Danny Masterson is a DJ, producer, actor, and businessman from the United States. He rose to fame by playing Jameson “Rooster” Bennett in “The Ranch,” Milo Foster in “Men at Work,” and Steven Hyde in “That ’70s Show.” He received his big break in 1998 when he was cast as one of the central figures in the Fox sitcom “That ’70s Show.” In the Netflix sitcom “The Ranch,” he reconnected with Ashton Kutcher, a castmate from “That ’70s Show,” in 2016. He was, however, dismissed from the program in 2017 following many rape allegations.
Danny Masterson Early Life:
Masterson was raised in a middle-class home and is a native of New York. When he was four years old, Danny Masterson started his modeling career, appearing in several magazine articles. He started acting in television advertisements when he was five years old. He also had a passion for acting, and when he was eight years old, he began appearing in musicals. However, when he was a teenager, he lost his voice.
More than a hundred commercials have featured him. Swift Premium, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, Hardee’s, Hostess, Tang, and Clearasil are just a few of the well-known companies for which he has worked. Masterson made his acting debut in an episode of the CBS criminal drama “Jake and the Fatman” when he was just 12 years old.
Danny Masterson Education:
Danny has attended Garden City High School, Garden City, New York.
Danny Masterson Family Status:
Danny Masterson, one of the two sons of Carol and Peter Masterson, was born on Mar 13, 1976, in Long Island, New York. Christopher, his brother, is a DJ and actor as well. His maternal half-brother Jordan and half-sister Alanna entered the entertainment industry after their older brother. He has a second half-brother named Will through his father. Not shortly after Christopher was born, Carol and Peter Masterson divorced. His father was an insurance agent, while his mother was a manager.
Danny Masterson Physical Stats:
Danny is physically appealing. Masterson stands 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall. His body weight is 75 kg (165 lbs). Danny has gorgeous Blue eyes and Brown hair.
Danny Masterson Zodiac Sign:
Pisces is the zodiac sign under which Danny Masterson was born.
Danny Masterson Career:
In a season one episode of “Jake and the Fatman” in 1988, Danny Masterson had his first chance to play a character on television: a young boy named Butch. He made his acting debut in the family film “Beethoven’s 2nd” in 1993. He was also chosen to play Leo Gennaro in the short-lived ABC sitcom “Joe’s Life” that same year. He appeared in a number of recurring parts in the ABC dramas “NYPD Blue,” “Extreme,” and the police procedural drama “Roseanne” between 1994 and 1995.
Masterson made several movie appearances in the 1990s, including “Bye Bye Love,” “Face/Off,” “Trojan War,” “Star Kid,” “The Faculty,” and “Dirt Merchant.” He made cameo appearances in the 1996 seasons of the CBS horror series “American Gothic,” the HBO sketch comedy “Tracey Takes On,” and the Fox adolescent drama “Part of Five.”
In 1996, he appeared in his debut television movie, “Seduced by Madness.” He portrayed Justin Thorpe in Chuck Lorre’s “Cybill” from 1996 to 1998. Masterson started acting in a supporting capacity on the television series “That ’70s Show” in 1998. Ashton Kutcher played Michael Kelso, who was a friend of Masterson’s character and belonged to the same group of friends in the same show.
He portrayed Nightshade in the vampire horror movie Dracula 2000. He was selected for the black comedy “Comic Book Villains” two years later. In the 2000s and 2010s, he continued to work on low- to mid-budget movies.
Masterson debuted as the lead in the TBS sitcom “Men at Work” in 2012. He played Milo Foster, a character trying to break into the dating scene with the aid of his pals after just ending a relationship. Breckin Meyer, Michael Cassidy, Adam Busch, Meredith Hagner, and James Lesure all appeared in the TV show in addition to him. TBS showed the program for three years until being canceled in May 2014.
In the Netflix comedy “The Ranch,” Masterson and Kutcher reunited to play the brothers Colt (Kutcher) and Jameson “Rooster” Bennett. Beau Bennett, the father of Colt and Rooster, is portrayed on the program by Sam Elliott, and Maggie Bennett, their mother, is portrayed by Debra Winger.
On “Men at Work” and “The Ranch,” Masterson served as a producer. Additionally, he produced the 2008 movie “The Brooklyn Heist,” for which he shared the Jury Award for Best Florida Comedy.
Danny Masterson has been working as a disc jockey in the nightlife scene in Los Angeles since 1999. Since then, it has evolved into a side venture for him. He frequently calls himself a “rock and hip-hop aficionado.” He also enjoys indie, electro, and funk music, which he incorporates into his DJ performances.
In Park City, Utah, a nightclub and lounge called Downstairs once belonged to Masterson. He enjoyed playing poker and took part in The James Woods Gang vs. The Unabombers on GSN in 2005 as the last team member.
Masterson is a Scientologist, and some people have criticized him for his association with the contentious charity group New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project. The group is financially linked to the Church of Scientology.
Danny Masterson Relationship Status:
After meeting Bijou Phillips at a celebrity poker game in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2005, Danny Masterson started dating the actress, singer, and model. They exchanged vows in 2009 and were married on October 18, 2011, in a small ceremony. Fianna Francis Masterson, their only child, was born to them.
Four women accused Masterson of rape in the early 2000s in March 2017, claiming he committed the crime. The Los Angeles Police Department quickly started an investigation, but they ultimately decided not to press charges. In regards to Masterson, he has steadfastly defended his innocence.
In a tweet published in November 2017, the lead singer of the American rock band At The Drive-In, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, alleged that Masterson had sexually abused his wife. One of the initial four accusers, she is. He also disclosed that the incident is the basis for their song, “Incurably Innocent.”
He was fired from “The Ranch” by Netflix in December 2017. Another lady made a similar accusation against him later that month. Several news organizations claimed in January 2018 that United Talent Agency has discontinued all connections with Masterson.
After a hung jury, Danny Masterson Judge Declares Mistrial
After the jury claimed they could not decide on any of the counts, the Danny Masterson rape trial judge declared a hung jury on Wednesday.
“We are not even close to arriving to a unanimous conclusion on any point, and are confident this will not change,” the jurors wrote in a letter to Judge Charlaine Olmedo.
Former “That ’70s Show” star Masterson was accused of three charges of forcible rape stemming from occurrences involving three women between 2001 and 2003. The charges included a possible prison penalty ranging from 45 years to life.
After casting seven ballots over the previous two days, the jury foreman informed the court that they were still divided on each accusation. On Count 1, there were two guilty and ten not guilty verdicts; on Count 2, there were four guilty and eight not guilty verdicts; and on Count 3, there were five guilty and seven not guilty verdicts.
Danny Masterson Social Appearance:
Danny Masterson is a well-known social media user and is active on sites like Twitter and Instagram. He has 522k followers on Instagram under the handle @dannymasterson. Currently, he has over 1.3 million followers on his Twitter handle @dannymasterson.
Danny Masterson Net Worth:
As of 2022, Danny Masterson, an American DJ, and actor, had a net worth of $22 million.