Danny Dayton
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Danny Dayton appeared as "Fast Freddie" Nichols, a USO performer, in Season 10 premiere episodes of "M*A*S*H" titled "That's Show Biz".
Personal Information
Gender: Male
Birthname Daniel David Segall
Born: (1923-11-20)November 20, 1923
Birthplace Jersey City, NJ, U.S.
Died: February 6, 1999(1999-02-06) (aged 75)
Deathplace Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Actor/Comedian, Voice Artist
Years active: 1949-1999 (his death)
Character information
Appeared on/in: M*A*S*H in Guest appearance
Episodes appeared in: "That's Show Biz, Parts I & II" (Season 10)
Character(s) played: "Fast Freddie" Nichols

Danny Dayton (born Daniel David Segall, November 20, 1923 – February 6, 1999) appeared as "Fast Freddie" Nichols, a USO comedian/performer in the Season 10 opening episode arc titled That's Show Biz. Danny is perhaps best known to TV viewers for his role as Hank Pivnik, a friend of Archie's who worked with him at the Pendergast Tool & Die and fellow lodge member who also frequented Kelsey's Bar and later Archie's Place on All In The Family and the spin-off series Archie Bunker's Place.

Education and early careerEdit

A graduate of New York University's School of Journalism, Danny instead opted for a career as actor/director on the Broadway stage. He began producing and acting in shows for the Army during World War II.[1] Danny was not only in the film version of Guys And Dolls, but also directed and starred in the national touring company as Nathan Detroit opposite actress Betty Grable. He was also known for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (as replacement for Zero Mostel), later joining the national touring company as director and star.


On February 6, 1999, Dayton died of emphysema in Los Angeles.[2]

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1950 At War with the Army Supply Sgt. Miller Credited as Dan Dayton
1954 Guys And Dolls Rusty Charlie
1979 Love At First Bite Billy, first bellboy
1980 Loose Shoes Bartender Alternative titles: Coming Attractions and Quackers
1983 The Sting II Ring Announcer
Circle of Power David Arnold
1991 Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever Mr. Snotgrass
Life Stinks Dirty Bum at Party
The Dark Backward Syd
1994 Ed Wood Soundman
Year Title Role Notes
1950 Joey Faye's Frolics Himself 2 episodes
1956–1958 The Phil Silvers Show Sergeant Coogan 4 episodes
1969 The United States Steel Hour Mr. Doyle 1 episode
1965 The Nurses Pete 1 episode
1967 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Clarence Quimby 1 episode
1969 Get Smart Cabbie 1 episode
1975 Barney Miller Harry 1 episode
1976 Sanford and Son Timmy 1 episode
1976-1979 All In The Family Hank Pivnik 15 episodes
1977–1979 Barnaby Jones Sammy/Freddy 2 episodes
1978 Wonder Woman Louis the Lithuanian 1 episode
1979–1980 Archie Bunker's Place Hank Pivnik 18 episodes
1980 The Incredible Hulk Skipper 1 episode
1981 CHiPs Kelly 1 episode
M*A*S*H Fast Freddie 1 episode
1982 Police Squad! Joey 1 episode
1984 Automan Bookie 1 episode
Airwolf Sam the Counterman 1 episode
1985 Simon & Simon Jeweler Joe Wilson 1 episode
1986 You Again? Herb 1 episode
The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Buzzy Carelli 1 episode
Sledge Hammer! Assassin with knife 1 episode
1988 The Hogan Family Stu 1 episode
The Facts of Life Mr. Avery 1 episode
1988–1989 It's Garry Shandling's Show Mr. Peck 5 episodes
1989 Mama's Family Shecky Lewis 1 episode
1990 Father Dowling Mysteries Harvey Gorsky 1 episode
1992 Down the Shore Jackie 1 episode
1995 ER Art 1 episode
Friends Buddy Doyle 1 episode
1996 Sisters Morty Meyerhoff 1 episode
Caroline in the City Leo Ladman 1 episode
1997 The Nanny Keith Rosenstein 1 episode
Mad About You Old Man #1 1 episode
Mike Hammer, Private Eye Laddie Buck 1 episode
1999 Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane Uncle Sy 1 episode


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