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Dan Hirst

0027724302378 danthestuntman@gmail.com . http://www.danhirst.net

Performer Profile

  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 6 feet
  • Weight: 183 lbs
  • Age Range: 28 - 45
  • Physique: Athletic
  • Hair Color: Blond(e)
  • Hair Length: Short
  • Eyes: Green
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian

Daniel John Hirst

UK Equity
Website : www.danhirst.net

Email : danthestuntman@gmail.com or dan@danhirst.net Tel: : 0027 (0)724302378(South Africa) Tel :0044 (0)7547645122(UK)

Born in York UK 13 May 1975

From leaving school in 1993 I served in the British Army Reserves then went on to the Regular Army and trained as an Infantry Platoon Commander at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

I started Stunt work in 2000 and Acting alongside that in 2003. I am a British Passport holder with South African residency.


Height 5' 11",Weight 80kg(183 lbs), Chest 42",Waist 34",Leg 33",Neck 15", Shoe UK9,US10.


Firearms instructor,Tactical Firearms Trained with LA SWAT and Homeland Security USA,Drill Instructor(Competition level) UK, Scuba Diving Instructor(PADI &SSI),Snowboarding Guide(France), Abseil Instructor(Military
& South African civilian),Canoe Guide,Quad Bike Guide,Hiking and trail leader,Kloofing/Cliff jumping Guide(Transkei SA), Forklift Truck operator,Code 10 Truck licence + PDP(Public Driving Permit), Paraglider,Skydiver (Cat 8/A licence),Horse Riding guide. Trampolining,Mini Tramp,Strong swimmer,rock climbing,Skiing,Wake Boarding,Rollerblading,Mountain biking,Running,Gymnastics,Capoeira ,Muay Thai Boxing,Military Boxing,Sword fighting.

Stunt Credits
"Desire" Ridley Scott Associates 2012 (Stunt Coordinator) "All You Need Is Kill" Warner Bros 2012 (Stunts) "Jack Ryan" Paramount Pictures 2012 (Stunts) "Half Of A Yellow Sun" 2012 (Stunt Coordinator) "World War Z"Paramount Pictures 2011(Stunts) "The Dark Knight Rises" Warner Bros 2011(Stunts) "Safe House" Universal (Stunt Mercenary/Stunt driver/Tactical Advisor) "Dredd"2011(Stunts,Tactical Advisor) “Getting Out Alive” 2010 (Stunt Coordinator & Tactics) “Dark Tide” 2010 (Stunt Double) “Death Race 2” 2010 (Stunts)
“Lost Boys 3” 2010 (Stunt Double) “History of America” 2010 (Stunts) “Red Tails” Lucas Film 2009 (Military Advisor & Boot Camp Coordinator) “Secret of Whales” 2008 (Stunt Coordinator/Underwater stunt manager) “Acid Factory”2008(Stunt performer) “Ex”2008(Stunt Driver)
“Devils Whore”2008 “Channel 4,UK”(Stunt Coordinator,Sword master) “Safari”2008 (Stunt Driver)
“Generation Kill”2007 “HBO” (Stunt Coordinator,performer and Safety officer,boot camp instructor)
“Tunnel Rats”2007(Stunt Coordinator,Military advisor and Boot Camp Instructor) “Anner House”2006(Stunt Coordinator) “Cash”2006(Assistant Stunt Coordinator/Stunt Driver and rigger) “Goodbye Bafana”2006(Stunt Performer) “Jonestown”2006(Stunt Performer) "Blood Diamond"Warner Bros 2006 (Stunt Double Leo Di Caprio/Military Instructor) “Avenger”2005 (Stunt Actor)
‘The Curse of King Tuts Tomb” Hallmark (Stunt Double) “L’Affaire Du Rainbow Warrior”(Stunt Performer) “Triangle” 2005 (Stunt performer) “Mercenary” 2005 (Stunt double Luke Goss) “Poseidon Adventure” 2004 (Stunt double Rutger Hauer) “Slipstream” 2004(Stunt Performer) “Red Water” 2003 (Stunt double Rob Boltin) “Die Nebelungen” 2004(Stunt double Sam West) “Monsieur N”2002 (Military advisor and Stunt Performer) “Out on a Limb” 2004(Stunt Performer) “Ask the Dust” 2004 (Stunt Performer) “Troy” 2003 “Warner Bros” (Stunt Performer) “Blast” 2003 (Stunt double for Tony Hickox) “Charlie” 2003(Stunt Performer) “Consequence” (2002 Stunt double for Rick Schroder) “Home Alone 4” 2002 (Stunt Performer)

Acting Credits

"Jack Ryan" 2012 (Russian Kidnapper) "The British"2011 (Captain Gallagher) "History of the World"2011 (Viking General) "History of Civilisation"2011 (Dutch Boxer) “Getting Out Alive” 2010 (SWAT Captain) “Lost Future” 2010 (Rolan) Lead Role “Red Tails”2009(German Ground Soldier) “Lost City Raiders”2008(Alexi) Lead Role “Blood Diamond”2006(Mercenary Bodyguard) “Mercenary” 2005 South Africa (Merc 1) “Supernova” 2004 South Africa (CIA Pilot) “Jonestown”2006(Knifeman)
“Out on a Limb” 2004 South Africa (Police Sergeant) “Charlie”2003 (Police Motorcyclist) “Die Nebelungen/Kindom in Twighlight” 2004 (Horse Messenger) Red Tails and Safe House have hit number 2 slots in the US box office in the past year. I am glad of all the freedom I was given on these projects. The preparation paid off. In 2012 I have coordinated "Half Of A Yellow Sun” British Film Institute ,Starring Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor in Nigeria and performed on All You Need Is Kill and Jack Ryan. Having just completed stunt coordinating “Desire” for Ridley Scott Associates in Chile starring Damian Lewis,Shannyn Sossoman and Jordi Molla I am ready for the next challenge. Regards Dan Hirst

Performer Skills

  • Performance Skills: Martial Arts, Stunts
  • Athletic Skills: Rollerblading, Boxing, Soccer, Martial Arts, Cycling, Swimming, Gymnastics, Aerobics
  • Accents: Scottish, Russian, Spanish, British, Irish, Australian, French
  • Dance: Club/Freestyle, Capoeira


  • Roundhay School, Leeds/UK
    High School
  • Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, N/A, Camberley/UK, 1995
    Military Officer Training.


  • Royal Military Acadamy Sandhurst, 1995
    British Army Officer Training

Employment Details

  • Work History: Music Video, Film, Commercial, Television
  • Job Categories: Stunts, Acting
  • Are you willing to work unpaid?: No
  • Authorized to work in United States: Yes
  • Primary Citizenship: United Kingdom
  • Valid Passport: Yes
  • Prior Job Title 1: Stunt Coordinator
  • Prior Job Title 2: Actor
  • Prior Job Title 3: Stunt Performer

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