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Dan Butler was born on December 2, 1954 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA as Daniel E. Butler. He is an actor and writer, known for The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Enemy of the State (1998) and Frasier (1993). He has been married to Richard Waterhouse since September 12, 2010. See full bio »
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 2015 Blindspot (TV Series)
Paul Bolton
- Sent on Tour (2015) ... Paul Bolton
 2012/III Pearl (Short)
 2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Cal's Boss
 2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Congressman Price
- Lost Children of the Blood (2010) ... Congressman Price
 2009 Respect for Acting (Short)
 2009 Prayers for Bobby (TV Movie)
Reverend Whitsell
 2007 'Til Death (TV Series)
- Clay Date (2007) ... Paul
 2007 Monk (TV Series)
Dr. Davis Scott
- Mr. Monk Goes to the Hospital (2007) ... Dr. Davis Scott
 2007 Courage Doesn't Ask (Short)
Maj. Jonathon Wright
 2006 House M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Weber
- Distractions (2006) ... Dr. Weber
 2005 Supernatural (TV Series)
Reverend Sorenson
- Hook Man (2005) ... Reverend Sorenson
 2005 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
- Butterflies (2005) ... Norm
 2005 Duck, Duck, Goose! (Short)
Le Creepy Guy
 2004 Dr. Vegas (TV Series)
Ron McKernan
- All In (2004) ... Ron McKernan
 1997-2004 Hey Arnold! (TV Series)
Mr. Simmons / Hobo #1 / Butler / ...
- April Fool's Day (2002) ... Mr. Simmons (voice)
- On the Lam/Family Man (2001) ... Mr. Simmons / Hobo #1 (voice)
- Suspended/Ernie in Love (2000) ... Mr. Simmons / Butler (voice)
 2004 Geldersma (Short)
Bruce Sobel
 2003 Miss Match (TV Series)
Chuck Webb
- Bad Judgment (2003) ... Chuck Webb
 2003 Without a Trace (TV Series)
David Wilkins
- The Source (2003) ... David Wilkins
 2002 Sniper 2 (Video)
 2002 Fixing Frank
Dr. Apsey
 2002 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Arnold Hummer
- The Gift of Life (2002) ... Arnold Hummer
 1999 Sol Bianca: The Legacy
Void / Pirate (English version, voice)
 1999 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Attorney Bender
- Changes (1999) ... Attorney Bender
 1999 The Sissy Duckling (TV Movie)
Drake Duckling (voice)
 1999 Rocket Power (TV Series)
- Power Girl Surfers/Twisted Cinema (1999) ... Slack (voice)
 1999 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Dr. Ivar Cronenberger
- The Anatomy Lesson (1999) ... Dr. Ivar Cronenberger
 1999 Clowns (Short)
Clown #1
 1998 Suddenly Susan (TV Series)
Dr. Richards
- War Games (1998) ... Dr. Richards
 1997-1998 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Daniel / Attorney
- Death of a Propane Salesman (1998) ... Daniel (voice)
- Jumpin' Crack Bass (1997) ... Attorney (voice)
 1998 Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City (TV Mini-Series)
Edward Bass Matheson
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Edward Bass Matheson
 1998 Just Shoot Me! (TV Series)
Bill Slatton
- Eve of Destruction (1998) ... Bill Slatton
 1998 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
- Vis À Vis (1998) ... Steth
 1998 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
- Religion (1998) ... Priest
 1997 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series)
- Watch the Watch/She Likes Me? (1997) ... Mezmo (voice)
 1996 The Fan
 1996 The Assassination File (TV Movie)
Harvey Young
 1995 The X-Files (TV Series)
Jim Ausbury
- Die Hand die verletzt (1995) ... Jim Ausbury
 1994 I Love Trouble
Wilson Chess
 1993 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Joe Henley
- Duty Free Rome (1993) ... Joe Henley
 1993 Rising Sun
Ken Shubik
 1993 Dave
 1991-1993 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Mutta / Jake Dorleac
- Mirror Image - August 8, 1953 (1993) ... Mutta
- Southern Comforts - August 4, 1961 (1991) ... Jake Dorleac
 1993 The Powers That Be (TV Series)
Walt Stevens, Washington Post Reporter
- Bradley Gets Fired (1993) ... Walt Stevens, Washington Post Reporter
 1993 Life Goes On (TV Series)
- Incident on Main (1993) ... Ed
 1992 Tenchi Muyô! Ryô Ôki (TV Series)
Galaxy Police Officer (English version, voice)
 1991-1992 Roseanne (TV Series)
- Secrets (1992) ... Art
- Therapy (1992) ... Art
- Take My Bike, Please! (1991) ... Art
 1992 Columbo (TV Series)
Sergeant Goodman
- No Time to Die (1992) ... Sergeant Goodman
 1992 Frannie's Turn (TV Series)
Father Anthony
- Frannie and the Kitchen Sink (1992) ... Father Anthony
 1991 The Rape of Doctor Willis (TV Movie)
 1990 Everyday Heroes (TV Movie)
Dennis Peterson
 1990 Monsters (TV Series)
- A New Woman (1990) ... David
 1989 Longtime Companion
 1987 Leg Work (TV Series)
- Blind Trust (1987) ... Solinski
 1986 Manhunter
Jimmy Price (as Dan E. Butler)
 1986 The Manhattan Project
SWAT (as Dan E. Butler)
 1982 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Morgue Attendant
- Your Steele the One for Me (1982) ... Morgue Attendant (uncredited)
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He acted in Ron Hutchinson's play, "Moonlight & Magnolias," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Brad Oscar, Mark Zimmerman, and Kathel Carlson in the cast. See more »

Alternate Names:

Dan E. Butler


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Personal Quote:

There are so many different camps about what being gay means. The danger comes when each one is so rigid that it sees itself as the true picture.


Openly gay, he starred in Terrence McNally's 1989 play "The Lisbon Traviata" and wrote a one-man off-Broadway play about his life, "The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me...", which derives its title from a comment Butler's father allegedly made when Dan came out to him. In the play, he plays 14 different gay characters. See more »

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