Daniel began his journey into the craft of acting in 1993 after a short stint as singer in a boy band. Yes, a boy band. After a year of part time studies with Jessica Van Der Veen he enrolled in the Full Time Program at Gastown Actors Studio. It was while at Gastown that he first met Kate Twa and then later followed her over to the Lyric School of Acting. During his 5 years at Lyric he worked with both Kate and Michelle Lonsdale-Smith and began teaching alongside Kate in her young professionals program. He has also worked with David Rotenberg from Toronto’s Professional Actors Lab as well as renowned acting coach Larry Moss.
Over the past 27 years Daniel has amassed a resume of nearly 150 credits in film and tv and over 20 theatre credits. Selected credits include lead roles in the films Toxic Skies, Secrets of a Marine’s Wife and The BFG (directed by Steven Spielberg) and recent guest star roles on the television shows Somewhere Between, Motherland and The Good Doctor. He’s also appeared in over 30 Hallmark Movies. Selected Theatre credits include the lead role of Shapoor in the western Canadian premiere of Counter Offence at the Firehall Arts Centre (directed by Donna Spencer), the role of Jeremy in Coronation Voyage at the Belfry Theatre (directed by Roy Surette) and the role of Mickey in Hurly Burly at the Lyric Theatre Project (directed by Kate Twa).
Daniel has also worked extensively as an audition reader for over 12 years for various casting directors including Clark & Page, Mayers & Brandstatter and Michelle Allen. His professional demeanor and strong reading skills have earned him a strong reputation for additional work on set and other various projects. Daniel has taught his ever evolving Audition Workshop to hundreds of actors for over fifteen years and absolutely loves the process.