• Kathleen Wilhoite is an actress with a net worth of over $3 million
• Notable projects include "Lorenzo's Oil", "Murphy's Law" and "The Edge"
• She also recorded music and did voice-over work in animated projects
• Appeared in films such as "Road House", "Witchboard" and "Lorenzo's Oil"
• Married to record producer David Harte and has 3 children

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthJune 29, 1964
SpouseDavid Harte
FactAttended Santa Barbara Jr. High in 1977 with her ER (1994) co-star Anthony Edwards.

Who is Kathleen Wilhoite?

Kathleen Wilhoite was born on 29 June 1964, in Santa Barbara, California, USA, and is an actress, best known for her work in films during the 1980s up to the 1990s. Some of her most notable projects include “Lorenzo’s Oil”, “Murphy’s Law”, and “The Edge”. Some of her most recent known projects include “Gilmore Girls” and “ER”.

The Wealth of Kathleen Wilhoite

As of early-2020, Kathleen Wilhoite’s net worth is estimated to be over $3 million, earned through a successful career in acting since 1983. She’s also released music as a recording artist, and has done voice-over work in animated projects.

Career Beginnings

Kathleen started her acting career strongly as she was cast in several notable films that would help move her forward. One of her earliest notable roles was in the 1986 film “Murphy’s Law” in which she played the role of “Arabella McGee”. The film featured her alongside Charles Bronson and Carrie Snogress, featuring the sixth collaboration between Charles and film director J. Lee Thompson. While it didn’t fare well in terms of reviews, it gave her enough attention as she worked with some of the most notable names of the 1980s.

During the same year, she appeared in the film “Witchboard”, marking one of her first ventures into the horror genre. The film follows the story of a student who fiddles with a Ouija board in her friend’s house, unknowingly attracting an evil spirit. This film also wasn’t very successful in terms of critical reception, but it has since gained a cult following. Sequels were later released, but were unrelated to the film’s original plot.

Rise to Prominence

Three years later, Wilhoite played a minor role in the film “Road House”, which starred Patrick Swayze and Sam Elliot in the story of a man hired as a cooler, a specialized bouncer for a newly refurbished bar.

Kathleen Wilhoite

At around the same time, she appeared in a string of television movies, including “Not My Kid”, “Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac”, “Heartbeat” and “Cathy”, which marked one of her earliest forays into voice acting. She later reprised the role of Cathy Andrews in subsequent films about the character.

One of her first notable projects in the 1990s was the film “Lorenzo’s Oil”, which is inspired by the true story of parents who go on the search for a cure for their son’s adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), a disease that causes hyperactivity and seizures.

In 1993, she played Kathie Rogers in the science fiction film “Fire in the Sky”, which is based on the book “The Walton Experience”, which describes an alleged encounter with aliens by the writer Travis Walton. She followed it up with the film “Color of Night”, and appeared in “The Edge” which starred Alec Baldwin alongside Anthony Hopkins in the story of individuals trying to make it back to civilization after their plane crashes in the wilderness of Alaska. The film features the trained Hollywood bear, Bart the Bear.

The Early-2000s

Heading into the new millennium, Kathleen had more guest roles in popular television shows. One of her bigger roles during this period was in the show “ER”, in which she played the character, Chloe Lewis, and was a prominent cast member of the medical television show during its first eight seasons. The show was at the time the longest-running medical drama series until it was overtaken by “Grey’s Anatomy”. She also became known for voicing the character Pepper Ann in the animated show of the same name.

In 2000, she was featured in both “Drowning Mona” and “Pay it Forward”; the latter is a film based on the Catherine Ryan Hyde novel of the same name, and starred Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt, but was criticised for its attempt at manipulating its audience’s emotions. She also continued her television work, appearing in various shows as a guest – some of the more popular shows she worked on include “24”, “Judging Amy”, “Will & Grace”, “The 4400”, and “Ghost Whisperer”. She also played the character Liz Danes in “Gilmore Girls” from its fourth up to its seventh season.

Recent Projects

While her starring roles lessened in recent years, Wilhoite has maintained consistent work as an actress, becoming a mainstay in various television programs, appearing as a guest in “Jane the Virgin”, “The Mentalist”, “Wisdom of the Crowd” and “The Resident”. In 2018, she was one of the main cast members of the animated program “Summer Camp Island” which aired on Cartoon Network, created by one of the animators from the hit show “Adventure Time”.

Her film work also dcreased in the last decade or so.

A few of her latest projects include “California Solo” which starred Robert Carlyle, and was released at the Sundance Film Festival. She continued to pursue more independent film projects, such as “Crazy Kind of Love” which is based on the April Stevens novel “Angel Angel”. She also appeared in the film “A Sort of Homecoming” which starred her alongside Katherine McNamara and Laura Marano, and had roles in “Ride” and “The Dog Lover”. While she hasn’t taken any new projects in 2020, she did work on the Netflix series called “The OA”, which received good reviews until its sudden cancellation in 2019.

Family Life

Kathleen married record producer David Harte in 1997 and they have three children together. She doesn’t talk a lot about her relationship and their family life, preferring to keep her work separate.

Aside from acting, she is passionate about music and even envisioned a career as a recording artist with the help of her husband. He helped her gain a contract with his record label, leading to the release of a couple of CDs. This eventually led her to hold one-woman theatrical shows such as “Stop Yellin” which she acts and sings for the entire show.

General Info

Full NameKathleen Wilhoite
Date Of BirthJune 29, 1964
Height1.65 m
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, Voice Actor


SpouseDavid Harte
ChildrenJimmy-Ray Harte


MoviesPrivate School, Murphy's Law, Road House, Lorenzo's Oil, Witchboard, Nurse Betty, Color of Night, The Edge, California Solo, King of California, Crossing Delancey, Drowning Mona, Pay It Forward, Bad Influence, Fire in the Sky, The Morning After, Everybody Wins, Dream Demon, Breast Men, Brenda Starr,...
TV Shows3 South, Pepper Ann

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1Auditioned for the part of Phoebe on "Friends".
2Attended Santa Barbara Jr. High in 1977 with her ER (1994) co-star Anthony Edwards.
3Also an accomplished musician with two widely released albums: "Pitch Like a Girl" and "Shiva".
4Her right eye is blue-green and her left eye is brown. This condition is called heterochromia iridis.
5Her son Jimmy-Ray was born in 1995.




Twin Peaks1990TV SeriesGwen Morton
Cop Rock1990TV SeriesPatricia Spence
Bad Influence1990Leslie
Everybody Wins1990Amy
Road House1989Carrie
Brenda Starr1989Reporter Hank O'Hare
Cathy's Valentine1989TV MovieCathy Andrews (voice)
Cathy's Last Resort1988TV MovieCathy Andrews (voice)
Crossing Delancey1988Myla Bondy
Dream Demon1988Jenny Hoffman
Heartbeat1988TV SeriesWendy Moran
Under Cover1987Corrinne Armour
Cathy1987TV MovieCathy (voice)
Campus Man1987Molly Gibson
Angel Heart1987Nurse
The Morning After1986Red
Ratboy1986Party Guest
Throb1986TV SeriesTina Toxoid
Heart of the City1986TV SeriesMary / Tiger Lady
Fame1986TV SeriesRoberta
Murphy's Law1986Arabella McGee
CBS Schoolbreak Special1986TV SeriesPaulie
Cagney & Lacey1985TV SeriesAdrien Wickart
Goodbye Charlie1985TV ShortVictoria Burns
The Jeffersons1985TV SeriesRobin
Not My Kid1985TV MoviePenny
Single Bars, Single Women1984TV MovieDee Dee
Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac1984TV MovieKelly Duncan
Family Ties1984TV SeriesKathy
After MASH1984TV SeriesSandy
Quarterback Princess1983TV MovieCarolyn
Private School1983Betsy
The Fetch2015Short completedDale
The Dog Lover2016Mrs. Gold
Battle Creek2015TV SeriesSusan
Jane the Virgin2015TV SeriesWendy
A Sort of Homecoming2015Annie Landry
Jennifer Falls2014TV SeriesCheryl
Next Week's Game2013ShortMom
Crazy Kind of Love2013Doris
Curse of the Sunset Starlet2012ShortZarianne
California Solo2012Catherine
Mindwash. The Jake Sessions2011Short voice
Seeking Justice2011Mother
The Glades2011TV SeriesMrs. Wyatt
The Defenders2011TV SeriesNatalie
The Mentalist2010TV SeriesMargo Ketchum
Ice Dreams2009TV MovieDebra Laston
Grey's Anatomy2009TV SeriesLeslie Goldman
Endless Bummer2009Peggy
In Plain Sight2009TV SeriesIngrid Berrenson
The New Adventures of Old Christine2009TV SeriesMrs. Dee Sellick
Without a Trace2009TV SeriesSherri Brinkman
Criminal Minds2008TV SeriesKathy Evanson
The Cleaner2008TV SeriesIrene Kemp
Gilmore Girls2004-2007TV SeriesLiz Danes
Ghost Whisperer2007TV SeriesValerie Parker
King of California2007Kelly
Boston Legal2006TV SeriesSophia Wilson
Charmed2005TV SeriesNadine
The 44002004TV SeriesGrace Morrissey
Century City2004TV SeriesLaura
Family Sins2004TV MovieNadine Devereaux
Perfect Opposites2004Terri Curtis
Audrey's Rain2003TV MovieMarguerite Walker
The Division2003TV SeriesChristine Phillips
Welcome to the Neighborhood2003Jennifer
Will & Grace2003TV SeriesSally
Judging Amy2003TV SeriesNancy Gilbert
Boomtown2003TV SeriesSally McBride
Quicksand2003Beth Ann
The Bug in My Ear2003ShortKat
3-South2002TV SeriesCindy
For the People2002TV SeriesMaxine Darwell
Third Watch2002TV SeriesChloe Lewis
ER1994-2002TV SeriesChloe Lewis
Philly2002TV SeriesLori Miller
My Sister's Keeper2002TV MovieMona
242002TV SeriesLauren Proctor
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2001TV SeriesJane Rudd
Family Guy2001TV SeriesSam / Various
On the Edge2001TV MovieLucy (wraparound segments)
Gideon's Crossing2001TV SeriesDying Woman
Touched by an Angel2000TV SeriesKathy Benson
Pepper Ann1997-2000TV SeriesPepper Ann / Additional Voices
Pay It Forward2000Bonnie
Nurse Betty2000Sue Ann Rogers
East of A2000Spark
Family Law2000TV SeriesJanel March
Drowning Mona2000Lucinda
L.A. Doctors1999TV SeriesClaire Elliott
Girl1998The Hip Salesgirl
Ally McBeal1998TV SeriesJanie Bittner
The Maze1997Mira
Breast Men1997TV MovieTimmi-Jean Lindsey
The Edge1997Ginny
Perversions of Science1997TV SeriesPaula
Crisis Center1997TV SeriesSarah Morrow
Tales of Erotica1996Jolene Wolff (segment "Wet")
Terror in the Family1996TV MovieJudith
Mad About You1996TV SeriesIris
The Chili Con Carne Club1995ShortPete's Co-Worker
18 Minutes in Albuquerque1994TV ShortAnne
Color of Night1994Michelle
Getting Even with Dad1994Kitty
L.A. Law1993-1994TV SeriesRosalie Hendrickson / Rosalie Hendrickson Stulwicz
Wet1994ShortJolene Wolff
Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back1993TV MovieLily Ward
When Love Kills: The Seduction of John Hearn1993TV MovieCheryl
Fire in the Sky1993Katie Rogers
Lorenzo's Oil1992Deirdre Murphy
Quantum Leap1992TV SeriesNorma Jean Pilcher
Live! From Death Row1992TV MovieLorraine
Crossroads1992TV SeriesSelena
Dead on the Money1991TV Movie


A Sort of Homecoming2015performer: "Along for the Ride", "Damn These Eyes" / writer: "Along for the Ride", "Damn These Eyes"
Rita Rocks2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Drowning Mona2000performer: "Oh Mona Dearly" / writer: "Oh Mona Dearly"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
Valerie Flake1999performer: "Symphony", "Old Familiar", "Suck The Joy", "Wish We Never Met", "Pick Up Where You Left Off", "Whatever It Takes" / writer: "Symphony", "Old Familiar", "Suck The Joy", "Wish We Never Met", "Pick Up Where You Left Off", "Whatever It Takes"
Nice Guys Sleep Alone1999performer: "Suck The Joy" / writer: "Suck The Joy"
Ally McBeal1998TV Series performer - 1 episode
Two Over Easy1994Short performer: "MILES AWAY FROM HOME", "DETOURS" / writer: "MILES AWAY FROM HOME", "DETOURS"
Cop Rock1990TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Road House1989performer: "Knock on Wood"
Murphy's Law1986performer: "Murphy's Law" / writer: "Murphy's Law"


TMI Hollywood2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Postcard2009Short writer


The Postcard2009Short

Music Department

Cop Rock1990TV Series songs composed by - 1 episode


The Postcard2009Short producer


Progressive Entrapment: The Making of Witchboard2014DocumentaryHerself
TMI Hollywood2013TV SeriesHerself - Host / Various
Weakest Link2002TV SeriesHerself
Pajama Party2000TV SeriesHerself
Maggie Winters1999TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1987TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1986TV SeriesHerself / Arabella McGee from film MURPHY'S LAW


Won Awards

2015Festival PrizeBreckenridge Festival of FilmBest Supporting ActressA Sort of Homecoming (2015)
1995Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsSpecialty PlayerER (1994)

Nominated Awards

2016Jury PrizeConnect Film Festival, AUSBest Actor (Female)The Fetch (2015)
1996Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Recurring PlayerER (1994)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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