Biography

The highly regarded actor Daniel J. Travanti was born Danielo Giovanni Travanty in the southeastern part of Wisconsin on March 7, 1940, but raised for a time in Iowa before returning to his native state. The youngest son of an American Motors auto worker, he showed both athletic and academic prowess in high school on both the football and debate teams.

It was during the course of his studies at the University of Wisconsin that Dan first developed a strong, abiding interest in drama, appearing in many college plays while there. He, in fact, turned down top football scholarships in order to pursue his acting dream. Following training at the Yale School of Drama, he co-starred as Nick with Colleen Dewhurst in a touring company of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in 1965 and he was off and running.

The highly regarded actor Daniel J. Travanti was born Danielo Giovanni Travanty in the southeastern part of Wisconsin on March 7, 1940, but raised for a time in Iowa before returning to his native state. The youngest son of an American Motors auto worker, he showed both athletic and academic prowess in high school on both the football and debate teams.

It was during the course of his studies at the University of Wisconsin that Dan first developed a strong, abiding interest in drama, appearing in many college plays while there. He, in fact, turned down top football scholarships in order to pursue his acting dream. Following training at the Yale School of Drama, he co-starred as Nick with Colleen Dewhurst in a touring company of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in 1965 and he was off and running.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 56

Birthday 1940-03-07

Place of Birth Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

A Case of Libel as Boyd Bendix
2015 Chicago Med (1 episode) as Edward Hall
2013 One Small Hitch as Max Shiffman
2009 NCIS: Los Angeles (1 episode) as Garrison
2006 Murder in My House as Stan Douglas
2005 Criminal Minds (1 episode) as Lee Mullens
2005 Prison Break (1 episode) as Richard Mills
2005 Grey's Anatomy (1 episode)
1996 The Wasp Woman as Dr. Zinthrop
1996 Poltergeist: The Legacy (66 episodes)
1996 To Sir, with Love II as Horace Weaver
1995 Siao Yu
1995 The Outer Limits (1 episode)
1995 Just Cause as Warden
1994 My Name Is Kate as Hal Bannister
1993 Missing Persons (14 episodes)
1992 The Winter Stallion as Alan
1992 Weep No More, My Lady as Ted
1991 Eyes of a Witness as Roy Baxter
1991 Tagget as John Tagget
1990 Megaville as Duprell
1989 Fellow Traveller as Jerry Leavy
1989 Millennium as Dr. Arnold Mayer
1989 I Never Sang for My Father as Gene Garrison
1988 Midnight Crossing as Morely Barton
1986 Adam: His Song Continues as John Walsh
1986 Murrow as Edward R. Murrow
1984 Aurora
1983 Adam as John Walsh
1982 Newhart (1 episode)
1981 Hill Street Blues (146 episodes) as Frank Furillo
1979 Knots Landing (1 episode)
1979 Hart to Hart (1 episode) as Edgar
1976 Battle of the Network Stars (2 episodes)
1976 St. Ives as Johnny Parisi
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode)
1973 Kojak (3 episodes)
1972 The Bob Newhart Show (1 episode)
1971 The Organization as Sgt. Chassman
1971 Cannon (1 episode)
1970 The Love War as Ted
1968 Lancer (1 episode)
1968 The Mod Squad (3 episodes)
1968 Premiere (1 episode)
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1967 Judd for the Defense (1 episode)
1966 Mission: Impossible (1 episode)
1966 Love on a Rooftop (1 episode)
1965 The F.B.I. (4 episodes)
1965 Lost in Space (1 episode) as Space Hippie
1965 Gidget (1 episode)
1965 Who Killed Teddy Bear as Carlo (as Dan Travanty)
1963 The Patty Duke Show (1 episode)
1960 Route 66 (1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (2 episodes)

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