Dan Payne was born in Victoria, BC, Canada and subsequently lived a nomadic lifestyle as his family moved a great deal. Dan has appeared on the big screen in feature films such as No Clue (Carl Bessai), John Tucker Must Die (Betty Thomas), Watchmen (Zach Schneider), blockbuster Warcraft (Duncan Jones), Star Trek Beyond (Justin Lin), as well as the critically acclaimed indie film “Mulligans.” Payne’s career to date also compromises of many television features such as: The Hunters, Christmas Miracle, Buried Secrets, A Family Thanksgiving, The Secret Lives of Second Wives, Truth, Hiding, A Time To Dance, Christmas She Wrote, Matchmaker Mysteries and many many more. Dan is no stranger to the Disney family, playing a series regular villain, Traeger, on Disney XD's Mech X-4 and Bruce, Gabby Duran's dad on Gabby Duran and the Unsittables. Most recently Dan played King Beast in the critically acclaimed and Disney Original trilogy Descendants 1/2/3 as well as Harris LaRue in the Disney+ series The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers. Dan also starred in the Netflix family friendly movies Aliens Ate My Homework and Aliens Stole My Body. Payne is no stranger to the horror/sci-fi genre with roles in Devil in the Dark, Her Husbands Secret Life, Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard), Underworld: Awakening horror (Mans Marlind/Bjorn Stein) as well as the series film R.L. Stine’s: Haunting Hour, Blood: A Butcher’s Tale and the dark and intriguing web series, Divine: the series (Ivan Hayden). At 6’4 and 225 pounds Payne was a natural to become an athlete, but he also had a thirst for higher education. Upon graduating from high school, he had earned several university scholarships and chose the University of Calgary for his post-secondary education. There he played volleyball for the U of C Dinosaurs, traveling throughout Canada. His successful volleyball career, which included coaching volleyball camps for special needs children eventually ended in Holland.
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