Dana Kimmell

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Dana Kimmell
Born (1959-10-26) October 26, 1959 (age 58)
Texarkana, Arkansas
Occupation Actress

Dana Kimmell (born October 26, 1959) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Chris Higgins in Friday the 13th Part III (1982). Other film roles include Sweet Sixteen (1983) and Lone Wolf McQuade (1983). Outside of film, Kimmell has guest starred on a variety of television series including Diff'rent Strokes (1982-84), T.J. Hooker (1983), and The Young and the Restless (1986). In 2001, she portrayed the murderer, Susan Smith, in the television film Sins of the Mother. In 2013, she appeared as herself in the documentary Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th.

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]

Career[edit]

In 1977, Kimmell was cast as Kelly McCable in the unsold television pilot His and Hers.[1] The same year, she portrayed Holly in an episode of the television series Charlie's Angels. In 1978, Kimmell guest starred on an episode of Eight Is Enough. The following year, she guest starred on an episode of Out if the Blue. In 1980, Kimmell guest starred on an episode of Texas as Dawn Marshall before portraying Lily in the television film Midnight Offerings, a maid in the television film Return of the Beverly Hillbillies, Susan in an episode of Bosom Buddies, and Lisa Judson on the short lived television series Code Red. The same year, Kimmell made her film debut as Brook in Rivals. From 1981 to 1984, Kimmell portrayed Michelle in Diff'rent Strokes.

In 1982, Steve Miner cast her as Chris Higgins in the horror film Friday the 13th Part III. Despite mixed reviews, the film was a financial success. The same year, Kimmell guest starred on a string of television series including The Facts of Life, Happy Days, Private Benjamin, and Hart to Hart. The following year, Kimmell portrayed Marci Blake in the horror film Sweet Sixteen. Another role came in 1983 in the action movie Lone Wolf McQuade, playing Chuck Norris's daughter, Sally McQuade. The same year, she guest starred on a variety of television series: Melanie in Fame, a girl in Alice, herself in Anatomy of a Scene, Susan Folsen and Lisa Telford T.J. Hooker, and Lane Carter in The A-Team.

From 1983 to 1984, Kimmell portrayed Diane Parker in the soap opera Days of Our Lives. In 1984, Kimmell appeared as Chris Higgins through archive footage in the horror film Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. The same year, she portrayed Emily in Dynasty, Susan Wilmott in Hart to Hart, and Joeleen Beck in Hollywood Beat. In 1986, Kimmell guest starred as Denise in Hotel, Julie in You Again?, Stephanie in The Young and the Restless, and Jill Tyler in Hunter. In 1988, Kimmell guest starred on an episode of Out of This World. In 1990, Kimmell portrayed Mrs. Tyler in the television film By Dawn's Early Light. The same year, she portrayed a model in the film Night Angel. In 2001, Kimmell portrayed the murderer, Susan Smith, in the television film Sins of the Mother.[2] In 2013, Kimmell appeared as herself in the documentary Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

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
1984 Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter Chris Higgins Archive footage
1990 Night Angel Model
2013 Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th Herself Documentary

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1977 His and Hers Kelly McCabe Television pilot
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"
1981–84 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)
1983–84 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
2001 Sins of the Mother Susan Smith Television film

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goldberg, Lee (2015). Unsold Television Pilots: 1955-1989. Adventures in Television. ISBN 978-1511590679. 
  2. ^ Collum, Jason (2004). Assault of the Killer B's: Interviews with 20 Cult Film Actresses. McFarland. p. 86. ISBN 978-0786418183. 

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