Comedic actor, producer and Cleveland native Danny Breen dies, report says

December 31, 2017

Comedic actor, producer and Cleveland native Danny Breen dies, report says

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland native Danny Breen, an actor and Hollywood producer, died after a seven-year battle with cancer, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. He was 67.

Breen was a veteran of the Chicago-based Second City comedy theater. He performed with George Wendt, Tim Kazurinsky and Jim Belushi in a series of Second City revues beginning in 1979, the Sun-Times said.

The Second City Facebook page paid tribute to Breen calling him the “nicest guy ever.” He eventually moved to Los Angeles where he wrote and acted in the satirical HBO news show “Not Necessarily the News”

He appeared The Wonder Years, Full House, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Drew Carey Show. He served as producer for the The Wayne Brady Show and the popular improv comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway.

He is survived by his children Spencer and Riley Breen, according to Second City.

Several television veterans honored Breen on Twitter:

Rest In Peace, Danny Breen, a very funny and very nice man. https://t.co/ue3Znr2BK1— Brian Stack (@BrianStack153) December 30, 2017

Thank you all for you wonderful love for the marvelous Danny Breen. When you get very sick with a life... https://t.co/EatutYAsXz— jane morris (@janefmorris) December 30, 2017

#DannyBreen RIP so funny, so kind, #secondcity, Not Necessarily the News, Curb Your Enthusiasm, amongst many credits!— Annabelle Gurwitch (@AnnabelGurwitch) December 30, 2017

Once upon a time, the primary political comedy on HBO came from Not Necessarily The News, which is where I first became aware of Danny Breen, but I later learned that he was also a Second City guy. From what people have been writing about him, he was a first-rate guy, too. #RIP pic.twitter.com/YCXpy2BShJ— Will Harris (@NonStopPop) December 30, 2017