Friday, August 6, 2010

Actor Dan Resin R.I.P.

Actor Dan Resin, perhaps best known to audiences as the Ty-D-Bol Man in a series of commercials and Dr. Bleeper in Caddyshack passed on July 31 at the age of 79. The cause was complications from Parkinson's disease.

Dan Resin was born in South Bend, Indiana on February 22, 1931. He attended Indiana University in Bloomington. After graduation he was drafted into the Army. After his service he moved to New York City to pursue acting. He made his debut on Broadway in Once Upon a Mattress around 1960. He would appear on Broadway frequently, in the plays as The Young Abe Lincoln (1961), Fade Out-Fade In (1964), On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1965), and Don't Drink the Water (1966).

Mr. Resin made his film debut in Deadhead Miles in 1972. He would go onto appear in such films as Richard (1972), Hail (1973), The Happy Hooker (1975), The Sunshine Boys (1975), God Told Me To (1976), The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977), Soggy Bottom U.S.A. (1980), and Wise Guys (1986). His best known film role was perhaps that of Dr. Beeper, the stuck up physician and member of the Bushwood Country Club in Caddyshack.

Dan Resin also appeared on television. He was a regular on The Edge of Night for a time, as well as  a regular on the short lived sitcom On Our Own (1977 to 1978). Mr. Resin also appeared on Captain Kangaroo, Till We Meet Again, New York Undercover, and Remember WENN. With regards to television, Mr. Resin may have been best known for the hundreds of commercials in which he appeared. He was one of six actors to portray the Tid-D-Bol Man in adverts for the toilet bowl cleaner. He was one of six actors to appear in the role. Dan Resin  also appeared in commercials for Birds-Eye and the New York State Lottery.

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