Dan Gallagher

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Gallagher hosting Test Pattern

Dan Gallagher (May 14, 1957 – January 20, 2001) was a Canadian broadcaster who hosted the CBC Television music video program Video Hits from 1991 to 1993. In the 1980s, he appeared on the Canadian music channel MuchMusic as a VJ and host of the Pepsi Power Hour. From 1989 to 1991, he hosted the game show Test Pattern on the station. He also guest-starred on the Canadian comedy show The Kids in the Hall.

He later hosted beach volleyball games on TSN, and was a featured contributor for Hockey Night in Canada

Gallagher attended Senator O'Connor College School in Don Mills, where he was active with the school's counter-culture magazine, "Gnork", then L'Amoreaux Collegiate Institute in Scarborough in the mid-1970s and founded an in school radio station, Radio L'Am along with several other like minded friends. He also was active in student council activities.

Gallagher was a DJ at the Bullring, a pub on the campus of the University of Guelph.

In 1989, Gallagher starred in the obscure low-budget horror anthology, Freakshow.

In 1991, Gallagher was the in-stadium host of Toronto Argonauts football games at the SkyDome; he worked with a sidekick named Luc Casimiri.

He hosted various weekend talk programs on CFRB in Toronto. In January 2001, he was found dead in his home by former Test Pattern co-host Bill Carroll after a sudden illness. It was believed that Gallagher had been battling pneumonia since a recent trip to Barbados.

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