Jill Whelan (Actress) - The Love Boat
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Updated: 12/23/10

Name: Jill Whelan

Born: September 29, 1966, Oakland, CA

Claim To Fame: She is best known for playing the role of Vicki, the daughter of Capt. Stubing, on the hit television series The Love Boat.

Family Life: Her first marriage was to Brad St. John from 1993-1996. They have one son, Harrison. She married her second husband, Michael Chaykowsky, in 2004, and they had a son named Grant in 2006.

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Info: Whelan attended summer acting camp when she was seven, and soon after landed a series of commercials. At age 11, she appeared in the short-lived TV series Friends (1979). That same year, she played the role of the sick girl, Lisa Davis, in the hit film Airplane! In 1978, she landed the role of Vicki Stubing on the television series The Love Boat. She remained on the show until its cancel- lation in 1987.

Whelan took a break from acting to attend school; she later graduated from the The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California and continued on to college in England at Guildford College. When she returned to the United States, she moved to New York City and found work in several off-Broadway productions, and then took a job as an event producer at Madison Square Garden.

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Trivia: Served as a national spokesperson for First Lady Nancy Reagan's Just Say No anti-drug campaign during the 1980s.

Met her second husband while working at Madison Square Garden, but they didn't marry until over a decade later.

Worked as an investigative producer at LA's KCOP television station for four years.

Married her second husband aboard the cruise ship Caribbean Princess.

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Where Are They Now: Whelan currently hosts a talk radio show on The Big Talker 1210am in Philly. She runs a successful acting studio for children and adults where she teaches improv comedy, scene study, film, television and commercial acting.

she also stars in a one-woman show that she co-wrote and produced called Jill Whelan: An Evening in Dry Dock, which she has performed off-Broadway in NYC and other venues along the East coast.

She is currently working with partner Megan Herrick on a radio show called Venus Diaries, which tackles issues and conversations that real women deal with on a daily basis. Whelan writes, produces, and co-hosts the show.

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Official Website: http://www.jillwhelan.com


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