Moped Rider Daniel Byrd was born on November 20, 1985, in Marietta, Georgia. He enrolled at high school in Glendale, California, for a semester and then continued his studies via home schooling.Dan has a brother named Ryan Byrd and a sister named Molly Byrd.His hobbies include biking, swimming and riding his moped.
He performed in a number of theater productions in Atlanta and by age 13, had made his way to California to become a full time actor.
Byrd debuted on television with a recurring role in the critically acclaimed drama series “Any Day Now” (Lifetime, 1998-2002), starring Lorraine Toussaint and Annie Potts.
Playing Colliar Sims, he was awarded a 2000 Young Artist for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Supporting Young Actor.
Other television roles include Kenny Moss in “State of Graces” (2001-2002), Jeremy Hetherington in “The Guardian” (2002-2003) and Luke Campbell in “Heroes” (2009).
As a film actor, Byrd won a Burbank International Children's Film Festival Award for his acting in Paul Simmons' “The First of May” (1999).
His follow-up projects include “28 Days” (2000, with Sandra Bullock), “A Cinderella Story” (2004, with Hilary Duff), “Mortuary” (2005), “Lonely Hearts” (2006, with John Travolta) and “The Hills Have Eyes” (2006, as Bobby Carter).Moviegoers will see him as Norman Long in the upcoming comedy “Norman” (2009). Burruss Elementary School and Marietta Middle School before moving to California at age 13 to start his acting career.Background: “Some kids let the money and fame get in between them and their families.I'm fortunate enough to have such a strong-knit family and I'm not going to let that happen.” Dan Byrd After performances in theater productions, Dan Byrd made a promising television debut with his award-winning portrayal of young Colliar Sims on the Lifetime Network series “Any Day Now” (1998-2002), where he picked up a Young Artist Award.He later starred as best friend Mike Dougherty on the short-lived show “Clubhouse” (CBS, 2004) and teen social outcast Justin Tolchuck on the comedy series “Aliens in America” (CW, 2007).He was nominated for a Young Artist Award for his performance in the Warner Bros/TNT miniseries “Salem's Lot” (2004).