Daniel Peter Masterson is best known for his role of Steven Hyde in Fox's sitcom That '70s Show. Since then, he has appeared in numerous movies and television shows as Dracula 2000, The Brooklyn Heist, The Bridge to Nowhere, Kim Possible, Haven.
Recently, Masterson re-united with his That '70s Show co-star, Ashton Kutcher, for the Netflix's sitcom The Ranch. Here are seven facts to know about Danny Masterson.
7. How Old is Danny Masterson?
Danny Masterson is 44 years old as of now. He was born on March 13, 1976, in Long Island, New York.
Talking about his height, he stands 5 feet and 10 inches tall (1.78 m). Masterson resides in Los Angeles, California, and New York City.
6. Started Out As a Child Actor
Masterson began modeling at the age of four in 1980. He started appearing in various magazine articles and commercials, eventually leaping into a acting profession with the Off-Broadway production of Dragons.
By 16, Masterson had already appeared in more than a hundred commercials, including Swift Premium, Hostess, Tang, Hardee's, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, and Clearasil. Because of the acting jobs, he switched to tutoring in high school and later attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
5. Made His Hobby A Side Business
Around 1997, the 44 years old actor started DJing at Los Angeles night clubs with the moniker, DJ Donkey Punch. While the disc jockey job was initially just his favorite pastime, it eventually went on to be his side business. He also hosted the radio show, Feel my heat, that aired on Indie 103.1.
Masterson currently goes by the name DJ Mom Jeans, inspired by his 'old job,' That 70s Show. "Laura Prepon and Mila Kunis had to wear mom jeans every day, and we would make fun of them," he told The Denton Music.
4. He is the Half Brother of Jordan Masterson
Danny is the maternal half-sibling of Last Man Standing actor Jordan Masterson and The Walking Dead actress Alanna Masterson.
Danny's mother, Carol Masterson, and his father, Peter Masterson, have two children together, including Danny. Danny's brother, Christopher Masterson, rose to fame with his portrayal of Francis in the sitcom Malcolm in the Middle.
The 44 years old actor has a paternal half-brother named Will Masterson.
3. Has a Net Worth of $16 Million
While he started his career as a child model in the 1980s, Masterson had already taken regular roles as well as numerous guest appearances on notable shows by the early 1990s.
He made his film debut with Beethoven's 2nd. Masterson appeared in various television shows as Roseanne, NYPD Blue, American Gothic, Party of Five, Extreme. After joining as a regular cast in CBS' Cybill, Masterson moved into another show as a series regular, That '70s Show, which earned him a nomination in Teen Choice Award.
He featured alongside Lesley-Ann Brandt in the dark comedy film Killing Winston Jones, which is currently in post-production. Besides, he is also a disc jockey and a partial owner of at least eleven restaurants scattered around the nation. All of these can be credited to his net worth of $16 million.
2. He is Married to Actress Bijou Phillips
Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips started dating in 2003. They got engaged six years later in 2009 and married on October 18, 2011.
Masterson and Phillips tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in the Irish countryside. Their formal wedding was held at a private castle in Tipperary, Ireland. Bijou and Danny welcomed their first child, daughter, Fianna Francis Masterson, on February 14, 2014.
1. Masterson Was Fired From The Ranch
The 44 years old actor's multiple allegations of sexual assault led Netflix to fire and write Masterson's character off the show on December 2017.
With CNN, Masterson stated that he was 'very disappointed in Netflix's decision to write my character off of The Ranch,' adding he has 'denied the outrageous allegations' since the beginning and looks 'forward to clearing my name once and for all.'
Four women filed a lawsuit against him in March 2017, alleging that Masterson had sexually assaulted them during the early 2000s.
Among the four women, two are Masterson's former girlfriends Chrissie Carnell Bixler and Marie Bobette Riales. Meanwhile, Masterson's wife, Bijou, has not issued any statement regarding the allegations against her husband.