Danny Hassel (born December 7, 1967) is an American actor who is perhaps best known for his role as Dan Jordan in the 1988 hit horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master and in the 1989 sequel A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child. Hassel also made guest appearances on television shows such as Simon & Simon, Murder, She Wrote, and Houston Knights. Hassel enlisted in the U. S. Army after the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. After completing Basic Training, Airborne School, and RIP he was assigned under the 75th Ranger Regiment and served in the 2nd Ranger Battalion at Fort Lewis, Washington. When his Platoon learned of his endeavors as an actor he gained the nickname "Hollywood Hassel". Hassel deployed numerous times to Afghanistan and Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He now lives in the Los Angeles area and is married with a young daughter.