Joyce Hyser

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Joyce Hyser
Other namesJoyce Heiser, Joyce Hyser Robinson
Years active1980-present
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Joyce Hyser
Other namesJoyce Heiser, Joyce Hyser Robinson
Years active1980-present

Joyce Hyser is an American actress.


Hyser appeared in various films in the early 1980s, the last of which — Just One of the Guys (1985) — achieved some cult status. She then mainly guest-starred in television series, including a recurring role in L.A. Law as Jimmy Smits's girlfriend. Hyser was interested in the role of Dr. Melfi on The Sopranos, but the role went to Lorraine Bracco.

In the early 1990s, Hyser stopped appearing on television in favor of once more making movies and screenwriting.

More recently, Hyser has become a spokeswoman for the Harold Robinson Foundation[1] which provides a free summer camp for inner city and underprivileged children.

In 2011, Hyser appeared in a small role in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as a woman who masquerades as a man, a role she described as an homage to Just One Of The Guys[citation needed].

Hyser also has a role in the upcoming Haylie Duff movie, The Wedding Pact.[citation needed]

Personal Life[edit]

Hyser dated singer Bruce Springsteen in the early 80s for nearly 5 years.[1]



1980Hollywood Knights, TheThe Hollywood KnightsBrenda Weintraub
1981They All LaughedSylvia
1983Valley GirlJoyce
1983Staying AliveLinda
1984This Is Spinal TapBelinda
1985Last Hunt, TheThe Last HuntPia
1985Just One of the GuysTerry Griffith
1990Wedding BandKarla Thompson
2000Can't Be HeavenFriend
2002Teddy Bears' PicnicRita D'Onofrio
2003Art of RevengeLara KaneVideo
2013Wedding Pact, TheThe Wedding PactSallyCompleted


1988Freddy's NightmaresPretty MaryEpisode: "Saturday Night Special"
1989Mancuso, F.B.I.Vicki SingerEpisode: "Suspicious Minds"
1989-1990L.A. LawAllison GottliebRecurring role (10 episodes)
1990Midnight CallerLou AnnEpisode: "Wrong Side of the Wall"
1990LifestoriesBarbara HudsonEpisode: "Steve Burdick"
1990Flash, TheThe FlashMegan LockhartEpisode: "Watching the Detectives"
1991Flash, TheThe FlashMegan LockhartEpisodes: "The Trickster", "Trial of the Trickster"
1992RavenNora BlakeEpisode: "Is Someone Crazy in Here or Is It Me?"
1992Melrose PlaceDawn BondsEpisode: "Responsibly Yours"
1994ViperClaireEpisode: "Past Tense"
1995Marshal, TheThe MarshalAnnette GabbianoEpisode: "Unprotected Witness"
1995Murder, She WrotePortia DekkerEpisode: "Game, Set, Murder"
1998Pacific BlueDr. Alicia AlperEpisode: "Damaged Goods"
2001Division, TheThe DivisionMs. Vicky LowellEpisode: "The Fear Factor"
2011CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationMonique RobertsEpisode: "Maid Man"

Music videos[edit]

Joyce Hyser was featured prominently in the music video for "I Can Dream About You" by Dan Hartman receiving much airtime on MTV in the mid '80s. In the video, Dan Hartman is a bartender pining for a beautiful customer, Joyce Hyser.

She was also featured in the music video for "Pincushion" by ZZ Top, a single from their 1994 album Antenna.


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