Actor who portrayed Ty-D-Bol man dies

August 2, 2010 4:09:56 PM PDT
Stage and screen actor Dan Resin, who portrayed the dapper Ty-D-Bol man in television commercials for the toilet bowl cleaner, has died. He was 79. Resin also played Dr. Beeper, the snobbish physician and country club member in the classic comedy film "Caddyshack."

His daughter, Elizabeth Olynick, says Resin died Saturday of complications from Parkinson's disease.

Resin was a resident of Secaucus, N.J., for nearly 50 years before moving to Wayne four years ago.

As the Ty-D-Bol man, Resin wore a captain's uniform and sailed off in a motorboat across the sparkling blue waters of a toilet tank.

Resin was born Daniel Wrzesien (REHZ'-ihn) in South Bend, Ind., and studied at Indiana University.

He also had Broadway roles in "My Fair Lady" and "Once Upon a Mattress."