Dan Haggerty Poster


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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 19 November 1942Los Angeles, California, USA
Date of Death 15 January 2016Burbank, California, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameDaniel Francis Haggerty
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dan Haggerty was born on November 19, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Daniel Francis Haggerty. He was an actor, known for The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1977), Big Stan (2007) and Grizzly Mountain (1997). He was married to Samantha Hilton and Diane Rooker. He died on January 15, 2016 in Burbank, California.

Spouse (2)

Samantha Hilton (1984 - 21 August 2008) (her death) (3 children)
Diane Rooker (1959 - 1984) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Always wears a full bushy beard.

Trivia (12)

Opened "Haggerty's Bistro" in Studio City, California (1991).
Sentenced to 90 days in County Jail and three years' probation for furnishing cocaine to two undercover policemen (1984).
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1977) star was the only person to have his star removed from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This was actually meant to honor another actor, the late Don Haggerty, and the committee made an error in spelling. Eventually, Dan received a legitimate star, currently located in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
Was a Muscle Beach bodybuilder in the early 1960s.
Worked as an animal trainer and stuntman.
Marketed and sold a brand of barbeque sauce from his own recipe.
The reason for the confusion on the Walk of Fame stars was not simply the similar names but that Dan's father was Don Haggerty.

He was the head of the Film Processing Union (#683) when his son got that "big break". He was a producer and director.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7070 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 1, 1994.
His famous beard caught fire from a careless restaurant patron carrying a flaming cocktail (1977).
The online Press-Telegram obituary said that Haggarty passed away at home in San Fernando Valley, California. However, the Press-Telegram Early Weekend edition, January 16-17, 2016 and the Hollywood Reporter obituary quoted his manager, Terry Bomar to the Hollywood Reporter as saying that Haggarty died at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank.
He was the son of Donald Paul Haggerty (1922-2010) and Ruth Elaine Leonhardt (1922-2010). His father was the head of Film Technicians Union, Local 683.
Had two daughters with Diane Hooker: Tracey Haggerty and Tammy Haggerty. Had three children with Samantha Hilton: Dylan Haggerty, Cody Haggerty and Megan Haggerty.

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