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Also Known As: Daniel Peter Masterson Died:
Born: March 13, 1976 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Albertson, New York, USA Profession: actor, model

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Danny Masterson began modeling at age four before segueing into acting. By his early twenties, he was already a veteran, having had regular roles in four TV series, as well as numerous guest appearances on other shows, and a significant foray into films, not to mention appearing in over one hundred commercials. In 1993, Masterson starred as a regular on the sitcom "Joe's Life" (ABC), playing Leo Gennero, the teenaged nephew of the title character. This short-lived comedy series only aired ten episodes, but the young actor was on his way, making his film debut in "Beethoven's 2nd" later that year. Masterson provided the comic relief as Skeeter, a snowboarding thrill-seeker, in the ill-conceived ABC adventure drama "Extreme" (1995) and had supporting roles in the TV-movie "Her Last Chance" and the miniseries "Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story" (both NBC, 1995). More impressive was his small but significant role in 1995's "Bye Bye, Love," as a less-than-wholesome friend to Paul Reiser's troubled daughter. He also acted in the children's film "Star Kid" (1997) and the little-seen "Trojan War." Masterson's TV luck changed during the 1997-1998 season when he joined the regular cast of CBS'...

Danny Masterson began modeling at age four before segueing into acting. By his early twenties, he was already a veteran, having had regular roles in four TV series, as well as numerous guest appearances on other shows, and a significant foray into films, not to mention appearing in over one hundred commercials. In 1993, Masterson starred as a regular on the sitcom "Joe's Life" (ABC), playing Leo Gennero, the teenaged nephew of the title character. This short-lived comedy series only aired ten episodes, but the young actor was on his way, making his film debut in "Beethoven's 2nd" later that year. Masterson provided the comic relief as Skeeter, a snowboarding thrill-seeker, in the ill-conceived ABC adventure drama "Extreme" (1995) and had supporting roles in the TV-movie "Her Last Chance" and the miniseries "Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story" (both NBC, 1995). More impressive was his small but significant role in 1995's "Bye Bye, Love," as a less-than-wholesome friend to Paul Reiser's troubled daughter. He also acted in the children's film "Star Kid" (1997) and the little-seen "Trojan War." Masterson's TV luck changed during the 1997-1998 season when he joined the regular cast of CBS' "Cybill" as Justin Thorpe, the teenaged son of Maryann (Christine Baranski), who was also the love interest of Cybill's daughter Zoe (Alicia Witt). The young actor moved into another regular series role the following season on "That '70s Show" (Fox 1998-2006), playing Steven Hyde, the slightly more sophisticated of the six suburban Wisconsin teenagers in Fox's retro comedy. The series was an immediate hit, and Masterson became one of its breakout stars. When the series ended after eight seasons, Masterson continued working steadily in TV guest spots and acting in indie films, as well as supporting roles in studio fare such as the Jim Carrey comedy "Yes Man" (2008). Masterson also starred with his brother, Christopher Maserson, and wife Bijou Phillips in the direct to DVD romantic comedy "Made for Each Other" (2009). Along with a role in the thriller "Urge" (2016), Masterson returned to series television in the sitcom "Men at Work" (TBS 2012-14). This was followed by a well-publicized reunion with his "That 70s Show" castmate Ashton Kutcher in the family sitcom "The Ranch" (Netflix 2016- ). However, Netflix fired Masterson from "The Ranch" in December 2017, following multiple allegations of sexual assault from four different women, dating back to the early 2000s.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Urge (2016)
2.
 Hot Bot (2015)
3.
4.
 Alter Egos (2012)
5.
 California Solo (2012)
6.
 Wake (2010)
7.
8.
10.
 Yes Man (2008)
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Milestones close milestones

1997:
Joined cast of the CBS sitcom "Cybill" as Christine Baranski's son Justin
1996:
Acted in NBC miniseries "Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story"
2000:
Played featured role in "Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000"
2006:
Starred in comedic-stoner film "Puff, Puff, Pass," directed by Mekhi Phifer
1994:
Appeared as Darlene's (Sara Gilbert) boyfriend on two episodes of ABC's "Roseanne"
2008:
Cast opposite Jim Carrey in "Yes Man"
1995:
Featured in the comedy "Bye Bye, Love"
2007:
Co-starred with Anna Faris in comedy "Smiley Face"
1997:
Played an overzealous suitor who gets pummeled by John Travolta in "Face/Off"
2009:
Co-starred with Ving Rhames and Bijou Phillips in "The Bridge to Nowhere," Blair Underwood's directorial debut
2012:
Cast in indie drama "California Solo" opposite Robert Carlyle
1984:
Acted in off-Broadway production of "Dragons"
1993:
Made feature film debut in "Beethoven's 2nd"
1998:
Landed breakthrough TV role as Steve Hyde on Fox sitcom "That '70s Show"
1993:
Made debut as series regular on short-lived ABC sitcom "Joe's Life"
2012:
Starred on TBS sitcom "Men at Work"
2016:
Began co-starring on Netflix drama "The Ranch"; was fired from the show after allegations of sexual harrassment
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Notes

"It's amazing to me how much stars' asses are kissed. They've got their entourage of people following them around, clipping their nails and parting their hair. I've noticed this on so many different jobs and it's still unbelievable." --Danny Masterson to the Hollywood Kids in MOVIELINE, May 1998

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Chrissie Carnell. Model, actress.
companion:
Bobette Riales. Model. Began dating August 2003; no longer together.
companion:
Bijou Phillips. Actor. Dating as of 2004.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Peter Masterson. Insurance agent. Divorced from Masterson's mother in 1984.
mother:
Carol Masterson. Manager. Handles the careers of Masterson and his younger brother Christopher; divorced from Masterson's father in 1984.
brother:
Christopher Kennedy Masterson. Actor. Born on January 21, 1980.
half-brother:
Jordan. Born c. 1986.
half-brother:
Will. Born c. 1987.
half-sister:
Alanna. Born c. 1988.
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