Dan Levy Biography
Dan Levy (born Daniel Joseph Levy) is a prominent Canadian actor, writer, and producer. He began his career as a television host on MTV Canada. His starring as David Rose in the CBC sitcom Schitt’s Creek (2015-2020) made him receive international prominence and critical acclaim. He co-created the sitcom with his father and co-starred with him and his sister Sarah Levy.
For producing, wiring, directing, and acting in the final season of Schitt’s Creek, he became the first person to win a Primetime Emmy Award in all four major disciples in a single year. Also, his work on the show earned him four Canadian Screen Awards out of 18 nominations among other accolades.
Dan Levy Education
He received her education at North Toronto Collegiate Institute. Later, she attended York University and Toronto Metropolitan University where he pursued film production.
Dan Levy Career
Dan Levy Early Work
He began his career as one of the original seven co-hosts on the now-defunct MTV Canada flagship series MTV Live. He gained prominence as co-host of MTV Canada’s The After Shoe and its various incarnations such as The Hills: The After Show and The City: Live After Show (with Jessi Cruickshank). Following The After Show’s cancellation and Jessi’s departure, Levy wrote, produced, and starred in his own Christmas Special for MTV, Daniel Levy’s Holi-Do’s & Don’t’s, and co-hosted the MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet, the X-Factor pre0show, and national coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics for CTV.
After five years, he left MTV Canada. As an actor, he has appeared in a four-episode story arc of the Canadian TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation which premiered as a TV movie called Degrassi Goes Hollywood. Also, he appeared in the 2012 thriller Cyberstalker and in the 2013 comedy-drama film Admission starring Paul Rudd and Tina Fey.
Dan Levy Schitt’s Creek
He formed Not a Real Company Productions in 2015 (with his father Eugene Levy and principals Andrew Barnsley and Fred Levy). Thus their first project was a television pilot with CBC which resulted in Schitt’s Creek. In the series, he starred alongside his father, sister Sarah Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, and Chris Elliott. Because of his work on Schitt’s Creek, he has been nominated for numerous awards including several Canadian Screen Awards for writing and acting. He won the awards for Best Comedy Series, Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series in 2016, and Best Comedy Series in 2019. The series was then nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2019.
He announced in March 2019 that the series was renewed for a sixth and final season. It was announced in July 2017, that Levy would host The Great Canadian Baking Show with Julia Chan which had its premiere on BBC on November 1. He and his father Eugene Levy were guest hosts of The Ellen DeGeneres Show in January 2020, filling in for Ellen while she took a day off. Schitt’s Creek was nominated for 15 Primetime Emmy Awards for its final season in July 2020. Levy then won Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Oustanding Writing for a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series.
Dan Levy Post-Schitt’s Creek career
In August 2020, he enrolled in and began to promote the 12-week self-paced Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Indigenous Canada” hosted by Dr. Tracy Bear (Montreal Lake First Nation), and Dr. Paul Gareau (Metis and French Canadian) of the University of Alberta. That same year in September, he starred in the HBO television film Coastal Elites alongside Bette Midler, Issa Rae, Kaitlyn Dever, and Sarah Paulson. On February 6, 2021, he hosted Saturday Night Live with Grammy-nominated musician Phoebe Bridgers as the musical guest. Levy signed a three-year deal with ABC Signature in September 2019. It was announced in September 2021, that he had signed an overall deal with Netflix to write and produce scripted content across film and TV.
Dan Levy Age
Dan was born on August 9, 1983, therefore he is 39 years old as of Jun 2023. Hence he celebrates his birthday on August 9th of every year.
Dan Levy Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8m) tall.
Dan Levy Family
Levy was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Eugene Levy (Father, born on December 17, 1946) a Canadian actor and comedian. And Deborah Divine (Mother) a screenwriter. He has a younger sister by the name of Sarah Levy (born on September 10, 1986) an actress.
Dan Levy Boyfriend
Dan said in a 2020 interview with Andy Cohen that he is “obviously gay” and has been out since he was 18. However, he is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone.
Dan Levy’s Net Worth
Levy has a net worth of $14 million which he has earned through being an actor, writer, and producer.
Dan Levy Salary
In his profession, he earns a massive amount of salary. However, the amount he receives as a salary is not mentioned on the Internet.
Dan Levy The Idol
In 2023, he starred in the HBO drama series, The Idol. In the series, he plays the role of Benjamin, Jocelyn’s publicist. The Idol focuses on Jocelyn (Lily-Rose Depp), an aspiring pop idol who, after having a nervous breakdown that causes her last tour to be canceled, resolves to reclaim her title as the sexiest pop star in America and begins a complex relationship with Tedros (Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye), a self-help guru and the head of a contemporary cult.
Dan acts alongside fellow actors and actresses such as;
- Abel Tesfaye playing the role of Tedros
- Lily-Rose Depp playing the role of Jocelyn
- Suzanna Son playing the role of Chloe
- Troye Sivan playing the role of Xander
- Jane Adams playing the role of Nikki Katz
- Jennie Ruby Jane playing the role of Dyanne
- Rachel Sennott playing the role of Leia
- Hari Nef playing the role of Talia
- Moses Sumney playing the role of Izaak
- Da’Vine Joy Randolph playing the role of Destiny
- Eli Roth playing the role of Andrew Finkelstein
- Ramsey playing as herself
- Hank Azaria playing the role of Chaim
- Melanie Liburd playing the role of Jenna