DanLevy, born on August 9, 1983, is a Canadian actor, writer, director, comedian, and producer. He began his career as a television host on M.T.V. Canada and received international acclaim for starring as David Rose in the C.B.C. sitcom “Schitt’s Creek.” We’ll help you celebrate his special day right here!
Daniel Joseph Levy
August 9, 1983
Daniel Joseph Levy, better known as Dan Levy, was born in Toronto on August 9, 1983, to Eugene Levy and Deborah Divine. He attended high school at the North Toronto Collegiate Institute and studied film production at York University and Ryerson University. He began his career as a television presenter on M.T.V. Canada’s flagship series, “M.T.V. Live,” becoming popular because of his jolly personality. He rose to prominence as a co-host alongside Jessi Cruickshank of M.T.V. Canada’s “The After Show” and its variations like “The Hills: The After Show” and “The City: Live After Show.” However, After the show’s cancellation, Levy wrote, starred, and produced “Daniel Levy’s Holi-Do’s & Don’ts” for M.T.V.
Levy left M.T.V. in 2011 and, two years later, founded Not a Real Company Productions. The company’s first project was “Schitt’s Creek,” which propelled Levy to international prominence. The show was co-created with his father and co-starred by his sister, Sarah Levy, a prominent actress in her own right. For his work on the show, Levy was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in four major disciplines a year after producing, writing, directing, and acting in the final season of “Schitt’s Creek.” His work on the show also earned him four Canadian Screen Awards from 18 nominations, among numerous other accolades.
In 2020, Levy and his father acted as guest hosts of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” interviewing Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy. He also worked in an H.B.O. T.V. film series “Coastal Elites” with Kaitlyn Dever, Sarah Paulson, Bette Midler, and Issa Rae in the same year. It focused on the lives of five people navigating life through the COVID-19 pandemic. The next year, the actor appeared on “Saturday Night Live” with Phoebe Bridgers and signed a deal with Netflix to produce and write scripted content across T.V. and film.
Levy begins his career as a V.J. on M.T.V., hosting the show "M.T.V. Live."
Levy stars in his first thriller, "Cyberstalker."
Levy forms Not a Real Company Productions with his father and their first project is "Schitt's Creek."
Levy stars in the H.B.O. television film "Coastal Elites," which focuses on the lives of people navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.
Why We Love Dan Levy
As a gay man, Levy’s been a target of homophobes and haters. However, he doesn’t want others to go through his experiences. So he promotes love for everyone on his social media accounts and through his shows.
He’s a dog lover
Levy’s a big advocate of adopting animals, not buying them. He says thousands of stray dogs and cats on the streets of Toronto also need love.
After quitting M.T.V., Levy had a difficult time getting acting, producing, or hosting gigs. But instead of moping, he created his own company and launched a T.V. series, “Schitt’s Creek,” that became a hit.
5 Surprising Facts
His family celebrates Christmas and Hanukkah
Levy’s father is Jewish and his mother is Protestant, so he celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah.
He loves British crime shows
The actor adores crime dramas, especially British ones.
He’s a Beyoncé fan
According to Levy's social media, his favorite singer is Beyoncé.
He has an eyewear line
Levy has his own eyewear line: DL Eyewear.
His best friend is Annie Murphy
Levy’s friends with Murphy, the actress who plays Alexis on "Schitt’s Creek."
Dan Levy FAQs
Is Dan Levy related to Shawn Levy?
No, he isn’t.
Is Dan Levy engaged?
The actor is currently single, although he did reveal that he went on “a lot of dates” in London before the pandemic.
Are Dan and Sarah Levy close?
Yes, they have a wonderful relationship, both onscreen and offscreen.
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