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Michael Dante

Born Sep 2, 1931

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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