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Stevie Vallance - acting

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By the time Montreal-born, Toronto-raised, Stevie Louise Vallance was 12 years old, she had performed at Toronto's O'Keefe Centre (Sony Centre for the Performing Arts) and Ottawa's National Arts Centre, as 'Adele', in the Charlottetown Festival's musical production of Jane Eyre (directed by Alan Lund). As a teen-actor she starred in Canadian TV series and movies including King of Kensington, A Bird In the House (directed by Allan King) and The Wonder of It All (Norman Campbell, Don Harron).

After graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC, Vallance moved to Los Angeles, where CBS executive David Jacobs cast her as recording artist, 'Sylvie', on the pop- culture nighttime soap, Knot's Landing (Joan Van Ark, Michelle Lee). Vallance was then cast in numerous U.S. television series. She guest-starred with Peter Scolari, on Bosom Buddies, with Ed Asner, on Lou Grant, and with Kevin Spacey, on LA Law. She discovered her comedy-chops, when she joined the cast of The Ropers (ABC), as 'Jenny Ballinger'. Tragically the 3-camera sit-com, co-starring Norman Fell, Audra Lindley and Jeffrey Tambor, was cancelled after the second season https://youtu.be/TlV1q7nsbSs

Over the next decade and a half, Stevie commuted between LA and Toronto in numerous Canadian/US co-productions including Poltergeist: The Legacy, Outer Limits, F/X: The Series, Cobra, First Wave, Dracula: The Series, Forever Knight, and Road to Avonlea, where she played the wicked 'Amanda Stone', opposite Christopher Reeve.

Night HeatStevie as series regular 'Det. Stevie Brody' in Night Heat (85 - 86)

Probably her best-known Canadian role, was when she played 'Detective Stevie Brody', opposite Scott Hylands, on the late-night CBS series Night Heat. Few knew that, at the same time, back in LA, she was also playing a very different sort of character -- a pink marsupial named 'Whazzat Kangaroo' -- on the 1987 Emmy Award-winning Hallmark series, Zoobilee Zoo, co-starring Ben Vereen. She was quoted as saying, "I expected to pull a gun out of my kangaroo-pouch!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZZw9zSL-qE

Stevie as 'Patsy Cline' in Just A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline (93 - 99)

On the theatre front, from 1993 to 1999, Stevie toured Western Canada as 'Patsy Cline' in a two-person musical, "Just a Closer Walk with Patsy Cline". Stevie's second CD, 'Always (A Salute to Patsy Cline)', was recorded after she kicked off the opening ceremonies of the 1999 Calgary Stampede. Coincidently, Stevie shares the same birthday, of September 8th, with the legendary country singer. Stevie is currently a well-known recording artist and has 5 CDs. http://stevievallance.com/music/

On the feature front, Vallance played 'Tracy Falcon', next to co-stars Simon MacCorkindale and John Marley, in the 'Indiana Jones' movie, Falcon's Gold. In Three Men & a Baby, Stevie played 'Sally', opposite Steve Guttenberg. In Slam Dunk Ernest, Vallance was Jim Varney's love interest, 'Erma Terradiddle'.



Slam Dunk ErnestJim Varney and Stevie as 'Erma' in Slam Dunk Ernest (1995)
The RopersNorman Fell, Audra Lindley and Stevie as series regular 'Jenny' in The Ropers (1980)
Christopher Reeve and StevieChristopher Reeve and Stevie as 'Amanda' in Road to Avonlea (1992)
Knots LandingJames Houghton and Stevie as series regular 'Sylvie' in Knots Landing (80 - 81)
Christopher Reeve and Stevie Stevie as series regular 'Whazzat Kangaroo' in Zoobilee Zoo (86 - 87)
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