Dan Gauthier

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Dan Gauthier
BornDaniel Lester Gauthier
(1963-12-02) December 2, 1963 (age 48)
Prineville, Oregon, U.S.
SpouseLisa Fuller (1990-present) 1 child
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Dan Gauthier
BornDaniel Lester Gauthier
(1963-12-02) December 2, 1963 (age 48)
Prineville, Oregon, U.S.
SpouseLisa Fuller (1990-present) 1 child

Daniel Lester "Dan" Gauthier (/ˈɡti/; born December 2, 1963 in Prineville, Oregon)[1] is an American actor.


Early life

Gauthier was inspired to act early on by his mother, who was a local theater actress in their Central Oregon home. By the time he turned 18, Gauthier moved to California to attend San Diego State University. He was recruited by SDSU's track team and was a decathlete.[2] After college, Gauthier found work by modeling with the Ford and Nina Blanchard modeling agencies.


In 1987, he landed his first credited television role in 1987 in FOX's Married... with Children. Two years later, he starred in his first feature film, Teen Witch where he played the title character's love interest. That same year he landed his most high-profile primetime role as maverick helicopter pilot, Johnny McKay in CBS's Tour of Duty. Following the end of the series, Gauthier continued to make guest appearances such television shows as Who's the Boss?, Life Goes On and Silk Stalkings. In 1993, he was cast in the comedy film Son in Law. He played Travis, the main character's steady boyfriend who reacts unhappily to her changes from college life. By 1995, he landed a regular role on a series titled Courthouse. The show portrayed the trials and tribulations of court life. After nine episodes, the series was canceled. From 1996 to 1997, Gauthier found recurring roles on both Ellen and Beverly Hills, 90210. In 1998, he was cast in the primetrime drama, Melrose Place.

Daytime television

In June 2003, Gauthier became the eleventh actor to play former Lieutenant Governor Kevin Lord Riley Buchanan on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, a role he portrayed until November 16, 2006. The character of Kevin had been a "good guy" for most of Gauthier's run, but in the last year had been written with more of a dark edge. The show chose not to renew Gauthier's contract and the character was written off; Gauthier was subsequently nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for his performance. In August 2007, Gauthier made a brief return to One Life to Live for the series' 9,999th and 10,000th episodes.[3][4]

Personal life

Gauthier met his wife, Lisa Fuller, while filming Teen Witch (1989). The two have one son named James Cole.


YearFilmRoleOther notes
1989Teen WitchBrad Powell
1993Son in LawTravis
1995Illegal in BlueChris MorganDirect-to-DVD Release
Excessive Force II: Force on ForceFrancis LydellDirect-to-DVD Release
2000The Right HookDanShort film
2002Groom LakeAndyAlternative title: The Visitor
Written in BloodMark Pearsall
Dating Games People PlayStan
2009Forget Me NotZack Mitchell
1987Married... with ChildrenKelly's BoyfriendEpisode: Poppy's By the Tree (1)
Episode: Poppy's By the Tree (2)
21 Jump StreetMike OgletreeEpisode: How Much Is That Body in the Window?
1988Punky BrewsterKevin DowlingEpisode: Crushed
Meet the MunceysBruce MunceyTV-Movie
1989–1990Tour of DutyLt. John McKay32 episodes
1991N.Y.P.D. MountedLonnie 'Lucky' WellingtonTV-Movie/Unsold TV-Pilot
Alternative title: N.Y. Mounted
Who's the Boss?PierceEpisode: Selling Sam Short
Life Goes OnJosh GriffinEpisode: Dueling Divas
1992Silk StalkingsD.J. MartinEpisode: Squeeze Play
ShameDanny FiskeTV-Movie
Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian StyleBrian HansonTV-Movie
1993SistersKyle Parks5 episodes
1994Star Trek: The Next GenerationSam LavelleEpisode: Lower Decks
1995Buford's Got a GunMichaelTV-Short film
MuscleKent Atkinson13 episodes
CourthouseJonathan Mitchell9 episodes
1996The CapeEpisode: In Friends We Trust
SlidersGeorge StellosEpisode: The Prince of Slides
1996–1997EllenMatt Liston7 episodes
Beverly Hills, 90210Dick Harrison7 episodes
1997Van Helsing ChroniclesChristian Van HelsingTV-Movie
FriendsChipEpisode: The One With the Cat
1998Melrose PlaceJeff Baylor17 episodes
CupidTom CaighneEpisode: Botched Makeover
Martial LawReed PaxtonEpisode: Funny Money
The Love Boat: The Next WaveEricEpisode: Captains Courageous
1999Rude AwakeningPetey PetersonEpisode: The Fix Up
2000JesseDr. Jeff HansonEpisode: Kurt Slips, Niagara Falls
Nash BridgesJared TaylorEpisode: El Diablo
2001Will & GraceCurtEpisode: Stakin' Care of Business
2002CharmedCraig WilsonEpisode: A Witch's Tail (1)
Still StandingSteve UptonEpisode: Still in School
2003–2009One Life to LiveKevin Buchanan
2004Oliver BeeneStanEpisode: Girl Dad
2004–2005All My ChildrenKevin Buchanan
2007SupernaturalDavid McNamaraEpisode: Roadkill
Army GuyJoe
2008The New Adventures of Old ChristineBrianEpisode: Tie Me Up, Don't Tie Me Down
2009LostCo-PilotEpisode: Namaste
2010No Ordinary FamilyDetective PierceEpisode: No Ordinary Marriage

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