Heather Thomas Age, Wiki, Biography, Husband, Height in feet, Net Worth & Many More

By | December 24, 2021

Heather Anne Thomas, better known by her name Heather Thomas, is a famous American actress, author, and political activist, who co-starred as Jody Banks in the TV series The Fall Guy. She is one of the most popular actresses who is known for her roles in several films and television shows, which include Girltrash: All Night Long (2014), Against the Law (1997) with Richard Grieco, Swamp Thing: The Series (1992) and Pointman (1985). 

Heather Thomas was born on September 8, 1957 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA as Heather Anne Thomas. She is the daughter of Leon Thomas, who is a university dean, and Gladdy Lou Ryder, who worked as a special education teacher. Heather had completed her education at Santa Monica High School and graduated in 1975. Later on, she attended the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television graduating in 1980. While at UCLA, she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. 

Heather began her career at the age of 14, when she was one of the hosts of a series on NBC called Talking with a Giant, where she interviewed celebrities. The show involves interviewing and chatting with celebrities from different walks of life. After her first success in a TV show, she became interested in acting, and later on, she followed her passion. Heather Thomas began acting and performing while she was in her college days. She appeared on TV in minor roles and worked in commercials. Her first credited role was as Caryl Manning in the TV series “David Cassidy: Man Undercover” in 1978. Between 1979 and 1980, She later appeared in guest roles in various series, including “Co-Ed Fever,” “California Fever,” “B.J. and the Beat” and “The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo.”.


Her breakthrough arrived in 1981 when she was roped in to play a lead role in “The Fall Guy”. The show was very popular at that time and ran for five seasons. She became famous for her performance in the show and gained huge popularity. After that, she appeared in various television shows and films. Her most notable movie role was in the 1987 made-for-tv ‘Ford: The Man and the Machine,” which earned her a Gemini Award nomination. She is currently an activist for various causes, in addition to being a scriptwriter and published author.

NameHeather Anne Thomas
Nick NameHeather Thomas
ProfessionActress, Model, Author & Social Activist
Date of BirthSeptember 8, 1957
Age (2021)64 Years
Birth PlaceGreenwich, Connecticut, USA
HometownNew York, USA
SchoolSanta Monica High School
CollageUCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
DebutTalking with a Giant
Zodiac SignVirgo

Heather Thomas Career

Thomas started acting at age 14, when she was one of the hosts of a series on NBC called Talking with a Giant. She became more interested in acting after her first TV show. Thomas enrolled at the UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television and graduated from there with a bachelor’s degree in 1980. When she was in college, she made several small appearances in commercials and TV shows. In 1978, her first role was as Caryl Manning in the TV series ‘David Cassidy: Man Undercover.” Additionally, she has appeared in various shows, including Co-Ed Fever, “California Fever,” “B.J. and the Beat’ and ‘The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo.

Her breakout came in 1981 when she was cast as Jody Banks, a lead character, in the action-adventure series ‘The Fall Guy’. The series was a grand success and ran for five seasons from 1981 to 1986, with 113 episodes, and Thomas made her presence felt in most of them. She made her film debut in 1982 with the teen comedy ‘Zapped’.She also appeared in guest roles in various series, including ‘The Love Boat’ (1983), ‘T. J. Hooker’ (1984), and ‘Cover Up’ (1984).In 1987, she starred in the TV movie ‘Ford: The Man and the Machine’ as Evangeline Cote, which earned her a Gemini Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category.

She also appeared in  ‘Hoover vs. The Kennedys: The Second Civil War’ (TV movie), ‘Cyclone’, and ‘Kiss of the Cobra’. She also guest starred as Andrea in the crime series ‘The New Mike Hammer’ in 1987. In the 1980s, she was seen in the following TV movies: “The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission’ (1988) as Lt. Carol Campbell and ‘Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney’s Place’ (1989) as Joan Emery. Her later films include ‘Red Blooded American Girl’ (1990), ‘Hidden Obsession’ (1993), ‘Against the Law’ (1997), and ‘My Giant’ (1998). She decided to give up acting in 1998 to focus on her personal life. She eventually turned to screenwriting and wrote ‘School Slut’, a plot that was purchased by Touchstone Pictures. Heather turned to writing fiction in 2008 and unveiled her first novel, ‘Trophies’. In 2014, she was seen in the web series ‘Girltrash: All Night Long’ as Nadine Robson. Currently, Thomas is focusing on activism for various causes and on her writing career.

Heather Thomas Filmography
1982Zapped!Jane Mitchell
Kiss of the Cobra
Teri Marshall
Merryl Davis
1990Red Blooded American GirlPaula Bukowsky
1993Hidden ObsessionEllen Carlyle
1997Against the LawFelicity
1998My GiantShowgirl
2014Girltrash: All Night LongNadine Robson
Heather Thomas Television Show
Year Title Role
1978David Cassidy: Man UndercoverCaryl Manning
1979Co-Ed Fever
California Fever
1980B. J. and the BearCaroline Capote
The Misadventures of Sheriff LoboCaroline Capote1 episode
1981–1986The Fall GuyJody Banks
1983The Love BoatSheila
1984T. J. HookerSandy
Cover UpAmber1 episode
1987The New Mike Hammer
Ford: The Man and the Machine
Hoover vs. The Kennedys: The Second Civil War
Evangeline Cote
Marilyn Monroe
1988The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal MissionLieutenant Carol Campbell
1989Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney’s PlaceJoan Emery
1990FlairTessa Clarke
1991P.S. I Luv UMary Markham
1992Swamp Thing: The SeriesTatania
1995PointmanLynn Forbes

Heather Thomas Family 

Father Name Leon Thomas
Mother Name Gladdy Lou Ryder
Brother Not Known
Sister Not Known
Husband Harry M. Brittenham

Heather Thomas Relationship / Martial Status & Many More 

Marital Status Married
Affairs / Boyfriend N/A
Husband Harry M. Brittenham (m. 1992)
Alan Rosenthal (m. 1985–1986)
Marriage date N/A
Marriage Place N/A
ChildrenDaughter(s): Shauna Brittenham, India Rose Brittenham, Kristina Brittenham
Heather Thomas with her husband Harry M. Brittenham and their daughter India Rose

Heather Thomas Physical Stats

HeightIn Centimeter – 165 cm
In Meter – 1.65 m
In feet & inches – 5’5
WeightIn Kilogram- 54 Kg
In Pounds – 119lbs
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBrown
Body Measurement 36-24-34 inches

Heather Thomas Favourite 

Favourite  Actor N/A
Favourite Actress N/A
Favourite Song N/A
Favourite Movie N/A
Favourite CuisineN/A
Favourite Color N/A
Favourite Sport N/A
Favourite Destination N/A

Heather Thomas Education 

School Santa Monica High School
Collage UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
Educational Qualification Graducate

Heather Thomas Net Worth

Net Worth$ 2 Million Doller
Income SourceActing
Car CollectionN/A
Heather Thomas Posters and Photos 262973 | Movie Store

Some Unknown facts about Heather Thomas

  • Does Heather Thomas Smoke ? N/A
  • Does Heather Thomas Drinks ALcohol ? N/A
  • Heather Thomas attented Santa Monica High School – Santa Monica, California (1975).
  • Heather was graduated from UCLA Film School (1980) intending to write and direct.
  • While at UCLA Film School, she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority.
  • She was voted “Favorite Female Newcomer” by readers of US magazine (1982).
  • Best known by the public for her starring role as Jody Banks on The Fall Guy (1981).
  • In 1986, she was struck by a car while crossing San Vincente Boulevard, and she sustained injuries to both of her legs.
  • Following her acting career, she wrote a screenplay called “School Slut” and acquired the rights to produce the film herself.
  • She departed from acting partly on account of stalkers, as well as a desire to focus on her family and to explore writing.
  • Gave birth to her first child at age 42, a daughter India Rose Brittenham on June 19, 2000. Child’s father is her second husband, Harry M. Brittenham.

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