Denny is fifty years old, originally from Kentucky but was raised in Detroit. He solidly worked as an actor for twenty years and has been teaching his own acting and comedy workshop for ten years. He studied for six years with Harvey Lembeck (from the acclaimed Sergeant Bilko series) in his comedy improvisation workshop. Denny has appeared in forty national commercials and worked as a regular on the Peter Marshall Variety Show. He was under contract with ABC when NBC bought him to star in his own series, for which he filmed a pilot. Denny was also nominated for an Academy Award for a short film he wrote and produced called Good Morning, which ran in theatres for years on a double bill with Woody Allen film Bananas.
The thing that made me decide to become an actor was laughter. Getting a laugh. Growing up, I watched television all the time. Back then, the main shows were I Love Lucy, Sergeant Bilko, and The Dick Van Dyke Show. That's when television was at its best, and I was influenced a great deal by it. Also, at school I was the class clown.