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Other names
  
Christina Belford

Role
  
Television actress

Occupation
  
Actor

Spouse
  
Nicholas Pryor (m. 1993)

Years active
  
1971–present

Education
  
Name
  
Christine Belford


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Born
  
January 14, 1949 (age 75) (
1949-01-14
)

Movies and TV shows
  
Christine, Banacek, The Groundstar Conspiracy, Kenny Rogers as The Gam, Pocket Money

Similar People
  
Nicholas Pryor, William Ostrander, Murray Matheson, Roberts Blossom, Malcolm Danare

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Christine Belford (born January 14, 1949) is an American television and film actress. She has sometimes been credited as Christina Belford.

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Early life

Christine Riley was born in Amityville, Long Island, New York to Joseph J. Riley and Mary Belford Riley (née Wilson; later Malone), who later divorced. She has a brother, Terry, and a sister, Shawn. The family once lived at 112 Ocean Avenue, the location which later became famous as the setting of The Amityville Horror, for about five years from age 11 until age 16. As a young child and teenager on Long Island, she was active in equestrian trials, winning many horsemanship awards. "She was enrolled at the best schools and joined the best swimming and yachting clubs on Long Island." After graduating from high school in 1966, she attended Hofstra University, initially interested in a career in psychiatry. However, the classwork she did with Joseph Leon, the head of the drama department there, inspired her to become an actress.

In 1970, after college she moved to New York City and did some modeling work there, but no acting. Additionally, she said: "In order to keep a roof over my head and to eat, I took any job I could get. I was a waitress, a bar maid, and I also drove an ice truck." For both personal and professional reasons, she moved to Los Angeles around the end of 1970. There, at the suggestion of a friend, actress Carrie Snodgress, she auditioned at Universal Pictures, performing a scene from the film The Country Girl for talent head Monique James — Christine then received a seven-year acting contract from Universal Pictures -- "a very precious commodity issued only to a chosen few."

Television career

Her first appearance on television was as an extra on the Vince Edwards series Matt Lincoln. Her first credited appearance on television was in the NBC television movie Vanished in 1971. She played insurance investigator Carlie Kirkland during the second season (1973–74) of Banacek. She appeared in the 1980 TV-movie The Gambler with Kenny Rogers and also played the mother on Silver Spoons and Jackie on Empire.

She appeared in guest roles on many popular television shows of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, including Ironside, Banacek, Mannix, Barnaby Jones, Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, The Six Million Dollar Man, Wonder Woman, Magnum, P.I., Hart to Hart, The Incredible Hulk, Family Ties, The Golden Girls, Blossom, Beverly Hills 90210 , Battlestar Galactica (specifically as one of the prison-barge inmates recruited to destroy "The Gun On Ice Planet Zero"), The Paper Chase: The Television Series, Night Court (specifically the 1992 episode "Opportunity Knock Knocks," where she was credited as Christina Belford), Murder, She Wrote, and Diagnosis: Murder.

She appeared in the episode "Devil Pack" from the 1977 series Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected (known in the United Kingdom as Twist in the Tale), as well as in various television films through the years. Her last appearance on television was in the horse-racing TV movie Ruffian, starring Sam Shepard and broadcast on the ABC network in 2007.

She played on Dynasty as the nurse for Fallon's baby at the end of Season 2 and Season 3. In 1983, she co-hosted, in Los Angeles, with Steve Edwards, Cathy Kronkite, and Ruth Batchelor, an unsuccessful pilot for a daytime-magazine series, Personal & Confidential, over five days (August 1–5, 1983).

Film career

Belford's feature-length films include the Paul Newman film Pocket Money (1972), the George Peppard film The Groundstar Conspiracy (1972), the horror film Christine (1983), and the straight-to-video 1986 film The Ladies Club.

Voiceover career

From the 1990s to the present, Belford has done much voiceover work, including commercials, animations, promotional spots, and narrations.

Personal life

Belford has been married to actor Nicholas Pryor since July 1993.

Filmography

Actress
2007
Ruffian (TV Movie) as
Barbara Janney
1999
The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series) as
Whale
- Tamper Proof Seal (1999) - Whale (voice)
1991
Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) as
Samantha Sanders
- The Following Options (1998) - Samantha Sanders (as Christina Belford)
- I'm Back Because (1998) - Samantha Sanders (as Christina Belford)
- All That Jazz (1997) - Samantha Sanders (as Christina Belford)
- We Interrupt This Program (1997) - Samantha Sanders (as Christina Belford)
- Gift Wrapped (1996) - Samantha Sanders (as Christina Belford)
- You Say It's Your Birthday: Part 1 (1996) - Samantha Sanders
- The Kindness of Strangers (1992) - Samantha Sanders
- A Walsh Family Christmas (1991) - Samantha Sanders (as Christina Belford)
- Chuckie's Back (1991) - Samantha Sanders (as Christina Belford)
1994
Diagnosis Murder (TV Series) as
Emily Bissell
- Murder Most Vial (1994) - Emily Bissell (as Christina Belford)
1993
Blossom (TV Series) as
Nancy
- True Romance (1993) - Nancy
1993
Step by Step (TV Series) as
Eileen Donovan
- Double Date (1993) - Eileen Donovan (as Christina Belford)
1984
Murder, She Wrote (TV Series) as
Missy Stevens / Maude Paulson Winslow / Fiona Keeler / ...
- Dead to Rights (1993) - Missy Stevens
- Double Exposure (1989) - Maude Paulson Winslow (as Christina Belford)
- Murder by Appointment Only (1986) - Fiona Keeler
- We're Off to Kill the Wizard (1984) - Erica Baldwin
1992
All My Children (TV Series) as
Elena Lazlo
- Episode #1.5937 (1992) - Elena Lazlo (credit only)
- Episode #1.5935 (1992) - Elena Lazlo
- Episode #1.5928 (1992) - Elena Lazlo
- Episode #1.5926 (1992) - Elena Lazlo
- Episode #1.5925 (1992) - Elena Lazlo
- Episode #1.5924 (1992) - Elena Lazlo
- Episode #1.5923 (1992) - Elena Lazlo
- Episode #1.5922 (1992) - Elena Lazlo (credit only)
1992
Mann & Machine (TV Series) as
Rose
- Mann's Fate (1992) - Rose (voice)
- Prototype (1992) - Rose (voice)
1992
Night Court (TV Series) as
Clare Monroe
- Opportunity Knock Knocks: Part 1 (1992) - Clare Monroe (as Christina Belford)
1991
The Woman Who Sinned (TV Movie) as
Randy Emerson
1991
Who's the Boss? (TV Series) as
Ida Davis
- A Well-Kept Housekeeper (1991) - Ida Davis
1990
Yes, Virginia... (TV Short)
1990
Dragnet (TV Series) as
Jean Reynolds
- Twice a Hero (1990) - Jean Reynolds (as Christina Belford)
1989
Freddy's Nightmares (TV Series) as
Dr. Weiss
- Dreams That Kill (1989) - Dr. Weiss (as Christina Belford)
1989
Living Dolls (TV Series) as
Kitty
- And I Thought Modeling Was Hard (1989) - Kitty
1989
Empty Nest (TV Series) as
Fran
- Cyrano de Weston (1989) - Fran (as Christina Belford)
1989
L.A. Law (TV Series) as
Lily White
- The Plane Mutiny (1989) - Lily White
1988
Murphy's Law (TV Series) as
Claudia Slocum
- Do Someone a Favor and It Becomes Your Job (1988) - Claudia Slocum
1988
Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Golden Land (TV Movie) as
Lottie
1988
My Two Dads (TV Series) as
Myra Young
- The Family in Question (1988) - Myra Young (as Christina Belford)
1987
ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) as
Dr. Louise Warner
- The Day My Kid Went Punk (1987) - Dr. Louise Warner
1986
Outlaws (TV Series) as
Maggie Randall
- Birthday (1987) - Maggie Randall
- Jackpot (1987) - Maggie Randall (credit only)
- Hardcase (1987) - Maggie Randall
- Independents (1987) - Maggie Randall
- Pursued (1987) - Maggie Randall (credit only)
- Potboiler (1987) - Maggie Randall
- Madrid (1987) - Maggie Randall
- Hymn (1987) - Maggie Randall
- Orleans (1987) - Maggie Randall
- Primer (1987) - Maggie Randall
- Tintype (1987) - Maggie Randall
- Outlaws (1986) - Maggie Randall (as Christina Belford)
1982
Silver Spoons (TV Series) as
Evelyn Stratton / Evelyn Stratton Whiting
- Mother's Day (1987) - Evelyn Stratton Whiting
- Author, Author (1987) - Evelyn Stratton Whiting
- The Way We Weren't (1986) - Evelyn Stratton (as Christina Belford)
- Poor Evelyn (1985) - Evelyn Stratton
- The Call of the Wild (1984) - Evelyn Stratton
- Uneasy Rider (1984) - Evelyn Stratton
- Evelyn Returns (1982) - Evelyn Stratton
1986
The Ladies Club as
Dr. Constance Lewis
1986
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan (TV Movie) as
Margo Slater
1986
Family Ties (TV Series) as
Victoria Hurstenberg
- Art Lover (1986) - Victoria Hurstenberg
1986
The Golden Girls (TV Series) as
Kirsten
- The Truth Will Out (1986) - Kirsten (as Christina Belford)
1985
Detective in the House (TV Series) as
Pamela
- Games People Play (1985) - Pamela
1985
Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series) as
Patricia Carver
- Haunted Memories (1985) - Patricia Carver
1984
100 Centre Street (TV Movie) as
Fran Felt
1984
Empire (TV Series) as
Jackie Willow
- Episode #1.6 (1984) - Jackie Willow
- Episode #1.5 (1984) - Jackie Willow
- Episode #1.4 (1984) - Jackie Willow
- Episode #1.3 (1984) - Jackie Willow
- Episode #1.2 (1984) - Jackie Willow
- Pilot (1984) - Jackie Willow
1983
Fantasy Island (TV Series) as
Melanie Swan / Marion Robertson
- The High Cost of Loving/To Fly with Eagles (1984) - Melanie Swan
- Revenge of the Forgotten/Charo (1983) - Marion Robertson
1984
Goodnight, Beantown (TV Series) as
Allison
- An Old Flame Flickers (1984) - Allison
1983
Christine as
Regina Cunningham
1983
Sparkling Cyanide (TV Movie) as
Rosemary Barton
1983
It's Not Easy (TV Series)
- Pilot (1983)
1983
Ace Crawford... Private Eye (TV Series) as
Alexandra Rivers
- The Microchip Caper (1983) - Alexandra Rivers
1979
Hart to Hart (TV Series) as
Victoria Dickenson / Nikki Stephanos
- Bahama Bound Harts (1983) - Victoria Dickenson
- With This Gun, I Thee Wed (1979) - Nikki Stephanos
1981
The Greatest American Hero (TV Series) as
Dotty Parker / Sheila Redman, the Spirit
- Thirty Seconds Over Little Tokyo (1983) - Dotty Parker
- The Beast in the Black (1981) - Sheila Redman, the Spirit
1982
Dynasty (TV Series) as
Susan Farragut
- The Wedding (1982) - Susan Farragut
- The Roof (1982) - Susan Farragut
- The Plea (1982) - Susan Farragut
- The Cliff (1982) - Susan Farragut
- The Two Princes (1982) - Susan Farragut
1982
Cagney & Lacey (TV Series) as
Theresa
- Beauty Burglars (1982) - Theresa
1974
Insight (TV Series) as
Karen / Kate / Kay / ...
- The Fiddler (1982) - Kate
- Missing Person's Bureau (1981) - Karen
- Plus Time Served (1979) - Kay
- Belfast - Black on Green (1978) - Moira
- The Alleluia Kid (1977) - Karen
- When You See Arcturus (1974) - Tina
1982
The Neighborhood (TV Movie) as
Meg Penner
1982
Today's F.B.I. (TV Series) as
Leslie
- Surfacing (1982) - Leslie
1981
Nero Wolfe (TV Series) as
Melanie Davidson
- Death and the Dolls (1981) - Melanie Davidson
1981
Magnum, P.I. (TV Series) as
Adelaide Malone
- Adelaide (1981) - Adelaide Malone
1979
The Incredible Hulk (TV Series) as
Leigh Gamble / Linda Calahan
- Wax Museum (1981) - Leigh Gamble
- Wildfire (1979) - Linda Calahan
1980
Beyond Westworld (TV Series) as
Dianna Lionstar
- The Lion (1980) - Dianna Lionstar
1980
CHiPs (TV Series) as
Denise Holmes
- Wheels of Justice (1980) - Denise Holmes
1980
Desperate Voyage (TV Movie) as
Karen
1980
The Gambler (TV Movie) as
Eliza
1979
High Midnight (TV Movie) as
Sgt. Liz Spencer
1979
Dear Detective (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1979)
1979
Married: The First Year (TV Series) as
Emily Gorey
- Little Secrets (1979) - Emily Gorey
- Full House (1979) - Emily Gorey
- An Old Friend (1979) - Emily Gorey
- The Married Machine (1979) - Emily Gorey
1973
Barnaby Jones (TV Series) as
Virginia Kirkland / Louise Brenner / Eleanor Devers / ...
- Fatal Overture (1979) - Virginia Kirkland
- Blood Vengeance (1976) - Louise Brenner
- The Loose Connection (1973) - Eleanor Devers / Laura Tennace
1979
The Paper Chase (TV Series) as
Chris Carlyle
- Losing Streak (1979) - Chris Carlyle
1978
The White Shadow (TV Series) as
Dr. Evelyn Crawford
- Here's Mud in Your Eye (1978) - Dr. Evelyn Crawford
1978
Battlestar Galactica (TV Series) as
Leda
- Gun on Ice Planet Zero: Part II (1978) - Leda
- Gun on Ice Planet Zero (1978) - Leda
1978
Colorado C.I. (TV Movie) as
Carla Winters
1978
To Kill a Cop (TV Movie) as
Agnes Cusack
1977
Quincy M.E. (TV Series) as
Sonya
- Holding Pattern (1977) - Sonya
1977
Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) as
Ann Colby
- Devil Pack (1977) - Ann Colby
1977
Most Wanted (TV Series) as
Jennifer Haron
- The Pirate (1977) - Jennifer Haron
1976
The Million Dollar Rip-Off (TV Movie) as
Lil
1976
Wonder Woman (TV Series) as
Baroness Paula Von Gunther
- Wonder Woman Meets Baroness Von Gunther (1976) - Baroness Paula Von Gunther
1975
Harry O (TV Series) as
Karen Nesbitt
- The Madonna Legacy (1975) - Karen Nesbitt
1975
Medical Story (TV Series) as
Hope
- Us Against the World (1975) - Hope
1975
Police Story (TV Series) as
Carrie
- Face for a Shadow (1975) - Carrie
1975
Kate McShane (TV Series) as
Charlotte Randall Chase
- Kate McShane (1975) - Charlotte Randall Chase
1974
The Manhunter (TV Series) as
Cynthia Browning
- Flight to Nowhere (1974) - Cynthia Browning
1970
Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series) as
Sandy / Phyllis Dalton / Lolly
- Last Flight to Babylon (1974) - Phyllis Dalton
- The Basic Moment: Part 2 (1972) - Sandy
- The Basic Moment: Part 1 (1972) - Sandy
- To Carry the Sun in a Golden Cup (1970) - Lolly
1974
Doc Elliot (TV Series) as
Joy Neimeyer
- Survival (1974) - Joy Neimeyer
1972
Banacek (TV Series) as
Carlie Kirkland
- Rocket to Oblivion (1974) - Carlie Kirkland
- The Vanishing Chalice (1974) - Carlie Kirkland
- The Three Million Dollar Piracy (1973) - Carlie Kirkland
- If Max Is So Smart, Why Doesn't He Tell Us Where He Is? (1973) - Carlie Kirkland
- No Stone Unturned (1973) - Carlie Kirkland
- Detour to Nowhere (1972) - Carlie Kirkland
1974
The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series) as
Lt. Colby
- Survival of the Fittest (1974) - Lt. Colby
1973
Jigsaw (TV Series) as
Gale Parker
- In Case of Emergency, Notify Clint Eastwood (1973) - Gale Parker
1973
Cannon (TV Series) as
Anne Grainger
- To Ride a Tiger (1973) - Anne Grainger
1972
Mannix (TV Series) as
Alison Bramante
- Light and Shadow (1972) - Alison Bramante
1971
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series) as
Jeanine Michaels / Karen Slater
- Charlie Gave Me Your Number (1972) - Jeanine Michaels
- Make No Mistake (1971) - Karen Slater
1972
Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series) as
Ellie Alcott
- Bushwack! (1972) - Ellie Alcott
1972
Cool Million (TV Series) as
Adrienne / Marcella Pascal
- Mask of Marcella (1972) - Adrienne / Marcella Pascal
1972
The Groundstar Conspiracy as
Nicole Devon
1972
The Sixth Sense (TV Series) as
Anna Harris
- Face of Ice (1972) - Anna Harris
1972
Pocket Money as
Adelita
1971
Ironside (TV Series) as
Sue Broderick
- Dear Fran- (1971) - Sue Broderick
1971
Vanished (TV Mini Series) as
Gretchen Greer
- Part II (1971) - Gretchen Greer
- Part I (1971) - Gretchen Greer
1971
Matt Lincoln (TV Series)
- Christopher (1971)
Soundtrack
1991
Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Walsh Family Christmas (1991) - (performer: "White Christmas" - uncredited)
Self
1984
Breakaway (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.83 (1984) - Self
1983
The Love Boat Fall Preview Special (TV Special) as
Self

References

Christine Belford Wikipedia