|Born||in Los Angeles, California, USA|
Mini Bio (1)
Appearing on stage from age 2, and recording his first voiceover demo at age 5, AJ Danna's life is rooted in performing. Born and raised in Hollywood, California, AJ has entertainment in his genes; his father is an entertainer, and his mother is a writer. AJ exercised and fine-tuned his comedy skill set by performing improv with The Groundlings (scholarship recipient) and ComedySportzLA, while pursuing voiceover mentorship with Corey Burton and others. Taking into account his trained ear for voice matching, AJ has brought life to countless character voices (including his voice match performance of Disney's Aladdin Genie, once praised by Jim Meskimen as a "duplication" of Robin Williams.)
AJ's other voiceover projects have included portraying The Ghost Host for a number of The Haunted Mansion 50th Anniversary celebrations, ADR looping, regional radio spots, and English dubbing. AJ has also provided voices for themed entertainment attractions and events around the country. On camera, AJ has performed roles for network sitcoms and dramas, including NBC, FOX, CBS, and Freeform. His lifelong passion for Halloween served as a gateway to working in the horror and Halloween industries, in which he performs often.
On stage, AJ earned an award for "Best Comedic Actor in a Play" during his time performing theatre for children. His theatre background came to the surface again for NBC's "Hairspray Live!," where AJ joined the likes of Martin Short, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, and Harvey Fierstein in the world of 1960s Baltimore. Combining his interest in horror and theatre, AJ also performed as Scotty in the Toronto-bred comedy production "Evil Dead: The Musical."
Behind-the-scenes, AJ learned additional tools of the trade from the technical side of working on set, occasionally body doubling/standing in (including working on Greta Gerwig's Academy Award-nominated "Lady Bird"). Additionally, AJ has entertained thousands of guests while performing improv at theme parks and live events across Southern California.
Whether it's through his work in voiceover, television, theatre, or live immersive entertainment, AJ will continue to deliver on his ideals of telling stories & making you smile.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: TD