EXPIRED: 07/31/10 – Dan Resin, 79, was a dapper actor whose career never seemed to get out of the toilet.
And he was okay with that.
Resin made a living on the stage and screen but is probably best known as a pitch man for Ty-D-Bol, the toilet bowl cleaning product. In TV commercials, Resin was seen puttering around inside a toilet tank on a motorboat touting the benefits of the product. Dressed as a ship captain he announced, “Helps clean and deodorize your bowl automatically every time you flush.”
Hey, it paid the bills.
Born in South Bend, Indiana, Resin studied music and theater at Indiana University. After joining the Army, he landed in New York City to try his hand professionally, eventually getting partsBroadway hits like “My Fair Lady,” “Once Upon a Mattress” and “Don’t Drink the Water.”
Besides the Ty-D-Bol series of commercials, which lasted many years, Resin is also well known as Dr. Beeper, the snobbish physician and country club member in the classic comedy film “Caddyshack.”
Later in life he used this notoriety to generate buzz and in fundraising activities for Parkinson’s disease research.
Unfortunately for Resin,a resident of Secaucus, New Jersey for nearly 50 years, he died from complications of the disease just four years after finally leaving that god-foresaken city and moving to nearby Wayne.