Daniel Clark (Canadian politician and actor)
Daniel Clark was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on June 21, 1976. Beginning in 1986 he was a featured player on the Canadian children's series OWL/TV, which aired on CBC Television in Canada and PBS in the United States. Initially only doing voice overs for the show, within a year he was chosen to play the lead role of 'Daniel', sidekick to wisecracking skeleton Boneapart on the 'You and Your Body' segments.
He completed two seasons on the children's program. However, the show was aimed at a narrow age demographic, and he became too old for the role.
Clark faded from public view for 12 years, during which, he attended Toronto's Upper Canada College, York Mills Collegiate Institute (which is where he completed his Ontario Secondary School Diploma as an Ontario Scholar) and Dalhousie University.
Clark first foray into politics was working for Minister of Immigration Barbara McDougall in the 1988 federal election, and in numerous campaigns for the Progressive Conservative Party in the following years.
In 1996, he became President of the Dalhousie Progressive Conservative Youth, a position he held until 1998. In 1999, he was in charge of scheduling for Dr. John Hamm's campaign for the 1999 Nova Scotia election, which resulted in Dr. Hamm becoming Premier.
Clark was not from Timmins and never set foot in the riding before one week into the election. He finished a distant fourth.
Clark has since pursued a career in pharmaceuticals, working for both Pharmacia and Hoffmann-La Roche. From 2005-2007 he served as a member of the Dalhousie University Board of Governors. In 2008 he graduated on the Dean's list from the Queen's University MBA Program. Daniel worked for Capital One in Toronto. He is currently pursuing entrepreneurial interests, as owner/operator of a "fish and chips" restaurant in Keswick, Ontario.
In 2007, he published a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal with Patrick McGrath and Noni MacDonald looking at the attitudes of Members of Parliament towards health research. In that same year he participated on the Queen's team for the Tata-Schulich Case Competition. The team placed third, but Daniel was given the Best Individual Presenter award.
- See Dalhousie Gazette http://www.dalgazette.ca 1997 issue 14
- see Globeandmail http://www.theglobeandmail.com June 2nd, 2008