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Danny Masterson

Masterson at the Blender Sessions, Hard Rock Hotel, Chicago, 5 August 2007
Born Daniel Peter Masterson
March 13, 1976 (1976-03-13) (age 34)
Albertson, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1988–present

Daniel Peter "Danny" Masterson (born March 13, 1976) is an American actor and DJ best known for his role as Steven Hyde in That '70s Show.


Early life

Masterson was born on Long Island, New York, to Carol (his manager) and Peter Masterson, a State Farm Insurance agent.[1] His parents divorced in 1984.[2] He has a younger brother, Christopher Masterson, who portrayed the unruly Francis on Malcolm in the Middle. His additional siblings, all of whom are younger, are paternal half-brother, Will Masterson (who attends the University of Southern California), maternal half-brother, Jordan "Jordy" Reaiche (pronounced Reesh) and maternal half-sister, Alanna Reaiche.[3] Jordy and Alanna are both actors who have been credited professionally with their half-brothers' surname Masterson, though it is not the surname of either of their parents.[4][5] Jordy and Alanna have each appeared in many television series, including Malcolm in the Middle (each appeared in a separate episode), How I Met Your Mother (Jordy) and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Alanna).[6][7] Masterson's stepfather, Joe Reaiche, played professional rugby league on the Australian National Rugby League's Sydney City Roosters.[4]


Masterson starred as Justin in Cybill, Jimmy Girvin in Roseanne, Steven Hyde in That '70s Show, and has made several guest appearances on Punk'd and MADtv. He is a co-owner of Dolce, a restaurant he founded with That '70s Show co-stars Ashton Kutcher and Wilmer Valderrama, who are also his close friends. Along with Kutcher and Valderrama, he co-hosted the Fox TV special Woodstock 1999. He had a part in the 2008 comedy Yes Man.

Masterson frequently DJs at Los Angeles night clubs under the name DJ Mom Jeans, formerly DJ Donkey Punch. He played a 2-hour set at the 2008 Lollapalooza festival in Chicago. Additionally, with local nightlife impressario Brent Bolthouse, he co-hosted a Monday night radio show titled Feel My Heat, on Indie 103.1 in Los Angeles. The show was canceled in October 2008. Masterson stars with his real-life fiance, Bijou Phillips, in the 2009 drama The Bridge to Nowhere.[8]

Personal life

Masterson was raised as a member of the Church of Scientology. He once said, "I have been acting since age 4. I have always been working and I have always been in Scientology my entire life. Each service in Scientology is something I have added to my toolbox of data for living."[9] In December 2005, he helped promote the gala opening of Scientology's "Psychiatry: An Industry of Death" museum.[10]

He is engaged to Bijou Phillips; the couple have been dating since 2005.[11]


Year Film Role Other notes
1993 Beethoven's 2nd Seth
1997 Face/Off Karl
2006 Puff, Puff, Pass Larry
2007 Smiley Face Steve the Roommate
2008 Yes Man Rooney
2009 Wake Shane
Made for Each Other Morris
The Bridge to Nowhere Kevin
2010 The Chicago 8 Jerry Rubin Post-Production
Year Title Role Notes
1998–2006 That '70s Show Steven Hyde Teen Choice Awards (nominated-6)
Young Artist Award (nominated)
Young Hollywood Award (won)
2003 King of the Hill Chris Voice Role
Episode: Megalo Dale
2005 Stella Older Kevin Episode: Paper Route
2009 The Bridge to Nowhere Kevin
2010 The Chicago 8 Jerry Rubin


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