Dane DiLiegro

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Dane Robert DiLiegro

(1988-08-06) August 6, 1988 (age 35)
Lexington, Massachusetts
CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • Actor
  • Stuntman
  • Basketball Player
Years active2007–2019 (basketball)
2019–present (acting)
Basketball career
Personal information
NationalityAmerican, Italian, Israeli
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolLexington High School (Massachusetts) (2002-2006)
(Lexington, Massachusetts)
Worcester Academy (2006-2007)
(Worcester, Massachusetts)
CollegeNew Hampshire Wildcats (2007–2011)
Playing career2011–2019
PositionCenter (basketball) / Power forward (basketball)
Number1, 7, 12, 24,
Career history
2011-2012Assi Basket Ostuni
2012-2013Dinamo Sassari
2013-2014Pallacanestro Trieste
2014-2015Hapoel Gilboa Galil
2015-2016Mens Sana 1871 Basket
2016-2017Scaligera Verona
2017-2019Pallacanestro Forlì 2.015

Dane Robert DiLiegro (born August 6, 1988) is an American actor, stuntman, and former professional basketball player. He attended the University of New Hampshire where he started for the National Collegiate Athletic Association New Hampshire Wildcats from 2007 to 2011, graduating with second-highest number of rebounds in program history.[1] DiLiegro went on to play basketball professionally for eight seasons for teams in Italy and Israel.[2] After retiring from pro basketball, DiLiegro moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actor, specializing in non-human roles requiring heavy makeup and prosthetics.

Early life

Dane Robert DiLiegro was born on August 6th, 1988 in Massachusetts and attended Lexington High School (Massachusetts). DiLiegro played football and basketball in high school.


After graduating from Lexington High School in 2006, DiLiegro went on to spend a year at Worcester Academy to refine his skills as a basketball player in the school's prep program. He averaged 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 blocks at Worcester. This led to DiLiegro receiving a full athletic scholarship to play at the University of New Hampshire.[3]

As a four-year starter for the New Hampshire Wildcats, DiLiegro found his place on the team through defense and rebounding, outworking his opponents, and helping the team by doing things that didn't show up on the stat sheet. DiLiegro made ESPN's Top Ten plays of the day on February 19, 2009 for a dunk.[4][3]

DiLiegro graduated from UNH in May 2011 as the second all time leading rebounder in school history. He went on to play eight seasons professionally. Teams DiLiegro played for include: Assi Basket Ostuni, (Ostuni, Italy), Dinamo Sassari (Sassari, Sardinia, Italy), Pallacanestro Trieste (Trieste, Italy), Hapoel Gilboa Galil, (Gan_Ner, Israel), Mens Sana 1871 Basket (Siena, Italy), Scaligera_Basket_Verona|Tezenis Verona (Verona, Italy), Pallacanestro Forlì (Forlì, Italy).[2]

DiLiegro represented Team USA as a basketball player at the 18th Maccabiah Games in 2009 in Israel.[5]


DiLiegro now resides in Los Angeles and is pursuing a career as an actor.

Personal life

DiLiegro's father played basketball and wrestled at the University of New Hampshire, and his brother played basketball for the Syracuse Orange men's basketball|Syracuse Orange from 2003-2007.[6] He holds USA, Italian, and Israeli citizenship.[7]



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2020 Sweet Home Muscle Monster
The Walking Dead Hero Walker Episode: "A Certain Doom"
2021 Side Hustle Zeke Episode: "Jag-Jitsu"
The Quest The Dragior
American Horror Stories Ba'al / Scare Patrol Episodes: "Ba'al" & "Rubber (Wo)man"


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2021 Free Guy Stand In Dude
2021 Monsters of California Actor Post Production


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  1. "Dane DiLiegro". University of New Hampshire Athletics. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Dane DiLiegro Career Statistics". Real GM. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Zhe, Mike (Feb 26, 2009). "UNH's dunking DiLiegro making name for himself". Seacoast Online. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  4. "SportsCenter Top 10 Plays". YouTube. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  5. Daniels, Mark (November 9, 2008). "UNH star DiLiegro of Lexington has elevated his play all the way to the Maccabiah Games". Boston Herald. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  6. Perry, Phil (November 21, 2010). "UNH's DiLiegro shoots for a banner day". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  7. "The Italian Job: The Diss Interviews Dane DiLiegro". The Diss. Retrieved 5 August 2021.

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