Date of Birth
20 December 1985, Marietta, Georgia, USA
5' 9" (1.75 m)
It was over a decade ago when Marietta, Georgia, resident Dan Byrd was first bitten by the acting bug. The then-8-year-old Byrd went to see a live performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway and was hooked.
Now all grown up and living in Los Angeles, California, Byrd has seen his childhood dream through. His break came break in 1998 after countless local productions and commercials when Byrd--who attended Marietta city schools up until high school and was home schooled for the last four years of his education--was cast in the Lifetime Network television series Any Day Now (1998), starring Lorraine Toussaint. Byrd sometimes may be longing for sweet tea and Krispy Kreme donuts, but he looked forward to his starring role in Clubhouse (2004), a new television series about baseball that was canceled shortly after its debut on CBS.
Began acting at the age of 8.
Has appeared in numerous theater productions in Atlanta.
Hobbies include swimming, biking, and riding his moped.
Was to appear in a 2007 remake of Revenge of the Nerds (1984) starring Adam Brody but after three weeks of filming the project was canceled.
The more insight I get, the more scared I get of women in general.
I've heard this before from people: early 20s kind of screws with your head a little bit because you're transitioning into adulthood and actually becoming an adult with responsibilities and paying bills. So all of a sudden, it's like you're responsible now.
I had a pretty untraditional high school experience. I've been acting since I was very young.
It's hard for me to listen to any actors whine or moan about anything acting-related because look at the world. We really have nothing to complain about. Just to be working is a blessing.
The great thing about a name like 'Cougar Town' is that you hear it once and you remember it forever. It's a very 'loud' title. But there's a connection to the word 'cougar' that means a lot of people are going to be turned off right away by the title alone without even giving the show a chance.
When I was in high school, my parents had this power over me - if I ever lied or got caught doing something that I shouldn't be doing, then I would no longer be able to go to L.A. and continue to pursue the acting thing.
My only career strategy is to just not do anything that I have to be completely ashamed of afterwards! Whether it's TV or movies, I feel lucky to be working.