Pamela Susan Shoop

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Pamela Susan Shoop

Also Known As: "Sweeney"
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Maj. Gen. Clarence Arthur Shoop and Julie Bishop
Wife of Terrance A. Sweeney
Sister of Private

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About Pamela Susan Shoop

From her Wikipedia page:

Pamela Susan Shoop (born June 7, 1948) is an American character actress in film and on television. She often appeared in shows created by Glen A. Larson.

Shoop's best known film role was in the 1981 horror film Halloween II, as Karen, a nurse. She appeared in the pilot episode of Knight Rider ("Knight of the Phoenix") and later on in the season four premiere ("Knight of the Juggernaut"). She also appeared in the pilot episode of Magnum, P.I. She also starred in NBC's "Return to Peyton Place" as Allison McKinzie #2 from 1973-1974.

Other guest appearances include The Mod Squad, B. J. and the Bear, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Simon & Simon, Wonder Woman, The Incredible Hulk and Murder, She Wrote. Shoop's last credited appearance was a 1996 episode of Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, but she continues to attend conventions associated with films in which she appeared. She appeared in the 2006 DVD release Halloween: 25 Years of Terror.

Personal life

Shoop is the daughter of actress Julie Bishop and test pilot Clarence A. Shoop (who was also an executive at Hughes Aircraft Company and commander of the California Air National Guard).[1]

In 1987, she married Terrance Sweeney, a former Jesuit priest.[2] Together, they authored What God Hath Joined (ISBN 034538203X).


  • 1. "Beauty is back". The Christian Science Monitor. February 26, 1979. p. B12. His fans will do a double take when Julie Bishop Bergin joins look-alike redhead daughter, actress Pamela Susan Shoop
  • 2. "Emmy Award-Winning Priest Weds Actress Who Was His Parishioner". Los Angeles Times. November 16, 1987. pp. Metro; 2. Retrieved January 26, 2012.


From the LA Times archives:

Emmy Award-Winning Priest Weds Actress Who Was His Parishioner

  • Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Date: Nov 16, 1987
  • Start Page: 2
  • Section: Metro; 2; Metro Desk

Terrance A. Sweeney, 42, and Pamela Susan Shoop, 38, a television and film actress, were married at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Pacific Palisades by three Episcopal priests.

Sweeney met Shoop in 1985 when she was a prospective parishioner at the Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, where Sweeney said Mass. At the time, his brother and her father were both dying of cancer, they said. And discussions about those deaths drew them closer.

A story in Monday's editions of The Times on the marriage of Catholic priest Terrance A. Sweeney incorrectly reported that his bride, Pamela Shoop, was a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills when she met Sweeney, who had been assigned to the church part time. In fact, they met when she was considering converting to Catholicism and joining the Good Shepherd parish.

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Pamela Susan Shoop's Timeline

June 7, 1948
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, United States