Jayne Eastwood

Jayne Eastwood (born December 17, 1946), also credited as Jane Easton or Jane Eastwood, is a Canadian film, voice, and television actress.

Jayne Eastwood
Born (1946-12-17) December 17, 1946
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Other namesJane Easton
Jane Eastwood
Years active1969–present
Spouse(s)David Flaherty

Early life

Eastwood was born and raised in Hoggs Hollow of York Mills Road, in Toronto, Ontario. Her childhood was spent at a cottage in Muskoka, skiing in Collingwood, Ontario during winter and attending Northern Secondary School. She had attended a short class at the York Mills Collegiate Institute.[1]


Eastwood's career was initially a painter. She ventured into acting when a commercial artist and friend of hers had invited her to play a role in a local play, Suddenly, Last Summer. A teacher, who was in the audience and who turned out to be an acting agent, realized her potential.[2]

Her very first noticeable acting roles were in various commercials for Sani Flush, Scope, Facelle Royale, Paris Pat, Toyota, Wintario, and Molson Golden gang commercials with friends Gilda Radner and Andrea Martin.[1]

A veteran character actor who has appeared in films since 1970, Eastwood made an indelible mark on Canadian cinema early as the pregnant Betty in Don Shebib's classic Goin’ Down the Road. She was one of the original cast members of the Toronto branch of The Second City comedy troupe and was a semiregular on SCTV. She was in the original Toronto production of Godspell.[2]

In 2005, she joined the cast of This Is Wonderland, a courtroom comedy-drama. In 2007, she played Miss Wimsey in Hairspray.[3] She is currently working in the Toronto theatrical production, Women Fully Clothed."[4]

She has been a voice actor in ALF: The Animated Series, Annedroids, Best Ed, Bob and Margaret, Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures, Half a Pantaloon, JoJo’s Circus, Monster by Mistake, Peep and the Big Wide World, and Babar and the Adventures of Badou.[5] In 2013, she joined the cast of Haven as Dr. Gloria Veranno. She appears in seasons four and five.

At the 7th Canadian Screen Awards in 2019, Eastwood won the award for Best Supporting Performance in a Digital Program or Series for her appearance in the web series The Writers' Block.[6]


In 2013, Jayne had received Award of Excellence from ACTRA.[7]

Personal life

Eastwood is the widow of David Flaherty, who was a film and television writer, and brother of SCTV alumnus Joe Flaherty.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1970 Goin' Down the Road Betty
1975 My Pleasure Is My Business Isabella
1977 One Man Alicia Brady
1978 The Case for Barbara Pasons Barbara Pasons
1978 Tomorrow Never Comes Girl in bar
1978 Drying Up the Streets Sheila
1983 Videodrome Woman Caller
1984 Finders Keepers Anna-Marie Biddlecoff
1985 Left Out
1985 The Care Bears Movie Birthday Bear (voice)
1986 My Pet Monster Mrs. Smith Video
1987 Love at Stake Annabelle Porter
1987 Night Friend Rita the bag lady
1987 Nowhere to Hide Jean Bollinger
1988 Candy Mountain Lucille
1988 Office Party Joan Talmage
1989 Cold Comfort Mrs. Brockel
1990 Stella Nurse
1990 Straight Line Audrey Casper
1994 The Circle Game Marie
1994 The Santa Clause Judy the Waitress
1996 Joe's Wedding Agatha Rankin
1997 That Old Feeling Aunt Iris
1999 Resurrection Dolores Koontz
2000 Where the Money Is Connie
2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Mrs. White
2002 Duct Tape Forever
2002 Chicago Mrs. Borusewicz
2003 How to Deal Mrs. Toussaint
2003 Snow in the Skeleton Key Granny Dowd Short film
2003 Public Domain
2004 Welcome to Mooseport Lucy Decker
2004 Dawn of the Dead Norma
2004 Moss Ramona Coogan Short film
2004 Raymond Radcliffe Edie Chisholm Short film
2004 Care Bears: Forever Friends Funshine Bear (voice) Video short
2006 Snow Cake Ellen Freeman
2006 Skinheads Mother Short film
2006 Find Ma'am Short film
2006 Monkey Warfare Garage Sale Lady
2007 You Kill Me Kathleen Fitzgerald
2007 Hairspray Miss Wimsey
2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 70s Girl (uncredited)
2008 Real Time Grandma
2008 The Echo Lucille Jiminez
2008 Coopers' Camera Nana Gert
2009 St. Roz Mrs. P
2011 Servitude Edna
2011 Moon Point Femur's Grandmother
2011 Down the Road Again Betty
2012 Looking Is the Original Sin Janet
2012 The Story of Luke Theresa
2012 Dark Star Hollow Bev Ross Pre-production
2014 Beethoven's Treasure Tail Grace O'Malley Video
2015 No Stranger Than Love Brenda
2016 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Mrs. White
2017 The Space Between Luella


Year Title Role Notes
1970 That's Show Biz TV series
1970 The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour Various TV series
1970 Party Game Charades Player TV series
1971 Famous Jury Trials TV series
1974 Deedee TV movie
1974 Back to Beulah TV movie
1974–75 Funny Farm TV series
1975–76 Summer of '75 Host TV series
1975 Performance Sadie Episode: "Lulu Street"
1976 Performance Hardy Episode: "The Last of the Four Letter Words"
1976 Ada Leslie TV series
1976 Stay Tuned TV series
1976 SCTV General's Wife Episode: "Murder at SCTV"
1977 Second City Television Farmer's Wife Episode: "Memoirs of Anton Chekhov"
1977 The World of Darkness Helen TV movie
1977 For the Record Episode: "Ada"
1978 High Hopes Louise Bates TV movie
1978–80 King of Kensington Gwen Twining 23 episodes
1980 Bizarre Regular TV series
1981 For the Record Episode: "Snowbird"
1981–82 The Littlest Hobo Episodes: "Hidden Room", "Rex Badger P.I." (portraying Felicity Patelli)
1981–82 Hangin' In Episodes: "I'm Not a Marriage Counselor" (portraying Audrey), "Plasma Suite" (portraying Mrs. Costello), "Christmas Wrapping" (portraying Audrey)
1982–83 SCTV Network Various 4 episodes
1984 When We First Met TV movie
1984 SCTV Channel Tony's Wife
Greta Kubler Cooke
Episode: "Allenscam"
Episode: "Jackie Rogers Jr for President/Happy Hour"
1985 Anne of Green Gables Mrs. Hammond TV movie
1985 The Ray Bradbury Theater Mrs. Braling Episode: "Marionettes, Inc."
1985–88 The Care Bears Family Birthday Bear (1985-1986) / Bedtime Bear (1988) (voice) 57 episodes
1985–87 Night Heat Various 5 episodes
1986 Seeing Things Rita Episode: "The Walls Have Eyes"
1987 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show The Evil Queen Episode: "Snow White Elephant"
1987 The Kidnapping of Baby John Doe Joan TV movie
1987 Today's Special Flora Frimble Episode: "Ice Cream"
1987 Shades of Love: Indigo Autumn Louise TV movie
1987 Really Weird Tales Mother Superior Segment: "I'll Die Loving"
1987 Echoes in the Darkness Betty Vannort TV movie
1988 Diamonds Episode: "Family Business"
1988 Ramona Mrs. Whaley Episode: "Squeakerfoot"
Episode: "Ramona the Patient"
1988 Drop-Out Mother Blanche TV movie
1988 Once Upon a Giant Diabolica the Bad Witch TV movie
1988 God Bless the Child Mrs. Prentice TV movie
1988 ALF Tales Additional voices TV series
1988–89 ALF: The Animated Series Additional voices 13 episodes
1989 Andrea Martin... Together Again Marsha Martin TV movie
1989 Starting from Scratch Episode: "Robbie and Friends"
1989 Small Sacrifices Evelyn Slaven TV movie
1990 Mom P.I. Episode: "Beneath the Pacific"
1990 Back to the Beanstalk Jack's Mother TV movie
1990 Friday the 13th: The Series Joni Episode: "My Wife as a Dog"
1990 War of the Worlds Grace Episode: "Candle in the Night"
1990 Wish You Were Here Stella Episode: "Budapest"
1990 The Ray Bradbury Theater Elmira Brown Episode: "Exorcism"
1990–92 Material World Bernice 25 episodes
1991–92 Maniac Mansion Episodes: "The Cliffhanger" (as Avi's Mother), "The New Look" (as Katie), "Streetcar Named Idella" (as Hildie Muckle)
1992 Partners in Love Heddy Taylor TV movie
1993 Secret Service Hillary Episode: "Something for Nothing/The Amateur"
1993 Ghost Mom Pearl TV movie
1993 Shining Time Station Helga Boonswaggle
Episode: "Bad Luck Day At Shining Time Station"
Episode: "Schemer Presents: How To Apologize"
1994 Against Their Will: Women in Prison Marge TV movie
1994 Street Legal Det. Jane Stamp Episode: "Last Rites: Part 1"
Episode: "Last Rites: Part 2"
1994 Tales from the Cryptkeeper (voice) Episode: "Transvylvania Express"
1994–97 The Busy World of Richard Scarry (voice) 39 episodes
1995 Neverending Story Mrs. Rockchewer (voice) Episode: "The Meek and the Mighty"
Episode: "Missing Memories"
1995 Harrison Bergeron Ms. Newbound TV movie
1995–96 Side Effects Happy Hartwell Episodes: "Pillow Talk", "Sex, Death and Rock 'n' Roll"
1996 Goosebumps Woman in Line Episode: "A Night in Terror Tower: Part 1"
Episode: "A Night in Terror Tower: Part 2"
1996 Devil's Food Margaret TV movie
1996 Undue Influence Mrs. Miller TV movie
1996 Dangerous Offender: The Marlene Moore Story Mrs. Moore TV movie
1996 A Holiday for Love Margie TV movie
1997 Riverdale Gloria TV series
1998 Twitch City Nathan's Mother Episode: "I Look Like Joyce DeWitt"
1998 Once a Thief Miss Finchley (voice) Episode: "The Director Files"
1998 Bob and Margaret Cookie Fish / Joyce (voice) Episode: "A Tale of Two Dentists"
1998–2000 Noddy Aunt Agatha Flugelschmidt 66 Episodes
1999 Deep in My Heart Mrs. Marsdon TV movie
1999 Mind Prey Police Chief Roux TV movie
1999 A Holiday Romance Margie TV movie
2000 La Femme Nikita Selma Hertz Episode: "Catch a Falling Star"
2000 Code Name: Eternity Lucy Episode: "Dark of the Night"
2000 Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic Science Deidre Porchev Episode: "If the Shoe Fits"
2000 For Better or For Worse Mrs. Dingle (voice) 5 episodes
2000 Twice in a Lifetime Emma Price Episode: "For Love and Money"
2001 Twice in a Lifetime Lulu Episode: "Daddy's Girl"
2001 Club Land Nurse Doris TV movie
2001 The Wandering Soul Murders Beth Mirasty TV movie
2001 What Makes a Family Judge Shales TV movie
2001 Made in Canada Miss Barnes Episode: "Beaver Creek: Live"
2001 Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows Lottie TV movie
2001 Screech Owls Mrs. Dunlap Episode: "A Fine Balance"
2001 Royal Canadian Air Farce Various Episode: "9.4"
2001 The Endless Grind Various TV series
2001 Bob and Margaret Cookie Fish / Joyce (voice) Episode: "A Very Fishy Christmas"
2002 Widows Audrey Episode: "Hour One"
2002 Just a Walk in the Park TV movie
2002 The Man Who Saved Christmas Mrs. Gilbert TV movie
2003 Monster by Mistake Dolores Episode: "Warren's Nightmare"
2003 In the Family Alice / Donna Ingram TV movie
2003 My Big Fat Greek Life Mrs. White TV series
2003 Wild Card Jeannie 4 episodes
2003 Slings and Arrows Episode: "Playing the Swan"
2003–06 JoJo's Circus Ms. Kersplatski 9 episodes
2004 Peep and the Big Wide World Rabbit TV series
2004 The Shields Stories Episode: "The Harp"
2004 Brave New Girl TV movie
2004 Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye Janice Episode: "The Kiss"
2004 Hustle Marge Schott TV movie
2004 Suburban Madness Sheila TV movie
2004 Degrassi: The Next Generation Mrs. Cameron Episode: "Back in Black"
2004–05 Train 48 Bridget 3 episodes
2005 I Do, They Don't Thelma TV movie
2005 Riding the Bus with My Sister Estella TV movie
2005 Wayside School Miss Mush TV movie
2005 Atomic Betty Betty's Grandma Episode: "Franken Brain"
Episode: "The NO-L9"
2005–06 This Is Wonderland Ronnie Sacks 23 episodes
2006 Relative Chaos Carol Gilbert TV movie
2006 Candles on Bay Street Sarah TV movie
2006 The Great Polar Bear Adventure Hillary (voice) TV movie
2006 Wedding Wars Wanda Grandy TV movie
2006–08 Billable Hours Maxine Bingly 20 episodes
2007 Wayside (voice) recurring role Miss Mush
2007 Ruby Gloom Ma (voice) Episode: "Skull in the Family"
2007 Ricky Sprocket: Showbiz Boy Bunny Sprocket (voice) 25 episodes
2007 Twitches Too Mrs. Norseng TV movie
2007 Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost Mable Crabtree TV movie
2008 Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid Mable Crabtree TV movie
2008 Best Ed Other voices 26 episodes
2008 Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning Mrs. Hammond TV movie
2008–11 Little Mosque on the Prairie Mrs. Wispinski 16 episodes
2009 Northern Lights Mayor Hopp TV movie
2009 Bob & Doug Gladys McKenzie Episode: "No Country for Old People"
2009 The Ron James Show Steve's Mother Episode: "1.4"
2009 [[The National Tree Lana TV movie
2009 The Christmas Hope Charlotte TV movie
2010 Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars Ms. Elson TV movie
2010 Living in Your Car Lola Episode: "1.8"
Episode: "1.13"
2010 Skatoony Charles' Granny Episode: Skeleton Crew In Da House
2010 Pirates: Adventures in Art Queen Conformia TV series
2010–11 Babar and the Adventures of Badou (voice) 15 episodes
2011 JoJo's Circus Ms. Kersplatski (voice) Episode: "Hamster-Cize!"
2011 Lost Girl Velma Episode: "BrotherFae of the Wolves"
2011 Silent Witness Sara Croft TV movie
2011 12 Dates of Christmas Margine Frumkin TV movie
2012 Bill & Son's Towing TV series short
2012 King Margie Reynolds Episode: "Jared and Stacy Cooper"
Episode: "Wendy Stetler"
2013–15 Haven Gloria Verrano 17 episodes
2014 Christmas at Cartwright's Mrs. Rositani TV movie
2016 The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again The Butler TV movie
2017 Murdoch Mysteries Mary Baker Eddy Episode: "The Accident"
2018 Star Falls Granny King Episode: "The Family Picnic"


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