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His name is Danny Kessler and he's the closest any of us are ever going to get to Brad Pitt.
Lizzie's animated ego to the viewers

Danny Kessler is a minor character on the Disney Channel show Lizzie McGuire. His family owns the Slip Slide, an amusement park.


Lizzie McGuire

The show's first aired episode "Rumors" shows that Danny is one of the students at Lizzie McGuire's school Hillridge Junior High. He is introduced when Claire Miller lies to Lizzie and Miranda in the cafeteria that Danny is interested in talking to Miranda. Fooled, Miranda goes to meet him as he gets up from his table, but he feels startled to find her suddenly greeting him, and when Miranda mentions what Claire said, Danny admits that he had no idea that happened and that he is not really wanting to have a conversation with her.

Danny is next mentioned in "Picture Day", when Miranda replies to Gordo about studying John Wilkes Booth, that "Booth wasn't trying to get Danny Kessler to like him."

In "When Moms Attack", Danny goes on a camping trip with his school, having Mr. Pettus as his and the boys' chaperone. At one point, while on a hike to search for certain species of wildlife, Danny and his group pull a prank on the girls with water pistols, before they are soon stopped by the girls' chaperone, also Lizzie's mother, Jo McGuire. Later that night, Danny and his friends get payback from the girls, just as Mr. Pettus spots only Jo in the tent, and is unaware that she is not the only one responsible for the incident.

In "Pool Party", he plans a pool party at his family's amusement park, called the Slip Slide, and invites Lizzie and Miranda to come along, which they both agree to. However, Lizzie soon learns that she would not be able to go because her family will be having her grandma's birthday party on the same day as Danny's pool party. Not wanting to go without Lizzie, Miranda also chooses not to go. Feeling sorry for Lizzie, Jo insists that she can go to Danny's party, since her grandmother had made a change of plans, but Lizzie decides not to go anyway.

Danny has made no more appearances in the series, but has been mentioned again in "My Fair Larry".

The Lizzie McGuire Movie

Danny is briefly mentioned by Lizzie while she is impersonating Isabella Parigi, saying that he noticed her wearing a similar-colored dress at her spring formal compared to the dress she chooses to wear while helping Paolo do a performance at the International Music Video Awards with Isabella out of the picture.


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Season One: "Rumors" • "Picture Day" • "When Moms Attack" • "Pool Party" • "I've Got Rhythmic" • "Jack of All Trades" • "Here Comes Aaron Carter" • "Misadventures in Babysitting" • "Election" • "I Do, I Don't" • "Bad Girl McGuire" • "Between a Rock and a Bra Place" • "Come Fly with Me" • "Random Acts of Miranda" • "Lizzie's Nightmares" • "Obsession" • "Sibling Bonds" • "Rated Aargh!" • "Gordo and the Girl" • "Educating Ethan" • "Lizzie Strikes Out" • "The Untitled Stan Jansen Project" • "Last Year's Model" • "Night of the Day of the Dead" • "Facts of Life" • "Scarlett Larry" • "Gordo and the Magic Dwarves" • "Lizzie and Kate's Excellent Adventure" • "The Courtship of Miranda Sanchez" • "Gordo's Video" • "Gordo's Bar Mitzvah"

Season Two: "First Kiss" • "El Oro De Montezuma" • "Mom's Best Friend" • "The Rise and Fall of the Kate Empire" • "Working Girl" • "And the Winner is" • "The Longest Yard" • "Just Friends" • "In Miranda Lizzie Does Not Trust" • "Over the Hill" • "Best Dressed for Much Less" • "You're a Good Man, Lizzie McGuire" • "Just Like Lizzie" • "Lizzie in the Middle" • "Inner Beauty" • "Movin' On Up" • "Party Over Here" • "She Said, He Said, She Said" • "Lizzie's Eleven" • "Dear Lizzie" • "Clue-Less" • "Bye Bye Hillridge Junior High" • "Bunkies" • "A Gordo Story" • "Grubby Longjohn's Olde Tyme Revue" • "The Greatest Crush of All" • "Grand Ole Grandma" • "My Fair Larry" • "The Gordo Shuffle" • "My Dinner with Mr. Dig" • "One of the Guys" • "X-Treme X-Mas" • "Magic Train"

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