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Janice Kent
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Janice Kent appears as Cheryl Gainer in an episode of Three's Company in Season 5.
Personal Information
Born: (1947-07-08) 8 July 1947 (age 74) [1]
Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey[2]
Career/Family Information
Actress, Director, Life Management Coach
Years active: 1974 to present
Character information
Appeared on: Three's Company in guest appearance
Character played: Cheryl Gainer in episode "Make Room for Daddy" in Season 5
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Janice Kent (born 8 July 1947) appeared on Three's Company as Cheryl Gainer, a girlfriend of Jack's in the episode titled "Make Room for Daddy" in Season five.

As a professional actress for over thirty-five years, she has acted in films, television and the Broadway stage in New York and in Los Angeles and Hollywood. She has appeared in countless television and Film roles as well as numerous stage productions and over 150 television commercials.


Early Life and Education

Born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey, Janice graduated from Plainfield High School in 1965, studied at Emerson College in Boston, MA, and also trained at the Yale University School of Drama and at Oxford University in England.

TV Work

Kent is perhaps best recognized for her work in over 100 episodes of The New Leave It to Beaver opposite co-stars Jerry Mathers, Barbara Billingsley, and Tony Dow, who played Wally Cleaver, where she appears as his wife Mary Ellen Cleaver. She also directed several episodes of that series. She continues to act; most recently on CBS-TV crime/drama series Without a Trace and Robert Townsend's critically acclaimed webseries Diary of a Single Mom.

Life and Acting Coaching

In addition to her acting career, Kent also runs The International Coach Federation, an acting/life skills coaching workshop based in Burbank, California, where Kent resides. The ICF serves a training ground to develop professionalism skills applied by actors in auditioning for roles in helping apply those same skills to everyday lives of individuals, with a strong emphasis is on experiencing, and the shifting of perspective and position. The ICF workshop itself defines Coaching as an "ongoing professional relationship that helps people produce the desired results in their lives, careers and businesses.

Selected Filmography


Film Credits
Year Title Role/Notes
2008 Keith as Woman
2004 The Last Run as Mrs. Powers
1994 The Flintstones Stewardess
1991 The Unborn as Cindy DeWItt
1984 Crimes of Passion Patty Marshal
1977 Kentucky Fried Movie as Barbara Duncan (segment "A.M. Today")


Television Credits
Year Title Role/Notes
1978 The Ted Knight Show as Cheryl (6 episodes)
1981 Three's Company as Cheryl Gainer (in episode titled "Make Room for Daddy" in Season 5)
1983 Fantasy Island as Nurse Michele in episode The Wedding Picture/Castaways
1983 Still the Beaver (TV movie) Mary Ellen Cleaver
1983-1989 The New Leave It to Beaver (TV series) Mary Ellen Cleaver (101 episodes)
1990  Who's the Boss Laurie in episode titled "Parental Guidance Suggested" in Season 5)
1991` The Story Lady (TV movie) 2nd Saleslady
1991 Designing Women Mrs. Friedhold in episode titled This Is Art?
2004 ER as Mrs. Skinner in episode titled "Damaged"
2008 Keith as Woman
2009 Diary of a Single Mom as Jewel


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