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Catherine Disher
Catherine Disher
Born Catherine Wilder Disher
June 22, 1960 (1960-06-22) (age 59)
Montreal, Quebec
Characters played Jean Grey
Phoenix Force

Catherine Wilder Disher (born June 22, 1960) is an actress who played Jean Grey and Phoenix Force on X-Men and Spider-Man. It is rumored, though unconfirmed, that she played Dazzler as well.

She married her X-Men co-star Cedric Smith, despite a seventeen year age difference, in 1993. They had a son named Darcy Montgomery Smith, though they later divorced.


Disher actually auditioned for Storm and was given the role of Jean. At the time she was working on a vampire series she shot at night. Since X-Men recorded on Friday mornings she would work all night and go to record without going to bed.[1]

She reprised the role of Jean for the video games X-Men: Mutant Academy and X-Men: Mutant Academy 2. She has played several others such as Pyslocke, Storm, and Spiral in the games X-Men: Children of the Atom, X-Men vs. Street Fighter, and Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes.

Other notable works include The Vindicator, T and T, Rin Tin Tin: K-9 Cop, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Friday's Curse, War of the Worlds, Babar, The Pyschic, Street Legal, Ultraforce, Forever Knight, The Busy World of Richard Scarry, The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police, Goosebumps, Jill in the Resident Evil franchise, Mimet on Sailor Moon, Redwall, Undergrads, RoboRoach, Franklin, Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-Lot, Rolie Polie Olie, Atomic Betty, The Path to 9/11, In God's Country, Busytown Mysteries (Hurray for Huckle!), Mr. Meaty, Martha Tinsdale in the The Good Witch franchise, A Miser Brothers' Christmas, The Border, Babar and the Adventures of Badou, Flashpoint, Scaredy Squirrel, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Remedy, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, The Adventures of Napkin Man!, Regression, Numb Chucks, Girls vs. Aliens, Mysticons, Abby Thatcher, and Good Witch.


  1. 'X-Men' at 25: The Unlikely Story of the Animated Hit No Network Wanted at The Hollywood Reporter

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