Danny Hassel as Dan Jordan
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
Craven Connection: Writer (Characters)
After the success of the original Nightmare, sequels followed coming out almost yearly. In the tradition of many horror franchises, often a popular actor who survives one movie, returns briefly for the next one, only to quickly die. This was the case of actor Danny Hassel who played Dan Jordan in Nightmare #4, then returned only to be killed early in #5.
Although the Nightmare movies didn't continue the skin shared in #2, they did manage to get the adorable Hassel shirtless, although briefly in his two appearances. Danny Hassel went on to appear on several television shows in the 80's and 90's until disappearing from public life. After September 11, Hassel enlisted in the U.S. Army. When his Platoon learned of his past in show business, Danny was given the nickname of Hollywood Hassel. Danny still likes the limelight and often hits the stages in Seattle playing bass in his band Victrola.
Danny in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
Danny in A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
Danny (last on right) in a recent pic on stage with his bank Victrola