Deney Terrio Net Worth is$3.5 Million
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Profession: Choreographer | Actor | Choreography
Date of Birth: 1950-06-15
Nicknames: Denis George Mahan, Denny Terrio
Country: United States of America
Deney Terrio is an American choreographer, actor, and television host with a net worth of $3.5 million. Deney Terrio is perhaps best known as the host of the television musical variety show "Dance Fever", which aired from 1979 to 1985. Terrio was born in 1950, and rose to fame as the dance coach and choreographer for John Travolta in the iconic film "Saturday Night Fever". Deney Terrio appeared in a number of films while also working as the host of "Dance Fever." Those films included "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan", "A Night In Heaven", "The Idolmaker", "When Disco Ruled the World", and "Knights of the City". He also appeared on the popular television show "The Love Boat." More recently, Deney Terrio has appeared in and hosted several specials for VH-1 and PBS including "Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion", "VH-1 Where Are They Now?", and "The Joy of Disco." In 1991, Deney Terrio sued Merv Griffin, the producer of his hit show "Dance Fever", for sexual harassment. Deney Terrio sought $1.3 million in damages. The case was dismissed. Currently, Deney Terrio is exploring his disco roots as the host of his own disco radio program on Sirus satellite radio.
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.
Terrio achieved fame as the dance coach and choreographer for John Travolta in the movie Saturday Night Fever. During his heyday with Dance Fever, he appeared in a number of films, including The Idolmaker, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, A Night in Heaven and Knights of the City and guest starred on popular television series of the time including The Love Boat. Throughout the 1990s, he toured nightclubs, performing with Motion and judging dance contests. Terrio was referred to in the popular Steve Martin movie Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, in which Martin's character, a con-man and hustler named Freddy Benson, poses as a crippled veteran as part of a plan to extract money from a rich woman. In order to induce her pity, Benson claims that he lost use of his legs after he found his girlfriend having sex with Terrio.
In recent years, he has appeared on several VH1 specials and co-hosted the 2004 PBS special Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion which featured many popular disco artists from the 1970s and actress Karen Lynn Gorney. During the show, Terrio and Gorney danced to Tavares??? live performance of ???More Than a Woman???, as Gorney had with John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever.
Currently Deney is hosting his own disco radio show on the Sirius satellite radio network and is a choreographer and competitor at regional Dancing with the Stars competitions.

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With her sultry voice, raunchy dance moves and doe-eyed exotic beauty, singer Donna Summer came to define the disco era thanks ... Summer’s paranoia intensified, say friends. Deney Terrio, a friend and the disco choreographer who taught John Travolta ...
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Donna Summer was convinced -- inhaling toxic air after 9/11 gave ... One source tells us when he was around Donna, she would constantly spray some sort of disinfectant in the air. Deney Terrio, the host of "Dance Fever," tells us
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Code Pink founder Madea Benjamin took the megaphone to holler, at the first President to talk on the phone to an Iranian leader since Deney Terrio was a thing, about not going to war. I asked her if she thought the recent diplomatic opportunities had ...
Posted: September 30, 2013, 7:53 pm
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