Janice Karman

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Janice Karman
Born Janice Felice Karman
(1954-05-21) May 21, 1954 (age 69)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, voice actress, film producer, record producer, singer
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. (m. 1979)
Children Vanessa (b. 1986)
Michael (b. 1990)
Parent(s) Harvey Karman (1924–2008) and Felice Kerman

Janice Felice Karman (born May 21, 1954)[1] is an American film producer, record producer, singer, and voice artist. She is the co-owner of Bagdasarian Productions with her husband Ross Bagdasarian, Jr.

Karman was born in Los Angeles, California. Her father was psychologist Harvey Leroy Karman (born Harvey Walters). Her mother, Felice, was also a psychologist.[2] Karman played the role of Bunny in the 1975 film Switchblade Sisters (alternate title: The Jezebels).[3]

The focus of Bagdasarian Productions company is on creating albums, cartoons, and other products based on the Alvin and the Chipmunks characters, who were created by Bagdasarian's father Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. Besides helping to produce the records and cartoons, Karman provides the voice of Theodore and the members of the female spin-off group The Chipettes: Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor (Dody Goodman also did the voice of Miss Beatrice Miller as well).

In Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks, Janice also got to play the role of Lalu. She originally voiced Theodore in the live-action/computer-animated film adaptation, but for promotional reasons Theodore was re-recorded by the singer and actor Jesse McCartney.[4]

Karman and her husband have two children, a daughter Vanessa (1986) and a son Michael (b. January 18, 1990).


  1. According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at http://www.familytreelegends.com/records/39461
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  3. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073778/
  4. thestate.com

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