JoBeth Williams

JoBeth Williams (born December 6, 1948) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy nominated American film and television actress and director, and current President of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.

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Poltergeist (1982)

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Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken dishes and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tobe Hooper
CAST:  Craig T. Nelson  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Beatrice Straight  •  Dominique Dunne

Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken dishes and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tobe Hooper
CAST:  Craig T. Nelson  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Beatrice Straight  •  Dominique Dunne

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

Fever Pitch (2005)

Lindsay is stuck in the middle of her relationship with Ben and his passion for the Boston Red Sox.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobby Farrelly  •  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Jimmy Fallon  •  Jack Kehler  •  Jason Spevack

Lindsay is stuck in the middle of her relationship with Ben and his passion for the Boston Red Sox.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobby Farrelly  •  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Jimmy Fallon  •  Jack Kehler  •  Jason Spevack

Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)

Uptight New York City executive, Michael Cromwell, pursues his soon-to-be ex-wife to South America and returns home with the son he never knew he had -- a boy raised in a tribal village in Brazil. Armed with only his blowgun, the 13-year-old Mimi-Siku discovers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Pasquin
CAST:  Tim Allen  •  Martin Short  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Lolita Davidovich

Uptight New York City executive, Michael Cromwell, pursues his soon-to-be ex-wife to South America and returns home with the son he never knew he had -- a boy raised in a tribal village in Brazil. Armed with only his blowgun, the 13-year-old Mimi-Siku discovers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Pasquin
CAST:  Tim Allen  •  Martin Short  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Lolita Davidovich

My Name Is Bill W. (1989)

Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support group that would ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie
CAST:  James Woods  •  JoBeth Williams  •  James Garner  •  Gary Sinise

Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support group that would ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie
CAST:  James Woods  •  JoBeth Williams  •  James Garner  •  Gary Sinise

Stir Crazy (1980)

New Yorkers, Skip Donahue and Harry Monroe have no jobs and no prospects, so they decide to flee the city and find work elsewhere, landing jobs wearing woodpecker costumes to promote the opening of a bank. When their feathery costumes are stolen and used in a bank ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Poitier
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Richard Pryor  •  Georg Stanford Brown  •  JoBeth Williams

New Yorkers, Skip Donahue and Harry Monroe have no jobs and no prospects, so they decide to flee the city and find work elsewhere, landing jobs wearing woodpecker costumes to promote the opening of a bank. When their feathery costumes are stolen and used in a bank ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Poitier
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Richard Pryor  •  Georg Stanford Brown  •  JoBeth Williams

Switch (1991)

Steve Brooks, a sexist womanizer, is killed by a group of his angry former lovers. In heaven, he makes a bargain with God for redemption and agrees to return to Earth. Once there, he must have a sincere relationship with a female and make her fall in love with him. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Ellen Barkin  •  Jimmy Smits  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Lorraine Bracco

Steve Brooks, a sexist womanizer, is killed by a group of his angry former lovers. In heaven, he makes a bargain with God for redemption and agrees to return to Earth. Once there, he must have a sincere relationship with a female and make her fall in love with him. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Ellen Barkin  •  Jimmy Smits  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Lorraine Bracco

The Big Chill (1983)

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Seven old college friends gather for a weekend reunion after the funeral of one of their own.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Glenn Close  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  William Hurt

Seven old college friends gather for a weekend reunion after the funeral of one of their own.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Glenn Close  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  William Hurt

The Day After (1983)

In the mid-1980s, the U.S. is poised on the brink of nuclear war. This shadow looms over the residents of a small town in Kansas as they continue their daily lives. Dr. Russell Oakes maintains his busy schedule at the hospital, Denise Dahlberg prepares for her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Meyer
CAST:  Jason Robards  •  John Cullum  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Steve Guttenberg

In the mid-1980s, the U.S. is poised on the brink of nuclear war. This shadow looms over the residents of a small town in Kansas as they continue their daily lives. Dr. Russell Oakes maintains his busy schedule at the hospital, Denise Dahlberg prepares for her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Meyer
CAST:  Jason Robards  •  John Cullum  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Steve Guttenberg

The Dogs of War (1980)

Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Irvin
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Tom Berenger  •  Winston Ntshona  •  JoBeth Williams

Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Irvin
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Tom Berenger  •  Winston Ntshona  •  JoBeth Williams

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)

A tough cop's seemingly frail mother comes to stay with him and progressively interferes in his life. She buys him an illegal MAC-10 machine pistol and starts poking around in his police cases. Eventually, the film draws to a denouement involving the title of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Estelle Getty  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Roger Rees

A tough cop's seemingly frail mother comes to stay with him and progressively interferes in his life. She buys him an illegal MAC-10 machine pistol and starts poking around in his police cases. Eventually, the film draws to a denouement involving the title of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Estelle Getty  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Roger Rees

Teachers (1984)

A teacher tries to overcome his frustration teaching a high-school that seems to be full of flunkies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Judd Hirsch  •  Ralph Macchio

A teacher tries to overcome his frustration teaching a high-school that seems to be full of flunkies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Judd Hirsch  •  Ralph Macchio

Into the Fire (2005)

TV Movie Drama - Sean Patrick Flanery, Melina Kanakaredes, JoBeth Williams  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Phelan
CAST:  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  Melina Kanakaredes  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Pablo Schreiber

TV Movie Drama - Sean Patrick Flanery, Melina Kanakaredes, JoBeth Williams  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Phelan
CAST:  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  Melina Kanakaredes  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Pablo Schreiber

Wyatt Earp (1994)

Covering the life and times of one of the West's most iconic heroes Wyatt Earp weaves an intricate tale of Earp and his friends and family. With a star studded cast, sweeping cinematography and authentic costumes Wyatt Earp led the way during the Western revival in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Gene Hackman  •  David Andrews

Covering the life and times of one of the West's most iconic heroes Wyatt Earp weaves an intricate tale of Earp and his friends and family. With a star studded cast, sweeping cinematography and authentic costumes Wyatt Earp led the way during the Western revival in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Gene Hackman  •  David Andrews

Just Write (1997)

A Hollywood tour bus driver poses as a screenwriter to romance an up-and-coming young actress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Gallerani
CAST:  Jeremy Piven  •  Sherilyn Fenn  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Wallace Shawn

A Hollywood tour bus driver poses as a screenwriter to romance an up-and-coming young actress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Gallerani
CAST:  Jeremy Piven  •  Sherilyn Fenn  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Wallace Shawn

It Came From the Sky (1999)

Jarvis and Pepper crash land their small plane on the roof of the Bridges family. Pepper finds herself having a positive effect on the households' autistic son Andy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Yasmine Bleeth  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  John Ritter  •  JoBeth Williams

Jarvis and Pepper crash land their small plane on the roof of the Bridges family. Pepper finds herself having a positive effect on the households' autistic son Andy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Yasmine Bleeth  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  John Ritter  •  JoBeth Williams

Trapped in a Purple Haze (2000)

When a charismatic teenager falters under constant pressure from his parents and school, he makes a potentially deadly mistake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Laneuville
CAST:  Jonathan Jackson  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Carly Pope  •  Robin Dunne

When a charismatic teenager falters under constant pressure from his parents and school, he makes a potentially deadly mistake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Laneuville
CAST:  Jonathan Jackson  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Carly Pope  •  Robin Dunne

Parallel Lives (1994)

A college reunion turns into a tangled web of passion, romance and intrigue as old friends and enemies catch up with each other's lives. Includes a long list of stars.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Linda Yellen
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Liza Minnelli  •  Michael S. O'Rourke  •  James Brolin

A college reunion turns into a tangled web of passion, romance and intrigue as old friends and enemies catch up with each other's lives. Includes a long list of stars.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Linda Yellen
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Liza Minnelli  •  Michael S. O'Rourke  •  James Brolin

Me, Myself and I (1992)

Diane is a growling, howling urban nightmare, suffering from paranoia, nymphomania, and a really bad hair day. Her neighbor, a TV writer, is subject to Diane's constant commentary on sex, violence and invisible persecutors through paper-thin walls. When Diane ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pablo Ferro
CAST:  JoBeth Williams  •  George Segal  •  Don Calfa  •  Shelley Hack

Diane is a growling, howling urban nightmare, suffering from paranoia, nymphomania, and a really bad hair day. Her neighbor, a TV writer, is subject to Diane's constant commentary on sex, violence and invisible persecutors through paper-thin walls. When Diane ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pablo Ferro
CAST:  JoBeth Williams  •  George Segal  •  Don Calfa  •  Shelley Hack

Murder Ordained (1987)

This is the story of a minister who's feeling unhappy in his marriage who then has an affair with a church employee, who is also married, and who also has affairs, and whose husband is unwilling to divorce her. One day the minister's wife is found dead, in what ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Robe
CAST:  Keith Carradine  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Kathy Bates  •  Guy Boyd

This is the story of a minister who's feeling unhappy in his marriage who then has an affair with a church employee, who is also married, and who also has affairs, and whose husband is unwilling to divorce her. One day the minister's wife is found dead, in what ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Robe
CAST:  Keith Carradine  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Kathy Bates  •  Guy Boyd
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