From February 2014 Dakin is taking on the iconic role of Mickey, the grizzled no-mercy trainer in ROCKY, THE MUSICAL at Broadway’s Winter Gardens Theatre. This role was originally played by veteran screen actor Burgess Meredith in the original 1976 movie and he received an Academy award nomination for his achievement.
Dakin is a former teacher, he has a degree in theology and studied at the Vatican. He taught drama at Juilliard and is an Emeritus Professor of English from California State University. Among his former students are Kevin Kline, Annette Benning and Patti LuPone.
Dakin serves as the voice of Princess Odette’s father King William until King William is killed by the Great Creature.