Daniel is an actor, writer and producer from Evanston, IL. His love of storytelling began in middle school under the wing of Betsy Quinn and continued throughout high school, where he focused on the arts—singing in the choir, drumming in jazz ensembles, and acting in plays. An interest in comedy led him to participate in YAMO (the annual student written/directed sketch comedy revue at Evanston Township High School), where in his senior year he was chosen to be the General Director.
He then attended the University of Southern California, where he acted in many short films and theatre productions. Tomorrow, a USC grad-thesis film starring Daniel, traveled to over 60 film festivals and won three awards including “Best Overall Short Film” at the 17th Annual FilmOut San Diego Film Fest. Daniel was also an original member the USC sketch comedy troupe The Suspenders and performed weekly with the USC improv troupe The Merry Men. He was chosen to represent his graduating class as the School of Dramatic Arts commencement speaker.
Recently graduated, Daniel lives in Los Angeles where he is pursuing a career in storytelling, both on and off screen. His recent projects include the new MGM series Stargate Origins and the Imagine Entertainment/Cold Iron Pictures comedy You Can Choose Your Family alongside Jim Gaffigan, Anna Gunn, Alex Karpovsky, Samantha Mathis, and Logan Miller; both set for release in 2018. Daniel also started the sketch comedy group Giggle Break—seen on Funny Or Die, YouTube, and Facebook—where he writes and produces short comedic sketches, starring himself and many of his fellow USC graduates.