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Dan Gheesling

BBUS14 Dan

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Runner-Up
Birth Date September 1, 1983 (1983-09-01) (age 34)
Hometown Dearborn, MI
Occupation Teacher

Season Big Brother 14
Place 2nd
Votes Against 0
Votes To Win 1
Alliances Team Touché
Silent Six
The Quack Pack
Loyalties Danielle Murphree
Kara Monaco
Ian Terry
HOH Wins 1 (Day 62)
Times Nominated 3 (Week 7, Day 68 & Week 10)
Veto Wins 1 (Week 8)
Coach Wins 0
Days 75

Winner
Season Big Brother 10
Place 1st
Votes Against 0
Votes To Win 7
Alliances The Renegades
Loyalties Keesha Smith
Renny Martyn
Memphis Garrett
Brian Hart
Steven Daigle
HOH Wins 3 (Week 7, Day 60 & 66)
Times Nominated 2 (Weeks 2 & 8)
Veto Wins 2 (Week 6 & Day 52)
Days 71
Twitter DanGheesling
Youtube DanGheesling

Daniel "Dan" Robert Gheesling was the winner of Big Brother 10 (US) and later returned for Big Brother 14 (US).

Dan started in Big Brother 10. When his close ally Brian Hart became evicted in Week 1, Dan appeared to be on the outs, but he managed to get off the others' radar by giving them the perception that he was not a threat. During Week 4, he was voted by the viewers to be America's Player for the week, both Dan and Memphis Garrett formed The Renegades, and Dan ultimately cast the deciding vote against Jessie Godderz, resulting in his elimination. Both he and Memphis stayed in control for the rest of the game and made it to the Final Two where Dan would win in a unanimous 7-0 vote. With his consistent victory, he became the first of two winners, and only US winner to succeed in a unanimous vote, and play a Perfect Game (Not receiving any eviction votes, and getting all jury votes).

He returned in Big Brother 14 as a Coach, but he along with the other coaches returned to the game at the end of Week 3. He was known for making one of the best strategic moves in Big Brother history by hosting his own funeral which resulted in him getting vetoed off the block when he was the target, convincing his teammate Danielle Murphree to use the Power of Veto on him at the final 4 which enabled him to blindside her Showmance Shane Meaney, controlling the game, outlasting the other coaches, not receiving any eviction votes against him again, and reaching the final 2 a second time. However, his cutthroat game-play cost him the win against Ian Terry in a 6-1 vote.

In two appearances, he finished 1st and 2nd, which is the best result in two appearances in the history of the game. He is the first player and only winner to make it to the Final Two twice. Due to all this, he became widely regarded as one of the best players of all time along with Will Kirby.

BiographyEdit

Retrieved from CBS.com

Big Brother 10Edit

Dan attended Michigan State University and earned a Master's Degree in Kinesiology. He is currently working as a teacher in an all-boys Catholic school.

He is conservative and not a fan of liberals. He doesn't think that America would have been ready for a female president and if Hillary Clinton had won the presidency, he would have moved out of the country. He describes vegans as weird tree-huggers and believes that religion is important and that it helps to establish basic values. He thinks it becomes more important as you get older.

His ideal romantic partner will be caring, hot, have dark hair and skin and be exotic looking. He prefers someone who is not into parties. He likes to eat sushi, turkey cutlets, Mediterranean food, and Cheez-Its. He enjoys alternative and rap music and also likes to listen to Frank Sinatra. His favorite movies include "The Godfather," "Good Will Hunting" and "The Karate Kid, Parts I and II." He likes the color black and thinks he wears it well. His favorite activities include running, coaching football, and going out with friends.

He once worked as a college football coach and claims he was the youngest person to do so. He also enjoys watching football. He thinks tattoos are trashy and that piercings are for freaks.

His birth date is September 1, 1983.[1]

Big Brother 14Edit

Dan Gheesling, often referred to as the nicest winner in the history of the show, was the first Houseguest to win by a unanimous vote. The BIG BROTHER: SEASON 10 Jury crowned him the winner over Memphis by a vote of 7-0. No stranger to mentoring, this teacher and high school football coach is back to lead his team to victory. According to Dan, “I’m back to coach a team to do the exact same thing that I did which is win a half million dollars!” Since we last saw Dan on BIG BROTHER, he has been very busy. He coached his football team to a state championship, got married and penned two books with a third on the way. After coaching his team to victory this summer, the Michigan native is looking forward to being considered the “best player to ever play this game.”[2]

Player History - Big Brother 10Edit

Competition HistoryEdit

Week 1 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Loss
Week 3 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Not Picked
Week 4 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 5 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Not Picked
Week 6 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Win
Week 7 HOH Win
POV Loss
HOH Previous HOH
POV Win
Week 8 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 9 HOH Win
POV Loss
HOH Part 1 Win
HOH Part 2 Unable to Play
HOH Part 3 Win

Voting HistoryEdit

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Renny Martyn No
2 Nominated
3 Angie Swindell Yes
4 Jessie Godderz Yes
5 Libra Thompson Yes
6 POV Holder April Dowling Yes
7 HOH
POV Holder Bryan Ollie Yes
8 Vetoed Renny Martyn Yes
9 HOH
HOH Jerry MacDonald Sole Vote
Finale Winner

HOH HistoryEdit

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 7
Square-Bb10 michelle
 Evicted 
Michelle
Week 9
Square-Bb10 keesha
 Evicted 
Keesha
Day 71
Square-Bb10 jerry
 Evicted 
Jerry
N/A

Player History - Big Brother 14Edit

Competition HistoryEdit

Week 1 HOH/HTR Coach
Coaches Competition Loss
POV Coach
Week 2 HOH Coach
Coaches Competition Loss
POV Coach
Week 3 HOH Coach
Coaches Competition Loss
POV Coach
Week 4 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 5 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Not Picked
Week 6 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 7 HOH Loss
GBOV Loss
POV Loss
Week 8 HOH Loss
POV Win
HOH Win
POV Loss
Week 9 HOH Previous HOH
POV Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 10 HOH Part 1 Win
HOH Part 2 Unable to Play
HOH Part 3 Loss

Have/Have-Not HistoryEdit

Week 1 Coach Phase
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4 Have
Week 5 Have
Week 6 Have
Week 7 Have-Not
Week 8 Have/Have-Not Phase Over
Week 9
Week 10

Voting HistoryEdit

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Coach Jodi Rollins Sole Vote
2 Coach
3 Coach Reset Yes
4 Janelle Pierzina Yes
5 Wil Heuser Yes
6 Mike Malin Yes
Ashley Iocco Yes
7 Vetoed Britney Haynes Yes
8 POV Holder Frank Eudy Yes
HOH
9 Jenn Arroyo Yes
Vetoed Shane Meaney Sole Vote
10 Nominated
Finale Runner-Up

HOH HistoryEdit

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 8
JoeBB14
 Evicted 
Joe

Post Big BrotherEdit

  • On February 14th, 2016, Dan announced that he and his wife are expecting their first baby. The baby is due to come in July 2016. His wife eventually gave birth to their son, Desmond Daniel Gheesling.

TriviaEdit

  • Dan is one of two winners to receive all jury votes. He also had no eviction votes cast against him throughout the entire game, meaning he and Kevin Martin played a "perfect game."
  • Dan is the first player in Big Brother history to make it to the finale both times he played, followed by Paul Abrahamian.
  • Dan is the second HouseGuest to play Big Brother twice and not be evicted, following Dick Donato. However, because Dick walked during Week 1 of Season 13 for personal reasons, Dan (and Paul) are currently the only Returning HouseGuests who have lasted throughout the entire game without being evicted.
  • Dan holds the record for voting with the majority more than any other contestant: he voted with the majority a total of 17 times, only voting with the minority once. That was his very first vote he ever cast, as Dan voted to keep Brian, his alliance member to stay in the game.
  • Dan is the first contestant on the American version of Big Brother to go on in another Big Brother house (BBCAN1) besides that of the American show, this was also later done by Big Brother 13 winner Rachel Reilly who went into the BBCAN2 house.
  • All three times Dan won HOH in Big Brother 10, the pre-veto nominees were Jerry and Memphis.
  • In Big Brother 14, Dan was the only Coach to outlast all his players.
  • Dan is the only returnee from Big Brother 14 to win HOH.
  • Dan is the only returnee never to receive a vote against them in their original and returning seasons.
  • Dan is the first houseguest to win 2 POVs in a single season and went on to win the entire game.
  • Dan's game in season 10 was regarded by many as similar to Big Brother 2 winner Will Kirby's game.
  • Big Brother 16 winner Derrick Levasseur and Big Brother 17 contestant Vanessa Rousso became compared to Dan.
  • Dan shares the most Jury Votes in the US out of both of his seasons with Paul, with both having a total of 8 Jury Votes, Dan having seven his first time and one his second, and Paul getting four votes both times

ReferencesEdit

Preceded by
Season 9
BB9Small Adam
Adam Jasinski
Winner
Season 10
BB10 Dan Small
Dan Gheesling
Succeeded by
Season 11
BB11 Jordan Small
Jordan Lloyd
Big Brother 10 House Guests
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Dan
Square-Bb10 memphis
Square-Bb10 jerry
Square-Bb10 keesha
Square-Bb10 renny
Square-Bb10 bryan-ollie
Square-Bb10 michelle
Square-Bb10 april
Square-Bb10 libra
Square-Bb10 jessie
Square-Bb10 angie
Square-Bb10 steven-daigle
Square-Brian Hart
Winner
Runner-Up
Evicted
Jury
Big Brother 14 House Guests
IanBB14
DanBB14
Dan
DanielleBB14
ShaneBB14
JennBB14
JoeBB14
FrankBB14
BrineyBB14
AshleyBB14
MikeBB14
WilBB14
JanelleBB14
JoJoBB14
WillieBB14
KaraBB14
JodiBB14
Winner
Runner-Up
Jury
Evicted
Expelled

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