Jodi Carlisle
Born (1960-08-28) August 28, 1960 (age 63)
Years active1982–present

Jodi Carlisle (born August 28, 1960) is an American actress who has appeared in a number of television shows, feature films, video games, television films, and stage plays. Carlisle is perhaps best known as one of the principal voice actors on the Nickelodeon animated TV series The Wild Thornberrys.[1]


Voice roles

Jodi Carlisle has been performing voice work since 1982, beginning with the cartoon series Pac-Man. Two of her main voice roles were the characters of Wendy Richter and The Fabulous Moolah on the Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling Saturday morning cartoon series.[2] In 1991, she voiced Dr. Sara Bellum in 5 episodes of Darkwing Duck. From 1992-1993, Carlisle provided additional voices in 26 episodes of Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa. There have also been four voice roles in video games and a number of audiobook narrations.

Perhaps her most popular voice performance was the clan mother character of Marianne Thornberry in the Nickelodeon animated TV series The Wild Thornberrys, voicing in all 90 episodes which ran from 1998 to 2004 as well as the feature films The Wild Thornberrys Movie released 2002 and Rugrats Go Wild released 2003. Both films were a success at the box office, grossing $60 million and $50 million respectively; however, the critical reception was more favorable for The Wild Thornberrys Movie than Rugrats Go Wild with Rotten Tomatoes scores of 80% and 41%.[3][4][5][6][7]

Live-action roles

In the field of live-action television, Jodi Carlisle has been unable to make a significant impact and hasn't been given a breakthrough role. A large collection of minor parts and guest star roles include 2 episodes each of Desperate Housewives and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, with single appearances in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, Night Court, Malcolm in the Middle, Ugly Betty and That '70s Show.[7] Also, there came the roles of Jean Trull and Dr Gropeman in eight episodes of the web comedy series Ave 43. Prior to her acting and voice work, Carlisle was a contestant on The Joker's Wild and during her career, she later appeared as a contestant on Tic-Tac-Dough.

Stage roles

Carlisle is an accomplished stage actress and has appeared in many productions, including musicals where her powerful singing voice has been displayed. Most of her roles have been with the Colony Theatre Company based in Los Angeles where Carlisle is an Associate Artist; in productions including Fuddy Meers, A Hole in the Dark, The Matchmaker, Heartbreak Hotel, Picnic, King of Hearts, Working, Passions, Tomfoolery, Could I Have This Dance?, The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Laramie Project and Einstein and the Polar Bear.[1]

Another Colony production, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying was reviewed by Julio Martinez for Variety where he commented "Jodi Carlisle exhibits one of the more adroit musical comedy voices as Smitty, belting out such ditties as "Coffee Break", "Been a Long Day" and "Paris Original".[8] More praise came in another Variety review, this time for A Hole in the Dark, where Terry Morgan commented "Miranda goes through more changes than any other character, and local acting treasure Carlisle is equal to every challenge with her robust and rollicking performance."[9] In 1997, Carlisle received the annual LA Drama Critics Circle Natalie Schafer Award.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1994 Speechless Doris Wind
2002 The Wild Thornberrys Movie Marianne Thornberry (voice)
2003 Rugrats Go Wild Marianne Thornberry (voice)
2007 Protecting the King Nurse
2016 Café Society Maid

Video games

Year Title Role
1995 The Berenstain Bears Get in a Fight Mama Bear
1997 Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant Chin Chilla
2000 The Wild Thornberrys: Animal Adventures Marianne Thornberry
2012 Dishonored Madam Prudence
2013 Grand Theft Auto V The Local Population
2016 Final Fantasy XV Additional Voices


Year TV Series Role Episode
2021 Shaman King Goldva 6 episodes
2015 Superstore Sweet Customer Shots and Salsa
Robot Chicken Marianne Thornberry (voice) Episode: "Zeb and Kevin Erotic Hot Tub Canvas"; voice role
2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Helen Holton 2 episodes
2010–2012 Ave 43 Jean Trull, Dr. Gropeman 8 episodes
2010 Men of a Certain Age Mrs. Michaelman You Gonna Do That the Rest of Your Life?
2009 Action News 6 Acid Stop (voice) Video
2008 Desperate Housewives Michelle Downing 2 episodes
Raising the Bar Judge Emma Richie Richer
2007 Ugly Betty Customer A League of Their Own
Cold Case Miss Boyd 8:03 AM
2006 Medium Whitman's Secretary Be Kind, Rewind
Shark Judge Russo
Big Love Brynn's Mother The Baptism
2005 What I Like About You Classy Older Woman I Want My Baby Back
Avatar: The Last Airbender Additional Voices, Herbalist (voice) 2 episodes
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jimmy's Mom Harvest
That '70s Show TV Announcer Baby Don't You Do It
2003 CSI: Miami Waitress Double Cap
The Street Lawyer TV Movie
2002 Greetings from Tucson Butter Work Ethic
My Life as a Teenage Robot Vee, Thelma Lou, Teapot (voice) Episode: "Saved by the Shell/Tradeshow Showdown"; voice role
2001 Malcolm in the Middle Book Club Lady #1 Book Club
Judging Amy Therapist The Beginning, the End and the Murky Middle
The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie Marianne Thornberry (voice) TV Movie
2000 7th Heaven Bonnie Gossip
1999 Providence Matron Sail Away
Our Friend, Martin Additional Voices Video
1998–2004 The Wild Thornberrys Marianne Thornberry (voice) 90 episodes
1994 Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 In. Women Debbie Dallas TV Movie
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man Morgue Receptionist (voice) Gland of Opportunity
1993 Bonkers voice O Cartoon! My Cartoon!
1992–1993 Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa Additional Voices 26 episodes
1992 Mad About You Saleslady Sofa's Choice
Civil Wars Lauraine Sofransky Mob Psychology
Raw Toonage Additional Voices Unknown episodes
Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful Aphrodite TV Movie
1991 Real Mature Various ABC/Nickelodeon: TV pilot
Darkwing Duck Dr. Sara Bellum (voice) 5 episodes
1990 TaleSpin Hippo Wife (voice) Time Waits for No Bear
Night Court Lana Anders Amore or Less
1985–1986 Rock 'n' Wrestling Wendi Richter/The Fabulous Moolah (voice) 23 episodes
1985 ABC Weekend Specials Brenda The Velveteen Rabbit
1982 Pac-Man Additional Voices 3 episodes

Other works


  1. ^ a b c "Colony Theatre Member Jodi Carlisle". Retrieved 2016-01-17.
  2. ^ Terrace, Vincent Encyclopedia of Television Shows 1925 through 2010 2nd Edition, published by McFarland 2011, page 485 ISBN 0786486414
  3. ^ "The Wild Thornberrys Movie - The Numbers". Retrieved 2016-01-17.
  4. ^ "Rugrats Go Wild - The Numbers". Retrieved 2016-01-17.
  5. ^ "The Wild Thornberrys Movie". 2002-12-20. Retrieved 2016-01-17.
  6. ^ "Rugrats Go Wild". 2003-06-13. Retrieved 2016-01-17.
  7. ^ a b "Jodi Carlisle Biography and Filmography". Retrieved 2016-01-17.
  8. ^ "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying". Variety. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  9. ^ "A Hole in the Dark". Variety. Retrieved 2016-01-18.