• Heather Thomas is an actress, author and political activist with a net worth of over $2 million.
• She attended Santa Monica High School and the University of California, Los Angeles.
• She was a part of the television show “The Fall Guy” and has appeared in films such as “My Giant” and “Against the Law”.
• She has been writing and is active in activism, and contributed to political candidates.
• She has been married to entertainment attorney Skip Brittenham since 1992 and they have a child together.

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthSeptember 8, 1957
SpouseHarry M. Brittenham, Allen Rosenthal
FactAttended UCLA Film School c. 1976-1979 intending to write & direct.

Who is Heather Thomas?

Heather Anne Thomas was born on 8 September 1957, in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. She is an actress, political activist and author, best known from rising to fame thanks to her role in the television show entitled “The Fall Guy”, in which she played the role of Jody Banks.

The Riches of Heather Thomas

How rich is Heather Thomas? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $2 million, earned through success in her various endeavors. She’s also had a bit of success as a writer, and lately focused her efforts towards activism. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

Heather grew up in Greenwich, before moving to California where her mother worked as a special education teacher in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. While there is very limited information about her past, it is known that Heather attended Santa Monica High School (SAMOHI); the school was founded in 1891 and has changed location several times before eventually settling at 601 Pico Boulevard. After matriculating from high school in 1975, she then enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Heather Thomas

She joined the School of Theatre, Film and Television (TFT), one of the 11 schools within UCLA. The formation of this school was ground breaking as it was the first time a leading university combined all three into a single administration. Its undergraduate program is considered one of the top drama departments in the world, while its graduate programs often rank in the top three in the US. The UCLA Film & Television Archive is the largest university-based archive of its kind, holding large collections of media materials, only rivalled by the Washington D.C. Library of Congress.

Acting Projects

At the age of 14, Thomas got her acting breakthrough when she was cast in the series called “Talking with a Giant” in which she interviewed celebrities. In 1978, she began taking television parts, appearing in support roles such as in “Co-Ed Fever”, but which was cancelled after one episode. Her popularity increased significantly when she was cast in “The Fall Guy”, which starred Lee Majors, and started airing in 1981 as a part of ABC programming. She along with Majors and Douglas Barr played the role of Hollywood stunt performers, who moonlight as bounty hunters.

The show ran for five years before its cancellation, and during this time she developed an addiction to cocaine. She had to enter rehabilitation for the addiction during the mid-1980s, but then continued her career by appearing in films and television shows in the 1990s. Some of her projects after “The Fall Guy” include “Hoover vs The Kennedys: Second Civil War”, “Swamp Thing: the Series”, and “Pointman”. She was also a part of films such as “My Giant”, and “Against the Law”. However, in 1998, she decided to give up on acting altogether.

Writing and Activism

Following her acting career, Heather focused on a career in writing, and wrote a screenplay called “School Slut”, which she reportedly to Touchstone Pictures for a six figure fee, but the film was never made. Instead, the rights later returned to her, becoming available for her to produce. In 2008, she released her first novel called “Trophies”, published by William Morrow and Company. Later on, she focused more on activism efforts, and often hosted a monthly fund-raising breakfast alongside her husband, held in their home in Santa Monica – its regularity led it to being called the “LA Café”.

She is very active working with numerous organizations, and is a part of the advisory board of the Rape Foundation as well as the Amazon Conservation Team. She has also been highly supportive of political candidates since the 1990s, contributing over $280,000 to Democratic groups, and supported Barbara Boxer, Elizabeth Warren and Al Franklen. She also donated $2,400 to support Republican Mary Bono. In 2014, she returned to acting by appearing in the musical “Girltrash: All Night Long”, which is a prequel to “Girltrash”.

Personal Life and Social Media

For her personal life, it is known that Thomas married Allan Rosenthal in 1985 – he is one of the founders of the program Cocaine Anonymous, but their marriage only lasted a year before they divorced. Shortly afterwards she was struck by a car while crossing San Vicente Boulevard, injuring both her legs. She has now been married to entertainment attorney Skip Brittenham since 1992, and they have a child together.

According to her, one of the reasons she left acting was due to stalkers – it even came to a point where one guy tried to climb over her fence while he had a knife in his hand. This was all due to the popularity she had attracted as a pin-up girl, as she was often posted in wards or prisons. She became fearful to the point that she had a bodyguard living inside her home. She also had a desire to focus on her family, and to explore a career in writing. She credits Majors who helped her during her addiction, as he was one of the few who was supportive during that period.

Thomas has a Facebook page with over 2,800 ‘likes’ but she hasn’t updated it since 2016.

General Info

Full NameHeather Thomas
Date Of BirthSeptember 8, 1957
Height1.66 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Author, Actor
EducationUCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, Santa Monica High School, University of California, Los Angeles


SpouseHarry M. Brittenham, Allen Rosenthal
ChildrenKristina Brittenham, Shauna Brittenham, India Rose Brittenham
ParentsLeon Thomas, Gladdy Lou Ryder


NominationsGemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
MoviesZapped!, Ford: The Man and the Machine, Cyclone, Der Stein des Todes, The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission, Against the Law, My Giant, Girltrash: All Night Long, Hidden Obsession, Flair
TV ShowsThe Fall Guy, Co-Ed Fever

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1[Who said about Lee Majors, who played Colt Seavers, who in turn saw her got stoned off-camera]: I think he saw me passing out, once or twice, and I think he told people you might need some help. He was very supportive.
2Even on The Fall Guy (1981), yes, I was the grotesque sex. But I also got to have a lot of fun, I got to drive a lot of funny cars. I learned to shoot all sorts of things and get in stunt fights. It wasn't Shakespeare, but it's fun!
3[Who said about protecting herself, while living her own life]: I was not going to live in fear, and carry a gun. So, I had a bodyguard kinda living with me.
4[on obsessed fans that were closer to her]: A couple of times, though, we had to get restraining orders, and there were guys who were climbing over the backgate with a knife, and another guy broken by my Brentwood home. They were trying to break in.
5In our society, you know, there are people who are broken and your poster hangs in jail, as your poster hangs in jail, as your poster hangs in wards, so, I had a lot of stalkers.
6I won't take my clothes off because I can't believe it's necessary. You can be sexy with your clothes on just as well as you can by taking off your blouse.


1Release of her book, "Trophies". [July 2008]
2Gave birth to her 1st child at age 42, a daughter India Rose Brittenham on June 19, 2000. Child's father is her 2nd husband, Harry M. Brittenham.
3In 1986 she was hit by a car while crossing San Vincente Boulevard and suffered fractures to both legs.
4Best known by the public for her starring role as Jody Banks on The Fall Guy (1981).
5Voted "Favorite Female Newcomer" in 1982 by readers of US magazine.
6Wrote an unsold TV pilot for UPN called "School Slut" (2000)
7Attended UCLA Film School c. 1976-1979 intending to write & direct.
8Attended Santa Monica High School - Santa Monica, California (grad. 1975)




Girltrash: All Night Long2014Nadine Robson
My Giant1998Showgirl
Against the Law1997Felicity
Pointman1995TV SeriesLynn Forbes
Hidden Obsession1993Ellen Carlyle
Swamp Thing1992TV SeriesTatania Arcane / Kitty Lane
P.S.I. Luv U1991TV SeriesMary Markham
In the Director's Chair: The Man Who Invented Edward Scissorhands1990TV MovieTortured Siamese Twin
Red Blooded American Girl1990Paula Bukowsky
Flair1990TV Mini-SeriesTessa Clarke
Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney's Place1989TV MovieJoan Emery
The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission1988TV MovieLt. Carol Campbell
Der Stein des Todes1987Merryl Davis
Cyclone1987Teri Marshall
Ford: The Man and the Machine1987TV MovieEvangeline Cote
The New Mike Hammer1987TV SeriesAndrea Harris
Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War1987TV SeriesMarilyn Monroe
The Fall Guy1981-1986TV SeriesJody Banks
Cover Up1984TV SeriesAmber
T.J. Hooker1984TV SeriesSandy Wyzinski
The Love Boat1983TV SeriesLila Pearsell / Wendy Kurren
Zapped!1982Jane Mitchell
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo1980TV SeriesCaroline Capote
B.J. and the Bear1980TV SeriesCaroline Capote
California Fever1979TV SeriesJoanne
Co-ed Fever1979TV SeriesSandi
David Cassidy - Man Undercover1978TV SeriesCaryl Manning


Today2008TV SeriesHerself
Remembering 'The Fall Guy': An American Classic2007Video shortHerself
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
TVography: Lee Majors - Hollywood's Bionic Hero2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Ultimate Challenge1991TV SeriesHost
Late Night with David Letterman1987TV SeriesHerself
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHerself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHerself
The Magic of David Copperfield VI: Floating Over the Grand Canyon1984TV MovieHerself - Special Guest / David's girlfriend
The 24th Annual International Broadcasting Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHerself
Family Feud1983TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Network Stars XV1983TV SpecialHerself - ABC Team
Entertainment Tonight1983TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Network Stars XIII1982TV SpecialHerself - ABC Team
Battle of the Network Stars XII1982TV SpecialHerself - ABC Team

Archive Footage

The O'Reilly Factor2014TV SeriesHerself
Magico David1992TV Mini-SeriesHerself (uncredited)


Won Awards

1985Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Female TV Star (TV-Star w)

Nominated Awards

1987GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by a Supporting ActressFord: The Man and the Machine (1987)

2nd Place Awards

1989Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Female TV Star (TV-Star w)
1988Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Female TV Star (TV-Star w)
1987Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Female TV Star (TV-Star w)

3rd Place Awards

1986Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Female TV Star (TV-Star w)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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