Born: July 3, 1949
Birthplace: North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Karin Jan Smithers (born July 3, 1949) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Bailey Quarters on the CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati (1978-1982).Smithers grew up with her parents and three sisters in Woodland Hills, California, and attended what is now William Howard Taft Charter High School there. She first reached the public eye as a teenager when she was featured on the March 21, 1966, cover of Newsweek, seated on a motorcycle.
Smithers's first marriage was to Kipp Whitman from 1971 to 1972. From 1986 to 1995, she was married to actor James Brolin and was stepmother to his two children from a previous marriage; together they have one daughter, Molly.
After living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, she now lives in Ojai, California. In June 2014, Smithers attended a reunion of WKRP cast members hosted by the Paley Center for Media.