Twink Caplan

Biography: At age five Twink Caplan was already taking drama classes at the Pittsburgh Playhouse and performing in plays. Mario Melodio’s tap, ballet, toe, jazz classes added to her talents.  Twink performed in summer stock every year until she was became a member of the Nicolas Petrov Ballet Troupe.  Twink was the mascot of her high school. Winning a major dance contest led her to performing as one of two popular “Go Go Girls” dancing and hosting the televisions “Clark Race Dance Party”and “Come Alive.”Marlin Levin offered Twink a job at Time Magazine’s Jerusalem bureau, as his apprentice, but she chose to return to Pittsburgh where she went into broadcasting. She soon became the Executive Producer and the first female talk show host in Pennsylvania.  She was heard on 50,000 watt WEEP Radio,  co-hosting with Don Imus in New York.  Twink interviewed the likes of Henry Kissinger, Shirley McClaine, Yippie in-hiding Abbey Hoffman, Dennis Hopper, and Gloria Swanson.Among her interviews wasAt age five Twink Caplan was already taking drama classes at the Pittsburgh Playhouse and performing in plays. Mario Melodio’s tap, ballet, toe, jazz classes added to her talents.  Twink performed in summer stock every year until she was became a member of the Nicolas Petrov Ballet Troupe.  Twink was the mascot of her high school. Winning a major dance contest led her to performing as one of two popular “Go Go Girls” dancing and hosting the televisions “Clark Race Dance Party”and “Come Alive.”Marlin Levin offered Twink a job at Time Magazine’s Jerusalem bureau, as his apprentice, but she chose to return to Pittsburgh where she went into broadcasting. She soon became the Executive Producer and the first female talk show host in Pennsylvania.  She was heard on 50,000 watt WEEP Radio,  co-hosting with Don Imus in New York.  Twink interviewed the likes of Henry Kissinger, Shirley McClaine, Yippie in-hiding Abbey Hoffman, Dennis Hopper, and Gloria Swanson.Among her interviews was Kinky Friedman, then making headlines with his band, The Texas Jewboys.  He wrote a song for her, “Twinkle Twinkle,” on his next album. She accompanied him on Bob Dylan’s ground breaking “Rolling Thunder Review.”   (Kinky,  still a close friend, is currently running for the Governor ofTexas!)In Los Angeles Twink worked as an actress alongside  the young Michelle Pfeiffer, Richard Pryor, Demi Moore, Melanie Griffith, Bonnie Hunt, and others now prominent or dead. Nothing came easy --  between acting jobs she worked as a floating assistant in every department at Warner Bros working for everyone from Richard Chamberlain to Stephen Spielberg.    At Warner Bros.  she connected with writer/director, Amy Heckerling, in a partnership that lasted two  decades.  Twink worked her way from Assistant, to Development Executive, to Consultant, to AssociateProducer, to Co-producer and finally, to Producing partner.  Twink played the Home Economics teacher in FAST TIMES, the series with Wallace Langham, Patrick Demsey and Courtney Thorne-Smith.Heckerling/Caplan proved a great team.  When they began casting “Look Who’s Talking,”  Twink  was simultaneously acting in “Homeowners Guide to Happiness” with  Demi Moore whose fiance Bruce Willis was on the set.  It was a fortuitous connection as Bruce became the voice of the baby!After screen testing five times for the role, Twink played Rona, Kirstie Alley’s flirty friend in “Look Who’s Talking,” with John Travolta and George Segal. The film won a People’s Choice Award.  She reprised her role in the sequel, with Elias Koteas as her love interest and Roseanne Barr voicing the baby.Twink produced “Nineteen,” a pilot with Jorja Fox, Bobby Slayton and Meredith Scott Lynn. She also produced the Bronson Pinchot pilot “Forever Young,” with Bernie Brillstein and Brad Grey.When 20th Century Fox put Amy, Twink, and a project called Clueless into turnaround it was picked up by Scott Rudin at Paramount.  Twink did double duty producing and playing the memorable Miss Geist.Twink reprised the role of Miss Geist and Executive Produced the ABC television series, CLUELESS.At Sony Studios Twink  produced “Loser” starring  Jason Biggs and Mena Suvari with partner, Heckerling.  Twink doubled as an actress, again playing Mena’s best friend at work (a nude dance bar) .Twink recently returned from London, where she again did double duty, producing and acting in “I Could Never Be Your Woman.” The film marks her twenty year acting reunion with Michele Pfeiffer.Thus far in 2006 Twink played B. Lawney, a waitress with Richard Gere in "The Flock," directed by Andrew Lau; played Mary Benett, a hard-edged bus driver on CSI Las Vegas; an odd and embittered Aunt June in the film "Changing Spots," directed by Susan Turley; starred in "Sweet Tessie and Bags" as a baglady who steals money from the mob, directed by Deryn Warren;played a newly divorced mother living in Florida wanting breast implants in the film "In Search of a Midnight Kiss," directed by Alex Holdridge; and is currently Starring and Producing the pilot "Secrets of a Hollywood Nurse," written by Sasha Rovin and Willard Huyck (American Graffiti, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom) with cinematographer Stephen Katz (Gods andMonsters), directed by Sasha Rovin.  For updates and additional information go to www.twinkcaplan.net. Expand

Twink Caplan's Scores

  • Movies
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Average career score: 48
Highest Metascore: 68 Clueless
Lowest Metascore: 33 Crazy as Hell
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
7 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
51 Meet Me in Montenegro Jul 10, 2015 Aunt Molly 8.6
tbd 9 Full Moons Nov 7, 2014 Anna tbd
40 Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Mar 2, 2012 Katie 6.7
64 In Search of a Midnight Kiss Aug 1, 2008 Wilson's Mother 6.9
tbd I Could Never Be Your Woman Nov 9, 2007 Associate Producer 6.6
33 Crazy as Hell Sep 27, 2002 Suzanne 6.0
35 Loser Jul 21, 2000 Producer / Gena 8.7
68 Clueless Jul 19, 1995 Associate Producer / Miss Toby Geist 8.6
51 Look Who's Talking Oct 13, 1989 Rona 7.4