Daniel Lester Gauthier
December 2, 1963
Prineville, Oregon, U.S.
|Children||James Cole Gauthier (b. 1991)|
Daniel Lester Gauthier (//; born December 2, 1963)  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.
Gauthier was born in Prineville, Oregon. 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. 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.
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.
|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|
|Dating Games People Play||Stan|
|2009||Forget Me Not||Zack Mitchell|
|2015||A Million Happy Nows||Jason||Post-production|
|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"|
|2008||The New Adventures of Old Christine||Brian||Episode: "Tie Me Up, Don't Tie Me Down"|
|2010||Make It or Break It||WineTaster||Episode: "Loves Me, Loves Me Not"|
|No Ordinary Family||Detective Pierce||Episode: "No Ordinary Marriage"|
|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"|
- Soap Opera Digest Awards
- (2005) Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Male Newcomer for One Life to Live
- Daytime Emmy Awards
- (2007) Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor for One Life to Live
- Baker, Jeff (April 30, 2014). "17 actors you (maybe) didn't know were from Oregon". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. Retrieved 2016-02-16.
- Dan Gauthier Biography - DanGauthier.net
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-01. Retrieved 2009-12-21.
- One Life to Live recap (8/16/07) - ABC.com Archived April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- One Life to Live recap (8/17/07) - ABC.com Archived April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.