Birth Name: Dan Butler
Birth Place: Huntington, Indiana, USA
The talented, compact Butler won parts--most of them heterosexual--in a host of TV and movie projects. Butler had been involved with the theatre since his youth in Fort Wayne, IN. He made his performing debut as a lad in a local production of "The Music Man" and eventually joined the Indiana-Purdue theatre group while in high school. Although he received a scholarship from the Irene Ryan Foundation to study acting, Butler left both Purdue University and San Jose State College without degrees and migrated to San Francisco where he worked in regional theatre. Relocating to New York in 1980, Butler won a role in Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues" on Broadway and small parts in such TV-movies as "Count...