Daniel J. Parker is currently living in North Hollywood, California, which is a long way from home. Born in England and raised in Switzerland, Daniel is an incredibly talented actor that is wowing audiences with his delicate blend of shock and elegance.
Like many other actors and actresses, Daniel first began his career on the school stage. Before he really knew it, Daniel’s passion for acting had gone beyond simply taking part, and he found himself really challenging himself. For example, during a performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, in which Daniel played Willy Wonka, he improvised on stage when a technical failure rendered his lines obsolete. He has termed it ‘unfiltered character flow’, and believes that he was so invested in the character of Willy Wonka that, on stage, he almost became that man. This convinced Daniel that he needed to start thinking much more seriously about acting as a career.
There are many different actors that Daniel is inspired by, and makes him want to continue to work on his craft. In the working character actor field Xander Berkeley and Bruce Davison are the two that come to his mind, and Daniel was greatly saddened to learn of the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, a brilliant actor that paved the way for many other character actors to take the lead themselves. Philip Seymour Hoffman is one of the actors that Daniel would have most loved to work with, and it is tragic that now, no one will have the chance to collaborate with such an acting great.
Despite many other interesting avenues that Daniel could go down at the moment, he has made the conscious decision to concentrate solely on his acting. Many people are excited about where his career could go next, but for now, we will just have to wait and see.