Belinda J. Montgomery (born July 23, 1950) is a Canadian-American actress, writer, and painter. She initially attracted notice for her starring role in the 1970s science-fiction series as Dr. Elizabeth Merrill and also for her recurring role as Caroline Crockett/Ballard in the 1980s cop series Man from Atlantis . However, she is perhaps best known for her role as matriarch Katherine Howser in the Miami Vice ABC medical comedy-drama . Doogie Howser, M.D. Life and career [edit ]
Montgomery was born in
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She is a sister to actor [1 ] Lee Harcourt Montgomery and actress Tannis G. Montgomery.
Montgomery has made over 80 guest appearances on television shows, including
("Little Dog Gone", 1970), Ironside , Dynasty , L.A. Law , and JAG , among other series. Ghost Whisperer [1 ]
Before pursuing an acting career, Montgomery was a
watercolor painter. She sold her first art piece at the age of ten. She continues to paint along with acting. Many of her art pieces are featured on her official website. [2 ]
In March 2013, writing under the pen name B. Montgomery, Belinda submitted a short story "St. Patrick of the Pineapple" to Midlife Collage, an online writing contest. Montgomery's story won first-place in the contest.
[3 ] Filmography [edit ] (1967) - Susan Barney Boomer CBS Playhouse (1969) - Eula (1969) - Peg Halstead The Virginian (1970) - Cinderella Hey, Cinderella! Ritual of Evil (1970) - Loey Wiley Paris 7000 (1970) (1970) - Marla Cardwell Ironside (1970) - Nina Matt Lincoln D.A.: Conspiracy To Kill (1971) - Luanne Gibson (1971) - Penny Roach Alias Smith and Jones Lock, Stock and Barrel (1971) - Roselle Bridgeman The Todd Killings (1971) - Roberta (1971) Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law The Bravos (1972) - Heller Chase (1972) - Tina Norris The Sixth Sense (1972) - Melinda Carr Women in Chains (1971–1972) - Margo Bengston The F.B.I. (1972) - Julie Hayes Assignment Vienna (1972) - Anne Cannon (1972) - Susan Graham Mannix (1972) - Laurie The Rookies (1972) - Diane Shaw The Devil's Daughter Crime Club (1973) - Anne Dryden (1973) - Amy Partridge Barnaby Jones (1973) - Angela 'Angie' Mason Letters from Three Lovers (1974) - Danika in episode "The Word is: Alternative" The New Land (1974) - Barbara Petrocelli (1969–1975) - Mary Ann Graham Marcus Welby, M.D. (1973–1975) - Karen Pearson & Susan Howard The Streets of San Francisco The Other Side of the Mountain (1975) - Audra Jo Nicholson (1969–1975) - Currie, Joyce, Janet, Melanie Toland, and Eunice Medical Center City of Angels (1976) Breaking Point (1976) - Diana McBain Insight (1976) - Roseanne Gibbsville (1976) Westside Medical (1977) Nashville 99 (1977) - Summer (1977) Kingston: Confidential (1977) Most Wanted (1977) - Fiona The Hostage Heart (1977) - Bonnie Demarco Quincy, M.E. The Other Side of the Mountain Part II (1978) - Audra Jo Nicholson (1978) - Carol Lou Grant (1977–1978) - Dr. Elizabeth Merrill Man from Atlantis Blackout (1978) - Annie Gallo (1978) - Julie Lang Sword of Justice Murder In Music City (1979) - Peggy Ann West (1979) - Florrie How the West Was Won Stone Cold Dead (1979) - Sandy MacAuley Marciano (1979) - Barbara Marciano Eischied (1979) (1980) Fantasy Island Turnover Smith (1980) - Kelly Trouble In High Timber County (1980) - Carrie Yeager (1980) - Darby Trapper John, M.D. Concrete Cowboys (1981) - Janine The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (1981) (1982) - Jennifer Dynasty (1982) - Elaine Price CHiPs (1982) - Melody Bare Essence (1981–1982) - Karen & Valerie Singer The Love Boat Uncommon Valor (1983) - Joan Tell Me That You Love Me (1983) - Lenora (1983) - Judy Hubbard Whiz Kids (1984) - Doctor Nell Lindsay Blue Thunder (1984) Lottery! (1984) - Fran 'Frannie' Huddle Magnum, P.I. Silent Madness (1984) - Dr. Joan Gilmore (1984) - Dr. Sandy Roberts & Laura Dietrich T.J. Hooker (1985) - Pamela Crane Murder, She Wrote (1985) - Rainey Riptide (1985) - Stefanie Craig Street Hawk (1985) - Carla Magnuson The Hitchhiker (1985) - Lisa Hennessey Finder of Lost Loves (1985–1986) - Kelly Aspen Crazy Like a Fox Dalton: Code of Vengeance II (1986) - Libby Stark: Mirror Image (1986) - Claire Graves Simon & Simon (1982–1986) - Laura Steubens Dennison, Sherry Dayton, Joyce Dolan, and Dorrie Wilson Adam: His Song Continues (1986) - Myra Schimdbauer (1986–1987) - Sylvie Gallagher Days of our Lives (1987) - Dr. Pam Summer Danger Bay Stone Fox (1987) - Doc Smith (1988) - Sarah Miller Aaron's Way (1984–1989) - Caroline Crockett & Caroline Ballard Miami Vice (1989) - Nora Womack In the Heat of the Night Casey's Gift: For Love of A Child (1990) - Terry Ctilwell (1989–1993) - Katharine Howser Doogie Howser, M.D. (1993) - Jessica Wilton L.A. Law (1995) - Kelly Peterson Burke's Law Life Happens (1996) - Molly Stewart (1996) - Lisa Smith Promised Land (1996) - Amy Pitzer Mr. & Mrs. Smith Dirty Little Secret (1998) - Gina (1998) - Mom Phantom Town Hope Island (1999) - Jo Summers (2000) - Polly The Scarecrow (2001) - Diane Camouflage (2002) - Captain Fryer (Harm's Aviation Expert) JAG (2005) - Ursula Hilliard Ghost Whisperer (2010) - Grandma Flynn Tron: Legacy References [edit ] External links [edit ]