• Teresa Ganzel is an American actress born on March 23, 1957 in Toledo, Ohio.
• She is best known for her performance in the 1982 comedy movie "The Toy".
• She has recently been cast to star in the comedy movie “The Push”.
• She has voiced characters in many popular Disney animated movies, such as “Wall-E”, “Up” and “Toy Story 3”.
• She is married to Richard Davis since 2004 and has an estimated net worth of over $3 million.
Who is Teresa Ganzel and where is she today?
Teresa Ganzel was born in Toledo, Ohio USA, on 23 March 1957 – her zodiac sign is Aries and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, who is perhaps still best known for her portrayal of Facy Bates in the 1982 comedy movie “The Toy”, written by Francis Veber, directed by Richard Donner and which starred Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason and Ned Beatty – the story follows a reporter who was bought by a rich man to serve as a toy for his spoiled son. For his performance in the film, Scott Schwartz won a Young Artist Award for Best Young Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.
There are rumors circulating the internet that Teresa might have retired from acting, but these have proven to be false as she has recently been cast to star in the comedy movie “The Push”, alongside Victoria De Mare and Mark Krenik.
Early life and education
Teresa was raised in Toledo alongside her brother Mark Ganzel, by their father who was a post office employee, and their mother who was a housewife. Mark is also an actor as well as a producer, who is today known for his roles in the comedy series “Princesses” and “The Popcorn Kid”.
Teresa became interested in acting while attending high school, as her best friend was a member of the school’s drama club and Teresa would often watch her perform.
After being encouraged by her friend, Teresa decided to give acting a try, and instantly fell in love with it. She still focused on her studies, and upon matriculation in 1975, enrolled at college and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979.
Roles in TV series
Teresa has been credited with roughly 100 appearances in movies and TV series, and we are about to mention some of her most notable performances in this article.
She gained recognition in 1981, after she was cast to play Greedy Gretchen in the sitcom “Three’s Company” which aired from March 1977 to 18 September 1984, and was closely based on the British comedy series “Man About the House”.
The year 1982 saw her invited to play Tea Time Movie Lady in the late-night “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”, and guest-starred in many episodes for the following nine years. In 1984, Teresa was cast to portray Mrs. Sheree Winkler in the comedy series “The Duck Factory”, which was a hit as it won two Primetime Emmy Awards and was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award, and in 1985, Teresa reprised her role of Greedy Gretchen in the spin-off “Three’s a Crowd”. The following year saw her guest star as Kathy Newman in the episode “Torn Between Three Brothers” of the sitcom “Newhart”, which starred Bob Newhart and Mary Frann and was a hit in the US, and in the same year she appeared in the comedy mini-series “Fresno”.
1987 saw Teresa play Marcie McKinley in the comedy series “Roxie”, and she gained recognition as a voice actress in 1988 after lending her voice to multiple characters in the animated series “The New Yogi Bear Show”. Some of her following notable performances were in the sitcom “Mama’s Family”, the comedy “Married… With Children”, as well and the five-week summer series “The Dave Thomas Comedy Show” all in 1989.
Even today, Teresa is remembered for voicing Miss Vavoom in the animated children’s comedy series “Tom & Jerry Kids” for which she recorded from 1990 to 1994, and reprised this role in “Droopy, Master Detective” in 1993.
The year 1998 saw her guest star as Livia Sterling Randolph in the episode “A New Leaf: Part 2” of the syndicated program “Mike Hammer, Private Eye”, and in the same year, she voiced Loulabelle in the animated series “I Am Weasel”.
In 2004, Teresa was invited to voice 13 different characters in the fantasy massively multi-player online role-playing video game “EverQuest II”, and in 2006, she voiced Princess Lalala in the animated series “The Emperor’s New School”.
Three of Teresa’s most recent roles in TV series have been in the 2009 animated showcase series “Random! Cartoons” in which she voiced Lulu, the episode “Tina Fey” of the comedy series “Wacko Smacko” in 2015, and the 2019 episode “364” of the comedy series “Black Monday” in which she portrayed Trisha.
Roles in movies
Teresa’s first notable performance in a movie was in the comedy “My Favorite Year” in 1982, which starred Peter O’Toole, Mark Linn-Baker and Jessica Harper, and follows the life of a young comedy writer.
In 1983, she portrayed the supporting character Diana in the comedy film “National Lampoon’s Movie Madness”, and in 1985, she starred as Elizabeth Ellison in the American-Yugoslav horror comedy movie “Transylvania 6-5000”, which follows two tabloid reporters who travel back in time to Transylvania to learn about Frankenstein. In 1987, Teresa voiced Kitty Glitter in the animated movie “Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats”, and she then gained recognition after she voiced Betty in the critically acclaimed animated comedy movie “Monsters, Inc.” in 2001.
The year 2004 heard Liz’s voice in the animated adventure movie “Clifford’s Really Big Movie”, and her next notable voicing performance was in the computer-animated comedy movie “Surf’s Up” which was released in 2007. Teresa subsequently voiced characters in some of the most popular Disney animated movies, such as the science fiction romance “Wall-E” in 2008, the adventure movie “Up” in 2009 and the 2010 comedy “Toy Story 3”.
Three of her most recent notable voicing roles have been in the 3D computer-animated comedy movie “Monsters University” in 2013, the award-winning animated comedy film “Inside Out” in 2015, and in 2017 the critically acclaimed animated comedy “Despicable Me 3”.
Love life and husband
Teresa has been very secretive regarding her love life, but it’s believed that she was in several relationships before the start of the 2000s, as many of her fans have claimed to have seen Teresa walking hand in hand with several men in the streets of Los Angeles. In the early 2000s, Teresa met a non-celebrity man, Richard Davis when they were introduced by a mutual friend at a house party, and on 26 June 2004 after nearly four years of dating, Teresa and Richard married in a private ceremony attended by only their closest friends and family – there have since been no controversies nor rumors surrounding their marriage; it appears that the two have agreed not to have children.
As of September 2020, Teresa is a married woman and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Teresa is a lover of animals with cows being her favorites, and she has had several pet dogs and cats since she launched her acting career – today she has one dog called Pearl.
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She likes to travel, and prefers to spend her free time in nature surrounded by meadows, forests and mountains – she often uploads pictures taken in these natural locations onto her Instagram account. Teresa likes to eat sweets, and usually has numerous kinds at her home, and enjoys giving these away on Halloween night.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Nicholas Cage, Keanu Reeves and Natalie Portman, and some of her favorite movies are “National Treasure”, the trilogy “The Matrix” and “V for Vendetta”.
Measurements and net worth
Teresa’s age is 63. She has long blonde hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 9ins (1.75m), she weighs around 143lbs (65kgs), and her vital statistics are 35-24-35.
As of September 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $3 million.