Connie Sellecca

Connie Sellecca

Sellecca in 2008
Born Concetta Sellecchia
(1955-05-25) May 25, 1955
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress, spokesperson, activist
Years active 1976present
Spouse(s) Gil Gerard (m. 1979–87)
John Tesh (m. 1992)
Children 2

Connie Sellecca (born Concetta Sellecchia May 25, 1955) is an American actress, producer, and former model, best known for her roles on the television series Flying High, The Greatest American Hero and Hotel, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in 1987.[1]

Early life

Sellecca was born in The Bronx, New York, New York to Italian parents.[2][3] At age twelve, she moved to Pomona, New York and attended Pomona Junior High School. While attending Ramapo High School in Spring Valley, she first became interested in the performing arts. Although she matriculated at Boston College, she withdrew to pursue a career in acting.[4]


Sellecca first worked as a fashion model before making her acting debut in the film The Bermuda Depths in 1978, followed by Captain America II: Death Too Soon, a TV movie starring Reb Brown in the title role alongside Len Birman, with Lana Wood and versus Christopher Lee. She then starred in the short-lived CBS comedy Flying High, about the misadventures of three airline flight attendants, then as lawyer Pam Davidson on The Greatest American Hero, the girlfriend and foil to the main character. After Hero ended, she was released from her contract in time to audition for the part of promotions manager Christine Francis on the television drama Hotel, alongside James Brolin. She acted out the character from 1983 to 1988.[5]

Sellecca later acted out lead roles in several made-for-television films.[4] Among her more recent work was a role in the 2009 film The Wild Stallion.

Personal life

Sellecca was married to actor Gil Gerard throughout much of the 1980s.[2] They have a son together named Gib.

On April 4, 1992, she married infotainer/pianist and former Entertainment Tonight host and anchor correspondent John Tesh. They have one daughter, Prima,[6] whom they named after Connie's father, Primo Sellecchia. Like Tesh, Sellecca is a born again Christian.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
1978 The Bermuda Depths Jennie Haniver TV movie
1978–79 Flying High Lisa Benton 19 episodes
1979 Captain America II: Death Too Soon Dr. Wendy Day TV movie
She's Dressed to Kill Alix Goldman TV movie
1980 Beyond Westworld Pamela Williams 4 episodes
1981–83 The Greatest American Hero Pam Davidson/Hinkley Main role (41 episodes)
1983–88 Hotel Christine Francis 115 episodes
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama (1987)
1984 Finder of Lost Loves Sara Hawthorne Nevins Episode: "Goodbye, Sara"
1985 International Airport Dana Fredricks Movie
1987 The Last Fling Gloria Franklin TV movie
Downpayment on Murder Karen Cardell TV movie
1989 Brotherhood of the Rose Erika Bernstein Miniseries
Turn Back the Clock Stephanie Powers TV movie
1990 Miracle Landing Mimi Tompkins TV movie
People Like Us Ruby Nolte Renthall TV movie
Mulberry Street Connie Savoia TV movie
1991–92 P.S.I. Luv U Dani Powell 13 episodes
1992 A House of Secrets and Lies Susan TV movie
Eye of the Storm Patricia 'Pete' Peterson
1993 Passport to Murder Helen Hollander TV movie
1994 She Led Two Lives Rebecca Madison
1993–94 Second Chances Dianne Benedict 6 episodes
1995 A Dangerous Affair Sharon Blake TV movie
The Surrogate Joan Quinn TV movie
A Holiday to Remember Carolyn Giblin TV movie
1997 While My Pretty One Sleeps Neeve Kearny TV movie
Something Borrowed, Something Blue Monique D'Arcy TV movie
Doomsday Rock Katherine TV movie
1999 Dangerous Waters Sarah TV movie
2002 Anna's Dream Leslie Morgan TV movie
2002 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus Stephanie Carver
2009 The Wild Stallion Matty
2012 All About Christmas Eve Elizabeth Cole TV movie
2013–15 Intelligence for Your Life Herself/Host TV series


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