Deney Terrio

Boston: From left to right: Danny Terrio, Nick Varano and Tiny Tavares celebrate the opening of Nico.

Deney Terrio  American Actor


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First Name Deney
Last Name Terrio
Full Name at Birth Dennis Mahan
Alternative Name Denny Terrio
Age 66 years
Birthday 15th June, 1950
Birthplace United States
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Choreographer, television personality, actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Dance Fever and Saturday Night Fever (taught John

Denis George Mahan (born June 15, 1950), better known as Deney Terrio, is an American choreographer, host of the television musical variety series Dance Fever from 1979 to 1985. In 1991, he sued Merv Griffin, the show's producer, for sexual harassment; the US$11.3 million case was later dismissed.

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XM ListenerJun 24, 2010

I love Denny back in the day and was very happy to hear him on XMs The Strobe. For all of you fans, you can probably reach him there. I saw that they have email addresses for all of the DJs. BTW, he was not the actor on the Dr. Pepper commercial - that was David Naughton who had his own sitcom for one season called Making It.

CatieApr 28, 2010

hey i think that you are a really cool man and i am doing a project on you becasue i thiknk that you are so cool:)

(Jamus) Darlene CassarioMar 31, 2010

HI, DT! Jamus says hello. He hasn`t seen you in a long time. He would love to hear from you. Or you can email me. He is my neighbor and he has been trying to get in touch with you. He hopes to hear from you soon.

jakiMar 17, 2010

den, its jaki mak, i`m back in t-ville again, haven`t visited with you since the days of champer in the 80`s, hope your doin fantastic...miss you

GouchDec 20, 2009

I remember serving Dewers and water to him for years at Park Ave. bar off OBt.,,, We had a lot of blast.

ChrisSep 25, 2009

He lives in Orlando, FL now. His sister Rhonda owns a hair salon called Hair Biz in Cocoa Beach, FL. She cuts my hair and is a good friend of mine. Every now and then when I go to get my hair cut, Denny will be there or pop in.

DrakkarrJul 23, 2009

Didn`t he do a really famous Dr. Pepper commercial on tv - or was that a diff. actor?

LynnApr 5, 2009

I dated Denny in the early 80`s while he was hosting Dance Fever. We got in a fight and he left with my vintage jacket and would not return it...I would still like it back!

Karen UrbanJul 13, 2008

I was married to a friend of Denny`s from Detroit, MI and have been trying to find a way to reach Denny about his friendship with my husband. How can I get a message to him??? I have heard so much about Denny from my husband and I just want to share with Denny what happened to my husband before he died.

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