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Overview (3)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameDaniel Charles Woodburn
Height 4' (1.22 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Danny Woodburn is an entertainer on stage, film, television, and the comedy club circuit.

Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, he is the son of a nurse and a professional golfer. He is a graduate of Philadelphia's Temple University's School of Film and Theater and recipient of their Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award of 2001.

Danny achieved prominence on NBC's sitcom Seinfeld (1989), performing the role of Mickey Abbott, the volatile but lovable friend of Kramer. Since his first appearance on the show in 1994 he has gained speed as an actor and garnered respect from industry professionals. His character on Seinfeld was an important role for him, in the sense that the writing and portrayal of Mickey is positive and non-stereotypical.

Danny has raised awareness of the continued derogatory and dehumanizing treatment of Little People in society and the media. He serves on the Performers With Disabilities Committee of the Screen Actors Guild. He is an advocate for disabled and Little People issues, having spoken at fundraisers such as Little People's Research Fund and Cincinnati's Inclusion Network.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous; edited by SidP

Spouse (1)

Amy Buchwald (7 September 1998 - present)

Trivia (5)

Graduate of Temple University: School of Communications and Theater, Philadelphia, PA.
Once, wore Bob Hope's Pants for a day. On an episode of Murder, She Wrote (1984) his pants were labeled "Bob Hope, Son of Paleface 1957."
Played David Spade's father in 8 Simple Rules (2002) although he is actually four days younger than Spade.
In his early days in Hollywood, he worked as a stand-in for children, something many little people in the town do. This inspired the plot for the Seinfeld (1989) episode "The Stand-In.".
Hollywood neighbors have included, blues legend Nina Simone, character actor John Randolph and Scooby-Doo composer Ben Raleigh.

Personal Quotes (3)

[on Seinfeld (1989) fight scene with Michael Richards] There's this desire, sometimes, to make little men animal like, either patting them on the head, or having them bite. It's dehumanizing. So I try to steer clear of that. But this was different: face-to-face, mano a mano, just two guys who got in a fight.
[on getting into acting] I took a drama class in high school, which I loved, but my high school was focused on science and kids becoming veterinarians or doctors. I was thinking about psychology. But as a kid, I always did comedy with my friends.
[on crying on cue] Actually, I try not to think of crying on cue. I want to find the moment when it's appropriate for the character. If I can grab onto the reality of the scene, then it should just come.

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