Catherine O'Hara
Catherine O'Hara
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date of Birth:
March 4, 1954
Date of Death:

Catherine O'Hara is a Canadian-American actress and comedienne. She portrayed Delia Deetz in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice, Sally and Shock in The Nightmare Before Christmas and Mrs. Frankenstein / Weird Girl / Gym Teacher in Frankenweenie.

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Film[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Squeeze Play! Claire
1979 The Bushido Blade Trixie
1980 Double Negative Audrey
1980 Cruising Stella
1980 Nothing Personal Judith
1980 The First Deadly Sin Rita
1981 Excalibur Aurora
1981 Prince of the City Celia
1981 Time Bandits Susan
1983 Rock & Rule Aunt Edith (voice)
1984 This Is Spinal Tap Girl
1984 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Gloria
1985 After Hours Gail
1986 Heartburn Betty
1987 Spaceballs Queen
1988 Beetlejuice Delia Deetz
1988 Killer Klowns from Outer Space Amelia
1989 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Kate
1990 Dick Tracy Texie Garcia
1990 Betsy's Wedding Gloria Henner
1990 Home Alone Kate McCallister
1990 Little Vegas Lexie
1991 The Last Boy Scout Melina
1992 There Goes the Neighborhood Jessica Lodge Internationally re-titled Paydirt
1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Kate McCallister
1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas Sally / Shock (voice)
1994 The Paper Susan
1994 Wyatt Earp Allie Earp
1994 Airheads Abby
1994 A Simple Twist of Fate April Simon
1995 Tall Tale Calamity Jane
1996 Waiting for Guffman Sheila Albertson
1996 The Last of the High Kings Cathleen
1997 Pippi Longstocking Mrs. Prysselius (voice)
1998 Home Fries Beatrice Lever
1999 The Life Before This Sheena
1999 Bartok the Magnificent Ludmilla (voice) Direct-to-video
2000 Best in Show Cookie Fleck
2000 Dude, Where's My Car? Trixie
2001 Speaking of Sex Connie Barker
2002 Orange County Cindy Beugler
2003 A Mighty Wind Mickey Crabbe
2004 Surviving Christmas Christine Valco
2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Justice Strauss
2005 Game 6 Lillian Rogan
2005 Chicken Little Tina (voice)
2006 Over the Hedge Penny (voice)
2006 Monster House Mrs. Walters (voice)
2006 Brother Bear 2 Kata (voice) Direct-to-video
2006 Penelope Jessica Wilhern
2006 For Your Consideration Marilyn Heck
2006 Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses Rowena (voice) Direct-to-video
2009 Away We Go Gloria Farlander
2009 Where the Wild Things Are Judith (voice)
2009 Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva Flora Reinhold English dub
2010 Killers Mrs. Kornfeldt
2011 A Monster in Paris Madame Carlotta (voice) English dub
2012 Frankenweenie Susan Frankenstein / Gym Teacher / Weird Girl (voices)
2013 A.C.O.D. Melissa
2013 The Right Kind of Wrong Tess
2014 When Marnie Was There Old Woman (voice) English dub
2019 The Addams Family Grandma Frump (voice)
2020 Extinct TBA (voice) In production

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
1975 Wayne and Shuster Various Episode: "1975 Show #2"
1975–77 Coming Up Rosie Marna Wallbacker Unknown episodes
1976–84 SCTV Various Main; Seasons 1 & 2 – 50 episodes
Main; Season 4 – 27 episodes (renamed SCTV Network 90)
Guest; Season 6 – 5 episodes (renamed SCTV Channel)
Also writer for seasons 1, 2, 4 & 6
Served as writer for The Best of SCTV
1978 Witch's Night Out Malicious (voice) CBC/NBC television special
1979 Please Don't Eat The Planet Ma Spademinder (voice) Television short
1980 Easter Fever Scarlett O'Hare CBC television special
1980 From Cleveland Various Television pilot
Also writer
1980 You've Come a Long Way, Katie Unknown Miniseries
1981 The Steve Allen Comedy Hour Various Episode: "May 29, 1981"
1983 The New Show Various 3 episodes
1985 George Burns Comedy Week Unknown Episode: "The Dynamite Girl"
1987 Trying Times Rebecca Episode: "Get a Job"
1988 The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley Miss Malone (voice) Main role; 13 episodes
1988 Saturday Night Live Herself Episode: "Matthew Broderick / The Sugarcubes"
1989 I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood Nancy Mae HBO television special
1989 Andrea Martin... Together Again Various Television special
Also writer for special material
1990 The Dave Thomas Comedy Show Unknown Episode: "#1.5"
1990 Dream On Irma Episode: "555-HELL"
Directed episode: "And Your Little Dog, Too"
1991 Morton & Hayes Amelia von Astor Episode: "Daffy Dicks"
1991 Saturday Night Live Herself / Host Episode: "Catherine O'Hara / R.E.M."
1992 The Larry Sanders Show Herself Episode: "The Talk Show Episode"
1992 Saturday Night Live Herself / Host Episode: "Catherine O'Hara / 10,000 Maniacs"
1993 The Hidden Room Laurel Brody Episode: "The First Battle"
1994 Tales from the Crypt Geraldine Ferrett Episode: "Let the Punishment Fit the Crime"
1997 The Outer Limits Becka Paulson Episode: "The Revelations of Becka Paulson"
Directed episode: "Glyphic"
1999 Oh Baby Roberta Hunter Episode: "Discrimination"
2000 MADtv Woman on Blind Date Episode: "24"
2001 Committed Liz Larsen Main role; 13 episodes
2002 Bram & Alice Ms. O'Connor Episode: "Pilot"
2003 Odd Job Jack Claudia Johnson Episode: "Broke & Broker"
2003–05 Six Feet Under Carol Ward 4 episodes
2005 Danny Phantom Emmy (voice) Episode: "Pirate Radio"
2005 My Life as a Teenage Robot Claire (voice) Episode: "Toying with Jenny"
2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm Bam Bam Episode: "Funkhouser's Crazy Sister"
2009–11 Glenn Martin, DDS Jackie Martin (voice) Main role; 39 episodes
2012 Leslie Leslie 2 episodes
2012 30 Rock Pearline Episode: "Governor Dunston"
2013 The Greatest Event in Television History Muriel Rush Episode: "Too Close for Comfort"
2015 What Lives Inside Sarah Delaney Miniseries; 4 episodes
2015–present Schitt's Creek Moira Rose Main role; 66 episodes
2015 Modern Family Dr. Debra Radcliffe Episode: "Clean Out Your Junk Drawer"
2016 Harvey Beaks Miley (voice) Episode: "The New Bugaboo/The Case of the Missing Pancake"
2016 Sofia the First Morgana (voice) Episode: "Gone With the Wand"
2016–18 Skylanders Academy Kaossandra (voice) Main role; 26 episodes
2017–18 A Series of Unfortunate Events Dr. Georgina Orwell 4 episodes
2019 The Last Kids on Earth TBA (voice) [1]

Television film[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
1976 The Rimshots Unknown
1985 The Last Polka Lemon Twin HBO television film
1986 Dave Thomas: The Incredible Time Travels of Henry Osgood Marie Antoinette
1987 Really Weird Tales Theresa Sharpe Segment: "I'll Die Loving"
Also writer
1997 Hope Muriel Macswain
1999 Late Last Night Shrink
2004 The Wool Cap Gloria TNT television film
2008 Good Behavior Jackie West ABC television film
2010 Temple Grandin Aunt Ann HBO television film
2013 To My Future Assistant Magda
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