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Born: September 14, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: actor, TV host

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Athletic hunk Dan Cortese's scored a number of recurring or cast roles on such TV hits as "Veronica's Closet" and "What I Like About You," but his star shown brightest in the minds of "Seinfeld" fans as Tony, Elaine Benes' (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) ultra-cool, good-looking boyfriend whom George Costanza (Jason Alexander) openly worships with a man-crush, prompting Jerry Seinfeld to call Cortese a "mimbo."

Athletic hunk Dan Cortese's scored a number of recurring or cast roles on such TV hits as "Veronica's Closet" and "What I Like About You," but his star shown brightest in the minds of "Seinfeld" fans as Tony, Elaine Benes' (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) ultra-cool, good-looking boyfriend whom George Costanza (Jason Alexander) openly worships with a man-crush, prompting Jerry Seinfeld to call Cortese a "mimbo."

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2.
 Soccer Mom (2008)
5.
 Triangle, The (2001) Tommy Devane
6.
 Volcano: Fire on the Mountain (1997) Peter Slater
7.
 Weekend in the Country, A (1996) Thunder
8.
 Lottery, The (1996) Jason Smith
9.
 Public Enemy #1 (1996) Melvin Purvis
10.
 At First Sight (1995) Joe Fortone
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Grew up in Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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Worked as a production assistant for MTV in L.A.
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Hosted "MTV Sports"
1993:
Feature debut in cameo role, "Demolition Man"
1993:
Starred in short-lived NBC remake of "Route 66"
1994:
Had another brief venture as a star of CBS series "Traps"
1995:
Played recurring role of Jess Hanson, brother of Jake (Grant Show) on Fox's primetime soap "Melrose Place"
1996:
Played G-man Melvin Purvis in HBO movie "Public Enemy No. 1"
1996:
Starred in highly rated NBC movie "The Lottery", based on the Shirley Jackson short story
1996:
First starring role in a feature, "At First Sight"
1997:
Had recurring role as a neighbor of "The Single Guy" on the NBC sitcom
1997:
Portrayed geologist Peter Slater in TV disaster flick "Volcano: Fire on the Mountain" (ABC)
1999:
Cast as Perry, a model-turned-publicist, on the NBC sitcom "Veronica's Closet"
2003:
Starred in the short-lived series, "Rock Me Baby" (WB)
2004:
Appeared on "8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter" (ABC) as Coach Scott
2003:
Joined the cast of "What I Like About You" as Val's (Jennie Garth) husband, Vic who she married after a wild night in Atlantic City
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Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Chapel Hill , North Carolina - 1990

Notes

"NBC keeps trying to turn the himbo into a Must See TV star, giving him roles on "Seinfeld", "The Single Guy" and ["Veronica's] Closet", but he's the male Jenny McCarthy: He's not nearly as cute or as funny as he thinks he is." --Bruce Fretts on Corteses in the "Remote Patrol" column of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, December 19, 1997

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wife:
Deedee Cortese.

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daughter:
India Isabelle Cortese. Born March 4, 2004.

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