Joey Heatherton


Actor

About

Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
Born
September 14, 1944

Biography

Joey Heatherton's acting career took off when he was just 11 years old. Early on, Heatherton mostly landed roles in various films, including the Richard Chamberlain crime drama "Twilight of Honor" (1963), the crime drama "Where Love Has Gone" (1964) with Susan Hayward and "My Blood Runs Cold" (1965). He also appeared in the TV movie "The Ballad of Andy Crocker" (ABC, 1969-1970). He w...

Biography

Joey Heatherton's acting career took off when he was just 11 years old. Early on, Heatherton mostly landed roles in various films, including the Richard Chamberlain crime drama "Twilight of Honor" (1963), the crime drama "Where Love Has Gone" (1964) with Susan Hayward and "My Blood Runs Cold" (1965). He also appeared in the TV movie "The Ballad of Andy Crocker" (ABC, 1969-1970). He worked in television in his early acting career as well, including parts on "The Perry Como Show" (NBC, 1955-59) and "Mr. Novak" (NBC, 1963-65). Heatherton was nominated for a New Star Of The Year - Actress Golden Globe Award in 1963. Later, he earned a role in "Bluebeard" (1972) with Richard Burton. He also contributed to a variety of television specials, including "The Fifth Dimension Special: An Odyssey in the Cosmic Universe of Peter Max" (1969-1970), "Alan King in Las Vegas, Part I" (ABC, 1972-73) and "Jack Benny's First Farewell Show" (NBC, 1972-73). He also appeared in "The Bob Hope Show (04/19/73)" (NBC, 1972-73). He also acted in films like "The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington" (1977) and "The Perils of P.K." (1986). Additionally, he could be seen on a variety of television specials like "The Perry Como Winter Show" (CBS, 1972-73) and "Doug Henning's World of Magic" (NBC, 1976-77). Heatherton more recently acted in the musical comedy "Cry Baby" (1990) with Johnny Depp.

Life Events

Photo Collections

My Blood Runs Cold - Movie Poster
My Blood Runs Cold - Movie Poster

Videos

Movie Clip

My Blood Runs Cold (1965) - Now Do You Believe Me? Mysterious Ben (Troy Donahue) and mystified Julie (Joey Heatherton), whom he calls Barbara, get disrobed on his yacht and swim to a cave where he produces further evidence that they’re reincarnated lovers, a money-scene from producer-director William Conrad (TV’s “Cannon”), in Warner Bros. My Blood Runs Cold, 1965.
My Blood Runs Cold (1965) - I'd Know You Anywhere Immediately following the credits, we meet Joey Heatherton (as “Julie,” though called “Barbara” in the period prologue), with boyfriend Harry (Nicholas Coster), bombing down a coastal highway before encountering motorcyclist Ben (Troy Donahue), in My Blood Runs Cold, 1965.
Twilight Of Honor (1963) - I Hope He Croaks Just appointed to defend accused killer Ben Brown (Nick Adams), lawyer David (Richard Chamberlain) is introduced by mistake by the jailer to Mrs. Brown (Joey Heatherton, age 19, in her first movie role), who displays little loyalty in the first instance of director Boris Sagal’s flashback technique, in MGM’s Twilight Of Honor, 1963.
Twilight Of Honor (1963) - What Sort Of Dance Was It? In court now, Nick Adams (as Ben Brown) on trial for the murder of a popular local cop, who had befriended him and his young wife (Joey Heatherton), their encounter recalled in testimony by Arch Johnson as barkeeper MacWade, James Gregory the prosecutor, top-billed Richard Chamberlain for the defense, in MGM’s Twilight Of Honor, 1963.
My Blood Runs Cold (1965) - And Wilt Thou Weep When I Am Low? Producer, director and future TV star William Conrad recites from Byron’s And Wilt Thou Weep When I Am Low? in the opening, then introduces Joey Heatherton in period garb, her name “Barbara” on the wind, all before credits, in My Blood Runs Cold, 1965, starring Troy Donahue.
My Blood Runs Cold (1965) - I Come From A Lot Of Places Rich siblings Sarah (Jeanette Nolan) and Julian (Barry Sullivan) discuss his footloose daughter Julie (Joey Heatherton), who’s inside with boyfriend Harry (Nicholas Coster) and mysterious Ben (Troy Donahue), invited for drinks after she wrecked his motorbike, in My Blood Runs Cold, 1965.

Family

Ray Heatherton
Father
Entertainer. Died of complications from Alzheimer's disease in August 1997 at age 88.
Richard Heatherton
Brother

Bibliography