ADRIENNE BARBEAU (Scooter's Mom) is beloved by genre film fans for her enduring performances in The Fog, Escape from New York, Creepshow, Swamp Thing, Back to School and The Cannonball Run. The feature film Reach for Me, in which she stars with Seymour Cassell, Alfre Woodard and LeVar Burton, is awaiting release. Her most recent telefilm, "WarWolves," premieres on the Sci Fi Channel in October.
Barbeau began performing in 1963 with the San Jose Civic Light Opera and by 1965 had already entertained our servicemen on Army bases throughout Southeast Asia and was on her way to New York, where she made her Broadway debut as Tevye's second daughter, Hodel, in "Fiddler on the Roof." A Tony nomination for her creation of Rizzo in the original Broadway production of "Grease" led her back to California and the role of Bea Arthur's daughter, Carol, in the hit series "Maude."
Since then, Barbeau has become a bestselling author, a recording artist and the star of numerous features, films for television, concert performances, musicals and plays. Her many telefilm credits include the Ace Award-winning "Double Crossed: The Barry Seal Story," opposite Dennis Hopper, and "Scott Turow's Burden of Proof," with Hector Elizondo. Lifetime Network audiences see her in the oft-repeated "Shattered Hearts" and "The Drew Carey Show" fans know her as Oswald's mom. Barbeau also starred as Ruthie the snake dancer on HBO's fascinating drama series, "Carnivale."
The actress has starred in over 25 musicals and plays, among them "Pump Boys & Dinettes," "Women Behind Bars," Kander and Ebb's "And the World Goes Round," "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" and "Love Letters." She appeared in the West Coast premieres of "A Walk on the Wild Side" and "Drop Dead," the Canadian premiere of Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers" and the world premiere of "What the Rabbi Saw," by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore. Most recently, she returned to Off-Broadway and standing ovations as Judy Garland in "The Property Known as Garland."
As a voice actress for animation, Barbeau previously played Catwoman in "Batman: The Animated Series" and Ms. Simone in the feature Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island.
She is also the author of two books, her best-selling memoir "There Are Worse Things I Could Do" and her first vampire novel, "Vampyres of Hollywood" which was published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press. Barbeau is currently writing the sequel.