|Born|| December 20, 1957 |
New York City
|Other names||Joyce Heiser, Joyce Hyser Robinson|
Joyce Hyser (born December 20, 1957) 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.
- The Hollywood Knights (1980), Brenda Weintraub
- They All Laughed (1981), Sylvia
- Valley Girl (1983), Joyce
- Staying Alive (1983), Linda
- This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Belinda
- The Last Hunt (1985), Pia
- Just One of the Guys (1985), Terry Griffith
- Wedding Band (1990), Karla Thompson
- Greedy (1994), Muriel
- Can't Be Heaven (2000), Friend (uncredited)
- Teddy Bears' Picnic (2002), Rita D'Onofrio
- Art of Revenge (2003) (V), Lara Kane
- Police Story: Monster Manor (1988)
- Murder in High Places (1991)
- Lee Jeans commercial, (1980s)
- Freddy's Nightmares, Pretty Mary - in the episode "Saturday Night Special" (1988)
- Mancuso, F.B.I., Vicki Singer - in the episode "Suspicious Minds" (1989)
- Midnight Caller, an unknown character - in the episode "Wrong Side of the Wall" (1990)
- L.A. Law, Allison Gottlieb - in various episodes (1989–1990)
- Lifestories, Barbara Hudson - in the episode "Steve Burdick" (1990)
- The Flash, Megan Lockheart - in various episodes (1990–1991)
- Raven, Nora Blake - in the episode "Is Someone Crazy in Here or Is It Me" (1992)
- Melrose Place, Dawn Bonds - in the episode "Responsibly Yours" (1992)
- Viper, Claire - in the episode "Past Tense" (1994)
- The Marshal, Annette Gabbiano - in the episode "Unprotected Witness" (1995)
- Murder, She Wrote, Portia Dekker - in the episode "Game, Set, Murder" (1995)
- Pacific Blue, Dr. Alicia Alper - in the episode "Damaged Goods" (1998)
- The Division, Ms. Vicky Lowell - in the episode "The Fear Factor" (2001)
- I Love the '80s 3-D (miniseries), herself (as Joyce Hyser Robinson) (2005)
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.