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Daniel Widdowson was born on 12 November 1980 in Australia's capital Canberra, and studied at Daramalan College. He is most well known as Disney Dan, hosting the Saturday Disney program on TV for seven years from 2000–2007. He began work at Fox Studios Australia in 1999 as an crewman on the Titanic. Authoring the 2016 stage adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, he was invited to be an ambassador for the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation. Daniel is a member of the Australian Writer's Guild and former Australian of the year finalist.
Daniel currently lives on the Central Coast, Australia. His foray into radio began in 2007 as half of the comedy breakfast team Aaron and Dan on Sydney Radio Station Hope 103.2 with Aaron Wright. When asked how did he break into Radio Dan responded, 'Aaron asked me'.
Dan is best known as Disney dan former host of Saturday Disney kids program from 2000 to 2007. But has worked on Home & Away, Ground Force, The Big Arvo, The One, and has made several guest appearances.
Dan's Radio career started at Hope 103 Sydney formerly 2CBA. With his exposure on Disney Dan, Aaron Wright from the breakfast team invited Dan to join the station as co-host. His foray into radio began in 2007 as half of the comedy breakfast team Aaron and Dan on Sydney Radio Station Hope 103.2 with Aaron Wright. When asked how did he break into Radio Dan responded, 'Aaron asked me'.
Dan was one of the writers for the TV Series Home and Away.
Early 2010 Dan finished an illicit drug edu-doco in partnership with the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies at the University of Canberra, explaining the origins of major drugs and the effects they have on the human body.
Late 2010 he underwnet a 6-month Method Acting assignment with a professional Body Builder for a Body Builder Doco, spending 6 months in the life of a body builder, eating measured amounts six times a day, consuming protein content, working out six days a week, the same routine as a professional body builder.
|2011||Suing The Devil||Feature Film|
|2010||Short Film - Two Men On A Dustbin||himself|
|2000-05||Good Friday Appeal||Presenter|
|2005||Worth the Wait|
|2002-04||The Big Arvo|
|2002||The Boxing Guy|
|2001||Carols in the Domain||Performer|
|2010||Knowledge Beyond Borders||Documentary|
|2009||Aaron & Dan's Christmas Carol||Radio Drama|
|2008||The Lonely Elf Who Saved Christmas Day||Radio Drama|
|2008||Ways of Our Lives||Radio Drama|
|2007||10 Days, 9 Months||Radio Drama|
|2007||Home and Away Ep. 4389||TV Drama|
|2006||Home and Away Ep. 4284||TV Drama|
|2006||Home and Away Ep. 4242||TV Drama|
|2006||Home and Away Ep. 4214||TV Drama|
|2006||A Page in Time||Children's Mini Drama|
|2005||The Act of Fabrication||Stage Play|
|2003||Tell Tale Trio||Stage/TV Skits|
|2002||The Boxing Guy||Short Film|
|1999||Young Australian of the Year Finalist||The Act of Ventrication-Stage Play|
|1999||Collin's Booksellers Arts Award||The Act of Ventrication-Stage Play|
|1999||Canberra Area Theatre Award||The Act of Ventrication-Stage Play|
|1999||Young Australian Playwright's Finalist||Our Inner Selves-Stage Play|
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