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Daniel Lester Gauthier (/ˈɡti/; born December 2, 1963)[1][2] is an American actor best known for his roles as Kevin Buchanan on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live and Brad Powell in the 1989 film Teen Witch.

Dan Gauthier
Daniel Lester Gauthier

(1963-12-02) December 2, 1963 (age 55)
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)Lisa Fuller
ChildrenJames Cole Gauthier (b. 1991)


Early lifeEdit

Gauthier was born in Prineville, Oregon.[1] He was inspired to act early on by his mother, who was a local theater actress in their Central Oregon home. By the time he turned 18, Gauthier moved to California to attend San Diego State University. He was recruited by SDSU's track team and was a decathlete.[3] After college, Gauthier found work by modeling with the Ford and Nina Blanchard modeling agencies.


In 1987, he landed his first credited television role in 1987 in FOX's sitcom Married... with Children. Two years later, he starred in his first feature film, Teen Witch where he played the title character's love interest. That same year, he landed his most high-profile primetime role as maverick helicopter pilot, Johnny McKay in CBS's Tour of Duty. Following the end of the series, Gauthier continued to make guest appearances such television shows as Who's the Boss?, Life Goes On and Silk Stalkings. In 1993, he was cast in the comedy film Son in Law. He played Travis, the main character's steady boyfriend who reacts unhappily to her changes from college life. By 1995, he landed a regular role on a series titled Courthouse. The show portrayed the trials and tribulations of court life. After nine episodes, the series was canceled. From 1996 to 1997, Gauthier found recurring roles on both Ellen and Beverly Hills, 90210. In 1998, he was cast in the prime time soap opera Melrose Place.

Daytime televisionEdit

In June 2003, Gauthier became the eleventh actor to play former Lieutenant Governor Kevin Lord Riley Buchanan on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, a role he portrayed until November 16, 2006. The character of Kevin had been a "good guy" for most of Gauthier's run, but in the last year had been written with more of a dark edge. The show chose not to renew Gauthier's contract and the character was written off; Gauthier was subsequently nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for his performance. In August 2007, Gauthier made a brief return to One Life to Live for the series' 9,999th and 10,000th episodes.[4][5]


Year Film Role Other notes
1989 Teen Witch Brad Powell
1993 Son in Law Travis
1995 Illegal in Blue Chris Morgan Direct-to-DVD Release
Excessive Force II: Force on Force Francis Lydell Direct-to-DVD Release
2000 The Right Hook Dan Short film
2002 Groom Lake Andy Alternative title: The Visitor
Written in Blood Mark Pearsall
2006 Undone
Dating Games People Play Stan
2009 Forget Me Not Zack Mitchell
2014 BFFs David Independent film
2017 A Million Happy Nows Jason
Year Title Role Notes
1987 Married... with Children Kelly's Boyfriend Episode: "Poppy's By the Tree (1)"
Episode: "Poppy's By the Tree (2)"
21 Jump Street Mike Ogletree Episode: "How Much Is That Body in the Window?"
1988 Punky Brewster Kevin Dowling Episode: "Crushed"
Meet the Munceys Bruce Muncey Made-for-television movie
1989–90 Tour of Duty Lt. John McKay 32 episodes
1991 N.Y.P.D. Mounted Lonnie "Lucky" Wellington Made-for-television movie; unsold series pilot;
Alternative title: N.Y. Mounted
Who's the Boss? Pierce Episode: "Selling Sam Short"
Life Goes On Josh Griffin Episode: "Dueling Divas"
1992 Silk Stalkings D.J. Martin Episode: "Squeeze Play"
Shame Danny Fiske Made-for-television movie
Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style Brian Hanson Made-for-television movie
1993 Sisters Kyle Parks 5 episodes
1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation Sam Lavelle Episode: "Lower Decks"
1995 Buford's Got a Gun Michael Made-for-television short film
Muscle Kent Atkinson 13 episodes
Courthouse Jonathan Mitchell 9 episodes
1996 The Cape Episode: "In Friends We Trust"
Sliders George Stellos Episode: "The Prince of Slides"
1996–97 Ellen Matt Liston 7 episodes
Beverly Hills, 90210 Dick Harrison 7 episodes
1997 Van Helsing Chronicles Christian Van Helsing Made-for-television movie
Friends Chip Matthews Episode: "The One With the Cat"
1998 Melrose Place Jeff Baylor 17 episodes
Cupid Tom Caighne Episode: "Botched Makeover"
Martial Law Reed Paxton Episode: "Funny Money"
The Love Boat: The Next Wave Eric Episode: "Captains Courageous"
1999 Rude Awakening Petey Peterson Episode: "The Fix Up"
2000 Jesse Dr. Jeff Hanson Episode: "Kurt Slips, Niagara Falls"
Nash Bridges Jared Taylor Episode: "El Diablo"
2001 Will & Grace Curt Episode: "Stakin' Care of Business"
2002 Charmed Craig Wilson Episode: "A Witch's Tail (1)"
Still Standing Steve Upton Episode: "Still in School"
2003–10 One Life to Live Kevin Buchanan Series regular
2004 Oliver Beene Stan Episode: "Girl Dad"
2004–05 All My Children Kevin Buchanan Crossover appearance
2007 Supernatural David McNamara Episode: "Episode: Roadkill"
Army Guy Joe
2008 The New Adventures of Old Christine Brian Episode: "Tie Me Up, Don't Tie Me Down"
2009 Lost Co-Pilot Episode: "Namaste"
2010 Make It or Break It WineTaster Episode: "Loves Me, Loves Me Not"
No Ordinary Family Detective Pierce Episode: "No Ordinary Marriage"
2011 Shred Made-for-television movie
2012 The 404 Leo Made-for-television movie
The Mentalist Chip McGavin Episode: "Black Cherry"
Help for the Holidays Scott VanCamp Made-for-television movie
2014 Faking It Bruce Cooper 3 episodes
2016 Game Shakers Dr. Levitz Episode: "Revenge at Tech Fest"

Award nominationsEdit


  1. ^ a b Baker, Jeff (April 30, 2014). "17 actors you (maybe) didn't know were from Oregon". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. Retrieved 2016-02-16.
  2. ^ Dan Gauthier Biography -
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-01. Retrieved 2009-12-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ One Life to Live recap (8/16/07) - Archived April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ One Life to Live recap (8/17/07) - Archived April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine

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