In 1945, Dantine was being interviewed on the Mutual radio network when the interview was interrupted by news of Germany's unconditional surrender.
In the 1960's, with his acting career on the wane, Dantine became vice-president and later president of his father-in-law's production company, Schenck Enterprises.
Dantine and his second wife, Nicolette, had two children during their marriage.
Dantine's second marriage was to Nicolette Schenck, daughter of former MGM head Nicholas Schenck. The marriage lasted until his death.
Dantine appeared in three films with Peter Lorre: Casablanca, Passage to Marseilles, and Hotel Berlin.
Dantine co-starred with Errol Flynn in two films: Northern Pursuit and Edge of Darkness.
Dantine had a cameo appearance as himself in the 1944 film Hollywood Canteen.
Dantine directed the 1958 film Thundering Jets. The film was a flop and he never received another directing assignment.
Dantine was good friends with director Sam Peckinpah.
Dantine's role as a refugee in the classic 1942 film Casablanca was unbilled in the credits.
Dantine and first wife Charlene Wrightsman had one son from their marriage: Dana Wrightsman Dantine.
Dantine was married to Charlene Stafford Wrightsman from 1947 to 1950.
Dantine is buried in Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles.
During the 1970's, Dantine was executive producer of three films: The Killer Elite, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, and The Wilby Conspiracy. He also had small acting roles in each of these films.
Dantine began his American acting career at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Both of Dantine's parents perished in Nazi concentration camps during World War II.
Dantine's father was the head of the Austrian railway system.
Dantine was the leader of an anti-Nazi youth movement in Vienna but was forced to flee to the United State after Austria's Anschluss with Germany in 1938.
The first role which got Dantine noticed was that of a downed German flyer in the classic 1942 war film Mrs. Miniver.