About Janice

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About Janice

Janice Kent has been a professional working actor for over 35 years both in New York and Los Angeles.

She has appeared in countless TV and film roles, dozens of stage productions and over 150 commercials. She is also an accomplished VO artist.

Janice is best known for her work as Maryellen Cleaver, the wife of Wally Cleaver (Tony Dow) in over 100 episodes of THE NEW LEAVE IT TO BEAVER. (Janice also directed several episodes of the show.)

TV credits include CRIMINAL MINDS, FRANKLIN AND BASH, and CASTLE. See her resume for a full list.


After graduating from Emerson College with a BFA in acting, Janice studied with Alice Spivak at the famed HB Studio for four years. Janice also studied at the British Academy of Dramatic Arts in Oxford, England, where she trained with Dame Judi Dench and Sir Derek Jacobi, among others. In Los Angeles, she trained with renowned teachers including Viola Spolin (improv), Ellen Geer, Cameron Watson and Annie Grindlay.

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