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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 25 April 1980Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Daniel was born in Sydney, Australia, and attended the prestigious Sydney Boys High School. A talented student and athlete, his professional acting debut came in 1998 in Australian drama 'Neighbours'. The role of Joel Samuels was written specifically for him. In almost four years on the show, Daniel won a Logie Award for Most Popular New Talent, and in 2001 was nominated for Most Popular Actor.

In 2002 Daniel moved to London to star in the stage musical 'Godspell' in which he alternated the roles of Jesus and Judas nightly. He revisited this Biblical theme in 2004, again playing the role of Jesus in 'The Mysteries' onstage opposite revered UK actor Edward Woodward.

While in London, Daniel also starred in UK Television favorite 'The Bill' as PC Cameron Tait (2003-2005) and in 2004 was Nominated for a British Television Award for Best Newcomer.

Upon returning to Australia in 2005, Daniel starred in UK-Australian Co Production 'Tripping Over' and has since proving his enduring popularity, playing Detective Simon Joyner in 'City Homicide', the number 1 show in Australia in 2007. In 2009 he completed his final scenes on the popular police drama

In 2010 Daniel played the role of Jason Oliver in film The Cup, before taking the lead role in Channel 7 Western 'Wild Boys' in 2011.

Daniel recieved a silver logie Nomination for his work on Wild Boys.

2012 saw Daniel relocate to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.

In 2013/14 Daniel filmed the lead role in Shane Abbess' sci fi film Infini, where he was highly praised for the intensity of performance.

Almost immediately after Daniel was cast in the role of Arion Ellessedil in MTV's big budget fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles, due for release in January 2016.

Daniel has recently been cast in the lead role of Kane in ambitious futuristic flick SFv1 alongside Kellan Lutz, Rachel Griffiths and Temuera Morrisson.

Proving he is one of the most versatile performers in Australia, Daniel hosted 7 series of Global TV juggernaut Dancing With The Stars, receiving much praise from the Australian public for his energy and cheek. Daniel stepped away from this role in 2014 to focus on his acting career.

Never one to sit still, Daniel has raced triathlons and marathons for over 20 years. He has represented Australia at amateur level, and raced the famous Hawaiian Ironman triathlon. Dan raced the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon World Championships in Las Vegas in September 2013, and is currently in training for his 8th Ironman triathlon in early 2016. He has run the London, Gold Coast and LA marathons, just to name a few....

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anon

Trivia (4)

Before starting his career in "Neighbours" Daniel was a triathlete. He met his first agent while cheering at a triathlon in Sydney in 1996 and thats what prompted him to take up acting. Daniel still competes and often races in triathlon events around the world. He won his age group in the 2009 Ironman China event, and completed the 2009 Hawaiian Ironman.
Playing Detective Simon Joyner in series 2 of City Homicide. [April 2008]
Host of X-Factor in Australia. [January 2005]
Daniel competed in 3 triathlon world championships, over the Olympic distance in 2008, the Ironman World Championships in 2009 and the Ironman 70.3 world championships in 2013.

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