Some of you may have heard that Danny, Ashton and Wilmer from "That 70s Show" were killed in a plane crash. WRONG!
The three were, however, on a small plane which encountered extreme turbulence as it was bringing the three actors and "Seventh Heaven" stars George and Geoff Stults back from the New Orleans Mardi Gras. The turbulence was so severe that the pilot deployed the oxygen masks in case of a plunge or crash.
Stephen M. Silverman and Julie Jordan reported in an article on AOL.com's "People Daily News" for March 13th that the plane landed safely and that no one was injured.
Far too long after the Yahho!kaza hijacked our original "That 70s Show" web page, we have fixed the broken links there and those of you who have been wondering what Danny looks like there may now check out that page again. AND ... we have fixed broken picture links here on this page, too.
Not satisfied to have guest-starred on Fox-TV's farewell episode of "Sliders" as "Renfield," Danny has a supporting role in Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000, which is playing in theaters now. He has got to be Bruja Clan, as the following shows:
Ashton Kutcher's new film Dude, Where's My Car? is so wildly successful that it landed him a solo picture on the cover of T. V. Guide. magazine. (Which also has a revealing discussion by author Shawna Malcolm of how he and co-star Danny Masterson got into a full-on brawl defending the honor of a young woman in an L.A. eatery. Danny is definitely Bruja. . . . .)
Our lovely collection of Photos of Danny and his hero John Travolta, from the movie Face/Off having been destroyed by evil Yahoo!kazas, we are going to have to re-assemble our collection of shots of Danny getting his ass kicked!
As we noted looong ago on our main page, Danny's brother Christopher Masterson came in first (by one vote!) over Danny as your favorite star here the last time around, but we received so many write-ins for Ben Affleck, Ryan Phillippe and others that we had to re-set the survey counter to include them. If you want to vote for for yourfavorite actor here, go to the bottom of this page and click on the plea to the Muse to take you "Home" (ours, not yours!), then scroll down to the survey panel and recast your vote.
(Note: 29 December 2000: Ryan Phillippe has fallen ridiculously behind Christopher Masterson, with Ben Silverstone and Esteban Powell competing for third and fourth place, with Danny still far ahead of super-star Ben Affleck.)
Finally, for all of you who have been asking, here is the OFFICIAL address to which to send fan mail for either Christopher OR Danny Masterson:
The Savage Agency
6212 Banner Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Do NOT -- shall we repeat this for you? -- DO NOT expect either Christopher or Danny to have the time to reply to your letters, although they will probably read them when they have the chance. They are both extremely busy right now with their shows (remember, Danny had to give up a majormovie role just to appear in "That '70s Show"), and they both have lives, so they don't have much time to answer their mail personally. (Hint for those who don't grasp the obvious: DO NOT send homemade cookies and cakes, either -- the ants will eat them long before either Masterson receives the package, which will have to be forwarded to them, a process which usually takes the U.S. Postal Service about two weeks to accomplish (and far longer during holiday seasons). Also, be advised that this is NOT -- N-O-T -- where they live, so don't bother going there in person -- you won't find them; Danny lives with his girlfriend in the Hollywood Hills and Christopher travels constantly making movies (when he isn't making "Malcolm" or living with his girlfriend, Laura Prepon of "That '70s Show,", so Goddess only knows where he is on any given day!
For the benefit of a few smart-arse Val gurls who think that we are talking down to them, personally, when we state these "obvious facts," bear in mind that in most of the rest of the world doing these sorts of things is perfectly okay -- it's not acceptable in the USA, however, something some of our readers in the thirty-five other countries we write for may not understand. In some European countries -- but not England, of course! -- the ruling Queen does Her own household shopping at the market like any other homemaker, and will chat with people in line as any other person would. Hollywood is "Stalker City" so that sort of familiarity doesn't generally exist here.
Fans of Danny's brother, Christopher, should click on his name to find out about Christopher's roles in girl, Dragonheart: A New Beginning, "Malcolm in the Middle," and American History X.
Since so many people became fans of the "Cybill" show because Danny appeared on it as Justin, the son of Maryann (Christine Baranski), we could not resist adding this autographed photo of Miss Baranski from Cruel Intentions, in which she plays the mother of Selma Blair (Zoe Bean from the WB's "Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane") opposite Sarah Michelle "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer" Gellar, Joshua "Pacey Witter" Jackson, Ryan "Billy Douglas" Phillippe, as well as Swoosie Kurtz, Eric Mabius, and many others. Unfortunately, Danny was too busy doing The Faculty and "That '70s Show" to even try to go to his native New York for Cruel Intentions.
We hope that by now we squelched this rumor before it managed to get started! No, Danny Masterson, the actor, is NOT dead. Last year a message relating to the death of a peace officer was posted in a (not-very-well) restricted NYPD computer base. Part of the post was a message of condolences from a DIFFERENT Danny Masterson, who is also, presumably, alive and well. Since "our" Danny is from New York originally, some not-very-careful Net lurkers might have wrongly assumed that Danny was killed. As of today, both Danny Mastersons are alive and well.
As of today, the darkest cloud on Danny the actor's horizon is that he was shut out of a rule in a upcoming Warren Beatty movie, apparently because the role was expanded (for him) just as Fox picked up nine more episodes of "That '70s Show," leaving Danny no time for the film. Josh Hartnett has replaced him in the role. Poor Danny was left with no film role -- just three seasons of one of Fox television's highest-rated shows!
Danny is not only in "That '70s Show," but as we have been saying for over two years, he IS a Nielsen Master-man. "That '70s Show's" first episode debuted at #7 nationally with about . . . 12,560,000 viewers. It dropped a little in its second week, but still wound up with a respectable 6.0 rating and a 12 share, making it Fox's second-highest-rated show for the week of August 24 - September 30, 1998. Johnny Galecki may be The Man, but Danny remains a Master-man; see below for more on his television ratings power.
Please do remember, that ours is UNofficial information about Danny Masterson, except, of course, that he and Christopher are brothers, that Danny co-starred in Beethoven's 2nd, Star Kid, Face/Off, "Cybill," etc., which everyone knew, anyway. Right? Right?
For more on Danny's career, we refer you to the Internet Movie DataBase.
How to tell that this is an UNofficial site: we just hinted back to an embarassing screw-up (not ours, BTW) in which Danny was listed for half a year as "Masterman" in The Academy Players' Directory. We don't think Danny appreciates anyone calling him that, but at least it helps to show how long we have been fans of his. (Like, ya know, since 1993 or '94 -- see the pix below, from one of Danny's celebrated 100+ commercials. You won't find these anywhere else -- unless they were lifted from here! In 1999 we may post some more pictures from Danny's old commericals, but we guarantee nothing. . . .)
Danny told Movieline that he enjoyed doing Face/Off, the film in which John Travolta kicks his ass. He also said that the wildest rumor that he has heard about himself is that he is Gay. (We have yet to poll our viewers to find out their feelings about that particular statement! Do, however, visit our special page on who's Gay and who's Cool.)
Well, the squirrels and rats at Yahoo, Inc. won't let us access our financial records for our GeoCities affiliate who sells books that Danny and his friends and fans would be interested in, so you can't anymore! BLAME YAHOO! INC. not us -- we tried to help you get the books.
In Los Angeles and Hollywood the "Roseanne" episodes featuring Danny as Darlene's hot love "Jimmy," "Follow the Son" (11/2/1994), and "Punch and Jimmy" (11/9/1994), aired on January 11th and 12th, 1999. Check listings in your area for days, times, and the specific episodes for their Y2K re-runs. By the way, we DID get to record these episodes. It's not inconceivable that some day we may even post pictures from them. Maybe. In any case, they usually air once a year, so keep looking for them.)
IN 2001, however, none of the L.A. stations will be airing any "Roseanne" re-runs near the scehedule of the episodes in question. Viewers outside of L.A. should still check their local television listings.
Well, the squirrels and rats at Yahoo, Inc. won't let us access our financial records for our GeoCities affiliate who sells the videos and DVDs that Danny and his friends and fans would be interested in, so you can't anymore! BLAME YAHOO! INC. not us -- we tried to help you to get them.
Well, it had to happen sooner or later (we predicted it, therefore it was destined to occur): Danny Masterson's star has finally lit up. Both T.V. Guide (August 1, 1997) and Dramalogue (July 31) have written him up now that he is a regular on CBS's "Cybill", as Zoey's love interest (and Maryann's son), "Justin," a vegetarian eco-activist. (As of May 1998, unfortunately, "Cybill" has been cancelled, despite the ratings boost which Danny supplied to it.)
Since, as some of you have noted, we are the premiere source for information about Danny Masterson and his brother Christopher on the Internet, there is precious little we can add to what we have already said about the elder of the two talented Masterson brothers except to add here that Danny is a native New Yorker, came to L.A. at age 16, has done over 100 commercials, appeared in Face/Off at the same time brother Christopher was in My Best Friend's Wedding), and that he is going to go very, very far in The Industry (WE have spoken). (Having SPOKEN, we point out that until Titanic was released, Christopher and Danny's films were respectively the 9th and 10th highest grossing US-made movies of 1997!)
Photo news: The September 9th (1997) Globe (the very collectible "To Di For" issue) has a photo of Danny, but we were not given permission by the photo agency which represents the photographer to reproduce the picture here for you. :(
Nielsen homes seem to love Danny Masterson: in Week #52 of the 1996/1997 TV Year (that's September 8th to September 14th, 1997), Beethoven's 2nd "won" its timeslot (except for its first half hour, opposite "Sabrina, the Teenaged Witch"). Interestingly, its ratings got progressively higher as the show proceeded, peaking during the last half hour (when Danny has his part) with 16% of America's TeeVee sets tuned in to watch Danny Masterson.
Okay, so maybe it was just a fluke that the highest ratings for Beethoven's Second were in the half-hour in which Danny appeared, but our in-house number cruncher has discovered something which isn't a statistical fluke: every time Danny's character Justin is featured in "Cybill," the show's ratings increase and an average of 2,180,000 extra people tune in to watch! So far this season, the two highest-rated episodes of "Cybill" have prominently featured Danny. And WE remember him when he was selling Clearasil and Kellogg's Frosted Flakes!
When CBS re-broadcast brother Chris Masterson's "Touched By an Angel" episode, NBC countered by airing "Beethoven's 2nd," starring Danny. They finished first and second in their time slots, with (of course!) the last half-hour of "Beethoven," which is the part that features Danny, scoring the highest share of that movie's ratings.