Jill Whelan, Actress: The Love Boat. Jill Whelan was born on September 29, 1966 in Oakland, California, USA as Jill E. Whelan. She is an actress, known for The Love Boat (1977), Airplane! (1980) and The Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage (1990). She has been married to Michael Chaykowsky since April 2, 2004. They have one child. She was previously married to Brad St. John.