Debbe Dunning
Birth Date:
July 11, 1966
Birth Place:
Burbank, California, USA
5' 8" (1.73 m)
Actress, Model
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Debbe Dunning is an American model and actress. She is best known for portraying Heidi Keppert on the Tim Allen popular sitcom “Home Improvement” (1993-1999) and as Hope Lorca on MyNetworkTV's “Wicked Wicked Games” (2006-2007). Dunning was a spokesperson for a breast enlargement drink (December 2004).

Dunning is married to Steve Timmons, an American volleyball player. They have two children together.

Miss Burbank 1984

Childhood and Family:

Debra Dunning, who would later be popular as Debbe Dunning, was born on July 11, 1966, in Burbank, California. She graduated from John Burroughs High School, and was a cheerleader and her school's Homecoming Queen. She also won the title of “Miss Burbank 1984.”

On May 11, 1997, Debbe married Steve Timmons. They have two children, daughter Spencer Schae (born on December 2, 1996) and son Stony (born in 2000).   

Wicked Wicked Games


Debbe Dunning signed with the Judith Fontaine Modeling & Talent Agency in Los Angeles. She first modeled for many Miller Beer advertisements, and made her television commercial debut with Foot Locker. She has appeared in advertisements for Ford Motors and enjoyed national prominent for her appearance in a series of Taco Bell commercials as Louise, the “Run for the Border Girl.”   

Dunning made her first feature film appearance as a pageant girl in “Dangerous Curves” (1989), a comedy starring Tate Donovan, Grant Heslov and Danielle von Zerneck. She went on to appear in episodes of television series like “ ABC TGIF” (1990, as Heidi Keppert), “Who's the Boss?” (1990), “Dream On” (1990), “Married with Children” (2 episodes, 1990-1991), “Charlie Hoover” (1991) and  “Vinnie & Bobby” (1992).

In 1992, Dunning made a guest appearance as Kiki Van Fursterwallenscheinlaw in an episode of “Home Improvement” called “Overactive Glance,” aired on September 30, 1992. She was invited back to the ABC sitcom as a regular cast in 1993. She played the role of the beautiful tool assistant Heidi Keppert, the “Tool Time girl” until the show came to an and in May 1999.

While working on “Home Improvement,” Dunning continued on taking guest spots on various TV shows like “Renegade” (1994, as Jolene), “Tales from the Crypt” (1994, as Aubrey Scott), “Baywatch” (1995, as Anna Campbell), “Burke's Law” (1995, as Wendy Matthews), “The Eddie Files” (1995), “ Silk Stalkings” (1994, 1996) and “Boy Meets World” (1996). She also had roles in the film “The Misery Brothers” (1995), the television film “Spring Break Blast” (1995) and the direct to video “Leprechaun 4: In Space” (1996). Dunning also appeared in her own calendar in 1996 and several television commercials.         

Entering the new millennium, Dunning co-starred with Nicollette Sheridan, Judd Nelson and Alex McArthur in the made for television movie “The Spiral Staircase” (2000), directed by James Head. In 2002, she made a guest appearance as Veronique in an episode of “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” called “ I, Busybody” and played the role of Sun Goddess in the comedy/romance film “Now You Know,” which starred Suzette Andrea, Todd Babcock, and Jeff Anderson, who also directed and wrote the film.  

Dunning portrayed Hope Lorca in the telenovela “Wicked Wicked Games,” which ran on MyNetworkTV from December 6, 2006 to March 6, 2007.


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