Dan Levy

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Dan Levy
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Levy at the Improv in 2018
Birth nameDaniel Levy
Born (1981-03-19) March 19, 1981 (age 37)
Stamford, Connecticut
MediumStand-up
Years active1996–present
SpouseRachel Specter (m. 2010)
Children2
Websitedanlevyshow.com

Daniel Levy (born March 19, 1981), is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer from Stamford, Connecticut. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Levy was born on March 19, 1981 to Linda and Elliott L. Levy.[1] In 1993, Levy was a member of the "Half Pint Players", a teen-age improvisation group in Stamford, Connecticut.[2] He began performing as a comedian while attending Emerson College in Boston.[3]

Career[edit]

Levy has performed at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Fest, SF Sketchfest, and toured with Aziz Ansari, John Mulaney, and Whitney Cummings. He has made TV appearances on Premium Blend, Comedy Central Presents, The Late Late Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Chelsea Lately, The Office, Enlightened, Atypical, and @Midnight. His Comedy Central album Congrats on Your Success debuted #1 on iTunes when it was released in 2012.[citation needed] His hour comedy special "Dan Levy: LION" first premiered on Seeso.

As a host, Levy has worked on four MTV shows including Your Face Or Mine and MTV Spring Break, and his own talk show for College Humor: IHaveToGoInAMinuteShow, a daily comedy show directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson.[4] Levy produced, wrote, and starred in My Long Distance Relationship, a 10-part web series for Crackle.

In April 2013, Levy collaborated with DJ Jensen Karp to create Baby Talk, a live comedy show where 3 to 4 comedians ask for parenting advice from children between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. The show was held at NerdMelt Showroom in Los Angeles, which later became a JASH series.[5] Some of the guests included Blake Griffin, Paul Scheer, Natasha Leggero, Bo Burnham, Neal Brennan, and Jermaine Fowler.

In Fall 2016, Levy released his first hour comedy special Dan Levy: LION on the NBC streaming platform Seeso and Amazon.

Levy shooting a promo for his 2016 special, Dan Levy: LION, with longtime friend, John Mulaney

As a producer, Levy executive produced Pretty Wild for E!, and the VH1 sketch series Stevie TV. Levy has written for the Roast of Justin Bieber, and the sitcoms Whitney, Mulaney, The Awesomes, and for the past three seasons, The Goldbergs.[6][7][8] He and long time collaborator Steve Basilone, are currently writing the sequel to the movie Twins, Triplets, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny Devito, and Eddie Murphy.

Personal life[edit]

Levy is married to writer and actress Rachel Specter.[1] Levy is close friends with stand-up comedian John Mulaney, and officiated at his wedding in 2014.

Currently Levy lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children where he writes for the ABC show The Goldbergs.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Dirty Famous
2005 Starved for Attention Frederick
2005 Hope Rocks: The Concert with a Cause Himself
2007 Cash Cow Unicom's Evil Corporate Shill and Anchorman
2007 My Sexiest Year Mark
2008 Spring Break 2008: Pretty Smart
2008 Below the Law Dave Producer
Writer
2009 My Long Distance Relationship Sam Executive producer
Writer
Creator
2009 Blimp Prom Danny Goodyear Writer
2009 Frat Party Chad
2009 Funkt Up Himself
2010 Naked But Funny
2010 Axe: Dirtcathlon DJ Croozeship
2010 A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweet-A-Thon for Haiti Himself
2011 Mardi Gras: Spring Break Frat House MC
2012 Cyberstalker Mystery Man
2012 Roast of Parks Bonifay Himself

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 The Andy Dick Show Nick
2002 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Himself Guest comedian
2004 Your Face or Mine? Himself Host
2004 ESPN SportsCentury Himself
2005 Almost Funny Himself Series pilot
Co-producer
Writer
2005 The Reality Show Himself
2006 Premium Blend Himself
2007 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Jerry Barns
2008–2009 My Long Distance Relationship Sam Executive producer
Writer
Creator
2009 NESN Comedy All-Stars Himself Producer
2009 Comedy Central Presents Himself Writer
2009 Casting Call: Spring Break '83 Himself Host
2009–2013 Chelsea Lately Himself Round Table guest
2010 Laugh Track Mash-ups Dan Producer
Writer
2010 Pretty Wild Executive Producer
Writer
Creator
2011 Enlightened Seth / Sandy
2011 The X Factor Digital Experience Himself Host
2011 13th Annual Young Hollywood Awards Himself Won – Comedian of the Year Award
2012 The Office Trivia moderator
2012 Stevie TV Producer
2012–2013 Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings Himself

Discography[edit]

  • Congrats On Your Success (2011)
  • Running out of Minutes (2013)
  • Dan Levy: LION (2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Rachel Specter, Dan Levy". The New York Times. 2010-07-02. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  2. ^ Sierpine, Diane (1997-11-09). "Levy and Sarezky? Is Comedy Ready?". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  3. ^ Gargan, Scott (2011-06-10). "Class clown: Comedian Dan Levy is enjoying Hollywood success". Connecticut Post. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  4. ^ Agi, Jessica (2008-06-16). "Dan Levy: One minute is all he needs". LaughSpin. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  5. ^ Elist, Jasmine (2013-09-25). "In 'Baby Talk,' comedians get parenting tips from kids". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Exclusive Interview with The Goldbergs' Supervising Producer Dan Levy". TalkNerdyWithUs. 2016-10-05. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  7. ^ "Interview with Dan Levy". Serial Optimist. 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  8. ^ "Roast of Justin Bieber". TheKnowBuddies. 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2018-04-18.

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