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Debra Jo Rupp Biography

Birth Place:
Glendale, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • In the late 1970s, appeared as a contestant on $10,000 Pyramid; in 2003, appeared as a celebrity contestant on $100,000 Pyramid
  • Promised her mother she would never wait tables while awaiting her big acting break in New York, and instead worked as a bookkeeper
  • Made her film debut in the 1988 comedy Big, playing Tom Hanks' secretary
  • Appeared on Broadway in productions of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune
  • Has been a regular on several sitcoms, including the Jeff Foxworthy Show, That '70s Show and Better With You


  • Margaret Rupp -- Mother