Born: April 7, 1954
Birthplace: Helena, MT
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Patricia Belcher is an American film, stage and television actress, known for her roles as Ms. Dabney in the Disney Channel sitcom Good Luck Charlie, and as United States Attorney Caroline Julian in the comedy-drama series Bones.
Belcher is known for playing judges, doctors, nurses, government officials, and other authority figures, often to comic effect. She has made many appearances in films and television series including The Number 23, Unknown, Jeepers Creepers, Heartbreakers and (500) Days of Summer. She also has made appearances in television series, including Everybody Loves Raymond, Boston Legal,
The Jake Effect, Twins, The Proud Family, Seinfeld, Sister, Sister, In Plain Sight, The Middle, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Still Sitting down, Beverly Hills, 90210, Bones, and How to Get Away with Murder. She is also one of the most active actors appearing in commercials. Products include GEICO, Staples, Time Warner, American Cancer Society and Wells Fargo.
In 2001, Belcher was cast as Jezelle Gay Hartman, a psychic, in the horror film Jeepers Creepers. The film received mixed reviews from critics, however received positive awards from audiences. The film was a commercial success, opening in 2,944 theaters and took in a domestic gross of $37,904,175;
it later made $21,313,614 internationally, making a total of $59,217,789 worldwide. In 2003, Belcher was originally going to appear again as Jezelle Gay Hartman in Jeepers Creepers 2, as the plot was about her character and Gina Philips’ character hunting down The Creeper, while a school bus full of teens terrorized by The Creeper was just a subplot.
But the more writer and director Victor Salva worked on the script, the more the bus plot became more interesting. So he decide to scrap both her and Philip’s plot and concentrate the film on the bus instead.
In 2009, she played Millie in the romantic comedy (500) Days of Summer. The film received positive reviews from critics upon its release. Based on over 214 professional reviews, it obtained a “Certified Fresh” seal on Rotten Tomatoes with an approval rating of 86% and an average score of 7.6 out of 10.
The film was a box office success as well, becoming a “sleeper hit” and earning over $60 million in worldwide returns, far exceeding its $7.5 million budget. Also that year through 2010, Belcher had a recurring role on Better Off Ted as Janet S.
Crotum, the head of human resources of Veridian Dynamics. On May 13, 2010, ABC officially canceled the series due to low viewing figures. After the cancellation of Better Off Ted Belcher moved on and began another recurring role on the Disney Channel sitcom Good Luck Charlie, playing the strict and easily annoyed neighbor, Estelle Dabney. It ran for four seasons ending in 2014.
In 2013, she appeared as Ingrid in Bad Words, and she voiced Chimamanda Lobo in the video game Dead Island: Riptide. Later that year Belcher again teamed with Jeepers Creepers writer and director Victor Salva for his horror film Dark House. As well as appearing on The Millers, and Partners.
In 2015, she appeared in the GEICO commercial with the band Europe. She was Grandmother in Wells Fargo’s 2017 commercial “Lost Debit Card”. She also appeared in 2 other GEICO commercials once as a DMV picture taker and a waitress in a 24 hour diner
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