Friday, December 6, 2019

Whatever Happened to the Little Nero's Pizza Guy?

We all know the story of a certain home defense specialist, Mr. Kevin McCallister and the documentary they filmed about his life and times titled "Home Alone", but what about the unsung hero of this film? The outstanding deliverer of za who believed he was taking a bullet in order to deliver a box of delicious perfection to a small child who just wanted a freakin' cheese pizza. What happened to the heroic actor who played the Little Nero's Pizza guy?
This iconic food service character was played by D. Danny Warhol aka Dan Charles Zukoski to perfection. When watching Home Alone, you really believe he was a true pizza delivery person. He was that good! So, since I have been so taken by this performance for decades, I decided to do some digging and found out that D. Danny had roles in some other iconic films! 
He was the "Teen in Red Sweater at Party" in Poltergeist III (1988), a "Stadium Fan" in Red Heat (1988), "Train Passenger" in Backdraft (1991), a "High School Student" in Beverly Hillbillies (1993), "Engineering Crewman Running in Hallway" on Star Trek: Generations (1994) & Star Trek: First Contact (1996), a "Power Corp Member" in Double Dragon (1994), a "Vampire" in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), "White Guy #3" in The Pest (1997) and a "Toy Factory Worker" in Monkeybone (2001)! With 64 acting credits in his career spanning 3 decades, this is just a sample of what this guy has done! That is a crazy amount of range for one actor, but who can forget his nerdy recurring performance as Irwin Consodine in the original Saved by the Bell series! 
Although these are all fantastic roles in solid movies, nothing will ever touch the greatness that Warhol achieved with his acting chops as the Pizza Delivery Guy in Home Alone. He is a large part of one of the highest grossing comedies of all-time and no one can take that from him. According to his IMDB web page, Warhol has not acted in a film since the 2004 short film "Forever is a Long, Long time" where he played a bowling alley patron. Will we ever see the legendary D. Danny Warhol act again? I have heard rumors that he has been working at a pizza place in the Chicago area a a manager. 
I have also heard he works at a home improvement store, but I'm just going to keep checking the background characters in the next few big budget blockbusters I watch hoping to see him pop up! Okay enough of this gooey sh... Show of emotion! Who's hungry for a lovely cheese pizza delivered fresh from Little Nero's Pizza? Don't forget to tip!
Photos Courtesy: IMDB

75 comments:

  1. I worked with him @ Home Depot from 2005-2010 he was still there when I left. Wonder what he’s up to now.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. NO WAY!!! That is AWESOME! Any cool stories you could share with us?

      Delete
    2. Cool! Was it in the Chicagoland area?

      Delete
  2. I am watching home alone now and am glad I am not the only one who was wondering what happened to the amazing and funny as hell pizza delivery guy. although it is sad that a large cheese pizza is 12 then and only 20 now that's not much inflation for the world. I would have been expecting more of to go up by now.

    ReplyDelete
  3. 2020 is the year of "WTH happened to the pizza guy from Home Alone?"

    ReplyDelete
  4. For some reason I also wondered what happened to him just now.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is wild.... I was just thinking about him right now too and the fact that half the comments are from the past 2 days

    ReplyDelete
  6. Weird, I also was thinking of him and found this page

    ReplyDelete
  7. Why is he trending? Watching H.A. now and wondering wth happened to him.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Did he go to Lincoln Park high school???

    ReplyDelete
  9. I’m watching home alone and also wondering where he went career wise. Lots of parts as an extra it seems!
    I must be bored! Lol

    ReplyDelete
  10. Samsies. Watching Home Alone, wondering where the pizza delivery guy is today.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Totally trending!! I also found myself wondering where he is now? Haha. The great mystery in this odd year of 2020!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Let's keep this trending and get this talented actor back to Hollywood!

      Delete
  12. Yep, watching with my kids and find my self curiously wondering what up with the Home Alone pizza guy! Haha... dude's a quiet legend

    ReplyDelete
  13. I was wondering what happened to him too. Good to know I am not alone lol

    ReplyDelete
  14. I've wondered about him for ages! So funny how many comments are happening about him now. I feel he should play a pizza delivery guy in every movie now.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Watching now, Thanksgiving tradition, we all were wondering what happened to him. Now going to research some other movies and see if I can spot him 🤷

    ReplyDelete
  16. I am married to his sister.
    Dan lives in Chicago now.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Get out!! You'll have to tell him what a great moment in movie history his pizza guy part was 😊👍

      Delete
    2. That is AWESOME! I assume all is well with him? Any stories you would like to share? I am always open to having him as a guest so we can do a short interview and find out what he's been up to since his Little Nero days. I can do Zoom, phone or e-mail. Thank you!!!

      Delete
  17. Too funny, thinking the same thing watching ha now.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I heard he joined the Kenosha Kickers. Polka Kings of the Midwest.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Since Gus Polinski passed, they have been looking for a new clarinet player. I wonder if D. Danny plays?

      Delete
  19. What the hell this is crazy that so many ppl are wondering about him. I just watched the movie for thr first time this xmas season and for some reason I thought I remembered reading he had passed away. I hope that isnt true and if not I wish someone could get an interview with him! Btw was he a model? He has the look and the whole warhol thing suggests maybe he was..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm pretty sure he is still alive and well. Would love to have the opportunity to interview him!!!

      Delete
  20. Hahaha me too i want to where is. He was good actor

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Honestly, for the parts he had, he really knocked them out of the park!

      Delete
  21. Yup. Another one who Googled to find out what happened to him. 😁

    ReplyDelete
  22. This is fantastic! Apparently, I too am not alone in wondering “where is he now”!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Omg SAME I’m curious to know the age group of all the people who are currently thinking of him 😂 that’s so cool and crazy that we’re all thinking along the same lines🤯 I truly believe people are connected psychically

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am around 40, about the same age as Macaulay Culkin!

      Delete
  24. I've never wondered about this guy in my ENTIRE LIFE, yet here I am watching Home Alone, wondering where the heck this beautiful, under appreciated actor is! Only he can save us from this dreadful world we've created for ourselves!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Watching right now and wondered about him and stumbled upon this thread! 😆

    ReplyDelete
  26. I am married to his older sister Sandy.
    Dan is living in Chicago

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My daughter and I are watching home alone and wondered what he was up too nowadays:) hope he's happy in life. Tell him about all of us curious people:) loved his acting,best pizza delivery guy ever!

      Delete
    2. That is great to hear. Still would love to sit down with him and talk about his time and Hollywood and the journey afterward.

      Delete
  27. Wow. Watching Home Alone right now and just wondered what ever happened to him. After all if it wasn't for him Kevin would have starved. After all, he never got to eat his highly nutritious micro wave able macaroni and cheese meal. We watch Home Alone 1 and 2 every year! Love it!

    ReplyDelete

  28. Omg i am wondering what happened to this guy as well, he is just as important to the movie as any of the main characters. Surprised to see so many comments in just the last few days

    ReplyDelete
  29. Just wondering what happened to the pizza guy! He was great in the movie. Hope he’s doing what makes him happy!

    ReplyDelete
  30. So funny, I’ve been watching this movie every day with my toddler and was wondering about the pizza guy too! Cheapskate!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Btw, I’m about to turn 40 so maybe this movie makes me feel a certain nostalgia

    ReplyDelete
  32. How weird I was wondering about the pizza guy too and here I am. I hope he's doing okay. If he's reading this I think he makes a great pizza guy and sorry he didn't get tipped too well! Merry Christmas to all you filthy animals out there! Love Snakes

    ReplyDelete
  33. I’m watching “Home Alone” right now. I haven’t seen this movie in decades. The pizza guy was great! Merry Christmas to him and his family!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Watching HA right now. I haven’t seen this in decades! Pizza guy was great!!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I am also here thinking about the delivery guy from Home Alone in 2020!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Christmas Eve 2020 and here I am wondering what happened to the pizza guy as well...

    ReplyDelete
  37. I was too, strange how he intrigues many, a pizza delivery person in a movie wouldn't normally create such intrigue lol

    ReplyDelete
  38. I am craving Little Nero’s pizza. I am sure this js the best pizza chain ever which the world hasn’t eaten ye fromt. Hopefully one day we can make Little Nero’s pizza great again.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Właśnie obejrzałem film (pewnie już po raz dziesiąty) i też postanowiłem sprawdzić co słychać u dostawcy pizzy. Jestem mniej więcej w jego wieku. Pozdrowienia z Polski!

    ReplyDelete
  40. https://instagram.com/d.dannywarhol?igshid=e4nfqvgenxlw

    ReplyDelete
  41. Christmas tradition watching with my kid and I became curious..... The cosmos are calling for an encore!!! ❤️💋🎄☃️

    ReplyDelete
  42. Buzz plays first base for the Atlanta Braves now.

    ReplyDelete
  43. I'm so happy i'm not the only person who googled 'wtf happened to the pizza boy from home alone?'!!!! He was that memorable.

    ReplyDelete
  44. I'm a bit late versus the rest of you but here I am lol so how is he?

    ReplyDelete
  45. Same here lol its only September but i love xmas so was watch H.A. and thinking about his whereabouts 😁

    ReplyDelete