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Daniel McVicar (right), 2006
June 17, 1958 |
Independence, Missouri, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, Director, Writer|
He played Captain William T. Bell in "Maschi contro Femmine" (2010) directed by Fausto Brizzi.
His Italian work in 2009 includes Il Bene e il Male" and "Medico in Famiglia" for RAI Television. He played "Bob" in the film "L'Ispettore Coliandro" directed by The Manetti Bros and written by Carlo Lucarelli and "Friends and Enemies" directed by Giulio Manfredonia.
He starred opposite Ben Gazzara in two projects, the television miniseries Woman on the Run where he worked opposite screen legend Gina Lollobrigida, and A Kiss in the Dark with Gazarra and Patricia Millardet, as well as starring in Under the Sky for filmmaker Angelo Antonucci.
He was in The Fourth Planet, directed by award-winning Russian filmmaker Dimitris Astrakhan. Although Daniel starred as American astronaut Sam Straiton, the role called for him to speak entirely in Russian, which he had to learn while shooting on location in St. Petersburg.
He is a member of Mensa.
The short film he directed "Always a First Time" was named a best of the fest at the Salento Film Festival.
A former student of acting teachers Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg, and Milton Katselis and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he teaches acting at Teatro Stabile a Torino, The Holden School, and the Artist's Academy in Rome.
McVicar started the McVlog video blog in July 2006 and hosted the first annual Vloggies Nov. 4, 2006.
His work in the new media expanded to "The Late Nite Mash", an online show and creative community that has featured interviews with Andy García, music mashups with The Late Nite Mash musical director Joey Altruda and saxophone player Plas Johnson , integrated with community generated content from animators, vloggers and artists. Noteworthy episodes include a hangover remedy with French Maid Fifi and Freshtopia, and a discussion of the taser incident at UCLA with Mash experts Mistress Evolution and Mistress Abigail. He was named male vlogger of 2006 by Lulu.tv
His media company MagmaWave.com is in Los Angeles and Turin, Italy.