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Danny Tamberelli in October 2008
February 8, 1982
Wyckoff, New Jersey, US
Daniel "Danny" Tamberelli (born February 8, 1982) is an American actor, comedian and musician.
Tamberelli played Jackie Rodowsky on the television series The Baby-Sitters Club shortly before more notably playing Little Pete on the Nickelodeon television show The Adventures of Pete & Pete and provided the voice for Arnold in The Magic School Bus, as well as appearing in the films Igby Goes Down and The Mighty Ducks. Many may also know him for his work on Nickelodeon's All That, as well as Figure It Out. On Figure It Out, he is known for his famed "head flip," where he would flip his head back after getting slimed to cover the audience in slime, and he was also known on Figure It Out for yelling "I don't know" at the top of his lungs whenever he got confused. He also guest starred, along with Michelle Trachtenberg, on an episode of Space Cases titled "All You Can Eaty." He also appeared in various toy commercials in the 1980s and 1990s for products such as "Rattle Me Bones" from Ideal Games and Pirate Toys from Lego. Another was for Cinnamon Life in 1994. In 2006, he appeared in a commercial for Wendy's fast food.
Tamberelli was the voice behind Alexander in the 1990 thirty-minute television special Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, based on the 1972 book by Judith Viorst.
Tamberelli narrated—and sang the theme song—for I See Sue, a children's dinosaur game published by Simon & Schuster Interactive and the Field Museum. Danny also voiced the character Joseph Anza in the Disney show Fillmore!.
Tamberelli was born in Wyckoff, New Jersey. He is a graduate of Hampshire College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Arts focusing on music performance and booking management. He is the bassist and vocalist for the rock band Jounce, formed in Northern New Jersey. They released an eponymous debut album on July 18, 2006, followed by their sophomore effort, These Things on March 31, 2009. The EP titled Meet Me in the Middle was released digitally on April 4, 2011. He was also the bassist for the folk/pop band Every Good Boy. He recently made a guest appearance in the comedy podcast "The Comedy Button".
Tamberelli is a member of the sketch comedy group Man Boobs Comedy with co-creators Brendan O'Rourke and Jeremy Balon.
On May 2, 2014 he appeared on Ken Reid (comedian)'s TV Guidance Counselor Podcast.
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