Dan Resin

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Dan Resin
Born (1931-02-22)February 22, 1931
South Bend, Indiana
Died July 31, 2010(2010-07-31) (aged 79)
Wayne, New Jersey
Occupation Actor

Dan Resin (February 22, 1931 – July 31, 2010) was an American actor.

Early life

Resin was born in South Bend, Indiana. He was three years old when his parents divorced. Resin met his future wife in the seventh grade. He graduated from Indiana University in 1954. While at Indiana University, Resin became a member of the Alpha Iota Chapter of the Theta Chi Fraternity. Shortly after graduation, he was drafted into the military, where he served in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. After his discharge, he finished college at Columbia University in New York City.[citation needed]

He worked an assortment of jobs from singer to Master of Ceremonies at the Roxy Theater and later, Radio City Music Hall.[citation needed]


Dan played many roles on Broadway such as Freddie Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady (1956). Resin appeared in the original off-Broadway production of Once Upon a Mattress, and continued with the show when it made a successful move to Broadway. His stage productions include Don't Drink the Water, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Fade Out - Fade In, and Young Abe Lincoln.

Resin is most famous for his movie role[citation needed] as Dr. Beeper in the comedy film Caddyshack (1980). His other movie roles included Wise Guys, The Sunshine Boys, The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover, The Happy Hooker (1975) and other films. Resin played the role of a young Richard Nixon in the 1972 parody film, Richard.

His television career included a CBS show, On Our Own; the soap opera Edge of Night; Lovers and Friends; David Frost Review; and an NBC show, Go USA. He made appearances on the kids show Captain Kangaroo, and was featured in the 1978 syndicated comedy Madhouse Brigade.

Resin may be best remembered by the public for his roles in TV commercials, such as the dapper-clad Ty-D-Bol man.[1]

In the 1970s and 1980s, he was doing as many as two and three commercials a week. During one televised Super Bowl, he had two starring commercials air back to back, a feat unequaled by any actor.

Other acting roles include Music Box, The Man With One Red Shoe, Deadhead Miles, If Ever I See You Again, Remember WENN, Judith Krantz's Till We Meet Again, That's Adequate, Soggy Bottom USA, God Told Me To, Crazy Joe, Hail, and New York Undercover.

After semi-retirement from acting, he became an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion.

Personal life

Resin and his wife, Margaret, lived in Union City, New Jersey, before moving to Weehawken and ultimately, Secaucus.[2]

Resin died from complications of Parkinson's disease on July 31, 2010. He was survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret, and their daughters.[1][2][3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ty-D-Bol man dies; also played Caddyshack's Dr. Beeper" The Columbus Dispatch; August 3, 2010
  2. 2.0 2.1 Maurer, Mark. "Dan Resin, at 79; 'Caddyshack' actor did TV commercials"] The Jersey Journal; August 3, 2010; Page 24 (An online version of the same article appears at NJ.com)
  3. Mason, Angela Kaye. "‘Caddyshack’ Actor and Ty-D-Bol Man Dan Resin Dies Age 79" Thai Indian News; August 3, 2010

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