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October 26, 1959 |
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.
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. She has appeared as a model for Noxzema in Glamour and Seventeen magazines.
In 1977, Kimmell was cast as Kelly McCable in the unsold television pilot His and Hers. 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. In 2013, Kimmell appeared as herself in the documentary Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th.
|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|
|2013||Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th||Herself||Documentary|
|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"|
|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||Hart to Hart||Susan Wilmott||Episode: "Silent Dance"|
|1984||Hollywood Beat||Joeleen Beck||Episode: "Baby Blues"|
|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|