Michael Dante

Born Sep 2, 1931
Age 84
Hometown Stamford, Connect...
Alma Mater Stamford High Sch...
Other Names Ralph Vitti

Michael Dante is an American award winning actor of television, films and stage and a former professional minor league baseball player. As a boy growing up on the West Side neighborhood of the city, he used to sneak into a local movie theater with his friends and watch westerns. "I grew up wanting to be the sidekick of the Lone Ranger and wanting to follow my heroes," he told a reporter in 2006.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Dante.


1931 Birth Born in 1931.


1949 18 Years Old He was a shortstop on the Stamford High School baseball team, then played for "The Advocate All-Stars" team which won a 1949 New England baseball championship. … Read More


1956 25 Years Old During spring training with the Senators he had taken drama classes at the University of Miami in Florida. Bandleader Tommy Dorsey arranged a screen test at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer soon after. His first movie was Somebody Up There Likes Me in 1956. … Read More


1967 36 Years Old 1 More Event
His 1967 performance in the "Friday's Child" episode of Star Trek as a member of an alien race, has garnered him invitations to Star Trek conventions. … Read More


1991 60 Years Old An avid golfer, he once hosted the annual Michael Dante Celebrity Golf Tournament, a charitable fund-raiser held annually in Palm Springs, California beginning in 1991.
2006 75 Years Old 1 More Event
"I grew up wanting to be the sidekick of the Lone Ranger and wanting to follow my heroes," he told a reporter in 2006.
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