Dan Butler

Dan Butler

Highest Rated: 73% Prayers for Bobby (2009)

Lowest Rated: 11% The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest (2002)

Birthday: Dec 2, 1954

Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

Born in in 1954 in Indiana, Dan Butler studied drama at Indiana University. While there, he won the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship, which was sponsored by the prestigious Kennedy Center. His onscreen acting career began in 1982, in a supporting role on an episode of "Remington Steele" (NBC, 1982-87), and continued with supporting roles throughout the '80s and early '90s in both film and television, with parts in dramas like "Longtime Companion" (1989) and "Silence of the Lambs" (1991), as well as a multi-episode arc on the sitcom "Roseanne" (ABC, 1988-1997). In 1993, Butler first appeared in his breakout role as sports DJ Bob 'Bulldog' Briscoe, on the hit sitcom "Frasier" (NBC, 1993-2004). The brash, macho, womanizing character was in stark contrast to the openly gay Butler, who was nominated for the 1995 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding One-Person Show, for his play "The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me," where he plays ten different characters trying to understand what 'gay' means. Butler was also the voice of Mr. Simmons on the long running animated series "Hey Arnold!" (Nickelodeon, 1996-2004). After those two shows had run their course, Butler continued to appear regularly in supporting roles in films like "Crazy Stupid Love" (2011) and shows such as "Blue Bloods" (CBS, 2010-) and "Banshee" (Showtime, 2013-16) before co-starring on the horror series "The Mist" (Spike, 2017).

Highest rated movies

Prayers for Bobby
The Fan
The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest



73% 87% Prayers for Bobby Reverend Whitsell (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chronic Town Blow Job (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Karl Rove, I Love You Unknown (Character),
- 2007
11% 49% The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest Lloyd Acheson (Character) $5.5K 2002
No Score Yet 42% Sniper 2 Eckles (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 56% Fixing Frank Dr. Apsey (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 50% The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender Unknown (Character) - 1997
37% 34% The Fan Garrity (Character) $20.1M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Assassination File Harvey Young (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rape of Dr. Willis Styvesant (Character) - 1991


95% 89% Elementary Denny Mulgrew (Guest Star) 2018
61% 47% The Mist Father Romanov (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 72% Odd Mom Out Joe (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 0% Cashmere Mafia Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 71% 'Til Death Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
91% 88% Monk Dr. Davis Scott (Guest Star) 2007
90% 96% House Dr. Weber (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 91% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
15% No Score Yet dr. vegas Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
13% No Score Yet Quintuplets Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 100% Hey Arnold! Unknown (Guest Voice) 1997-2004
93% 93% Frasier Bob 'Bulldog' Briscoe (Character),
Bob "Bulldog"' Briscoe (Guest Star),
1993-1999 2001-2004
83% No Score Yet Miss Match Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 56% King of the Hill Daniel (Guest Voice) 1997-1998
No Score Yet 33% Just Shoot Me Bill Slatton (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 50% From the Earth to the Moon Gene Kranz (Character) 1998
76% 75% Star Trek: Voyager Steth (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Single Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caroline in the City Unknown (Guest Star) 1995 1997
74% 86% The X-Files Jim Ausbury (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 94% Quantum Leap Jake Dorleac (Guest Star) 1991 1993
76% 69% Roseanne Art (Guest Star) 1991-1992
No Score Yet 84% Columbo Sergeant Goodman (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsters Unknown (Character) 1990