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Daniel Eugene Butler (born December 2, 1954) is an American playwright and actor known for his role as Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe on the TV series Frasier.

Butler was born in Huntington, Indiana and raised in Fort Wayne; the son of Shirley, a homemaker, and Andrew Butler, a pharmacist. Openly gay, he starred in Terrence McNally's 1989 play The Lisbon Traviata and wrote an Off Broadway play about his life, The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me..., which derives its title from a comment Butler's father allegedly made when Dan came out to him.

Though Butler never hid his homosexuality, he disclosed it publicly on Entertainment Tonight in 1994 during his run as a swaggering heterosexual on Frasier.

His partner is acting teacher and director, Richard Waterhouse.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Dan Butler, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Daniel Eugene Butler (born December 2, 1954) is an American playwright and actor known for his role as Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe on the TV series Frasier.

Butler was born in Huntington, Indiana and raised in Fort Wayne; the son of Shirley, a homemaker, and Andrew Butler, a pharmacist. Openly gay, he starred in Terrence McNally's 1989 play The Lisbon Traviata and wrote an Off Broadway play about his life, The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me..., which derives its title from a comment Butler's father allegedly made when Dan came out to him.

Though Butler never hid his homosexuality, he disclosed it publicly on Entertainment Tonight in 1994 during his run as a swaggering heterosexual on Frasier.

His partner is acting teacher and director, Richard Waterhouse.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Dan Butler, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 48

Birthday 1954-12-02

Place of Birth Huntington, Indiana, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie as Mr. Simmons (voice)
2017 The Mist (4 episodes) as Father Romanov
2015 Blindspot (1 episode) as Sheriff Paul Bolton
2013 Banshee (2 episodes) as Senator Mitchum
2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love. as Cal's Boss
2009 Prayers for Bobby as Reverend Whitsell
2008 Chronic Town as Blow Job
2008 Cashmere Mafia (1 episode)
2006 'Til Death (1 episode)
2005 Supernatural (1 episode) as Reverend Sorenson
2004 House (1 episode)
2004 Quintuplets (1 episode)
2003 Miss Match (1 episode)
2002 Sniper 2 as Eckles
2002 American Dreams (4 episodes)
2002 Monk (1 episode)
2002 The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest as Lloyd Acheson
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2 episodes)
2001 Crossing Jordan (1 episode)
2000 Malcolm in the Middle (1 episode)
1999 The Sissy Duckling as Elmer
1999 Rocket Power (1 episode)
1998 Enemy of the State as Shaffer
1998 From the Earth to the Moon (25 episodes)
1997 The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender as Host / Narrator
1997 Ally McBeal (1 episode)
1997 Just Shoot Me! (1 episode)
1997 King of the Hill (2 episodes)
1996 The Fan as Garrity
1996 The Assassination File as Harvey Young
1995 The Single Guy (1 episode)
1995 Caroline in the City (1 episode)
1995 Star Trek: Voyager (1 episode)
1994 I Love Trouble as Wilson Chess
1993 Frasier (46 episodes) as Bob 'Bulldog' Briscoe
1993 The X-Files (1 episode)
1993 Dave as Reporter
1992 Captain Ron as Zachery
1992 Frannie's Turn (6 episodes) as Father Anthony
1991 The Rape of Doctor Willis as Styvesant
1991 The Silence of the Lambs as Roden
1989 Longtime Companion as Walter
1989 Life Goes On (1 episode)
1989 Quantum Leap (2 episodes)
1988 Roseanne (2 episodes)
1988 Monsters (1 episode)
1987 Leg Work (1 episode)
1986 Manhunter as Jimmy Price

Directing

1993 Frasier (1 episode)Director

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