Born and bred in the UK, Daniel has been acting for over 25 years after being trained at National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. Besides completing his education in Surrey University, he also went on to the Guildford School of Acting, where he received the Yvonne Arnaud award for his performance, coupled with an acting diploma. He also received a licentiate in Drama with the Guildhall School of Speech and Drama, and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Theatre.
Dan is best known for his work in theatre and has appeared in over 30 Singapore Theatre productions. Notable productions include Quills (luna-id Theatre Company), Death and the Maiden (Escape Theatre), Cabaret (Toy Factory Theatre Ensemble), The Pillowman, Defending the Caveman, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Othello, The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet (SRT), Members Only (Sing Theatre), Animal Farm (Wild Rice) The Full Monty, Dealers Choice, Swimming With Sharks, Circle Mirror Transformation, Chinglish (Pangdemonium Productions), RED (Blank Space Theatre).
He can also be seen in local TV shows such as SAGA 2, The Last Madame, Tribes, Avenue 14, Tanglin, Rojak, Love is Love (Sunset), Heartlanders, 2025, Avenue 13, Hong Bao and Kisses, The School Bell Rings, Code of Law, Keong Saik Street, The Kitchen Musical, Dream School, Café 13, The Garden City Butcher, Moon Face.
Dan has appeared in many Television Commercials for M1, Zuji, EZ Link and Perfect Italiano and has also worked as a voice over artist for commercials, corporate videos and cartoons. He was the voice of AXN for two years and voiced Mr Monkey in the children’s animated series Olive and the Rhyme Rescue Crew.
Feature film credits include In The Room (Eric Khoo), The Faith of Anna Waters (Kelvin Tong), Afterimages (Mythopolis Pictures), The Genius of Beauty (Imagical Arts), Robotropolis (Boku Films).
As a director, productions include, Roses of Eyam, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Laramie Project, The Trojan Women, Lord of the Flies, Grimm Tales, The Crucible (SRT The Young Company), The Tale of the Frog Prince, The Cat in the Hat, Upstairs in the Sky, The Ugly Duckling (SRT The Little Company), Hello Adam, The Magic Jungle, Bunny Finds The Right Stuff (Esplanade PlayTime).
Daniel also runs The Drama Playhouse, a company providing speech and drama enrichment training for children in schools and kindergartens throughout Singapore.
Daniel has been nominated 6 times for both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor at the Straits Times Life Theatre Awards and he has won the Best Supporting Actor Award twice for his roles in Quills, and Cabaret.
Daniel is married to Jules, and has two beautiful children, Dylan and Lily.
Daniel is represented by FLY Entertainment.