Dan Tatar | Actor, Producer, Educator
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Daniel Tatar, Dan Tatar, actor, The Company Men, Steppenwolf Theatre, iCenter, education, theatre, session singer, singer, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago
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“A mix of Paul Rudd and Eric Bana.”

Hailing from the suburbs of Chicago, Dan has applied that strong Midwestern work ethic into building a wide-ranging career:


American Idol,
The Game Show Network,
Ace Hardware, and
as Chomp the Beaver in Leapfrog’s
“Scout and Friends” series.

Session Singing

Hal Leonard’s Broadway, Jr., series,
Eric Whitacre,
Georgia Stitt,
Brendan Milburn & Valerie Vigoda,
and many more demos
for artists and songwriters.



As a recording artist,
Dan has released 2 albums with the COMPANY MEN,
America’s Favorite Mashup Group,
which he also co-created and produced.


Grey’s Anatomy,
Real Time with Bill Maher

Dan also appeared with the COMPANY MEN in a PBS Holiday Concert and on morning shows throughout North America.


U.S. Cellular,
U.S. Military,
America Online


  • Dan originated the role of Denny in Life Could Be A Dream (LA Drama Critics Circle Award, Backstage Garland Award and LA Weekly Award, also served as Associate Director)
  • Fervio in the Carnegie Hall concert of Eric Whitacre’s Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s The Ballad of Little Jo (with Judy Kuhn),
  • Barfee in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (McCoy-Rigby, Ovation nomination)
  • Valentin in Kiss of the Spider Woman (Havok Theatre, Ovation Award)
  • Ahmet Ertegun in Ray Charles Live! (Pasadena Playhouse, NAACP Award)
  • Jamie in The Last Five Years (Pasadena Playhouse)
  • The Reprise! concerts of Elegies and Baby (as Danny, opposite Kerry Butler)
  • Mohammed in The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (Laguna Playhouse)
  • Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Drury Lane Oakbrook)
  • Dan originated the role of Man 1 in the Chicago and San Francisco companies of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, which he also performed on the national tour


Dan has traveled the nation, leading workshops and facilitating discussions among actors, educators, and students of all ages.

Topics have included acting and improv, networking/”gaining employment,” and for the past several years, Dan has focused on leadership training and development, largely outside of entertainment.  Whether working with attorneys, teachers, students or even financial representatives, Dan has approached education with passion and humor.