Daniel Masterson is an actor, a disc jockey, and a businessman. He is of American descent. The actor shot to success with his role of the cynical Steven Hyde in the well-known ‘That ‘70s Show’ (1998-2006) and for playing Jameson “Rooster” Bennett in the comedy series, The Ranch. Let us read about some lesser-known facts about him and Danny Masterson Net Worth in 2020.
Masterson’s success is nearing its end as he was slapped charges in connection with three rape cases and sexual misconduct for which he was arrested on 17, June 2020. His character Rooster was killed on the show as Netflix fired him after accusations.
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Danny Masterson Net Worth and Overview
|Net Worth||$16 Million|
|Occupation||DJ, Actor, and Businessman|
|Date of Birth||March 13, 1976|
|Height||5’10″ ft. or 1.78 m|
|Spouse(s)||Bijou Phillips (m. 2011)|
|Children||Fianna Francis Masterson|
|Country of Origin||The United States of America|
|Source of Wealth||Music Albums, Movies, Shows|
|Twitter Followers||1.3 million|
|Last Updated||September 2020|
Daniel Peter Masterson was born on March 13, 1976, in the densely populated Long Island, south-east of New York. Majority of his childhood was spent there and in East Williston. He was born to Peter and Carol Masterson. His father was an insurance agent and his mother was a manager. Actor Christopher Masterson is his brother. Jordan and Alanna Masterson, who are also actors, are maternal half-siblings to Danny and Chris. Will Masterson is a paternal half-sibling.
Daniel Masterson went to Garden City High school. He had been in the film industry as a child actor from the tender age of 4. Danny dropped out in 10th grade and opted for a tutor because of his workload. He went to graduate from Pasadena Art Center in California but had to drop out after one semester to focus on his acting career.
Masterson started off as a child model at the age of 4. He featured in magazine articles and television commercials at age 5. While growing up, he starred in several musicals and commercials and had done over a hundred Tv Ads before he reached his mid-teens.
Masterson made his debut as Butch in the show “Jake and the Fatman”. He went on to have a recurring role in “Joe’s Life”, a TV series in which he played Leo Gennaro.
He made his first big screen appearance when he played the role of Seth in Beethoven’s 2nd and played the role of Justin in Cybill. After being a part of the 3rd and 4th editions of Cybill, he moved on to try his luck for That 70s’ Show which was first called Teenage Wasteland. He worked in That 70s’ Show without missing a season. His role of Steve Hyde in the show kick started his career and rose his prospects as an actor to a newer height.
After 8 seasons, “That 70s’ Show” was concluded. Post that, he continued playing bigger roles in movies like Karl in Face/off alongside Nicholas Cage and John Travolta and began making guest cameos on TV including Punk’d and MADtv.
He appeared in the TV series Roseanne playing Jimmy in 1994. Danny also co-hosted Woodstock 1999 which was under Fox TV network. He played a comic role as Rooney in Yes Man in 2008. The same year in which he played Fitz in The Brooklyn Heist. With his wife Bijou Philips, Danny played a role in The Bridge to Nowhere.
Masterson played a cameo in White Collar of USA Network. In 2010, he played Jerry Rubin in Chicago 8. In 2012, he appeared in the comedy series Men at Work playing Milo Foster alongside Michael Cassidy.
He recently played Jameson Bennett on The Ranch from 2016-2018 and co-starred with Ashton Kutcher and Sam Elliot from which he was fired in 2017.
Masterson loves rock and hip-hop. He is also into Indie, electro, and funk. Masterson was a DJ at Los Angeles night clubs in the late 90s. He picked up this hobby, with the stage name DJ Donkey Punch, but due to an established career in acting, he could not devote too much time to this. As of now he uses DJ Mom Jeans as his stage name.
Danny Masterson also works in the restaurant industry. There was a time when he owned a lounge and a bar called Downstairs in Park City. He co-owns around 11 restaurants, one of them being the Dolce and Geisha that he founded with this the 70s’ Show co-stars.
He used to own a boutique with the celebrity stylist Ilaria Urbinati until 2013 after which it closed down. In 2005, he appeared part of a poker team, the Unabombers. He has hosted celebrity poker events as well.
Masterson is an ardent believer of Scientology and is a Scientologist himself. He began dating Bijou Phillips in 2005. The couple decided to engage in 2009 and tied the knot in on 18, October 2011. God blessed them with a baby girl, Fianna Francis Masterson on 14, February 2014.
March 2017 marked the end of his successful career and tarnished his image because four women filed sexual assault allegations against Daniel Masterson and the LAPD commenced the investigation. As a result of this, Netflix fired him on December 5th, 2017. However, Danny has categorically denied these accusations through one of his allies.
A woman who had dated Masterson, made similar rape accusations in December 2017. This spoilt his deal with the United Talent Agency, where he was a client. One of the accusers attributed the allegations to the pressure from the Church of Scientology.
Chrissie Carnell Bixler, wife of The Mars Volta and At the Drive-In’s singer Cedric Bixer Zavala has also accused Masterson of sexual assault.
Actress Leah Remini also featured an episode focusing on rape allegations on Masterson on her show Aftermath in 2019.
In August 2019, four women filed a case accusing Masterson and the Church of Scientology for stalking, harassment and poisoning of dogs as a result of their rape allegations. He addressed one of the accusations vaguely about fighting the accusations in the court but refrained from addressing the stalking or harassment claims.
Currently, Masterson is facing a grave situation due to the heinous charges of raping three young women from 2001 to 2003. He was arrested on 17 June 2020. The counts come after the culmination of a three-year investigation which began in 2017.
His life depends on the verdict which is waited for if he is found guilty on these grounds, Masterson will have to face up to 45 years in prison.
What is Danny Masterson Net Worth in 2020?
Danny Masterson came on the screen at quite a young age. He started his career as a model when he was a toddler of 4 years old. He went to work in several ads on TV before he could reach his mid-teens. However, Masterson’s career isn’t restricted to acting. He is a successful businessman and has made a generous amount of wealth from his businesses. Danny Masterson Net Worth in 2020 is $16 million.
Some Lesser-Known Facts About Danny Masterson
- Masterson was a child actor and a model.
- His favourite band is Pearl Jam
- He is best friends with Ashton Kutcher.
- Masterson has played in a Dad Band.
- He is a fan of Don Draper.
Danny Masterson got popular from a very young age. He starred in several commercials during his young days. Masterson went on to do multiple TV shows as an actor and host. Later, he picked up his hobby of disc jockey and has performed well at various venues. He also co-owns several properties that contribute to his wealth. Danny Masterson Net Worth in 2020 is $16 million.