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Overview (4)

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Birth NameDaniel Joseph Levy
Nickname Dan
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Daniel Levy is an Emmy® winning showrunner, and a writer, actor, director, and producer, best known for his work on one of the most beloved shows on television, Schitt's Creek, which he co-created with his father Eugene Levy. For its fifth season, the show earned four Emmy® nominations including Best Comedy Series, a PGA Award nomination, a GLAAD Media nomination for Best Comedy Series, two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations including Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series, and five Critics' Choice Award nominations including Best Comedy Series and one for Levy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

In 2013, he formed Not A Real Company Productions with his father and principals Andrew Barnsley and Fred Levy to create Schitt's Creek, a half-hour single camera comedy for CBC/ITV/Pop. In addition to being the co-creator, showrunner, executive producer, and writer of Schitt's Creek, Levy also stars alongside Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Annie Murphy, and Chris Elliott. Recently, the show concluded its final season with a two-part finale.

Schitt's Creek has garnered nearly three dozen awards and more than 100 nominations, including a 2019 Canadian Screen Award for Best Comedy, a 2019 TCA Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, a 2020 Costume Design Guild Award for Excellence in Contemporary Television, a 2020 SAG Award Nomination for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series, and a 2020 Critics' Choice Award nomination for Best Comedy Series. In 2019, Levy won Best Comedic Performance at the MTV Movie & TV Awards for his role on the show, and was honored by GLAAD with the 2019 Davidson/Valentini Award.

Levy began his television career co-hosting MTV Canada's flagship show MTV Live and later co-wrote, co-hosted, and co-produced the critically-acclaimed ratings hit The After Show and its various incarnations, including The Hills: The After Show and The City: Live After Show. Levy also wrote, produced, and starred in his own Christmas special for MTV, Daniel Levy's Holi-Do's & Don'ts and co-hosted the MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet, the X-Factor pre-show, and national coverage of the Vancouver Olympic Games for CTV. Levy also co-hosted The Great Canadian Baking Show, and has also made a guest appearance on Modern Family. He made his film debut opposite Tina Fey in "Admission". Up next, Levy will appear in TriStar Pictures and Entertainment One romantic comedy, Happiest Season.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Schitt's Creek PR

Trivia (9)

He's the son of comedic actor Eugene Levy and Deborah Divine.
Older brother of Sarah Levy.
He is good friends with Catherine O'Hara, who is his co-star on Schitt's Creek (2015), who has known him since he was a baby.
Dan came out to his mother at age 18. Dan's dad was waiting for him to come out, but his mom couldn't wait and asked her son if he was gay. Dan said "Yes!".
He is good friends with Stacey Farber who played Rachel on the CBC comedy series Schitt's Creek (2015) in S4E7 Schitt's Creek: The Barbecue (2018). They went on vacation together to Japan.
Nephew of Fred Levy.
He was named after the Elton John song Daniel. His parents had met Elton and his partner David Furnish at an Emmys after-party. Eugene text Dan to "come find us." Dan ran into his parents after the after-party and he asked "what did he say after you told him that I was named after his song?"? Eugene said "we didn't tell him.".
He and his father Eugene Levy made history at the 72nd Emmy Awards. They became the first father/son duo to be nominated for and to win Emmys on the same night.
Is the only person to have won Emmys for acting, directing, writing and producing in a single year. He won the awards in 2020.

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