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Dan Wilson
Clique Jocks
Gender Male
Family Thad Carlson (Younger Brother)
Kissable No
Missions The Candidate
Carnival Date
Defender of the Castle
The Big Game
Jock Boss Fight
Voice Actor Matt Sauerhoff
"It's been almost three hours since I beat up a nerd! I think I'm getting withdrawals."
— Dan

Dan Wilson is a character in Bully, and is a member of the Jocks at Bullworth Academy. He was voiced by Matt Sauerhoff.

Character description[]

Beta Jocks

Dan being tackled by Jimmy, with Bob in the background

Dan is a small jock with bright red hair and light brown eyes. He wears the school blue letterman sweater, tan slacks, and dark blue and white blue shoes. In the winter, he is dressed nearly the same but wears black fingerless gloves and brown boots. His facial features are somewhat coarse, and when he's angry his entire face contorts. He has a strong and fairly deep voice. It is presumed he's one of the older students and is just small for his age. In fact, he's shorter than his younger brother Thad.

Beta appearance[]

Dan originally wore a blue tracksuit jacket with white edges, but was changed to a blue sweater similar to Kirby's, to be better recognized as a Jock. His appearance in general was the same, only with less detail.


Dan is the older brother of the nerd Thad Carlson[1], and he was once a nerd and was bullied a lot. He claims that playing football defines his life but can sometimes be heard saying things that indicate he misses his old "nerdly" pursuits. However, he's even more into beating up the Nerds than the other Jocks, and talks about it a lot. Earnest is his favorite victim. Dan's insult of choice is "prick".

According to Cornelius, Dan recently became a jock. His position on the football team is either cornerback or safety, judging by dialogue - he talks about both tackles and interceptions. His number on the team is 1.

Role in game[]

Dan has few cutscene appearances, though he can be seen with the rest of the Jocks during several missions in Chapter 4. During The Candidate, if the mission is completed the camera pans across Dan watching the speech looking bored and glum. He can be seen in Carnival Date with Kirby (sometimes armed with a baseball bat) walking past Jimmy and Pinky. During Defender of the Castle, he along with Kirby, are in their football gear and attempt to break the barricade on the observatory track and bust into the Observatory. He later gets knocked out by an explosive-rigged football thrown to him by Kirby in the The Big Game mission.

Removed content[]

Dan and Kirby were once planned to have a larger role in Carnival Date. From their dialogue files it can be deduced that Dan and Kirby challenge Jimmy to beat Dan's high score[2] on the High Striker game. Dialogue for Dan and Kirby walking off laughing at Jimmy for being weak and dialogue for Pinky complimenting him on handling them both exist - this may have been similar to the part of the mission Character Sheets where Jimmy plays Troy at ro-sham-bo, but losing doesn't fail the mission.


  • In the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows versions of the game, Dan's yearbook photo is taken from a beta version of the character. In the Nintendo Wii version and in the Anniversary Edition, his pose is changed to look just like the other students.
  • Early screenshots of Dan show him wearing a tracksuit jacket rather than a sweater.
  • Dan, Bryce and Karen share a series of errors in their GREE (greeting) dialogue. Their GREEAF (greeting an adult female) is greeting an adult male. The GREEGW is supposed to be Jimmy's girlfriends greeting him (greeting - girl won), but for Bryce, Dan and Karen it is greeting an adult female. The GREEAM line is usually for greeting an adult male. Karen doesn't have this line at all but for Bryce and Dan it's switched with their GREEHG (greeting a hot girl) line.
  • In addition to the above, all of Dan and Bryce's lines complimenting clothing are out of order. For example, their GREEPHCL (likes haircut) line is actually a compliment about a hat, while their GREEPHL (likes hat) refers to shoes.


  1. Dialogue file Corneli_CONVG_v6: "Thad's older brother Dan thinks he's all tough now.
  2. Dialogue file Dan_2-G2_021_v1: Let's see if you can beat my 95!