Mary Jo Catlett
Mary Jo Catlett
Veteran TV/Film/Stage actress Mary Jo Catlett appeared in two episodes of M*A*S*H.
Personal Information
Gender: Female
Born: (1938-09-02) September 2, 1938 (age 79)
Birthplace Denver, CO, U.S.
Character information
Appeared on/in: M*A*S*H (TV series)
Episodes appeared in: "The More I See You" (Season 4, episode #23): Lieutenant Becky Anderson

"The Nurses" (Season 5, episode #6): Lieutenant Mary Jo Walsh

Mary Jo Catlett (born September 2, 1938, in Denver, Colorado) makes two guest appearances on the TV series M*A*S*H in the Season 4 episode "The More I See You" (episode #23) as Lietenant Becky Anderson, the friend who accompanied Lieutenant Caryle Breslin (played by Blythe Danner), an old flame of Hawkeye's, on a TAD visit to the 4077th. She returned to the show in Season 5 as Lieutenant Mary Jo Walsh in "The Nurses" (episode #6). Mary is notable for her role as housekeeper Pearl Gallagher on the NBC-TV sitcom series Diff'rent Strokes, and currently for her role as the voice of "Mrs. Puff" in Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants animated series, which she has held since the show's debut.[1]


Mary made a guest appearance on the ABC-TV daytime soap General Hospital (for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award) and in several episodes of the television sitcom series M*A*S*H. She provided the voice of Mrs. Puff in the animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, as well as the related film The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004). In 2002, she was nominated for The Annie Award for Best Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Production for SpongeBob SquarePants.

Mary also provided the voice for Cousin Larry's mother on the animated television series Kim Possible. Mary Jo Cattlet has also provided voices for Rugrats, The Smurfs, Quack Pack and Extreme Ghostbusters.

She is also known, prior to her role on Diff'rent Strokes, for the commercials she did for Black Flag and its pest-control products, particularly the Roach Motel brand. Her many television guest roles include appearances on episodes of the Disney Channel's That's So Raven, Glee and ABC-TV's Desperate Housewives.

She played wrestler "Terrible Tessie" in the first season Starsky & Hutch episode "The Omaha Tiger",[2] and as "Cousin Alice", the slow-witted but well-meaning relation of an old acquaintance of the Duke family in the first season Dukes of Hazzard episode "Swamp Molly".[3]


  1. "Mary Jo Catlett". Retrieved on January 22, 2013. 
  2. "Starsky & Hutch: "The Omaha Tiger" (1976)". Retrieved on January 22, 2013. 
  3. "The Dukes of Hazzard: "Swamp Molly" (1979)". Retrieved on April 17, 2016. 

External linksEdit

IMDb logo Mary Jo Catlett at the Internet Movie Database