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Randee Heller
Randee Heller
Gender: Female
Age: 77 Years Old
Birth: June 10, 1947
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
Role: Grammy Nichols
Occupation: American Actor
Years Active: 1971-present
SeasonsAppeared: Season 2
FirstAppearances: Grammy
LastAppearances: Grammy

Randee Heller is an American actress. She is mainly known for portraying Grammy Nichols on Drake & Josh

Personal life[]

Randee Heller was born on June 10, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in West Hempstead, New York, on Long Island, of Russian Jewish heritage. Randee Heller attended Emerson College in Boston, and she returned to Long Island to graduate in 1969 from Adelphi University, where she sturdies theater. Heller has been in a long-term relationship with TV writer-producer and former mime Robert Griffard and has two daughters (Slone and Cody).


After Graduation, she casted in an Off-Broadway production of Godspell. She went to Broadway musical Greece, and portrayed Rizzo. In 1978, Heller moved from New York to California to pursue screen work. Her role as Alice, on one of the television, on the TV series Soap received mixed reviews, with criticism primarily directed not at her acting but at the sterotyping of her character. Furthermore, after leaving Soup, Heller gained the role of Lucille LaRusso, mother of Daniel LaRusso(Ralph Macciho), in the movie series "Karate Kid, appeared in the first and third installments to positive notices from critics. Heller had starring role as Carol in the 1979 TV movie "Can You Hear the Laughter?" She has made guest appearances on in television series including Murder, She Wrote, Less Than Perfect, ALF, Nip/Tuck, Judging Amy, Felicity, the children's series Drake & Josh, Night Court, Fame, and The White Shadow. Her TV-Movie Appearances include "Can You Hear the Laughter?", "The STory of Freddie Prinze", and "And Your Name is Jonah". Heller has appeared in such theater productions as "Bermuda Avenue Triangles", "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife", and "Cabaret." She also the role of Barbra Streisand's mother in the stage performances of Streisand's Timeless concerts in 2000.


Year Title Role Notes
1979 Fast Break Jan Film debut
1984 The Karate Kid Lucille LaRusso
1986 The Ladies Club Harriet
1989 The Karate Kid Part III Lucille LaRusso
1993 The Baby Doll Murders Mrs. Maglia
1994 Frame-Up II: The Cover-Up Ruth Epstein Alternatively titled "Deadly Conspiracy"
1997 Matter of Trust Stoddard
1998 Bulworth Mrs. Tannenbaum
2005 Monster-in-Law Beverly Hills Dog Owner
2005 Better Days Harriet Winners
2005 Crazylove Principal Gail
2017 A Crooked Somebody Phylis
Year Title Role Notes
1978 Husbands, Wives & Lovers Rita DeLatorre Season 1 (10 episodes)
1979 Supertrain Tammie Tyler Episode: "Superstar"
1979 240-Robert Joan Laurent Episode: "Bathysphere"
1979 Soap Alice 9 episodes
1980 The White Shadow Susan Episode: "The Stripper"
1980 Number 96 Marion Quintzel Unknown episode(s) • adaptation of the Australian soap opera
1981 Quincy, M.E. Iris Episode: "D.U.I"
1982 Today's FBI Unknown / unnamed role Episode: "A Woman's Story"
1983 Amanda's Barbara Mehrin Episode: "Last of the Red Hot Brothers"
1984 Oh Madeline Unknown / unnamed role Episode: "Ladies' Night Out"
1984 Mama Malone Connie Malone Karamkopoulos 13 episodes
1984 Night Court Anita Fries Episode: "The Nun"
1985 Hunter Peg Sullivan Episode: "Killer in a Halloween Mask"
1985 Night Court Renee Episode: "Walk Away, Renee"
1985–86 Fame Peggy Persky 3 episodes
1986 Better Days Harriet Winners 11 episodes
1987 The Bronx Zoo Jeannie 2 episodes
1987–88 Second Chance Helen Russell 21 episodes
1989 ALF Elaine Ochmonek Episode: "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?"
1989–90 Who's the Boss Carol 2 episodes
1990 Major Dad Lt. Colonel Maggie Connell Episode: "That Connell Woman"
1990 Midnight Caller Katie McGill 2 episodes
1990 His & Hers Lynn Episode: "Pilot"
1990 The Fanelli Boys Viva Fontaine Episode: "Take My Ex-Wife, Please"
1990 WIOU Janet Harper Episode: "The Inquisition"
1991 Pacific Station Charlotte Episode: "Love and Death"
1991 Murder, She Wrote Lt. Cynthia Devereaux Episode: "Lines of Excellence"
1993 Camp Wilder Mom Episode: "Bringing Up Brody"
1993 Melrose Place Police Detective Altman Episode: "A Long Night's Journey"
1994 The Mommies Gary / Mary Episode: "Valentine's Day"
1994 Love & War Marjorie Episode: "A New York Yankee in Queen Dana's Court"
1994 ER Mrs. Goldberg Episode: "The Gift"
1996 High Incident Unknown / unnamed role Episode: "The Godfather"
1996 Family Matters Judge Jennifer Mooney Episode: "The Jury"
1997 Ink Woman Episode: "Life Without Mikey"
1997 Crisis Center Grocer's Mother Episode: "The Center"
1997 Coach Kathi Episode:: "The Neighbor Hood"
1997 Fired Up Tina 3 episodes
1999 Clueless Judge Geyser Episode: "Big Sissies"
1999 Chicago Hope Pam Miller Episode: "Y'Gotta Have Heart"
2000 Family Law Jessica Bronson Episode: "Necessity"
2001 Jack & Jill Mrs. Weyman Episode: "Pressure Points"
2001 Popular Judy Julian 2 episodes
2001 Judging Amy Ms. Pankow (uncredited) Episode:"The Right Thing To Do"
2002 Felicity Psychiatrist Episode: "Felicity, Interrupted"
2002 Judging Amy Ms. Madsen (uncredited) Episode: "People of the Lie"
2003 Less Than Perfect Mrs. Ross Episode:: "It Takes a Pillage"
2003 Judging Amy Paige Lange's Attorney Episode: "The Long Goodbye"
2004 Drake & Josh Grammy Nichols Episode: "Grammy"
2004 The Stones Lila Episode: "The Lawyer Trap"
2004 The Division Paul's Attorney Episode: "Be Careful What You Wish For"
2004 Clubhouse Interviewer Episode: "Trade Talks"
2005 Judging Amy Evelyn Pankow Episode: "Dream a Little Dream"
2005 Crossing Jordan Julie Harvey Episode: "Gray Murders"
2006 Nip/Tuck Saleswoman Episode: "Dawn Budge"
2009 Brothers & Sisters Karin Episode: "Mexico"
2009 Hawthorne Shirley Riddle Episode: "Mother's Day"
2010 Mad Men Ida Blankenship 5 episodes
2010 Grey's Anatomy Joanne Ratigan Episode: "Almost Grown"
2011 Honey and Joy Dottie Television short
2011 In Plain Sight Dora Alpert 3 episodes
2011 Desperate Housewives Karen Episode: "The Art of Making Art"
2011 Prime Suspect Mrs. Minoff Episode: "Wednesday's Child" • adaptation of the British TV series
2011 Generator Rex Additional voices Episode: "Phantom of the Soap Opera"
2012 The Mentalist Marta Roman Episode: "Red Sails in the Sunset"
2013 Emily Owens, M.D. Maggie Episode: "Emily and... the Leap"
2013 Modern Family Rita Episode: "ClosetCon '13
2013–14 Wilfred Margot 4 episodes
2014 Partners Judge Miller Episode: "They Come Together"
2016 Mary + Jane Aunt Grace Episode: "Sn**chelorette"
2018–present Cobra Kai Lucille LaRusso Seasons one, two, and four

Awards and Nominations[]

Awards and nominations
Year Award Category Work Result
2011 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Mad Men Nominated


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