Dan Gheesling, born on September 1, 1983, is from Dearborn, Michigan. Dan is a former biology, physical education, and health teacher at Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory School and was the assistant coach of the school's football team. Dan is an public speaker, author, personal life coach and gamer.
Dan thus far is the only winner to receive all jury votes. He also had no eviction votes cast against him throughout the entire game. He is also the only person to play what is otherwise known as a "perfect game."
Dan is the only player in Big Brother history to make it to the finale both times he played.
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 is currently the only returning HouseGuest who has 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 only contestant on the American version of Big Brother to go on in another Big Brother house besides that of the American show.
All 3 times Dan won HOH in Big a brother 10, the pre-veto nominees were Jerry and Memphis.