Caddyshack Clubber, TV's Ty-D-Bol Man Dies

Character actor Dan Resin best known for role in golf comedy and as TV toilet skipper; he was 79

By Natalie Finn Aug 02, 2010 9:40 PMTags
Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Dan Resin, Ted Knight, CaddyshackWarner Bros. Pictures

Dan Resin was every woman's fantasy.

As the charming face of cleanser maker Ty-D-Bol, he was an actual gentleman—a yachtsman, even!—who seemed to care how clean the toilet bowl was. Sigh.

The actor, who was born Daniel Wrzesien before tweaking his last name for Hollywood and Broadway purposes, died Saturday due to complications of Parkinson's disease. He was 79.

Resin also parlayed his aristocratic persona into a memorable role as the pretentious Dr. Beeper in Caddyshack opposite the likes of Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield and Ted Knight. Additionally, he was a member of the original casts of Once Upon a Mattress and My Fair Lady.

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