Danny Tamberelli

Danny Tamberelli

Danny Tamberelli in October 2008
Born Daniel Paul Tamberelli
(1982-02-08) February 8, 1982
Wyckoff, New Jersey, US
Occupation Actor, musician, comedian, voice actor
Years active 1986 - present
Website https://theadventuresofdannyandmike.com

Daniel Paul "Danny" Tamberelli (born February 8, 1982) is an American actor, comedian, voice actor, and musician. He is best known for his roles as Arnold Perlstein in The Magic School Bus and Little Pete in The Adventures of Pete and Pete. In 2014, Tamberelli began dating author Katelyn Detweiler.[1]

Early life

Tamberelli was born into an Italian American family in Wyckoff, New Jersey. He is a graduate of Hampshire College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Arts focusing on music performance and booking management.[2]


Tamberelli played Jackie Rodowsky on the television series The Baby-Sitters Club shortly before playing Little Pete on the Nickelodeon television show The Adventures of Pete & Pete and provided the voice for Arnold in The Magic School Bus, as well as appearing in the films Igby Goes Down and The Mighty Ducks. Many may also know him for his work on Nickelodeon's All That, as well as Figure It Out. On Figure It Out, he is known for his famed "head flip," where he would flip his head back after getting slimed to cover the audience in slime, and he was also known on Figure It Out for yelling "I don't know" at the top of his lungs whenever he got confused. He also guest starred, along with Michelle Trachtenberg, on an episode of Space Cases titled "All You Can Eaty." He also appeared in various toy commercials in the 1980s and 1990s for products such as "Rattle Me Bones" from Ideal Games and Pirate Toys from Lego. Another was for Cinnamon Life in 1994. In 2006, he appeared in a commercial for Wendy's fast food.[3]

Tamberelli was the voice behind Alexander in the 1990 thirty-minute television special Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, based on the 1972 book by Judith Viorst.

Tamberelli narrated—and sang the theme song—for I See Sue, a children's dinosaur game published by Simon & Schuster Interactive and the Field Museum. Danny also voiced the character Joseph Anza in the Disney show Fillmore!.

During filming of an episode of The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Tamberelli had his guitar amplifier blown by Iggy Pop as Pop was teaching him to play The Stooges song, "TV Eye".[4]

Tamberelli is the bassist and vocalist for the rock band Jounce, formed in Northern New Jersey.[2] released an eponymous debut album on July 18, 2006, followed by their sophomore effort, These Things on March 31, 2009. The EP titled Meet Me in the Middle was released digitally on April 4, 2011. He was also the bassist for the folk/pop band Every Good Boy. He also made a guest appearance in the comedy podcast "The Comedy Button".

Tamberelli is a member of the sketch comedy group Man Boobs Comedy with co-creators Brendan O'Rourke and Jeremy Balon.

Tamberelli appears in the 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V as the voice and physical inspiration for Jimmy De Santa.[5]

In 2014 he started a podcast with former "The Adventures of Pete and Pete" co-star Michael Maronna.[6]

On May 2, 2014 he appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor Podcast.

On February 10, 2015 he appeared on a podcast episode of comedian Doug Benson's show Getting Doug with High he was the guest along with Josh Wolf.

On November 9, 2015 he guest starred on the fifth installment of "The Hopefully Chris Pratt & Shane Hartline Show", a sketch/improvisational comedy hybrid stage show at The iO West with actor/comedian Shane Hartline.


  1. Detweiler, Katelyn. "Katelyn Detweiler". Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  2. 1 2 Maiuri, Ken. "Hampshire grad Dan Tamberelli savors musical homecoming". Gazettenet.com. Archived from the original on December 24, 2014. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
  3. Berman, Judy. "'90s Nickelodeon Stars: Where Are They Now?". Flavorwire.com. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
  4. http://gossip.thedailywh.at/2011/11/22/cast-reunion-of-the-day/#more-7548
  5. "Danny Tamberelli". IMDb. Retrieved January 23, 2015.
  6. "The Adventures of Danny and Mike - The Podcast". theadventuresofdannyandmike.com. Retrieved January 23, 2015.

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