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The Ladies of Seinfeld - Kimberley Kates
June 27th, 2022 | View Post
Jerry gets back from a trip to discover that his apartment has been robbed. He plans to move into a new apartment, but after a disagreement, he and George decide to give it to a waitress. She in turn invites them to a housewarming party where we meet Diane, the woman who could have been Jerry’s new neighbor. She only appears in the episode for a total of 39 seconds.

Diane was played by Kimberley Kates who would go on to do 32 more roles.

Following Seinfeld, Kimberley did a couple of productions before being cast as Carol in the beloved series, The Wonder Years. The following year saw a television reboot of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure where she played Bill’s mom Missy in the pilot. Unfortunately the episode never aired. That same year she played the hyper-sexual role of Cindy in the coming of age film, Rescue Me.

In 1993 she starred as Alex Morrison in the movie Chained Heat 2, where she’s essentially a sex slave in a Czechoslovakian prison. And if you’re wondering, yes, her co-star was Bridgette Nielson who you most likely remember as Drogas wife, Ludmilla from Rocky IV.

After Chained Heat she went on to do a few small television roles, one of which was Silk Stalkings where she plays Glee Onager. …before eventually landing a steady role on the ABC series “On Our Own” where she plays social worker Alana Michaels.

Two years later she played Kim Swofford in an episode of the popular Angela Landsbury show, Murder, She Wrote and then several more television shows before landing regular voice work on the cartoon, Eek the Cat followed by the 1998 movie Shadow of Doubt where she plays Bridget Paul and is eventually found murdered.

She took one final television role in the series Charmed where she played Tanjella, a short-lived shop owner. After which she would go on to do 7 more feature films, most of them low budget action movies like Highway where she plays Jilly Miranda.

Her final role was in 2013 where she played Jackie Crawley in a feature film called Mosquito-Man, which is more or less the same plot line as The Fly.

And there is one more role I should mention; it’s probably the one you’ll most remember. The year before her role on Seinfeld, Kimberley played Princess Elizabeth in the original Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.

And that’s Kimberley Kates

The Ladies of Seinfeld - Lynn Clark
June 26th, 2022 | View Post
Jerry is invited to a birthday party dinner where we first meet Vanessa, played by Lynn Clark. She tells Jerry where she works, but he doesn’t actually get her name or her number. He decides to stake out her office so that he can bump into her and ask her out

We see her again 3 episodes later where the two have clearly been dating and Jerry proposes they spend a weekend together in Vermont. They wind up getting rained-in at their hotel and just as Vanessa feared, they realize they have nothing to talk about.

This is the last time we see Vanessa.

The character of Vanessa was played by Lynn Clark.

Barely a month after her debut on Seinfeld, Lynn was featured as Terri in a B-rated horror movie called Demon Wind. It’s a pretty bad movie, but she gets an on-screen kiss, a true horror scream, and eventually even turns into a demon herself. So, all wins there.

She wound up playing Madeline Armstrong for a good run of 20 episodes on Days of our Lives before being cast in a new show called Grapevine. Unfortunately the show only ran 6 episodes, but she was featured in all of them as Susan Crawford.

She did a few smaller productions before getting a cameo as Danielle in an episode of Friends where she’s introduced as a love interest of Chandler’s as the end credits start rolling

Lynn played Diane Sylvius in an episode of Sliders, a popular 90s sci-fi show that ran for 5 seasons. She was cast as Jack Lemmon’s daughter in the movie “My Fellow Americans”. And played the role of Denise’s attorney in a two-part episode of Melrose Place.

Her final acting credit was actually a throwback to an earlier show she had done. In 2000 CBS rebooted the 1992 version of Grapevine, albeit with a different cast. While Lynn was a cast member of the original, she only appeared in a single episode in the reboot as Heather Brewer.

And that’s Lynn Clark.

The Ladies of Seinfeld - Pamela Brull
June 24th, 2022 | View Post
Alright, let's get started. Season 1 Episode 1, "The Pilot" titled “The Seinfeld Chronicles”, also known as “Good News, Bad News”.

Before we get into it, we should note that this the only episode where Elaine isn’t yet a character, where Kramer is actually named Kessler, and where the famous coffee shop is instead a diner with a waitress named Claire played by Lee Garlington.

The basic plot is that Laura tells Jerry she’s coming into town and wants to stay with him. Jerry and George debate the signals Laura is giving off to try to determine if she’s romantically interested in him. And it appears that she is. But then just as they’re settling onto the couch together, each with a glass of wine in hand, she tells Jerry she’s engaged.

The character of Laura was played by Pamela Brull.

After Seinfeld, Brull was in a short-lived television show called Molloy where she worked with a very young Jennifer Anniston and an even younger Mayim Bialik. Incidentally, Mayim played the younger CC Bloom in Beaches alongside Bette Middler - a role that’s actually referenced later in Seinfeld.

Brull played the role of Jane Kowolski in Silent Cries, a feature film about the Japanese occupation of Singapore during WWII.

She managed to land a small recurring role on the hit series Growing Pains and played a coworker of Maggie Seaver's named Thelma. Maggie Seaver of course played by Joanna Kerns. She also went on to play Amanda Dobbs in an episode of Matlock, Gwen Barrett in an episode of Saved by the Bell: The New Class, and then a handful of smaller roles.

Her last role was in 1997 doing voice work for Extreme Ghostbusters, an animated series that ran for just one season.

And that's Pamela Brull.