Artist, writer & actress: Piranha, The Howling, Gremlins 1 & 2, Matinee, Food of the Gods

Belinda Balaski is a multi-talented actress, writer, director, photographer, producer, teacher and artist—and not necessarily in that order!

Belinda has proudly starred in a dozen Joe Dante films; her best-ever Dante parts are a summer camp counselor in Piranha, a spunky go-getter news producer in the now-classic The Howling, a roasting wife in Amazon Women on the Moon, and a harried working-class mother in the wonderfully raucous Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch.

Among other TV shows, Belinda has guest-starred on Baywatch, Eerie, Indiana, Father Dowling Mysteries, Falcon Crest, Our House, Simon & Simon, Hunter, The A-Team, Vegas, Starsky and Hutch, Charlie’s Angels, S.W.A.T., and Baretta.

In the late ’80s Belinda created BB’s Kids Acting School where she teaches both kids, teenagers, and adults in theatrical, commercial, and musical workshops; passing on the knowledge she has acquired throughout her four decades in the entertainment industry. Belinda also created and ran the Drama Department in a private school for children with autism/Asperger’s for three years.

With 30 years of shooting Rock ‘n’ Roll photographs, Belinda hopes to publish her “Rockin’ the Causes” photo journal soon. She has also spent the last few years finishing her novels “Shadooneh” and “Eilleen,” and more recently a screenplay for her favorite metaphysical writer, Dolores Cannon.

Visit Belinda’s career website. 

Visit Belinda’s fine art website. with gorgeous examples of her watercolor artwork!