Dan Gheesling
Daniel Robert Gheesling

(1983-09-01) September 1, 1983 (age 39)
TelevisionBig Brother 10 (winner)
Big Brother 14 (runner-up)

Daniel Robert Gheesling (born September 1, 1983) is an American reality television personality, YouTube personality and Twitch streamer who is best known for his appearances on the American TV series Big Brother. He is often considered to be one of the greatest Big Brother contestants in the show's history.[1]


Gheesling was a Catholic high school teacher from Dearborn, Michigan.[2] Gheesling taught health at Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory School and was the assistant coach of the school's football team.[3] He started a YouTube gaming channel in 2013.[4] On February 23, 2018, Gheesling became the first person to interview the renowned Ultima Online player known as StraightStupid.[5]

In 2008 Gheesling was a contestant on Big Brother 10. He went on to win $500,000 in the final with a 7-0 unanimous vote.[6][7] He later competed on Big Brother 14, finishing as the runner-up behind Ian Terry, making him the first Big Brother contestant to appear in the Final 2 twice.[6][7]

Since 2012, he has been making gaming content on Twitch and YouTube.

Personal life

Gheesling graduated from Divine Child High School and Michigan State University with a bachelors degree in business and a master's degree in Kinesiology. On July 2, 2011, he married in Orchard Lake, Michigan. He and his wife have three children together.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Big Brother Hall Of Fame - CBS.com". CBS.
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ Adam Graham (2008-09-17). "Dearborn's Dan Gheesling wins 'Big Brother 10'". The Detroit News. Retrieved 2008-09-17.
  4. ^ "Dan Gheesling - YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  5. ^ Dan Gheesling (2018-02-23), Interview with StraightStupid the Meme Factory from Ultima Online Forever, archived from the original on 2021-12-21, retrieved 2018-02-25
  6. ^ a b "Talking with 'Big Brother 10' winner Dan Gheesling ahead of the 'Big Brother 18' premiere". Mlive.com. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  7. ^ a b "'Big Brother' Season 14 Winner Is Ian Terry". Huff Post. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Big Brother's Dan Gheesling Takes Newborn Son Home From Hospital". Us Weekly. 5 July 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-07-07.
  9. ^ "Big Brother's Dan Gheesling and Wife Chelsea Welcome Baby No. 2". E! Online. 16 March 2018.

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