Oct. 26th, 1950
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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Born in St. Louis, Dan Gilvezan graduated with a B.A. in drama from Webster University in Webster Groves, Missouri. Upon graduating he joined the National Players touring company in Washington D.C., bringing the classics to colleges and civic centers across the country. Following his time on the road he spent several years performing in summer stock, dinner theater, childrens’ theater and repertory theater throughout the Middle Atlantic states.
Upon moving to Los Angeles, one of his first jobs was as the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man on NBC’s “Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends.” After this auspicious beginning other roles in animation followed, including: Jet pilot Slipstream in “G.I. Joe,” Dirk Courage in “Spiral Zone,” Sean Harrison in “Jem,” Henry Mitchell in “The All-New Dennis Menace,” Dargon in “Sectaurs,” Cooler in “The Pound Puppies,” and everyones favorite yellow Volkswagon, Bumblebee, on “The Transformers.”
Around the time of Spider-Man, Dan was hired to perform in a TV commercial for Jack in the Box restaurants. That one commercial became a three year run as on-camera spokesman, during which time the company enjoyed an unprecedented increase in sales. Since that time, Dan has lent his talents to hundreds of television and radio commercials hawking everything from corn flakes to outboard motors.
No stranger to episodic television, Dan has guest-starred on many popular TV series: in addition to his work on Desperate Housewives, Bones, Boston Legal, NYPD Blue, The Bernie Mac Show, Miss Match, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Third Rock From the Sun, Bette, Murphy Brown, Moonlighting, and many others, he has had recurring roles on Diagnosis Murder and the cult favorite She-Wolf of London/Love and Curses.
Theater has always been Dan's first love. His work has encompassed regional theater, summer stock, children's theater, improv, national touring companies and dinner theater. Most recently he appeared in the inaugural production of Richard Martin Hirsh's comedy, "The Concept of Remainers" at the Chandler Studio Theater. In addition to enjoying an extended run, the production was nominated as best ensemble comedy by Stage Scene LA.
Dan currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Joselle, his daughter, Allison, and several houseplants.
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