Dan Resin Of “Caddyshack” Fame Dies At 79

August 3rd, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
dan-stAug 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The classic comedy film “Caddyshack” actor Dan Resin passed away last Saturday leaving his friends and family shattered. The actor was well known for his television commercial where he was shown as a dapper Ty-D-Bol man for toilet bowl cleaner. The actor was 79 year old when he breathed his last.

Dan Resin’s family informed a reputed media source about his sudden sad demise and his daughter Elizabeth Olynick said that the actor was battling against Parkinson’s disease. When his daughter was asked about his comedy timing she said that the actor enjoyed “notoriety” from these roles but she also mentioned that her father enjoyed his stage roles more, however, television commercials and films gave him his recognition as a celebrity and actor. She also added that Dr. Beeper in “Caddyshack” was the defining role of his career as through that role people associated with him more. Dan Resin appeared in more that hundred television commercials for various products like New York Lottery, Bird’s Eye Frozen Vegetables etc. The actor has acted in many Broadway projects like “My Fair Lady”, “Once Upon A Mattress”, “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” and “Don’t Drink Water” etc. The stage and television personality was an active fundraiser for Parkinson’s Unity Walk in New York City.

Dan Resin is survived by his wife Margaret, 55, three daughters, Elizabeth Olynick, Alexandra Carnevale and Maryanne Post, a brother, two sisters and five grandchildren. He semi-retired from his acting in late 90’s and after that he became an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion in the Catholic Church. The funeral Mass of “The Sunshine Boys” actor is scheduled to be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Conception Church, Secaucus.

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