You might have heard our own Valene Ewing of "Dallas" and its spinoff "Knots Landing," without even realizing it. She's been doing voiceover work for commercials. Touting products from Nivea skin care, Friskies cat food and more, her silky voice can be heard on a demo tape from her official website, http://www.joanvanark.com. Fun!
Van Ark also has a movie project going on this year. "Channels," directed by, written by and starring Nathanial Christian, is listed as in postproduction. The film features Edward Asner. Plus, Van Ark has been indulging in some theater, performing in Tennessee Williams' "A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur" at the Harftford (Conn.) Stage earlier this year.