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Veronica Hamel is a Actor American born on 20 november 1943 at Philadelphia (USA)

Veronica Hamel

Veronica Hamel
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Nationality USA
Birth 20 november 1943 (80 years) at Philadelphia (USA)

Veronica Hamel (born November 20, 1943, in Philadelphia) is an American actress and model.


After Hamel graduated from Temple University, she worked as a secretary for a company that manufactured ironing board covers. She began a fashion modeling career after being discovered by Eileen Ford. In her first film role, she played a model in 1971's Klute, followed by roles in the disaster films Beyond the Poseidon Adventure and When Time Ran Out.

She was the model in the last cigarette commercial televised in the U.S. (for Virginia Slims, aired at 11:59 p.m. on New Year's Day 1971 on The Tonight Show). Hamel had been a model in print ads not just for Slims, but also for Pall Mall Gold cigarettes.

Hamel started appearing in TV series in 1975. She was considered for the role of Kelly Garrett on Charlie's Angels, but reportedly declined the role. Producer Aaron Spelling cast Jaclyn Smith instead.

Hamel is probably best remembered for playing Joyce Davenport, the hard-driving public defender and love interest of police captain Frank Furillo, on the long-running TV series Hill Street Blues from 1981 to 1987. She was a five-time Emmy nominee for that role.

Alan Alda's 1988 film A New Life cast Hamel in a leading role as his doctor and love interest. She was cast as Elizabeth, the wife of Charles Grodin's character in the movie Taking Care of Business in 1990. She was named on Us magazine's "Best Dressed" list for 1983. Hamel portrayed Lily Munster in the 1995 Halloween telefilm Here Come the Munsters in which Yvonne De Carlo had a cameo.

In 2002, she also appeared on Hill Street Blues creator Steven Bochco's legal drama Philly. In recent years, Hamel had a recurring role in the NBC television series Third Watch and appeared as Margo Shephard, Jack's mother, in the ABC series Lost.

Usually with

Paul Bartel
Paul Bartel
(2 films)
Irwin Allen
Irwin Allen
(2 films)
Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1 films)
Jim Wynorski
Jim Wynorski
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Veronica Hamel (17 films)

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Bone Eater
Bone Eater (2008)
, 1h28
Directed by Jim Wynorski
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Actors Bruce Boxleitner, Paul Rae, Michael Horse, William Katt, Clara Bryant, Adoni Maropis
Roles Commissioner Hayes
Rating30% 1.5229951.5229951.5229951.5229951.522995
An unscrupulous land developer, Big Jim Burns, ignores the protests of Native Americans as he violates their ancestral burial grounds. The local sheriff, Steve Evans, is caught in the middle of the conflict, as he is half Native American and half Caucasian. When one of Burns' construction crews unearths an ancient relic, they unleash a giant skeletal monster that proceeds to kill everyone in its path. Evans must deal with his rebellious daughter, unhelpful bureaucrats, and Johnny Black Hawk, a Native American who agitates for violence. After consulting with the local chief, Storm Cloud, Evans learns he must locate the relic and use it in ritual combat against the monster. Once the sheriff acquires the relic, Johnny Black Hawk attempts to take it from Evans and use it to get vengeance on the town; Evans is forced to kill him in self-defense. After donning war paint, Evans goes on to fight and ultimately defeat the Bone Eater.
Home Invasion, 1h29
Directed by David Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Veronica Hamel, Bonnie Root, Cress Williams, Zoe McLellan, Jeremy Ratchford, Kurt Fuller
Roles Georgia Patchett
Rating50% 2.524882.524882.524882.524882.52488
Georgia, mère de deux enfants et épouse d'un chirurgien, mène une vie des plus aisées. Un jour, trois malfrats croisent sa route et la suivent jusqu'à son domicile. Alors qu'ils tentent de lui voler sa voiture, un policier fait irruption sur les lieux et blesse un des leurs. Affolés, ils prennent Georgia et sa fille en otages.
Talk to Me
Talk to Me (1996)
, 2h
Directed by Graeme Campbell
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Yasmine Bleeth, Veronica Hamel, Peter Scolari, Jenny Lewis, Ricky Paull Goldin, R. D. Reid
Roles Sadie
Rating49% 2.4896452.4896452.4896452.4896452.489645
The movie involves Diane Shepherd (Yasmine Bleeth) who is an idealistic talk-show
In the Blink of an Eye, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Veronica Hamel, Mimi Rogers, Carlos Gómez, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, T.J. Lowther, Mary Mara
Roles Micki Dickoff
Rating55% 2.760932.760932.760932.760932.76093
Micki Dickoff apprend que sa plus vieille amie est en prison pour un meurtre qu'elle n'a pas commis...
Here Come the Munsters, 1h36
Directed by Robert Ginty
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Comedy horror films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Edward Herrmann, Veronica Hamel, Christine Taylor, Robert Morse, Mary Woronov, Troy Evans
Roles Lily Munster
Rating51% 2.5618052.5618052.5618052.5618052.561805
The Munster family is tired of being persecuted back in Transylvania, and on finding part of a letter from cousin Marilyn in California, decides to head to the United States. On arrival they find that Marilyn's father, Normann Hyde, is missing, and her Mother (Herman's sister) Elsa Hyde is in a coma. Marilyn details this in the letter but Spot burned the mail (and the letter carrier) so this comes as a surprise to the Munsters.
A Child's Cry for Help, 1h50
Directed by Sandor Stern
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Pam Dawber, Veronica Hamel, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Lisa Jakub, Cynthia Martells, Daniel Benzali
Roles Dr. Paula Spencer
Rating61% 3.097873.097873.097873.097873.09787
A recent transplant from California, Dr. Paula Spencer has just lost her husband and is about to begin her new job at a local hospital, While she is there, a seemingly loving mother, Monica Shaw, brings her son, Eric, in for treatment for his illness. But Dr. Spencer suspects that there is something wrong, and theorizes that Monica is deliberately and abusively making her son sick all the time so that she could have him admitted to the hospital for all of the attention that it gives her. However, hospital administrators are skeptical, and when Eric's young roommate also develops a similar illness, it only serves to make them even more dismissive.
The Disappearance of Nora, 1h38
Directed by Joyce Chopra
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Veronica Hamel, Bryan Cranston, Dennis Farina, Stephen Collins, Leon Russom
Roles Nora Freemont
Rating52% 2.6231252.6231252.6231252.6231252.623125
A beautiful woman is lost in the Las Vegas desert. She did not remember who she is or how she got there, so the manager of a casino makes offers to help.
Stop at Nothing, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Veronica Hamel, Lindsay Frost, David Ackroyd, Robert Desiderio, Caroline McWilliams, Al Ruscio
Roles Nettie Forbes
Rating62% 3.1415053.1415053.1415053.1415053.141505
Private detective and former Drug Enforcement agent Parrish (Lindsay Frost) is hired to be a bodyguard for a week to 8-year-old Kimberly Howard (Deborah Ann Gorman), who currently serves the key role in the custody battle of her parents James (Joseph Hacker) and Glenna (Annabella Price). James fears that Glenna will run off with Kimberly, considering that she is losing the battle, is refusing alimony and is advised by the judge to seek psychiatric help. James is awarded temporary custody, and hires Parrish for assistance during his work hours. Parrish does not feel comfortable around children, and Kimberly immediately shows her lack of interest in her. Glenna, meanwhile, is heartbroken over having lost the case, and tells her lawyer that she hates how James can abuse Kimberly on a daily basis now. Her lawyer feels sorry for the woman and puts her in contact with former reporter Nettie Forbes (Veronica Hamel), who has spent a year in prison for attempting to murder the man who had abused and killed her daughter. Since then, Nettie specializes in helping mothers to kidnap their children from their abusive husbands, and she offers Glenna a new identity following the kidnapping of Kimberly.
Taking Care of Business, 1h47
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Prison films, Sports films, Baseball films
Actors James Belushi, Charles Grodin, Loryn Locklin, Stephen Elliott, Héctor Elizondo, Veronica Hamel
Roles Elizabeth Barnes
Rating63% 3.198373.198373.198373.198373.19837
A convicted car thief and diehard Chicago Cubs fan, Jimmy Dworski (Belushi) wins tickets to the World Series. Unfortunately, he still has a couple of days left to serve in prison and the warden (Héctor Elizondo) won't let him leave and come back.
A New Life
A New Life (1988)
, 1h44
Directed by Alan Alda
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Ann-Margret, Alan Alda, Hal Linden, Veronica Hamel, John Shea, Mary Kay Place
Roles Kay Hutton
Rating57% 2.8940852.8940852.8940852.8940852.894085
Steve Giardino, an abrasive, workaholic Wall Streeter, and his wife Jackie divorce after twenty-six years of marriage and find themselves thrust back into the dating world in middle age and in search of a new life.
Pursuit (1988)

Actors Ben Cross, Sarah Jessica Parker, John Glover, Veronica Hamel, Bruce Greenwood
Roles Deborah
Rating72% 3.6325853.6325853.6325853.6325853.632585
L'histoire du lieutenant-colonel SS Helmut von Schraeder, qui, pressentant la défaite allemande, a participé à l'attentat contre Adolf Hitler du 20 juillet 1944. Suspecté, il décide de se faire passer pour mort du typhus au camp de Bergen-Belsen. Puis, avec la complicité d'un chirurgien esthétique nazi, il se fait refaire le visage, et se fait envoyer dans un camp de concentration avec une identité juive, sous le nom de Benjamin Grossmann. A la libération, il apprend des Alliés que la Gestapo a exécuté toute sa famille, et décide d'émigrer en Israël avec des amis survivants des camps de concentration. Vingt-cinq ans plus tard, il est devenu général au Mossad et on le retrouve avec son fils Dany en Israël. Son fils, devenu producteur de cinéma, projette de tourner un documentaire sur certains responsables nazis dans les camps de concentration. Au cours de ses recherches, il trouve des coïncidences étranges entre le lieutenant-colonel H. Schraeder et son père et finit par comprendre que les deux ne font qu'un. D'anciens nazis l'ont également retrouvé et lui demandent de leur livrer des matériaux nucléaires en échange de leur silence. Finalement, il leur livrera une bombe sur un bateau de plaisance et mourra volontairement dans l'explosion avec ses anciens "camarades". Officiellement, il restera un héros pour son pays.
When Time Ran Out..., 2h1
Directed by James Goldstone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Disaster, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Transport films, Volcanisme, Films about volcanoes, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, William Holden, James Franciscus, Ernest Borgnine, Edward Albert
Roles Nikki
Rating45% 2.2603152.2603152.2603152.2603152.260315
Shelby Gilmore (William Holden), who owns a newly constructed hotel on a remote Pacific island, wants desperately to marry his secretary, Kay Kirby (Jacqueline Bisset) and proposes to her under the impression that she'll become his seventh wife. Kay is in love with Hank Anderson (Paul Newman), an oil rigger whose scientists are warning him that a nearby active volcano is about to erupt.
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, 1h54
Directed by Irwin Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Transport films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Michael Caine, Telly Savalas, Sally Field, Karl Malden, Peter Boyle, Shirley Jones
Roles Suzanne Constantine
Rating47% 2.355732.355732.355732.355732.35573
The capsized luxury liner, S.S. Poseidon is still afloat after six survivors have been rescued via helicopter.
The Gathering, 1h34
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Christmas films
Actors Edward Asnere, Maureen Stapleton, Rebecca Balding, Sarah Cunningham, Bruce Davison, Veronica Hamel
Roles Helen
Rating77% 3.8884753.8884753.8884753.8884753.888475
Adam Thornton (Edward Asner), an ill-tempered executive who walked out on his family, learns that he only has a little time left to live. He decides that he wants to make peace with them and have one last reunion. He confides this information to his estranged wife, Kate (Maureen Stapleton). But when his doctor says that it won't be good for him to travel, she suggests that he call his four adult children and invite them all for Christmas. He agrees only with the provision that they not be told of his illness and imminent death. The only problem is that most of them are not exactly fond of him because he walked out on Kate and of his stubborn nature. Of them, he is most nervous about seeing Bud (Gregory Harrison), whom he hasn't spoken to since having an argument with him regarding the Vietnam War and his move to Canada several years before.