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Joyce Anne DeWitt was born on 23 April 1949 in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA, of part Italian descent from her mother’s family, and Swedish and Irish from her father. She is an actress who has appeared in many movies and television shows, her most famous role being the character of Janet Wood in the TV show “Three’s Company”. Her appearances in many films and television shows are the reason for her decent net worth.

So just how rich is Joyce DeWitt? Sources estimate that Joyce’s net worth is $2 million, mostly accumulated from her roles in films and on the stage, plus appearances on numerous television shows during a career spanning more than 40 years.

Joyce Dewitt Net Worth $2 Million

Joyce DeWitt was raised in Speedway, Indiana. She competed in debates and speeches when at Indiana High School Forensic Association, and then Joyce attended Ball State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theater, later completing a Master’s degree in theatre from the University of California, where she also worked as a secretary along with going to auditions.

After an audition for ABC channel Joyce was given a choice between two shows and she had to make the choice within 24 hours; she chose, “Three’s Company” which aired from 1977 until 1984. She was then seen in an episode of “Finder of Lost Loves” in 1984. This was the real start of her rise in net worth, but she quit acting for a few years, and returned to acting on the stage in 1991, but was then cast in “Spring Fling”, a 1995 comedy film.

Joyce DeWitt had cameos and appearances in several other shows like “Pinky and The Brain”, “Cybill”,”Living Single”, “Hope Island”, “18”, “The Nick At Night Holiday Special” and “Call of the world”. Later in 2003 Joyce DeWitt hosted and co-produced “Behind The Camera: The Unauthorized Story Of Three’s Company” in which the character of Dewitt was played by Melanie Paxson. Joyce was also cast in an independent film called “Failing Better Now” in 2008. She also starred in “Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage” in 2011, and the indie film “Failing Better,”. Overall, Joyce has been involved in well over 20 TV shows and series, and numerous stage productions which have been the mainstay of her growth in net worth.

Apart from her acting career Joyce DeWitt was also very active in charity events, she participated in the Capital Hill Forum for Hungry and homeless and also hosted International Award Ceremony for the End Hunger Awards at the White House and also hosted the World Food Day Gala. Her net worth is the cumulative result of her acting career and her involvement in the drive to make world a better and safer place for poor and homeless.

In her personal life, Joyce DeWitt has apparently never married, but has had relationships with LeVar Burton and Ray Buktenica. On the down side, Joyce was arrested for alleged DUI in 2009 in El Sugondo, California, and was sentenced to community work and a period of rehabilitation.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 23, 1949
Birth place: Wheeling, West Virginia, United States
Height:5 ft 3 in (1.613 m)
Profession:Actor
Education:Ball State University, University of California, Los Angeles
Nationality:United States of America
Parents:Paul DeWitt, Norma DeWitt
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Currently lives in California and New Mexico. [August 2003]
2Is slowly starting to get back in show business (2003).
3In 1979, Joyce missed one episode of Three's Company (1977) titled "Stanley's Hotline", when the network tried to take back a raise that was promised, so she called in sick, because she was "sick at heart, sick in the soul". She had a meeting with the network president, who reinstated her raise. When she told her producers she was ready to go back to work, they felt there was not enough preparation time and were already working with a reworked script with guest star Anne Schedeen getting Joyce's lines.
4Best remembered by the public for her role as Janet Wood on Three's Company (1977).
5DeWitt, reunited with former Three's Company (1977) co-star Suzanne Somers on her online talk show "Breaking Through". It was the first time, that the former friends spoke to each other, since Somers' termination from the sitcom in 1981 after a salary dispute.
6(May 25, 2010) Pled no contest to misdemeanor DUI.
7On July 4, 2009, she was arrested in El Segundo, California for DUI. According to reports, police pulled her over after she drove past a barricade near a park. An officer arrested DeWitt after he became suspicious that she had been drinking and administered a field sobriety test. She was booked at the police station, cited, and released on her own recognizance.
8Is a member of Chi Omega women's fraternity.
9Former high school cheerleader.
10Is one of four children of Paul and Norma DeWitt.
11Has Irish, Italian and Swedish ancestry.
12Is a part of the LIFE (Love Is Feeding Everyone) organization where she, and other famous actors, are helping fight world hunger and homelessness.
13Auditioned as Fonzie's girlfriend on Happy Days (1974) in the late 1970s, although she did not get chosen for the role (explaining she was too short and young), she was cast as Janet Wood on Three's Company (1977) just several weeks later.
14Very active in theater since the age of 13 and prefers stage work to television.
15When shooting Three's Company (1977), she always wore either pantyhose or tights, and refused to work bare-legged. Though this caused conflict between her and the show's producers, it endeared her to hosiery manufacturers, and she became the spokeswoman for L'eggs pantyhose in the late 1970s.
16Received her Master's degree in Acting from the University of California, Los Angeles.
17Received her Bachelor's degree in Acting from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
18After Three's Company (1977) ended, she traveled the world before settling in New Mexico. She is slowly returning to acting. She and Suzanne Somers did not speak to each other for 30 years after Suzanne left the show in 1981. Finally, in February 2012, they reunited after Suzanne invited Joyce to be a guest on her web series "Suzanne Somers: Breaking Through".


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Three's Company (1977)$30,000


Quotes

#Quote
1[2009: on Three's Company (1977) and Hollywood] I really felt that Three's Company was a gift. When it ended, I had money in the bank and had the luxury to pursue a life that meant something, to learn and discover. Hollywood can be brutal, inhuman, the opposite of what the theater is and I had little desire to be part of it. But now, I'm excited to work again and to, at my age, be able to keep working.
2[on Farrah Fawcett] She had a beautiful heart. She was a lovely human being and such a brave woman, right up to her final moments. She chose to share her circumstances, her illness, with the world in order that those who had similar circumstances would be enlightened and inspired, and I have a great deal of respect for the way she left this life.
3[2009: on rumors that she spent her pre-Hollywood years as a contractor who, after painting the garage of Barney Miller (1974) co-star Abe Vigoda, became a sort of surrogate daughter to the actor] It's totally untrue. I've never even met Abe Vigoda. I never painted his house, his garage or any other thing he has. I often wonder if he thinks I'm this crazy person who made all of this up.
4[on Suzanne Somers (2009)] I rarely talk about this, but we never actually had an argument. After her fight with the producers, as part of her publicity tour to make herself seem innocent, she made John [Ritter] and I the enemy. Several times over the past 20 years I've left messages, notes, letters, and have given her the phone number for the phone that rings right beside my bed, but she has never chosen to reach me, and, yet, publicly and in the press, she still tells people that I don't speak to her.
5[on her stardom] Shirley MacLaine once said that she didn't want to be a big star, just a long star. That's what I want too.
6[on the politics of Hollywood] If that's the way the game is played, I don't want to play anymore.


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Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
182020filmingJay's Mom
Street Signs: Homeless But Not HopelessfilmingNarrator (voice)
Renaissance Man2016Joycee
Rock Story2015/IJudge Carol Ann Connelly
My Boyfriends' Dogs2014TV MovieNikki
Snapshot2014/IIFirst Lady
The Great Fight2011Randi Toney
Failing Better Now2010Irene
Call of the Wild2009Jolene
The Nick at Nite Holiday Special2003TV MovieMiss DeWitt, The Housekeeper
Hope Island2000TV SeriesLaetitia Barton
Spring Fling!1995TV MovieLinda Hayden
Finder of Lost Loves1984TV SeriesLynn Powell
Three's Company1976-1984TV SeriesJanet Wood
Airplane II: The Sequel1982Juror (uncredited)
The Love Boat1979TV SeriesJackie Landers
The Ropers1979TV SeriesJanet Wood
Supertrain1979TV SeriesNatalie Smithburne
With This Ring1978TV MovieJilly Weston
Most Wanted1976TV Series
Baretta1975TV SeriesMother Earth

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Three's Company'2003TV Movie co-producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2016Documentary post-productionHerself
Behind the Scenes with Joyce Dewitt2015Video shortHerself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself - The Love Boat
The Coffee Talk Show2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Glee Club
Biography2002-2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Whatever Happened To?2009TV SeriesHerself
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
America's Next Producer2007TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Live2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Nancy Morgan Ritter: Remembering John Ritter2005Video shortHerself - Host
TV Land's Top Ten2005TV Series documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story1998-2005TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself (Archive 1998)
The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards2005TV SpecialSusan Mayer (segment "Desperate Classic Housewives")
Hollywood Squares2004TV SeriesHerself
Remembering John Ritter2004Video shortHerself - Host
John Ritter: Always Leave Them Laughing2004Video shortHerself - Host
A Life of Laughter: Remembering John Ritter2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Three's Company'2003TV MovieHerself - Host
ABC 50th Anniversary Blooper Celebration2003TV MovieHerself
ET in TV Land2003TV Series documentaryHerself
TV Land Presents Blast from the Past2001Video Game documentaryHerself
The Early Show2001TV SeriesHerself - Guest
TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryHerself - Interviewee / Janet Wood
Twitch City1998TV SeriesHerself
Living Single1998TV SeriesHerself
The Joan Rivers Show1991TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 10th Annual People's Choice Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favourite TV Comedy Program
Battle of the Network Stars XII1982TV SpecialHerself - ABC Team
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHerself
T.I.O.T: Tomorrow Is Only Tuesday1981ShortHerself
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series & Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The Cheryl Ladd Special: Souvenirs1980TV MovieHerself
Battle of the Network Stars VIII1980TV SpecialHerself - Host
John Ritter: Being of Sound Mind and Body1980TV MovieHerself / Peaches
Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty1980TV SpecialLove God's Date
The B.B. Beegle Show1980TV MovieHerself
Perry Como's Christmas in New Mexico1979TV SpecialHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1977-1979TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host / Herself - Actress / Herself - Guest
Presenting Susan Anton1979TV SeriesHerself
The Alan Hamel Show1979TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 36th Annual Golden Globes Awards1979TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actor / Actress in a TV-Series- Musical / Comedy
All-Star Family Feud Special1979TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Battle of the Network Stars V1978TV SpecialHerself - ABC Team
The 1978 Cerebral Palsy Telethon Benefit1978TV MovieHerself - Performer
Family Feud1978TV SeriesHerself
Tattletales1977TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - The Love Boat
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself
The Squid and the Whale2005Janet Wood (uncredited)
Biography2000TV Series documentaryJanet Wood in 'Three's Company'
Three's Company1982TV SeriesJanet Wood

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