Dan Widdowson

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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.

Current day[edit]

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'.

TV career[edit]

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.

Radio career[edit]

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'.[1]

Film[edit]

Primarily a presenter, Daniel has also guest starred in various Films including the American Film Suing the Devil (2011 film).[2]

Writer[edit]

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.

Film/TV[edit]

Year Title Role
2011 Superset Me Documentary
2011 Suing The Devil Feature Film
2010 Rendezvous 6 Film
2010 Short Film - Two Men On A Dustbin himself
2000-07 Saturday Disney Presenter/Actor
2004-05 Ground Force Presenter
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
2000 Perth Telethon Presenter

Writer/awards[edit]

Year Title Type
2010 Knowledge Beyond Borders Documentary
2011 Superset Me Documentary
2010 Rendezvous 6 Film
2010 Illicit Drugs 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
Year Award Entry
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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