June 19, 2024

Daniel Peter Masterson (born March 13, 1976: Age: 48 years) is a famous American actor and producer, best known for his role as Steven Hyde in the television series “That ’70s Show,” which aired from 1998 to 2006. Masterson has also appeared in TV shows and films, including “Men at Work” and “The Ranch. He is also recognized as Danny Masterson.

In 2020, Daniel Peter Masterson faced charges involving multiple counts of rape, with allegations from several women. In September 2023, he received a sentence of 30 years to life in prison. Notably, Masterson and his victims were members of the Church of Scientology at the time of the assaults.

Early Life

Materson was born and raised in Long Island, New York. He spent most of his formative years at Albertson, Garden City, and East Williston on Long Island with his family, his father,  Peter Masterson, and his mother, Carol Masterson

He grew up alongside his brother, who is also an actor, Christopher Masterson, and their maternal half-siblings, Jordan Masterson and Alanna Masterson, who are also actors, and his paternal half-brother, Will Masterson.


Daniel Peter Masterson gained widespread recognition for his portrayal of Steven Hyde in the popular television series “That ’70s Show,” which aired from 1998 to 2006. Masterson’s career in the entertainment industry began at a young age, as he started modeling and acting in commercials before transitioning to television and film.

Masterson’s early acting credits include appearances in shows such as “Cybill” and “Party of Five” during the 1990s. However, his role in “That ’70s Show” propelled him to fame. The series, set in the 1970s, followed a group of friends navigating adolescence and starred Masterson alongside actors like Topher Grace, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon, and Wilmer Valderrama.

Beyond his success on “That ’70s Show,” Masterson continued to build his career with roles in various TV shows and films. He appeared in the comedy series “Men at Work” and had a notable stint on the Netflix original series “The Ranch,” where he worked alongside his former “That ’70s Show” co-star Ashton Kutcher.

In addition to acting, Masterson has explored opportunities behind the camera. He has been involved in production work and has credits as an executive producer on some projects. Masterson’s career, however, has been marred by legal issues. In 2020, he faced serious legal charges, including multiple counts of rape. These allegations significantly impacted his public image and career trajectory.


  • Beethoven’s 2nd
  • Bye Bye Love
  • Face/Off
  • Star Kid
  • The Faculty
  • Hold On
  • Dracula 2000
  • Puff, Puff, Pass
  • Smiley Face
  • The Brooklyn Heist
  • The Bridge to Nowhere

Personal Life

Masterson entered a romantic relationship with actress Bijou Phillips in 2004, tying the knot in 2009, leading to their marriage on October 18, 2011. The couple welcomed a daughter in February 2014.

However, on September 18, 2023, Phillips initiated divorce proceedings, citing irreconcilable differences. She requested full legal and physical custody of their child and spousal support in her filing.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @dannymasterson

Net Worth

Masterson has an estimated net worth of about US$8 million.

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