Danny Breen, a Second City performer of the early 1980s who became a successful Hollywood actor and producer, has died at age 67.
He died at his Los Angeles home after a seven-year fight with cancer, Second City CEO Andrew Alexander said.
“If you ask anyone about Danny Breen, they’ll tell you, ‘Nicest guy ever,’ ” said a statement Friday night on the Second City Facebook page. “We’ll miss you.”
Breen performed alongside George Wendt, Tim Kazurinsky and Jim Belushi in a series of Second City revues starting in 1979. He later moved to Los Angeles, where he was part of the ensemble on HBO’s satirical series “Not Necessarily the News.” Later he produced TV series including “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and “The Wayne Brady Show.”
“Whose Line” performer Colin Mochrie tweeted that Breen was “one of the world’s best. Very funny, very caring, the loveliest of the loveliest.”
As an actor, Breen made guest appearances on shows including “The Golden Girls,” “Full House,” “Seinfeld,” “Frasier” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”