Danny Rogers, Honorary Member of Stunts Unlimited, passed away March 2, 2021.

Danny Rogers worked in motion picture industry for over 40 years as a stuntman and stunt coordinator. An all around stuntman, Danny did motorcycle stunts, horse work and fights. Voted into Stunts Unlimited in 1974, a stunt organization he never stopped believing was the top group in the business, Danny was best known for his work on the hit TV show C*H*i*P*s as lead Erik Estrada’s stunt double and as the businessman shaking hands with Ronnie Rondell as he was engulfed in flames for the Pink Floyd album “Wish You Were Here.” Over several decades Danny worked on many big name movies such as To Live and Die in L.A.,  XXX, Titanic, Fast & the Furious, Pearl Harbor, Hildago, just to name a few.  Click here to view Danny Rogers film and television credits on IMDB.

Danny is survived by his wife Patty and his son Daniel Rogers Jr.

 

Danny Rogers head shot in the Stunts Unlimited book, mid 1970’s

I wanted to express my sincere appreciation to the Stunts Unlimited members. All of your condolences and prayers for my husband Danny Rogers has meant so much to my family and I. Hearing your personal stories has helped me through these tough times as I get to witness how much he will be missed within the industry and by his longtime friends. Also speaking on his behalf, I can confidently say that he absolutely loved working with each of you over the many years. I have heard so many great stories about all of the good times that you shared together. Much love to all, Patty Rogers

Danny was a great guy, easy going, could do just about everything. Losing Danny is just as sad as it can be. – Ronnie and Mary Rondell (SU Co-Founder)

One of the truly good guys has moved on, but I will never forget the perpetual, warm smile, that always welcomed you. I was very fortunate to spend many of the golden years of Stunts Unlimited and our industry with Danny. He was a bad ass stuntman, had integrity, honesty, and always had his Brothers back. All the great assets we cherished back in the ‘old school’ days. Danny, you will be sorely missed, but never forgotten on my watch. I’ll see you on the other side. – Buddy Joe Hooker, SU

He was my ex husband and was a good man. He is also survived by his son Daniel Rogers Jr and is heartbroken also. We are sad… – Linda Adent

God Bless you Danny, I can’t tell you how many times we’ve hit the ground together, but I can tell you it’s been fun and a pleasure knowing you and working with you——So Danny Boy, I love you and will miss you, maybe in the future we can join up and talk old times. Enjoy your new home with the Lord, God Bless you, Mickey Gilbert

Danny was one of my first proteges. Such a nice guy. I will miss him greatly. –  Dick Ziker, SU

Danny Rogers, a smile that goes on forever. You will be deeply missed. Rest in Peace. – John Meier, SU

Good guy, used to go motorcycle riding with Danny. Very good stuntman. Great guy. He’ll  be missed. He was one of the good ones. – Gene and Midge LeBell

Years seem like nothing until you reflect on the ones that were spent enjoying the life you lived and the work that made it all possible. It was a dream for many and a life for few. Danny will rest in peace for his part in all that he accomplished as a stuntman in the motion picture business. He was truly a gentle soul, loving husband and father. You’ll be missed Danny, Bax (Craig Baxley Sr., Honorary SU)

RIP, Danny. – Bear (Steve Boyum, SU)

Such a great guy and a very talented stuntman! You’ll be missed Danny! God Bless you and your family! – Greg Barnett, SU

Love and respect to Danny and his Family. Such a legend and a true talented gentleman.. you’ll be missed. – Lance Gilbert, SU

Danny Rogers, stunt double for Erik Estrada on C*H*i*P*s

One of my fondest memories was riding our bikes at the international track at Indian Dunes with two of Hollywood’s finest Danny Rogers and Tommy Huff both helped me with my moto skills… both gone way to soon… Gone but never forgotten RIP boys “🙏” – Manny Perry, SU

Wow, so sad to hear. Danny was a great guy. always loved working with him. R.I.P. Danny. Going to miss you. – Andy Gill, SU

Respect. – J.J. Perry, SU

So sad. Danny was a sweet soul. Funny gentleman. I’m fortunate to have had some great times with him. Best to his family. Memories. – Erik Rondell, SU

Sorry to hear about Danny’s passing. He was so kind to me and just an all-around nice guy. Soar with the eagles brother. My condolences to his wife and family. – Matt Taylor, SU

Danny Rogers, stunt double for Erik Estrada on C*H*i*P*s

Saddened to hear of Danny’s passing. A talent to the industry as a whole & the stunt community. Easy to get along with both at & away from work. I along with many others will miss him. Our condolences to his family & friends. Hoping time ,family & friends, & fond memories eases the sorrow. Tom Lupo & Family (Honorary SU)

My deepest condolences to the Danny Roger’s family. My prayers and thoughts are with you. I have fond memories of Danny, I first met Danny on the Rookies where I hired him to do a truck hit, and he did an excellent job. RIP my brother you will be missed. – Alan Oliney, Honorary SU

I loved Danny so much, he was so handsome and so kind when I worked for Stunts Unlimited and after. – Andre Gibbs, SU secretary 1970’s

Danny Rogers and Ronnie Rondel shooting the Pink Floyd album sleeve for ‘Wish You Were Here.’ It was so windy that day Ronnie lost his eyebrows and part of his mustache!

Thank you for 44 years of a great friendship, thank you for 25 wonderful years we spent together at Stunts Unlimited, you went out of your way to help me and a lot of others, we had so many great moments working, doing some crazy stunts together that turned out great and were a lot of fun thanks to you, loved working with you, going out to dinners, playing cards, rode bikes together, raced cars together, rode horses together and we played a lot of golf together and I really enjoyed that because you appreciated, respected and loved the game as much as I do.

We worked hard, played hard, but were always honest with each other and to others, I have and always will truly respect and thank you for your service to our country, you are a great man and definitely one of my Heroes.

Wishing You Were Still Here.  Love, Michael (Michael Runyard)

Danny Roger’s was a good man, stuntman and a gentleman always. He will be missed by many. Love and respect to his family and his memory on behalf of the membership of BrandX stunts. See you on the other side Danny. RIP. Respectfully, Dan Wynands

Danny was a very down to earth person. I have been on locations,and local shoots with him, my best story that I would love to share is when we were filming “The Hitcher” in Mexico. After we completed the shoot, Danny asked me if he could hitch a ride back to his house. I had a Dodge Van custom at the time. I drove my Van down to location because I had my two pipe ramps on a trailer. The rest of the guys took flights, except for Jophery Brown and Tommy Huff and Danny! They all rode home with me… Once we got back to LA, and I dropped all the guys off, Danny was the last. As I pulled up to his house, we got out and Danny opened his garage, and he had it full of motorcycles! He told me, Justin, pick out any motorcycle on the right side of the garage. So I seen this beautiful Kawasaki with a trunk on it that locked. He said it’s yours!!! It was the first street motorcycle I owned. Danny, your are with the Lord now, may you R.I.P. And Thank you for your kindness Danny when I was a young stuntman! – Justin DeRosa
Class act and a real gentleman. RIP – Wally Crowder

Our Dear Sweet Danny, We Love You Danny. A Perfect example of a True Gentleman, a great Stuntman and a true and loyal friend.

Danny was one of good guys to work with,a talented stuntman with a big heart .. he will be missed – Mic Rodgers

Lots of great memories with this guy, Cancer sucks. Love ya buddy – Jeff Dashnaw

Sad to hear. God speed Danny… May your memory be eternal 🙏🙏🙏- Danny Epper

😢❤️ Prayers for Danny’s family – Kate Huff

Stunts Unlimited members Frank Orsatti and Danny Rogers

Wow so sad worked with him every single day on CHiPs. – Jodi Ehrlich

RIH Danny, had some great UNO games with u and Tommy Huff n Frank Orsatti, miss u guys man – Danny Costa

Condolences & prayers for Danny’s family… You were a bright light D.R.! Talented & fun to work with. A really good guy….. R.I.P. friend – Ruthie Redfern-Combs

RIP Danny….as one of my golfing buddies I’ll miss your smiling face. I’ll spread the word amongst the golfers that we’ve lost a Great Friend! -Ron Webster

Danny for a time was my step dad I am sorry to hear about his passing. Condolences to his family. – Christi Vidrio

So very sorry to hear this sad news. Hadn’t seen Danny in years, but such a nice man. – Tony Snegoff

My sincerest condolences to Danny’s family and friends and to the entire Stunts Unlimited Family…- Steve Hart

A great guy…new him on CHIPS. Very nice guy. – Gary Bishop

RIP Danny Good friend you will be missed. – Bill Mcintosh

Great guy always friendly. Godspeed and prayers for God’s peace to his family and friends. – John Alden

We were quite close for several years back when my maiden name was Sheridan… I have many fond memories. Danny was always a gentleman, always had a kind word… So mellow. A friend to all. Peace and condolences to his family. – Laurie Reilly

Danny Rogers, he had to go to heaven, what a good human and even more. If there was a spider in your stunt bag he would say don’t kill him let him live. He had a very good soul. I miss you all, B.Mo

R.I.P. brother Danny. May peace be with your family. I have missed our good times and talks. You will be missed. – Darcy Hayduk

Very sad to here about Danny, he was one of the best. – Kim Kahana Sr

Love and prayers. – Chris Nielsen

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏condolence to his family – Will Leong

R.I.P.  We will rejoice someday amen. He was and always will be a great man. I will miss him, I worked with him.  He will be forever in my life and heart. –  Joe Lomax

My condolences to his family. I got to know Danny pretty well while working on Chips. He was such a nice guy ❤️ – Cindy Wills

Met him on Chips Doubling for Estrada!!! Class act will be missed by many!!!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏Robert Hunter Jr.

 

 

I’m sorry to hear that!! These are some amazing shots. Thank you for sharing – Christopher Chabriel

RIP STUNT BROTHER Prayers to the family! – Irfan Peerzada

My condolences to his friends and family! May he RIP. – Steve Whyment

Thoughts and prayers to the family of one of the best – Roger Davis

R.I.P. Danny Rogers 😢 – Rudy C. Jones

Stuntwoman Marsha Holly, Actor Larry Hagman, Stuntman Danny Rogrers

You were an inspiration to a lot of our breed. Rest in Heaven Danny ❤️🙏🎬 – Terry Cade

I was fortunate enough to work with Danny a few times. Class act & very talented, he will be greatly missed ❤️❤️🙏🙏 – Gary Guercio

Sad to hear this news, he was a nice guy when we worked together. – Lee Sheward

Thank you Danny for all you did. Peace and only happy memories to the Rogers family – Tony Beard

Danny will definitely be missed. Prayers going out to all that he touched. RIP Danny – Tony Pennello

Shine on, you crazy diamond. Wish you were (still) here. 🎥🔥🙏🏼👍 – Kevin Eccleston

Danny Rogers in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock as the Merchantman’s first officer. Danny was also in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and Star Trek: First Contact.

Rest in Peace Brother, you will live in our hearts forever