Dan Cortese

Actor, TV host
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 ... Read more »
Born: 09/14/1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (36)

Guinness World Records Unleashed 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Soccer Mom 2014 (Movie)

Lorenzo (Actor)

Hot in Cleveland 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Castle 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Money Hungry 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

Crash Course 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Surviving Suburbia 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Everybody Wants to Be Italian 2008 (Movie)

Cameo Appearance (Actor)

My Dad is Better Than Your Dad 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

Caroline in the City 1994 - 2000, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Melrose Place 1994 - 2000, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

That's Life 1994 - 2001, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Single Guy 1996 - 2000, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Veronica's Closet 1997 - 2000, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

What I Like About You 2003, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Joey 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rock Me Baby 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The In-Laws 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside Schwartz 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Triangle 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

After Sex 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Baby Blues 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

The Lottery 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Public Enemy #1 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Fox All Star Challenge 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Off Camera With Dean Cain 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

At First Sight 1994 (Movie)

Joe Fortone (Actor)

Traps 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Demolition Man 1993 (Movie)

Taco Bell Entertainer (Actor)

Route 66 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Fox/MTV Guide to Summer '92 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

A Weekend in the Country (TV Show)

Actor

Locusts: The 8th Plague (TV Show)

Actor

The Triangle (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)
Music (1)

Demolition Man 1993 (Movie)

("Good Things From the Garden") (Song Performer)

Biography

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. "

Relationships

Dee Dee Cortese Actor

Wife
Married May 21, 1994 He filed for divorce in November 2011

India Cortese

Daughter
Born March 4, 2004; mother, Dee Dee Cortese

Roman Cortese

Son
Mother, Dee Dee Cortese

EDUCATION

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1990
attended on a football scholarship; recruited as a quarterback but switched to wide receiver; played in the 1986 Aloha Bowl as part of the team

Milestones

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

2003

Starred in the short-lived series, "Rock Me Baby" (WB)

1999

Cast as Perry, a model-turned-publicist, on the NBC sitcom "Veronica's Closet"

1997

Portrayed geologist Peter Slater in TV disaster flick "Volcano: Fire on the Mountain" (ABC)

1997

Had recurring role as a neighbor of "The Single Guy" on the NBC sitcom

1996

First starring role in a feature, "At First Sight"

1996

Starred in highly rated NBC movie "The Lottery", based on the Shirley Jackson short story

1996

Played G-man Melvin Purvis in HBO movie "Public Enemy No. 1"

1995

Played recurring role of Jess Hanson, brother of Jake (Grant Show) on Fox's primetime soap "Melrose Place"

1994

Had another brief venture as a star of CBS series "Traps"

1993

Feature debut in cameo role, "Demolition Man"

1993

Starred in short-lived NBC remake of "Route 66"

Grew up in Sewickley, Pennsylvania

Hosted "MTV Sports"

Worked as a production assistant for MTV in L.A.

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