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Dan Gilvezan is an actor who provided the voice for Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Spider-Man
Spider-Man is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko. He first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15...

 on the 1980s animated series Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends is an animated series produced by Marvel Productions starring established Marvel Comics characters Spider-Man and Iceman and an original character, Firestar...

and the voice of the Autobot
Autobot
Autobot, a faction of sentient robots from the planet Cybertron, are usually the main protagonists in the fictional universe of the Transformers, a collection of various toys, graphic novels, paperback books, cartoons and movies first introduced in 1984. In all but one Transformer story, the...

s Bumblebee
Bumblebee (Transformers)
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, Outback and Hot Spot and the Decepticon Snapdragon in the original 1984-1987 Transformers cartoon (and its 1986
1986 in film
-Events:*April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Go's Belinda Carlisle.*April 26 - Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver.*May - Actress Heather Locklear marries Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee....

 feature-length movie
The Transformers: The Movie
The Transformers: The Movie is a 1986 animated feature film based on the animated series of the same name. It was released in North America on August 8, 1986 and in the UK on December 5, 1986....

). He also voiced Brick Bradley/Bugman on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV series)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American animated television series produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson. The pilot was shown during the week of December 28, 1987 in syndication as a five part miniseries and began its official run on October 1, 1988...

for two episodes as well as Dirk Courage on Spiral Zone. Dan also played Cooler in the Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies
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animated special and the unrelated Saturday morning TV series.

Dan returned to the Spider-Man Universe to lend his voice to Miguel O'Hara/Spider-Man 2099
Spider-Man 2099
Spider-Man 2099 is a fictional comic book superhero, created by Peter David and Rick Leonardi in 1992 for Marvel Comics' Marvel 2099 line. His secret alter ego is Miguel O'Hara, a brilliant geneticist living in New York in the year 2099 A.D...

 in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
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. In an interview with 2D-X.com, Dan stated "After a 25 year hiatus, I feel I finally have a grasp of the character. Seriously, the whole experience has been a delight."

Auditions


According to an interview in the Transformers Collectors Club magazine Gilvezan auditioned for the part of Spike Witwicky in The Transformers.

Television guest starring roles


He has also guest starred on many television shows including Diagnosis: Murder
Diagnosis: Murder
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, The Bernie Mac Show
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, NYPD Blue
NYPD Blue
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, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
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, Family Ties
Family Ties
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, ALF
ALF (TV series)
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, thirtysomething, Punky Brewster
Punky Brewster
Punky Brewster was an American sitcom about a girl named Punky Brewster being raised by her foster parent...

, Archie Bunker's Place
Archie Bunker's Place
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, Hill Street Blues
Hill Street Blues
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, Newhart
Newhart
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, Moonlighting
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, Normal, Ohio
Normal, Ohio
Normal, Ohio is an American television sitcom, which aired on the Fox Network in 2000. The show stars John Goodman as William "Butch" Gamble, a gay man returning to his Midwestern home town...

, Perfect Strangers
Perfect Strangers (TV series)
Perfect Strangers is an American sitcom that ran for eight seasons from March 25, 1986, to August 6, 1993, on the ABC television network. Created by Dale McRaven, the series chronicles the rocky coexistence of midwestern American Larry Appleton and his distant cousin from eastern Mediterranean...

, Sisters
Sisters (TV series)
Sisters is a television drama which aired on NBC for six seasons, from 1991 to 1996. The series was created by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, who also created the Showtime series Queer as Folk and wrote the acclaimed Emmy and Peabody Award winning drama An Early Frost, also for NBC...

, 3rd Rock from the Sun
3rd Rock from the Sun
3rd Rock from the Sun is an American sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2001 on NBC. The show is about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth, which they consider to be a very insignificant planet...

, Step by Step, Evening Shade
Evening Shade
Evening Shade was an American sitcom television series that aired on CBS from 1990 to 1994. The series starred Burt Reynolds as Wood Newton, an ex-professional football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who returns to rural Evening Shade, Arkansas to coach a high school football team with a long...

, Alice
Alice (TV series)
Alice is an American sitcom television series that ran from August 31, 1976 to July 2, 1985 on CBS. The series was based on the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The show stars Linda Lavin in the title role, a widow who moves with her young son to start her life over again, and finds a job...

, Bette, Bones
Bones (TV series)
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, She-Wolf of London
She-Wolf of London
She-Wolf of London was a short-lived television series that aired was distributed in first-run syndication in the USA from October 1990 to April 1991...

" and Boston Legal
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. Between 1983-1986, he appeared in commercials as the spokesperson for Jack in the Box restaurants.

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