Insp. Danny Butterman
| Insp. Danny Butterman|
|Occupation:|| Police Officer|
|Rank:|| Police Constable (formerly)
Police Sergeant (currently)
|Allegiance:|| Sanford Police Force (current)|
|Family:|| Father: Frank Butterman
|Alias(es):|| PC Danny Butterman, Sergeant Danny Butterman|
|Born:|| 4 June 1972|
|Appeared in:|| Hot Fuzz|
|Portrayed by:||Nick Frost|
- "You're off the fuckin' chain!"
- ―Danny Butterman to Nicholas Angel
Danny is presented as a blundering but good-natured cop with a love of American police action movies, such as Point Break and Bad Boys II. Bored with police duty in the small town of Sandford, he longs to face "proper action" as he sees in the movies and takes an immediate interest in the Londoner Angel, as he perceives the city to be much more exciting and dangerous for a police officer.
Danny ultimately inspires Angel to take back Sandford from the Neighbourhood Watch Alliance through his love of action movies, and gets to live his dream of participating in car chases and gunfights as he helps Angel defeat the NWA. For their efforts both Angel and Danny receive promotions Angel to Inspector and Danny to Sergeant. Two years after the events Angel is successful in gaining promotion to Chief Inspector so Angel promotes Danny to Sergeant under him.