Dan Burns

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Dan Burns is a widower. He also pens an advice column called, aptly enough, Dan in Real Life and is the father of three girls, ages 9, 14, and 17. Just as Dan seems to be getting out of his malaise, he finds out that the woman he's crushing on is dating his brother. Ouch.

Played By
Steve Carell
Full Name
Dan Burns

Dan Burns Quotes

Instead of telling our young people to plan ahead, we should tell them to plan to be surprised.

Dan Burns

Dan Burns: [after the family sees him kissing Marie] You guys broke up, right?
Mitch Burns: Two hours ago!

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Dan in Real Life Quotes

Love is not a feeling, Mr. Burns. It's an ability.

Marty Barasco

Mitch Burns: I swear, the minute I saw her I felt like I was in the room with an angel.
Dan Burns: Yeah, well, this corn is an angel.