Dana Kimmell

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Dana Kimmell
Born (1959-10-26) October 26, 1959 (age 57)
Texarkana, Arkansas
Occupation Actress

Dana Kimmell (born October 26, 1959) is an American actress who has starred in movies and on television. Her most notable roles are Dawn Marshall on Texas, Diane Parker on Days of Our Lives from 1983–1984, and the final girl Chris Higgins, who fights back Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th Part III.

Early life[edit]

Kimmell was born in Texarkana, Arkansas in 1959. While in high school, Kimmell was a cheerleader, and got her status as an actress by appearing in a 1977 Kentucky Fried Chicken commercial.[citation needed] She has appeared as a model for Noxzema in Glamour and Seventeen magazines.[citation needed]


Her first big acting role was in the 1982 3-D horror classic Friday the 13th Part III as Chris Higgins. She had also made a cameo appearance in the show Happy Days as Carla. Another big role came in 1983 in the action movie Lone Wolf McQuade, playing Chuck Norris's daughter, Sally McQuade. Kimmell made a guest appearance on the 2-part Second Season episode "When you coming back, Range Rider?" of The A-Team in October 1983, and has made some guest appearances on TV shows, including Charlie's Angels, Diff'rent Strokes, Eight is Enough, The Facts of Life, and Hunter.

Kimmell does not act anymore but did audio commentary for the DVD release of Friday the 13th Part III (1982), talking about the experiences making the film and the aftermath of it.



Year Title Role Notes
1981 Rivals Brook
1982 Friday the 13th Part III Chris Higgins
1983 Sweet Sixteen Marci Burke
1983 Lone Wolf McQuade Sally McQuade
1990 Night Angel Model


Year Title Role Notes
1977 Charlie's Angels Holly Episode: "Pretty Angels All in a Row"
1978 Eight Is Enough Popular Girl Episode: "Milk and Sympathy"
1979 Out of the Blue Episode: "The Coin of Truth"
1980 Texas Dawn Marshall
1981 Midnight Offerings Lily Television movie
1981 Return of the Beverly Hillbillies 2nd Old Maid Television movie
1981 Bosom Buddies Susan Episode: "Reunion"
1981 Code Red Lisa Judson Episode: "The Little Girl Who Cried Fire"
1981-1984 Diff'rent Strokes Michelle 3 episodes
1982 The Facts of Life Dina Becker Episode: "New York, New York"
1982 Happy Days Carla Episode: "Tell-Tale Heart"
1982 Private Benjamin Bridget Episode: "Profiles in Courage"
1982 Hart to Hart Maureen Tucker Episode: "A Christmas Hart"
1983 Fame Melanie Episode: "Love is the Question"
1983 Alice Girl #1 Episode: "Tommy, the Jailbird"
1983 Anatomy of a Scene Herself Episode: "Girl with the Pearl Earring"
1983 T.J. Hooker Susan Folsen/Lisa Telford 2 episodes
1983 The A-Team Lane Carter Episodes: "When You Comin' Back, Range Rider?" (Parts 1 & 2)
1983-1984 Days of Our Lives Diane Parker
1984 Dynasty Emily Episode: "Fallon"
1984 Hart to Hart Susan Wilmott Episode: "Silent Dance"
1984 Hollywood Beat Joeleen Beck Episode: "Baby Blues"
1986 Hotel Denise Episode: "Recriminations"
1986 You Again? Julie Episode: "Plastic Dream World"
1986 The Young and the Restless Stephanie 4 episodes
1986 Hunter Jill Tyler Episode: "From San Francisco with Love"
1988 Out of This World Terri Episode: "The Three Faces of Eve"
1990 By Dawn's Early Light Mrs. Tyler Television movie

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