Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Much like Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson, Pamela Adlon's voice became famous around the world for speaking the words of a cartoon boy: chubby and socially awkward Bobby Hill, adolescent son of Hank and Peggy Hill on Fox's long-running animated series "King of the Hill" (1997-2010). The native New Yorker was credited as Pamela Segall until her marriage to writer/director Felix Adlon in 1996; the couple divorced in 2010. Following her film debut in the sequel "Grease 2" (1982), the teen actress moved to TV with a short stint on the hit series "The Facts of Life" (NBC 1979-88), then joined the cast of short-lived situation comedy "E/R" (CBS 1984-85) playing the daughter of series star Elliott Gould. Though Segall worked steadily on television through the 1980s and had the occasional small film role, including a part in Cameron Crowe's cult favorite "Say Anything " (1989), her career truly blossomed in 1992 when she joined the cast of the popular animated series "Rugrats" (Nickelodeon 1991-2004), on which she voiced several minor characters. Her distinctive and adaptable voice quickly made her a favorite of animation casting directors, leading to an impressive list of voice credits in both TV and film projects, most notably her leading roles on "King of the Hill," "Recess" (Disney 1997-2001) and the "Ducktales" spinoff "Quack Pack" (Disney 1996-97). On a much more mature level, Adlon first worked opposite comedian Louis C.K. on the short-lived HBO sitcom "Lucky Louie" (2006), a parody of conventional sitcoms in which the diminutive Adlon was cast as Louie's mechanic wife Kim. The show only lasted for 13 episodes, but among its fans was writer/producer Tom Kapinos, who wrote Adlon into his show "Californication" (Showtime 2007-14) as the foul-mouthed, cocaine-snorting Marcy Runkle. C.K. reunited with Adlon on his critically-acclaimed series "Louie" (FX 2010-15) She occasionally appeared on the semi-autobiographical show as C.K.'s friend Pamela, and also serves as a consulting producer and occasional writer. Louis C.K. also served as executive producer of Adlon's own autobiographical series "Better Things (FX 2016-), in which she starred as the single mother of three young girls dealing with her own exasperating mother.


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