Jo Ann Harris
Jo Ann Harris at The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention, Hunt Valley, Maryland. August 2021.
Harris in August 2021
Jo Ann Marcovitch

(1949-05-27) May 27, 1949 (age 73)
Years active1967–present
(m. 1975; died 2006)

Jo Ann Harris (born Jo Ann Marcovitch; 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).


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, The F.B.I., Barnaby Jones, [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 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 eight 2008-2010 episodes of the show State of the Union.

Personal life

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


Year Title Role Notes
1967 The Second Hundred Years Mod Girl TV series
1968 Run for Your Life Girl TV series
1968 Dragnet 1968 Jo-Elle Murphy TV series
1968 Maryjane Jo Ann
1968 Judd for the Defense Ginny Baker TV series
1969 The Gay Deceivers Leslie Devlin
1969 Gunsmoke Ellie Wylie TV series
1969 Adam-12 Susann Baker TV series
1969 The High Chaparral Annie Croswell TV series
1969–1972 The Mod Squad Sue Fielding / Sally TV series
1970–1971 The Virginian Amanda Benson / Mary Ann Travers TV series
1970–1972 Medical Center Dana / Ellen Farley TV series
1971 The Sporting Club Lu
1971 The Smith Family Lynn Mitchell TV series
1971 Cat Ballou Cat Ballou short movie
1971 Teenage Tease
1971 The Beguiled Carol
1972 Michael O'Hara the Fourth Mike' O'Hara IV TV movie
1972 Disney-Land Mike' O'Hara IV TV series
1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Danielle Tate TV series
1972 Banyon Sally Overman TV series
1972-1973 The Streets of San Francisco Connie / Lita Brewer TV series
1973 Goober and the Ghost Chasers Tina TV series, voice
1973 The F.B.I Tish Laramie TV series
1974 The Parallax View Chrissy – Frady's Girl
1974 Act of Vengeance Linda
1974 Nakia Kitty TV Series
1974-1978 Barnaby Jones Ellie Beck / Lisa Murphy / Lorna Pearson TV series
1975 Hawaii Five-O Laurie TV series
1975 The Manhunter Sandy TV series
1975 Movin' On Sandy TV series
1975 Kate McShane TV series
1975 Rich Man, Poor Man Gloria Bartley TV series
1976 Bert D'Angelo/Superstar Amy TV series
1976–1977 Most Wanted Officer Kate Manners TV series
1977 Fred Flintstone and Friends TV series, voice
1977 Love Boat Connie Evans TV series
1977 Anna Karenina Susan Cord TV series
1978 Cruise Into Terror Judy Haines TV movie
1978 Fantasy Island Andrea Chambers TV series
1979 Vegas Christy TV series
1979 The Wild Wild West Revisited Carmelita TV movie
1979 Detective School Teresa Cleary TV series
1979 Beyond Death's Door Laurie
1979 B.J. and the Bear Barbara Sue TV series
1979 A Man Called Sloane Johanna TV series
1980 M Station: Hawaii Karen Holt TV movie
1980 Xanadu 40's Singer #1
1981 American Dream Myra TV series
1982 Deadly Games Clarissa Jane Louise 'Keegan' Lawrence
1983 Laverne & Shirley Jane
1984 The Duck Factory Wendy Wooster TV series
1988 Oliver & Company Additional Voices voice
1989–1992 The Simpsons Various Voices TV Series, voice
1991 Caged Fear Big as a House #1
1995 What-a-Mess Felicia TV series, voice
1997–1999 Tracey Takes On... Fawn Loving TV series
2008–2010 Tracey Ullman's State of the Union Candy Cantwell / Terri / Interviewer TV series


  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.