After changing her name from “Marian” to “Marion” at the age of thirteen because she thought it would look better on a Marquee, her parents knew she had stars in her eyes. She’s best known for the role of Marion Cunningham on the famous sitcom “Happy Days,” which earned her two Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
Long before the show, she was on films such as “The Glenn Miller Story,” “Sabrina,” “Lust for Life,” and “Some Came Running,” as well as plenty more. Roles after “That 70s Show” include Aunt Lucille in “Superhero Movie,” and Mrs. Lopart in “Handy Manny.”
Katey Sagal Now
Katey Sagal had begun acting long before doing her duty as Hyde's uncaring mother. She's been in “Columbo,” “Married... with Children,” and plenty more, and kept building her career after her turn as Edna. She voiced the boot-wearing, one-eyed pilot Turanga Leela in “Futurama,” and played Gemma on “Sons of Anarchy.”
Even her selected filmography (just the hits) is almost twenty titles long, and there are dozens more that were just for a small part. Recently she's also had bigger roles in “Rebel” and in “The Connors.” She also played Kaley Cuoco's mother on “8 Simple Rules.”
Marion Ross as Bernice “Grandma” Forman
If you want to know why Kitty is as messed up as she is, look no further than her mother-in-law. Though a former dancer, she's now little more than a shrew of a woman who nags Kitty with unreserved spite. On the other hand, she loves Red as well as all of her grandchildren.
Bernice dies during season one but makes a few appearances in flashbacks during the rest of the series. As a senior citizen, she's all done with being polite, and has decided to speak her mind – usually about how much she hates Kitty.
Robert Hays as Bud Hyde
For most of the show, Steven Hyde thought that his father was the man who had been married to his mother – Bud Hyde. It was almost a relief finding that Bud was not Hyde's biological father. Even after he cleaned himself up he didn't become much of a better person.
Bud Hyde had left his son and wife for years and only returned after Hyde had been taken in by the Formans. While he seems to want to mend fences with his son, he doesn't make much of an effort, and soon departs once more, this time for good.
Robert Hays Now
If you're a fan of classic comedies, you will undoubtedly recognize Robert Hays as Ted Striker from “Airplane!” and “Airplane II: The Sequel.” Of course, he's had plenty of other roles during his long acting career.
He's even done some directing, just with a single episode of the 1984 “Starman” TV series. He was the patriarch of the Seaver family from the “Homeward Bound” series of movies, appeared on “The Santa Trap,” and showed up in “Superhero Movie” alongside fellow “That 70s Show” cast member Marion Ross. Despite having only two episodes as Bud Hyde, his acting career is strong.