Danny Masterson: From That ’70s Show Star to 30-Years-to-Life Prison Sentence for Rape Convictions

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Danny Masterson, best known for his role in “That ’70s Show,” has been sentenced to a prison term of 30 years to life after being convicted of raping two women in 2003.

The actor was initially placed in Corcoran State Prison in California, a high-security facility, but was later moved to a lower-security prison due to concerns for his safety.

Here are the details you need to know.

Danny Masterson, From That '70s Show to 30 Years to Life

Who is Danny Masterson?

Born on March 13, 1976, in Albertson, New York, 47-year-old Danny Masterson gained fame through his portrayal in “That ’70s Show” alongside Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, and others from 1998 to 2006.

Masterson, also in “Men at Work” and “The Ranch,” and a Scientology member, separated from Bijou Phillips in 2023 after 12 years, citing differences.

Danny Masterson’s Legal Battle

In September 2023, Masterson was convicted for the rape of two women, which occurred at his home in 2003.

A third charge, involving a longtime girlfriend, ended in a hung jury.

The trial highlighted Masterson’s alleged use of his influence within the Church of Scientology to evade repercussions, a claim the church denies, asserting it does not discourage the reporting of criminal activity to law enforcement.

Following his conviction, Masterson was moved to North Kern State Prison and is slated for parole eligibility in July 2042, by which time he will be 66.


Where is Danny Masterson now? 

Recently, Masterson was transferred from the maximum security Corcoran State Prison to the California Men’s Colony, a minimum security facility, reflecting ongoing concerns for his safety.

Danny Masterson’s Net Worth 

As of 2023, Danny Masterson’s net worth is estimated at around $8 million, according to Marca.

Facts about Danny Masterson

Fact Details
Full Name Daniel Peter Masterson
Date of Birth March 13, 1976 (Age 48)
Birth Place Eastland, New York
Religion Scientologist
Spouse Bijou Phillips (m. 2011)
Children 1 daughter (Fianna Francis, born 2014)
Occupation Actor, DJ
Notable Role Steven Hyde on That ’70s Show (1998-2006)
Other TV/Films Yes Man, Dracula 2000, Face/Off
DJ Name Koo Koo Bangers (with brother Chris)
Business Co-owns Trois Familia restaurant/bar in LA
Legal Issue Charged with forcible rape of 3 women (2001-2003), trial ongoing
Hobbies Poker player, participates in celebrity poker tournaments
Net Worth Estimated $8 million