Peter Francis Dante (born December 16, 1968) is an American actor. He frequently appears in films from Happy Madison Productions alongside his friend Adam Sandler.

Peter Dante
Peter Francis Dante

(1968-12-16) December 16, 1968 (age 51)
Years active1994–present
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Spouse(s)Cynthia Pett-Dante
ChildrenJake Dante and Lucas Dante


Dante's roles are usually alongside Jonathan Loughran and/or Allen Covert. He played Peter in Little Nicky. In Grandma's Boy he played Dante. He played a lawyer named Tommy in Adam Sandler's movie Big Daddy. He played the quarterback Gee Grenouille in The Waterboy and Murph "Murphy" in Mr. Deeds. He played a security guard in 50 First Dates.

Dante was a writer, actor and producer for the film Grandma's Boy. In the film, Dante played a zany drug dealer with a pet chimpanzee, lion and elephant. He played a firefighter in the film I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and Danny Guiterrez in Strange Wilderness. He also played the role of Steve Spirou's son in Adam Sandler's 2012 film That's My Boy.


Dante is also a musician and singer/songwriter. He recorded with Adam Sandler and Buck Simmonds. He is a member of the music group Rad Omen along with Dirt Nasty, DJ Troublemaker, Steven Laing, and Benji Madden. In 2011 he released his debut album Peace, Love, and Freedom. He also appeared in a music video with Afroman in 2015.


Dante spent a post-graduate year (1987-1988) at Fork Union Military Academy playing football and lacrosse.[1] He stated in an interview that "It was a good experience going down South".[2]

He is a graduate of Hofstra University, where he played lacrosse. He was an assistant coach for the lacrosse team at Loyola Marymount University for the 2011 season, and has coached many club teams, including the Riptide lacrosse team, that made it to the state championships.[3]


References and notesEdit

  1. ^ "Fork Union Military on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  2. ^ Peter Dante BNM Interview
  3. ^ Loyola Marymount University Lacrosse Lions 2011 Roster and Schedule Archived 2013-01-30 at the Wayback Machine

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