indescribable. When Mary, a beautiful woman, loses an important suitcase with money before she leaves for Aspen, the two friends (who have found the suitcase) decide to return it to her. After some "adventures" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Lauren Holly  •  Teri Garr

Lloyd and Harry are two men whose stupidity is really indescribable. When Mary, a beautiful woman, loses an important suitcase with money before she leaves for Aspen, the two friends (who have found the suitcase) decide to return it to her. After some "adventures" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Lauren Holly  •  Teri Garr

Firstborn (1984)

Because he's the oldest, Jake has been the man of the house, since his parents divorce. When Mom starts seeing Sam, who always seems to be trying some new way to get rich quick, and declares he's the man of the house now, Jake puts up with it. Until he discovers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Teri Garr  •  Peter Weller  •  Christopher Collet  •  Corey Haim

Because he's the oldest, Jake has been the man of the house, since his parents divorce. When Mom starts seeing Sam, who always seems to be trying some new way to get rich quick, and declares he's the man of the house now, Jake puts up with it. Until he discovers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Teri Garr  •  Peter Weller  •  Christopher Collet  •  Corey Haim

Ghost World (2001)

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Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' friendship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Zwigoff
CAST:  Thora Birch  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Brad Renfro

Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' friendship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Zwigoff
CAST:  Thora Birch  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Brad Renfro

Head (1968)

In this surrealistic and free-form follow-up to the Monkees' television show, the band frolic their way through a series of musical set pieces and vignettes containing humor and anti-establishment social commentary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Peter Tork  •  Davy Jones  •  Micky Dolenz  •  Michael Nesmith

In this surrealistic and free-form follow-up to the Monkees' television show, the band frolic their way through a series of musical set pieces and vignettes containing humor and anti-establishment social commentary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Peter Tork  •  Davy Jones  •  Micky Dolenz  •  Michael Nesmith

Kissin' Cousins (1964)

An Army officer returns to the Smoky Mountains and tries to convince his kinfolk to allow the Army to build a missile site on their land. Once he gets there, he discovers he has a look-alike cousin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gene Nelson
CAST:  Elvis Presley  •  Arthur O'Connell  •  Glenda Farrell  •  Jack Albertson

An Army officer returns to the Smoky Mountains and tries to convince his kinfolk to allow the Army to build a missile site on their land. Once he gets there, he discovers he has a look-alike cousin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gene Nelson
CAST:  Elvis Presley  •  Arthur O'Connell  •  Glenda Farrell  •  Jack Albertson

Let It Ride (1989)

An average kind of guy who has a slight problem with gambling goes to the track, and mystically, it seems as though he can't lose, no matter how he bets; and he has an incredible day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Pytka
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  David Johansen  •  Teri Garr

An average kind of guy who has a slight problem with gambling goes to the track, and mystically, it seems as though he can't lose, no matter how he bets; and he has an incredible day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Pytka
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  David Johansen  •  Teri Garr

Life Without Dick (2002)

By accident, Colleen Gibson shoots and kills her gold-digging cheating boyfriend, Dick, a private eye who happens to have a hitman on his tail. Danny the hitman works for his brother-in-law, a cheerful but nasty Irish mobster, hasn't actually killed anyone, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bix Skahill
CAST:  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Harry Connick Jr.  •  Johnny Knoxville  •  Craig Ferguson

By accident, Colleen Gibson shoots and kills her gold-digging cheating boyfriend, Dick, a private eye who happens to have a hitman on his tail. Danny the hitman works for his brother-in-law, a cheerful but nasty Irish mobster, hasn't actually killed anyone, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bix Skahill
CAST:  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Harry Connick Jr.  •  Johnny Knoxville  •  Craig Ferguson

Michael (1996)

Tabloid reporters are sent by their editor to investigate after the paper recieves a letter from a woman claiming an angel is living with her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Andie MacDowell  •  William Hurt  •  Bob Hoskins

Tabloid reporters are sent by their editor to investigate after the paper recieves a letter from a woman claiming an angel is living with her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Andie MacDowell  •  William Hurt  •  Bob Hoskins

Mr. Mom (1983)

Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't have a clue...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stan Dragoti
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Teri Garr  •  Frederick Koehler  •  Taliesin Jaffe

Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't have a clue...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stan Dragoti
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Teri Garr  •  Frederick Koehler  •  Taliesin Jaffe

Oh, God! (1977)

When God appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  John Denver  •  George Burns  •  Teri Garr  •  Donald Pleasence

When God appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  John Denver  •  George Burns  •  Teri Garr  •  Donald Pleasence

One from the Heart (1982)

Hank and Frannie don't seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Frannie leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship. Each one of them meets their dream mate, but as bright as they may seem, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Teri Garr  •  Frederic Forrest  •  Raul Julia  •  Lainie Kazan

Hank and Frannie don't seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Frannie leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship. Each one of them meets their dream mate, but as bright as they may seem, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Teri Garr  •  Frederic Forrest  •  Raul Julia  •  Lainie Kazan

Pajama Party (1964)

A Martian teenager sent to prepare for an invasion falls in love with an Earth girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Weis
CAST:  Tommy Kirk  •  Annette Funicello  •  Elsa Lanchester  •  Harvey Lembeck

A Martian teenager sent to prepare for an invasion falls in love with an Earth girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Weis
CAST:  Tommy Kirk  •  Annette Funicello  •  Elsa Lanchester  •  Harvey Lembeck

Ready to Wear (1994)

During Paris Fashion Week, models, designers and industry hot shots gather to work, mingle, argue and try to seduce one another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Sophia Loren  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Chiara Mastroianni

During Paris Fashion Week, models, designers and industry hot shots gather to work, mingle, argue and try to seduce one another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Sophia Loren  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Chiara Mastroianni

The Player (1992)

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Fred Ward  •  Whoopi Goldberg

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Fred Ward  •  Whoopi Goldberg
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