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Full Name  Pamela Potillo
Spouse  Robert (m. 2005)
Role  Actress
Name  Pam Potillo
Years active  1984-present

Pam Potillo' s tight lipped smile

Born  ) April 30, 1974(age 41) (1974) Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation  Actress and voice-over artist
Movies  Wonderworks: And the Children Shall Lead
Similar  Clarice Taylor, Michelle Thomas, Tempestt Bledsoe

Pamela Potillo (born April 30, 1974 in Trenton, New Jersey) is an American actress.


Career and Education

Pam Potillo smiling and wearing striped blouse

Raised in New Jersey, Potillo began her career as one of the hosts on the weekend morning kids' news magazine Wonderama, which ran on WNEW-TV. Her role on the show was produced from 1980 to 1987.

Pam Potillo smiling and wearing white and blue sexy top

In 1984, Potillo made her Broadway debut as Georgia Jones in Shirley Lauro's Open Admissions. She is also known for her recurring role on The Cosby Show as Vanessa Huxtable's friend Janet Meiser from 1985 to 1990. She also guest starred in series such as Spenser: For Hire and Charles in Charge.

Young Pam Potillo and Ben Affleck while smiling

Potillo received her B.A. from Rutgers University and an M.A. from Pepperdine University.

Personal life

Ben Affleck and Pam Potillo while smiling in a scene from 1972 tv series, ABC Afterschool Specials

Potillo was married to Robert Dorman and has a young daughter.


The Cosby Show (TV Series) as
Janet Meiser
- Off to See the Wretched (1990) - Janet Meiser (as Pam Potilo)
- I'm 'In' with the 'In' Crowd (1989) - Janet Meiser (as Pam Potilo)
- Denise: The Saga Continues (1989) - Janet Meiser (uncredited)
- How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? (1988) - Janet Meiser (as Pamela Potilo)
- Out of Brooklyn (1988) - Janet Meiser (as Pam Potilo)
- The Show Must Go On (1987) - Janet Meiser
- The Locker Room (1987) - Janet Meiser
- Calling Doctor Huxtable (1987) - Janet Meiser
- Halloween (1985) - Janet Meiser
- Vanessa's New Class (1985) - Janet Meiser
ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) as
Kate / Melanie
- All That Glitters (1990) - Kate
- Wanted: The Perfect Guy (1986) - Melanie
Charles in Charge (TV Series) as
Lisa Taylor / 'Baby Doll'
- Trading Papers (1988) - Lisa Taylor
- Sarah Steps Out (1988) - Lisa Taylor
- Baby Doll (1987) - Lisa Taylor / 'Baby Doll'
Spenser: For Hire (TV Series) as
Jessie Braxton
- One for My Daughter (1987) - Jessie Braxton
My Little Girl as
ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) as
Leslie Thorton / Lizbeth Collins
- Columbus Circle (1985) - Leslie Thorton
- A Different Twist (1984) - Lizbeth Collins
And the Children Shall Lead (TV Movie) as
Rachel Henderson
A Doctor's Story (TV Movie) as
Wonderama (TV Series) as
Self (1980-1987)


Pam Potillo Wikipedia