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Denny Dillon

Dennydillon

Miami Vice Character
Born
May 18, 1951, Cleveland, Ohio
Active
1974-present


Dennisa Lee Dillon (born May 18, 1951) is an American comedian and actor, who appeared in the show Miami Vice as Fluffy Collins, wife of T. R. "Jumbo" Collins (played by Tommy Chong) in the episode "Trust Fund Pirates".

CareerEdit

Dillon was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She began her acting career on the stage, appearing in the 1974 revival of Gypsy, 1975's revival of Skin of our Teeth, 1980's Harold & Maude, and 1983's My One and Only, for which she received a Tony nomination for Best Actress. In 1981 she began a 13-episode run on the comedy series Saturday Night Live, and at 4' 11", is the shortest cast member in SNL's 40 year history. She made her film debut in 1977's Saturday Night Fever (with Val Bisoglio, Julie Bovasso, and Monti Rock III), as the woman who wants to wipe the sweat off of Tony Manero's forehead. Her other film credits include Grace Quigley (with Christopher Murney), Garbo Talks (with Harvey Fierstein), Seven Minutes In Heaven (with Terry Kinney), Ice Age (with John Leguizamo), Flight 93, and her most recent film, 2007's Racing Daylight (with Melissa Leo).

After SNL, Dillon appeared in the TV series Fame, Women In Prison, Designing Women, and Night Court before beginning a six season (1990-96) run as Toby Pedalbee in the series Dream On. Her most recent TV appearances were in 1999 episode of Don Johnson's Nash Bridges, a 2014 episode of Louie (with Eszter Balint), and a 2015 episode of Law & Order: SVU.

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