Corinne Bohrer

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Corinne Bohrer
Born (1958-10-18) October 18, 1958 (age 62)
Years active1981-present

Corinne Bohrer (born October 18, 1958) is an American film and television actress whose career has continued uninterrupted for four decades and includes regular roles in eight primetime series produced between 1984 and 2015: E/R (1984–85), Free Spirit (leading role, 1989–90), Man of the People (1991–92), Double Rush (1995), Partners (1995–96), Rude Awakening (recurring, 1998–2001), Veronica Mars (recurring, 2004–2006) and Murder in the First (recurring, 2015).


Early life

Born on the North Carolina Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Bohrer was raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Billings, Montana and Arlington, Texas, [1] where she attended Lamar High School. [2] She was active in drama, band, and student government.

During the summer of 1976 she worked at Six Flags over Texas as a carnival barker in Skeeball Palace in the Games Department.

She attended The University of Texas at Arlington to study journalism but never graduated. [1] [3]


While in college, she modeled, performed in commercials and worked as a dancer. [1]

Television work

By the time of her 22nd birthday, Bohrer was in Hollywood, working on her first on-screen assignment — a one-minute role as stranded motorist Vicki Thomas asking for help from the younger of the two leading men on McClain's Law , the pilot telefilm of the 1981 James Arness same-named police series. In 1986 she appeared in the 22nd episode of the first season of MacGyver as Terry Ross. In 1988 she co-starred opposite Randy Quaid in Dead Solid Perfect , [3] and followed that with a co-starring role opposite Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage in the comedy Vice Versa . [3] [4]

During the 1990s she appeared on Murder, She Wrote . Previous roles were more comedic, including her role as a pediatric nurse who had a crush on Elliott Gould in the short-lived CBS situation comedy E/R , [3] a witch in the similarly brief sitcom Free Spirit , [5] an administrative assistant to a City Councilman in fictitious Long View, California played by James Garner in the quickly-cancelled NBC sitcom Man of the People , [3] and in Phantom of the Megaplex (2000). She is also known as Trickster's sidekick Prank in the 1990 CBS series The Flash and the version from The CW, in which she appeared in a 2018 episode.

Bohrer's work has included a recurring role as Lianne Mars, the wayward mother of the title character in the CW television series Veronica Mars . [6]

She was featured in the Dream On episode "What I Did for Lust" and the Friends episode "The One Where Rachel Finds Out" (1995).

Commercial work

Over the years, Bohrer has also frequently appeared in commercials. Bohrer appeared in McDonald's 1987 Chicken McNuggets Shanghai campaign. [7] She also played the role of the "counselor" in Apple Inc.'s "Get a Mac" ad campaign. Other commercials include Totinos Pizza Rolls, Walgreens, Campbell's low sodium soup and Bounty ("One-sheeter"!).



1981 McClain's Law Vicki ThomasTelevision film
1982 Zapped! Cindyas Corrinne Bohrer
My Favorite Year Bonnie
1983 Joysticks Patsy Rutter
1984 Surf II Cindy Lou
1986 Stewardess School Cindy Adams
1987 Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Laura
Cross My Heart Susan
1988 Dead Solid Perfect Janie Rimmer
Vice Versa Sam
1994 The Coriolis Effect SuzyShort film
Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love Jeanie HumphreyTelevision film
1995 Aurora: Operation Intercept Sharon Pruett
1997 Under Wraps Marshall's MomTelevision film
Star Kid Janet Holloway
1998 Inconceivable Eve
2000 Big Eden Anna Rudolph
Phantom of the Megaplex Julie RileyTelevision film
2019TellersGloria Duffield


1982 Falcon Crest Ann HiltonEpisode: "Heir Apparent"
Making The Grade Episode: "Marriage, Dave Style"
The Powers of Matthew Star CheerleaderEpisode: "Daredevil"
1983 T.J. Hooker Beth ArnoldEpisode: "The Decoy"
1984 Hardcastle and McCormick Gina LongrenEpisode: "Third Down and Twenty Years to Life"
The Yellow Rose RickeyEpisode: "Sport of Kings"
1984–1985 E/R Nurse Cory Smith22 episodes
1986 MacGyver Terry RossEpisode: "The Assassin"
St. Elsewhere Suzanne McConnellEpisode: "Brand New Band"
1989–1990 Free Spirit Winnie Goodwinn14 episodes
1991 The Flash Zoey Clark / PrankEpisode: "Trial of the Trickster"
Dream On ChloeEpisode: "What I Did for Lust"
1991–1992 Man of The People Constance Leroy10 episodes
1992, 1994, 1996 Murder, She Wrote Wanda Andrews, Bea Huffington, Helena McKenna3 episodes
1994 Diagnosis: Murder Bobbie BurtonEpisode: "Reunion with Murder"
1995 Double Rush Zoe Fuller13 episodes
Friends MelanieEpisode: "The One Where Rachel Finds Out"
Ned and Stacey StephanieEpisode: "Please Don't Squeeze Out"
1995–1996 Partners Lolie7 episodes
1998–2000 Rude Awakening Tish Frank12 episodes
2003–2004 Joan of Arcadia Sylvia Tardio2 episodes
2004–2006 Veronica Mars Lianne Mars7 episodes
2015 Murder In The First Lydia Maker5 episodes
2018 The Flash Zoey Clark / PrankEpisode: "The Elongated Knight Rises"
2020 Criminal Minds Alexandria Duggan2 episodes

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