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Danny Masterson From That ’70s Show to State Prison A Closer Look

Danny Masterson From That 70s Show to State Prison A Closer Look

Danny Masterson


Danny Masterson once a familiar face on the hit TV series That ’70s Show, has found himself in an intensely different situation. The 47-year-old actor has been sent to North Kern State Prison in California to serve his sentence for two rape verdicts. This article explores Danny Masterson’s background career, legal troubles, and the recent improvements in his life.

Early Life and Career

Born on March 13, 1976, in Long Island, New York, as Daniel Peter Masterson, Danny Masterson started his acting career at a young age. He increased fame for his role as Steven Hyde on That 70s Show from 1998 to 2006. During his career, he also performed in movies like Dracula 2001 and Face/Off. Beyond acting Masterson co-owned a Los Angeles restaurant called Dolce with co-stars Wilmer Valderrama and Ashton Kutcher.

Personal Life

Masterson married actor Bijou Phillips on October 18, 2011. Their marriage continued for nearly 12 years but in the rouse of his legal troubles, Bijou Phillips filed for divorce. The couple has one child Fianna Frances Masterson.

Legal Troubles

Danny Masterson’s life took a dark turn when he faced charges of rape. In June he was convicted of raping two women in his Los Angeles home in 2003. A judge decided that Danny Masterson would spend at least 30 years in prison, and possibly the rest of his life there. The incidents happened during the height of his fame due to the success of  70s Show.

It’s worth noting that a first jury failed to reach decisions on the three counts of rape that Masterson was facing in December 2022 leading to an injustice declaration. But prosecutors revised Masterson on all counts earlier in the year and he was found guilty of two of the three counts on May 31.

Recent Developments

Before being transferred to North Kern State Prison Masterson was held in Los Angeles County jail while hearings were held and various issues were resolved. This included the turnover of all the guns Masterson owned some of which had to be located.

Masterson’s legal team has announced their intention to appeal the conviction showing that the legal conflict may continue for some time.


Danny Masterson’s journey from a beloved actor on ‘That ’70s Show’ to serving a prison sentence for rape convictions is a plain reminder of how fame and success can be overshadowed by serious legal penalties. The actor who once dignified the screens of millions now faces a lengthy sentence and an unclear future. As his legal battle continues the public will be watching closely to see how this chapter in his life reveals.

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