Dennis Leslie Eliott (born 18 August 1950,Peckham, London) was the original drummer for the rock band, Foreigner. He played with the band from 1976 until leaving between 1991 and 1993. He went on to became a sculptor.
Dennis Elliott played the drums with his family band at age five in shows around London. As a teenager, he joined The Tea Set with his older brother Raymond, who sang and played trumpet. At sixteen he played in the band Ferris Wheel. He later played with the British jazz-rock group IF, appearing on their first five studio albums and a liverecording.
He was the original drummer for Foreigner when the band started in 1976. He officially left in January 1993.
After leaving the music industry Elliott turned to sculpture, working primarily in the medium of wood. Self-taught, many of his works have been vessels made of burlwood, sculpted wall mirrors, wall sculptures, and orbital sculptures.
In 1990 Elliott and his wife, Iona, were rescued by the US Coast Guard after jumping from his yacht Charisma III which had caught fire. Elliott became a US citizen in 1993.