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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 26 May 1949Sonora, California, USA
Birth NameDante Anthony Pastorini Jr.
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dan played both football and baseball at Bellarmine College Prep and, in 1968, he was drafted by the New York Mets who saw him as a potential major-league shortstop. He decided, however, to attend the nearby University of Santa Clara where he majored in political science and continued to play sports. His interest in baseball soon fell to his skill at football and he wound up playing in the East-West Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl. These appearances prompted the Houston Oilers to make him their #1 pick in the 1971 draft. Dan quarterbacked for the Oilers for several years before moving on to the Oakland Raiders, the L.A. Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles. During these years, he acquired the image as a fast-living "playboy", an image enhanced by his ten-year marriage (1972-1982) to buxom British actress, June Wilkinson. Dan also tried his hand at acting. In 1979's Killer Fish (1979), he co-starred with 'Lee Majors', Karen Black, James Franciscus, Margaux Hemingway and Gary Collins, but his part was small and most critics agreed that his primary talent as a actor was looking good with his shirt off. More than his shirt came off when he posed for a December 1980 photo-spread in "Playgirl" which showed him stripping and showering. Dan now lives in the Houston area where he's hosted a sports show on local TV and continues to indulge his passion for race-cars.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: dinky-4 of Minneapolis

Spouse (5)

June Wilkinson (1972 - 1982) (divorced)
Karen Zuntych (? - ?) (divorced)
Windi Akins (? - ?) (divorced)
Dena Kindred (? - ?) (divorced)
Beverly Malden (? - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (18)

Well-known as a former NFL quarterback, and his career began with the Houston Oilers (1971-1979), and the Oakland Raiders (1980-?82). Almost made it to the Super Bowl in the 1978 and 1979 seasons with the Houston Oilers, in which the Pittsburgh Steelers won back-to-back AFC Championships and Super Bowl titles.
Posed for a nude photo-spread in the December 1980 issue of Playgirl Magazine.
Besides the Houston Oilers (1971-1979) and Oakland Raiders (1980), played for the Los Angeles Rams (1981) and Philadelphia Eagles (1982)
Football standout at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, California and Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California.
Had dual positions as quarterback and punter while playing for the Houston Oilers (1971-1973, 1975-1976)
Selected #3 in the 1971 NFL Draft
Ranks 68th on NFL All-Time Passing Attempts List (3,055).
Ranks 75th on NFL All-Time Pass Completions List (1,556).
Ranks 84th on NFL All-Time Gross Yards Passing List (18,515).
Ranks 98th on NFL All-Time Passing Touchdowns List (103).
Tied with Richard Todd at 42nd on NFL All-Time Passes Intercepted List (161).
Ranks 50th on NFL All-Time Times Sacked List (246).
Ranks 34th on NFL All-Time Yards Lost List (2,229).
On the Fantasy Island (1977) episode, "The Cheerleaders", he plays a quarterback for a team called the "Titans". In real life, he was a quarterback for the Houston Oilers, which later became the Tennessee Titans.
Father, with June Wilkinson, of a daughter, Brahna.
Arrested on April 26, 2010 and charged with DWI following a traffic accident in Bryan, Texas.
In 2011, published an autobiography: "Taking Flak - My Life in the Fast Lane.".
Lives and works in Houston, Texas as President of DP7 Racing www.dp7racing.com. [2009]

Personal Quotes (1)

"I'm kind of shy in public. I get embarrassed by the attention." (Quoted in a Playgirl Magazine interview, December of 1980, which was accompanied by a series of shower-room photos showing Pastorini stripped to his jockstrap and then with his jockstrap removed.)

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