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Name  Dane Witherspoon
Role  Actor

Dane Witherspoon smiling and wearing green long sleeves while Robin Wright wearing denim long sleeves

Died  March 29, 2014, Denver, Colorado, United States
Spouse  Robin Wright (m. 1986–1988), Tracy K. Shaffer (m. ?–2011)
Similar People  Robin Wright, Tracy K Shaffer, Sean Penn, Dylan Frances Penn, Hopper Jack Penn

Movies and TV shows  Capitol, Seedpeople

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Dane Witherspoon (December 27, 1957 – March 29, 2014) was an American actor who appeared in daytime TV soap operas Santa Barbara as Joe Perkins in 1984, and in Capitol as Tyler McCandless from 1985 to 1986.


Young Dane Witherspoon's headshot

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Early life and career

Dane Witherspoon smiling and wearing green long sleeves while Robin Wright wearing denim long sleeves

Witherspoon was born in Denton, Texas as Richard Dane Witherspoon. At age 19, he was the youngest student ever accepted by the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in San Francisco, California, appearing in productions from Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams. He performed one season at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. After getting his acting degree from ACT, Witherspoon went to Hollywood in 1980 where he landed small roles in The Waltons and Eight Is Enough.

In 1984, he made his soap opera debut as the original Joe Perkins on Santa Barbara. Three months later, Dane was replaced by Mark Arnold. Dane soon returned to daytime as Tyler McCandless on Capitol; he played this part from 1985 to 1986. He met actress Robin Wright when they auditioned for Santa Barbara. The two were married from 1986 to 1988. Witherspoon had two sons with his second ex-wife, Tracy Shaffer.


Robin Wright was kissed by Dane Witherspoon while holding each other hands

Although he continued to work as an actor for a few more years, Witherspoon eventually retired from the profession and lived in Denver, Colorado, where he died at the age 56 from cancer.

A Facebook post about Dane Witherspoon while wearing blue long sleeves and a wristwatch

Dane Witherspoon wearing blue long sleeves and a wristwatch

Robin Wright smiling and wearing a black jacket while Dane Witherspoon wearing an orange jacket and black inner shirt


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