Gina Hecht, born December 6, 1953,[1][2] is an American actress. She is known for her role on Mork and Mindy and she had a recurring role on Glee in 2009 and 2012.

Personal life

Hecht was born in Houston, Texas[1] to Pauline Pike (Hecht). She graduated from University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.[1] Hecht has a sister, Esther, and a brother, Harold.

She married Brian Herskowitz in 1988.


Hecht had a TV role on Mork and Mindy for two years until 1981, and had a film role in Night Shift in 1982. She had a role in St. Elmo's Fire, St. Elsewhere in 1985, had a recurring role in Everything's Relative in 1987, and had a recurring in Heartbeat for a year until 1989.

She had a recurring role on Seinfeld for one year until 1993, had a recurring role on The District for five episodes for three years until 2003, and had recurring role on Glee for three episodes in 2009 and 2012.


Year Title Role Notes
1979 Hizzonner Melanie (7 episodes)
Mork & Mindy Jean DaVinci 1979 - 1981 (20 episodes)
1981 The Love Boat Norma Kittredge ("Lose One, Win One/The $10,000 Lover/Mind My Wife")
Trapper John, M.D. Lisa/ Trinka ("Have I Got a Girl for You," "Angel of Mercy")
1982 Night Shift Charlotte Koogle
1985 Hollywood Beat Jane ("No Place to Hide")
Rockhopper Beth Johnson TV movie
St. Elmo's Fire Judith
St. Elsewhere" ("Tears of a Clown")
1986 Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star Newscaster
1987 Everything's Relative Emily Cabot (10 episodes)
Unfinished Business Vickie
Down and Out in Beverly Hills Julie Whiteman ("Altared States")
Rags to Riches Gloria ("Patty's Mom")
1988 Heartbeat Patty 1988 - 1989 (5 episodes)
1989 Baywatch Gina Pomeroy ("Panic at Malibu Pier")
L.A. Law Dianna Dorian 1989/1991 ("One Rat, One Ranger," "TV or Not TV")
1990 Ladies on Sweet Street Anne
Star Trek: The Next Generation Manua Apgar ("A Matter of Perspective")
Life Goes On Cousin Angela 1990 - 1991 (5 episodes)
1991 Dream On Elaine ("Futile Attraction")
1992 Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story Deanne TV movie
Reasonable Doubts Abigail Crohn ("Fish out of Water")
Seinfeld Dana Foley 1992 - 1993 ("The Pilot," The Shoes," The Pick")
1993 Family Prayers Arlene
Phenom Lori ("Secrets")
1994 Without Warning Barbara Shiller TV movie
1995 One Night Stand Cy Watson
Blossom Ms. Teller ("You Say Tomato")
Diagnosis Murder Justine Brady / Rhonda ("Murder in the Courthouse," "Swan Song")
1997 Alright Already Nancy ("Again with the Baby")
Friends Richard's Date ("The One Where Monica and Richard Are Just Friends")
1998 Can I Play? Nancy short
1999 ER Radiology Tech ("Point of Origin," "Rites of Spring")
Edtv Party Girl
2000 Any Day Now Dr. Bivens 2000 - 2001 ("It's a Mother-Daughter Thing," "It's Not Just a Word: Part 1," "It's Not Just a Word: Part 2")
The District Irma Coleman 2000 - 2003 (5 episodes)
2001 Judging Amy Carrie Bolaris ("Beating the Bounds")
Strong Medicine Hannah Yaverbaum ("Zol Zein Gezint")
Odessa or Bust God short
JAG Jane Maples ("Past Tense")
The Huntress Sharon Carlton ("Family Therapy")
Providence ("The Lion Sleeps Tonight")
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Donna Wetzel/Mrs. Buckley 2001/2007 ("Overload," "Living Doll")
2002 The West Wing Julie, Panel Moderator on TV ("Process Stories")
Clockstoppers Meter Maid
2003 The Agency Sylvia Maynard - Finance Controller ("Spy Finance")
Boomtown Doreen Stein ("Home Invasion")
2005 Pizza My Heart Gloria Montebello TV movie
Everwood Gastroenterologist ("Complex Guilt")
2006 What About Brian Judge Gittes ("What About What Was Supposed to Be... ," "What About First Steps...")
Dexter Mrs. Tucci ("Let's Give the Boy a Hand")
Medium Dr. Andrews ("Sweet Child O' Mine")
2007 Getting Away with Murder Rhonda Silver (5 episodes)
A Stranger's Heart Darlene TV movie and uncredited
2008 Seven Pounds Dr. Briar
The Last Word Hilde Morris
2009 Hung Principal Rhonda Barr 2009 - 2010 (5 episodes)
FlashForward Dr. Fleming ("Believe")
Desperate Housewives Judge Mary Gallagher ("The Coffee Cup")
The Broadroom Shirley
Numb3rs Margaret Skinner ("Animal Rites")
Glee Mrs. Puckerman 2009/2012 (Mash-Up," Goodbye," "Glee, Actually")
2011 The Middle Mrs. Schaefer short
2012 JoAnne JoAnne
Plan B Business Woman short
2013 Annie Sunbeam and Friends Lola ("Introduction")
The Big Bad City Detective Harper post-production
Tio Papi Marsha Horowitz
Bones Judge Trudy ("The Maiden in the Mushrooms")
The Middle Ms. Schaefer ("Life Skills")
2014 Castle Marie Russo ("That '70s Show")
A Lesson in Romance Dean E. L. Martin TV movie


  • Some sites list Hecht's birthplace at "Houston, Texas," while others sites list it as "Winter Park, Florida."



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