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Catherine MacNeal is an actress who made multiple appearances on Cheers. She was born 25 June 1954[1], making her 33 years old when she first appeared. Her first appearance, and most prominent one, was on "I" on Sports, as Joanne, a newscaster.

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Catherine as "Joanne" from "I" on Sports.

She played very similar characters in her other two appearances, possibly even the same character, though that's left a bit unclear. She appeared at the end of Christmas Cheers as an unnamed newscaster, where she is spotted briefly on the bar's television on the same set from "I" on Sports". She also appeared in Where Nobody Knows Your Name as a newscaster, also named Joanne, though not on the same set as before.

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Catherine as "Joanne" from "Where Nobody Knows Your Name".

She has appeared in several television shows and TV films, starting in 1982 in a small role in the TV movie "Two of a Kind". She played Janet Piersall in "The Young and the Restless", Lisa Taylor on "100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd", and Pat Hamilton on "Days of our Lives".

She has appeared in series such as "Hardcastle and McCormick", "It's Your Move" (in an episode also featuring Ernie Sabella), "Knots Landing", "Falcon Crest", "Punky Brewster", "Matlock", "Designing Women", "Jake and the Fatman", "Night Court", "The Golden Palace", "ER", "Star Trek: Voyager" (where she shared screen time with Derek McGrath), "Judging Amy", "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", and "NCIS: New Orleans".[2]