Daniel was raised in Rhosllannerchrugog and trained at East 15 Acting School.
He now lives in Denbigh with his wife Elen and their two children.
He has recently completed a year long West End run of Roddy Doyle’s The Commitments at The Palace Theatre, directed by Jamie Lloyd. He played the leading role of Deco on many occasions, covered five roles in total and met his musical heroes Brian May and Paul McCartney.
Theatre credits include: Tom: The Tom Jones Musical (national tour); As You Like It (Ludlow and Stafford Castle); Some Like It Hotter (Nationwide Tour); Mods and Rox (The New Wolsey Theatre); Deffro’r Gwanwyn/Spring Awakening a New Musical (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru/Elen Bowman); Gluscabi, Melangell, The Princess and the Hunter, Me, a Giant! for Theatr na n’Og; The Comedy of Errors (Stafford Festival Shakespeare) and Romeo & Juliet for Bitesize Theatre.
Theatr Clwyd credits include: Little Shop of Horrors, The Hub, The Taming Of The Shrew, Animal Farm, Yesterday, The Suicide, Tales From Small Nations, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and 9 consecutive rock n roll pantos including Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin, Robin Hood & The Babes in The Wood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Beauty & The Beast and two portions of Dick.
Dan worked for Disney on the recent Muppets Most Wanted sequel at Pinewood studios (he got to meet & work with Kermit, Fozzie and Animal in the flesh!) Television credits include: Dau Dŷ a Ni, Mici in Tipyn o Stad, Dafydd Meirion in A470 (ITV) and in a number of short films. Dan is a professional signed guitarist/singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and has had recent success with his first solo studio album Tro Ar Fyd reaching no 3 in BBC Radio Cymru’s chart.
He is a regular on Welsh television and radio performing his own songs. Appearances include: Wedi 3, Ar Gamera, Yr Ystafell Fyw, Trac, Gofod, Bro, Bryn Terfel’s Gwyl Y Faenol, Pws, Wedi 7, Noson Lawen, Nodyn, Uned 5 and Bandit.
He also fronts the Welsh band Daniel Lloyd a Mr Pinc who have released several Welsh language recordings and have toured extensively over the past 10 years. A career highlight of theirs was a performance at the Bryn Terfel Faenol festival in 2008.
Dan is thrilled to be back in ‘Clwyd’ playing Dandini.