Joyce Bulifant Bio, Age, Spouse, Family, Height, Weight, Net Worth

Joyce Bulifant
Joyce Bulifant

Joyce Bulifant Biography

Joyce Bulifant is an American actress, director, and author who is best known for Airplane! (1980), Dirty Love (2005) and American Playhouse (1980). She is also a frequent panelist on game shows such as Chain Reaction, Match Game, and Password Plus.

Bulifant was born in Newport News, Virginia, and attended Solebury School in New Hope, Pennsylvania. She graduated in 1956 in the same class as her first husband James MacArthur. Joyce then studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Joyce started her acting career on Broadway and later appeared in several television programs including ‘My Three Sons, ‘The Virginian’, ‘Tom, Dick and Mary, ‘The Woody Woodbury Show’, ‘The Bill Cosby Show’, ‘The Michele Lee Show’ and ‘Weird Science’. She was initially chosen for the role of ‘Carol Brady’ on ABC’s ‘The Brady Bunch’, but she eventually lost the role to Florence Henderson.

Joyce has the art of winning her audience for her naturally funny personality. She received the Theatre World Award for her performance in Take Her, She’s Mine and later received a Golden Palm Star on the Walk of Stars in Palm Springs, California along with her husband Roger Perry.


Joyce Bulifant appeared in four films between 1967 and 2005, making her film debut in 1967 with the musical film ‘The Happiest Millionaire,’ in which she played the character ‘Rosemary.’ She also appeared in the 1980 American satirical parody film ‘Airplane!,’ written and directed by David and Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams, the 1999 American comedy film ‘Diamonds,’ directed by John Mallory Asher and written by Allan Aaron Katz, and the 2005 American romantic comedy film ‘Dirty Love.’

Her career was primarily focused on television, and she has over fifty credits to her name. She made her television debut in 1961 as a guest star on ‘The Play of the Week,’ and later that year she appeared in ‘Naked City’ as ‘Connie Hacker.’ Joyce has appeared in several television programs over the course of her four-decade acting career, but she is best known for her work as a panelist on television game shows such as ‘Match Game’ between 1973 and 1982, ‘Password Plus’ between 1979 and 1981, and ‘Chain Reaction’ in 1980.

She also appeared as ‘Mrs. Patterson’ on ‘The Bill Cosby Show’ between 1969 and 1971, ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ between 1971 and 1977, ‘The Michele Lee Show’ (1974), ‘$20,000 Pyramid’ (1977), ‘Sport Billy’ (1979–80), ‘Flo’, ‘Weird Science’ between 1994 and 1997, and ‘E! True Hollywood Story’ between 1994 and 1997. (1999).

Bulifant was a frequent guest on David Letterman’s game shows Name That Tune, Password, Match Game, Crosswits, Tattletales, To Tell the Truth, $25,000 Pyramid, and Decisions.

Joyce Bulifant Age

Bulifant is 86 years old as of 2023. She was born on December 16, 1937, in Newport News, Virginia, in the United States of America. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on the 16th of December every year, and her birth sign is Sagittarius.

Joyce Bulifant Height, Weight

Bulifant stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m) and weighs 128 lbs (58 Kg). In addition, her body measurements are 32-25-35 inches, with blue eyes and grey hair color.

Joyce Bulifant Family, Parents

Bulifant was born and raised by her parents in Newport News, Virginia. Her father worked in the shipyard. However, her parents divorced when she was young and Joyce spent her childhood in foster homes. However, she has not disclosed further details about her parents and siblings. We promise to update you once this information is available.

Joyce Bulifant Spouse

Bulifant has been married about five times. She was recently married to Roger Perry from 2002 until his death on July 12 2018. Bulifant was first married on November 2nd, 1958 to James MacArthur and later divorced in 1967.

She then married Edward Mallory, an American actor on September 19, 1969, a marriage that lasted 5 years. Joyce then married William Asher in August 1976 and their marriage ended in 1993. Her fourth marriage was with Glade Bruce Hansen in 2000 and their short-lived marriage ended in divorce in 2001.

Joyce Bulifant Children

Bulifant is the mother of four children. Mary MacArthur and Charles MacArthur, her first two partners, gave birth to their first two children. On January 13, 1971, she gave birth to a son with her second husband, whom they named John Mallory. John went on to make a career as an actor. When Joyce married her third husband, William, they adopted a son named John and gave him the surname Asher, John Asher.

Joyce Bulifant’s Net Worth

Bulifant has an estimated net worth of $2 million. This includes her assets, money, and income. Her income is mainly from her successful career as a television actress and Game Show Panelist.