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Teri Austin
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Teri Austin appears as Dana Barrager, whom Sam, as FBI Agent Peter Langley, must protect from her former employer, noted drug dealer Nick Kochifos in the Season 2 episode "Her Charm" (ep.#15).

Personal Information
Gender: Female
Birth name: Teresa Austin
Born: (1957-04-17) April 17, 1957 (age 65)
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active: 1983-2001
Character information
Appeared on: Quantum Leap (TV series)
Episodes appeared in: "Her Charm" (Season 2)
Character played: Dana Barrenger in "Her Charm" (Season 2)

Teri Austin (born April 17, 1957) appears as Dana Barrenger, a woman who is to be protected by a one Peter Langly, an FBI agent assigned to protect her, and whom Dr. Samuel Beckett has leaped into, to ensure her safety because she's testified against her former employer, Nick Kochifos, who's also a notorious criminal and drug dealer, in the Season 2 episode Her Charm" (episode #15). Apart from her QL appearance, is perhaps best known for her role as Jill Bennett in the CBS primetime CBS-TV soap opera series Knots Landing.

A Canadian-born film and television actress, Teri has had a lasting career on American TV and films; she is best known for her recurring role as Jill Bennett on CBS-TV series Knots Landing.[1] She played the role from 1984 to 1989, and in 1990 won Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villain: Prime Time.[2] She also appeared in Quantum Leap, Seinfeld, Matlock, Murder, She Wrote, L.A. Law, and returned to soap roles in Beverly Hills, 90210 and Models Inc.. In film, she appeared in The Vindicator (1986) and Raising Cain (1992).

In the 2000s, Austin left acting and began working as animal activist in Los Angeles.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Pennacchio, George (2006-05-21). Actress Teri Austin Now Known as Animal Activist 5/21/06 | abc7.com. Abclocal.go.com. Retrieved on 2013-10-20.
  2. [[1] The Soap Opera Digest Awards: 1990]. Soap Opera Digest. soapoperadigest.com. Archived from the original on March 1, 2009. Retrieved on March 15, 2013.

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