WIOU promotional photograph

Here's a promo pic of Kate McNeil for WIOU, the series she was a cast member of during 1990-91 TV season.



Kate McNeil in Escape Clause



In 1996, Kate McNeil was one of the stars of Escape Clause. The film originally premiered on the Showtime cable network and was helmed by famed Australian cult movie director Brian Trenchard-Smith.




Kate McNeil only appears in the first 30 minutes or so of Escape Clause. She goes missing and eventually we find that she has been brutally murdered. Andrew McCarthy plays her husband in the film and he spends the bulk of the movie trying to figure out who killed her (meanwhile the audience is left to wonder if maybe he killed Kate McNeil's character). Paul Sorvino plays the detective on the case and Connie Britton plays Kate McNeil's longtime friend. Escape Clause unfolds as a whodunit with every character as a suspect in Kate McNeil's character's murder. If you are a fan of Kate McNeil, you may also wish to know that she has two (somewhat graphic) sex scenes in the film and this fact alone may prompt you to watch it!





Here are a few images of Kate McNeil in Escape Clause:


Kate McNeil and Andrew McCarthy in bed




Kate McNeil...dead!

Pic of Kate McNeil from Escape Clause

Here's a great picture of Kate McNeil from the 1996 movie Escape Clause.

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Kate McNeil on Dear John

Kate McNeil did not have a very busy 1991. In the early months of that year, the final episodes of her short-lived show WIOU aired before the show was unceremoniously cancelled. she didn't really do much else on film or TV that year except for a guest role on the NBC sitcom Dear John. In the episode "Kirk's Wife" Kate McNeil appears as...Kirk's wife. Actor Jere Burns plays Kirk, one of the central characters on the show, and Kate McNeil plays Carol, his ex-wife. Carol discovered after they were married that she was a lesbian and she left Kirk for a woman (a sore spot for the macho Kirk).




For her guest appearance on Dear John, Kate McNeil had only two scenes, one at the beginning of the episode and another at the very end. She does very well with her limited screen time, looking fabulous and handling her material with ease. Overall, this was a very humorous episode and also one with an excellent message of tolerance as Kirk comes to terms with his gay ex-wife.





Here are some images of Kate McNeil on Dear John:






Clip of Kate McNeil on Diagnosis Murder




Here's a clip of Kate McNeil as guest star on an episode of Diagnosis Murder in 1996. She shares her scenes her with the show's stars, Dick and Barry Van Dyke. However, she also appears with another great actress...herself! In this episode, Kate McNeil is given the opportunity to play twins!

Kate McNeil in Monkey Shines - Pic #14



Kate McNeil in the final scene of the 1988 film Monkey Shines.

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Another picture of Kate McNeil from her 1988 movie Monkey Shines.

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Kate McNeil during the 'dark and stormy night' climax from Monkey Shines.

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This image is from a brief scene from Monkey Shines where Kate McNeil has her hair down. It is the only scene in the movie in which hair is in this style.

Kate McNeil in Monkey Shines - Pic #10



Kate McNeil during the sex scene from the 1988 horror film Monkey Shines.

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In this picture from the 1988 movie Monkey Shines, director George A. Romero gives Kate McNeil a nice close-up.

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Kate McNeil and John Pankow


Here's a picture of Kate McNeil and her Monkey Shines co-star John Pankow.

Kate McNeil in Monkey Shines - Pic #7



Kate McNeil in a state of apprehension in the 1988 movie Monkey Shines. Click the image to see it full size.

Kate McNeil in Monkey Shines - Pic #6



Here's an interesting one. This image shows Kate McNeil's eyes as she glances with concern into a rear view mirror.

Kate McNeil in Monkey Shines - Pic #5



Kate McNeil smirks in the serenity of the wilderness in this picture from the 1988 classic Monkey Shines.

Kate McNeil in Monkey Shines - Pic #4



Kate McNeil looks at herself in a mirror in this image from the 1988 movie Monkey Shines.

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Another picture of Kate McNeil from George Romero's 1988 film Monkey Shines.

Kate McNeil in Monkey Shines - Pic #2




Here's the second image from a picture series of Kate McNeil in the 1988 horror film Monkey Shines. Click the pic for a full size view.

Kate McNeil in Monkey Shines - Pic #1



Here's the first image in a pictorial of Kate McNeil from her 1988 horror movie Monkey Shines. Click on the picture to see it full size.

Clip of Kate McNeil on Anything But Love




Here's a clip of Kate McNeil from her second appearance on the sitcom Anything But Love in 1990. She shares this scene with actresses Jamie Lee Curtis and Holly Fulger.