Dan Cortese, born September 14, 1967, in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, USA, is an American actor, director and spokesperson, best known for his roles as Perry Rollins on “Veronica’s Closet” and as Vic Meladeo on “What I Like About You”.
Prior to becoming an actor, Cortese was a walk-on member of the University of North Carolina football team as a backup quarterback. He then graduated with a B.A. in Broadcasting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Cortese first came to prominence as host of MTV Sports from 1992 to 1997. He gained further recognition in 1995 as Jess Hanson in Melrose Place.
Cortese appeared in the NBC television series Seinfeld, where he played Tony, Elaine’s ultra-cool, vapid, good-looking boyfriend. He was also featured in The WB television series What I Like About You; 8 Simple Rules in 2004, and Hot in Cleveland in 2012, among others.