Dan was born and raised in California. He grew up immersed in a creative community surrounded by theater and arts. Inspired by a family member involved in local theater, it did not take long for Dan to find his way to the stage. At nine years old, he began acting and quickly fell in love with theater. His list of theatrical credits grew each passing year through high school.
After graduating from California State University, Northridge, Dan pursued another passion of his—law enforcement. He became a police officer at his alma maters police department and was given the responsibility in providing crime prevention lectures and community safety workshops. He also provided realistic television and radio media reenactments for various police training exercises.
Dan has trained with various coaches in Los Angeles, including Jodi Gottlieb, Mick Wingert, Bob Bergen, and many more. See "training."
Dan currently lends his talents at Universal Studios Parks & Resorts, Hollywood, voicing Optimus Prime and Megatron as well as in the podcast, Seminar, an anthology story, as the voice of The Student (Alex and Thomas).
"We get older each passing day, but you can be young at heart forever."