Daniel Flaherty

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Daniel Flaherty
Daniel Flaherty during filming of The Garden Left Behind,  September 2016
Daniel Flaherty during filming of The Garden Left Behind, September 2016
Born (1993-06-11) June 11, 1993 (age 23)[1]
Glen Rock, New Jersey, US
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present

Daniel "Danny" Flaherty (born June 11, 1993) is an American actor, known for his role as Stanley Lucerne on the MTV teen drama series Skins.[2]

Life and career[edit]

By the age of 17, Flaherty was already a veteran of the indie-arty short film scene, having acted in Spark, Vacant, The Parade, and Portnoy. He also makes music; Daniel writes songs, sings, and plays guitar in a local New Jersey band. Other hobbies include skateboarding and ultimate frisbee. His resume lists "fearless roller coaster rider" as one of his skills.[1]

Daniel originally went to the New York open call but didn’t get a callback. His agent arranged a private audition and it seems like the individual attention was just what he needed to snag the role of Stanley. Daniel's favorite part of working on Skins is getting to contribute to the development of his character.[1]

Daniel started studying acting at age 11. When he turned 13, he booked his first short film, My First Kiss.[3]

In 2010, Flaherty was cast as Stanley Lucerne in the MTV adaptation of the British teen drama Skins. His character is based on the character Sid Jenkins from the original Skins UK show.

In 2012, Flaherty was cast as Tommy, a victim of school bullying, in the independent dramedy Contest. The following year, he appeared in a small role in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street.

In September 2016, it was announced that Flaherty would join the cast of the upcoming film, The Garden Left Behind, directed by Flavio Alves, starring Michael Madsen and Ed Asner.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Flaherty is from Glen Rock, New Jersey. He is the youngest of four siblings. He spends his free time skateboarding, playing guitar, song writing and singing in his band MF Killer Starfish.[3]

His brother Chris Flaherty is a member of the band Idlehurst.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 My First Kiss Danny Flaherty Short film
2008 Chords Plugger #1 Short film
2010 Take Out Unknown Short film
2010 Spark Unknown Short film
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift Additional voices
2012 Hope Springs Danny, the bookstore clerk
2013 Parklife Ian Short film
2013 Paradise Teenage guy
2013 Seldom Sunday Theo Short film
2013 Contest Tommy Dolen
2013 Wolf of Wall Street, TheThe Wolf of Wall Street Zip (lude-buying teenager #1)
2014 Hits Christian
2014 Annie Chase teen
2015 Adderall Diaries, TheThe Adderall Diaries Teenage Roger
2015 King Jack Shane
2015 Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List Boy-Robin
2015 Anatomy of the Tide Trent Page
2016 Eyes, TheThe Eyes Jeffrey
2016 Goat Will
2016 Transfiguration, TheThe Transfiguration Mike
2016 Alone Luke In post-production
2016 November Criminals Noel In post-production
2017 The Garden Left Behind Oscar In post-production
2017 The Meyerowitz Stories Marcus In post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Skins Stanley Lucerne Main cast; 10 episodes
2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Taylor Brite Episode: "Rispetto"
2011 Unforgettable JJ Clayburn Episode: "Trajectories"
2013–present Americans, TheThe Americans Matthew Beeman Recurring role
2013 Nurse Jackie Danny 4 episodes
2014 Leftovers, TheThe Leftovers Max 3 episodes
2015 Eye Candy Max Episode: "YOLO"
2016 Night Of, TheThe Night Of Copy store clerk Miniseries; episode: "Ordinary Death"


  1. ^ a b c "Skins Character: Daniel Flaherty". Wetpaint.com. January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-24. 
  2. ^ "Daniel Flaherty as Stanley Lucerne in Skins". IMDB.com. January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  3. ^ a b "Full Biography: Daniel Flaherty". MTV.com. November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-10. 
  4. ^ "Crafting Stories with Filmmaker Flavio Alves - interview by Madeleine Cutrona — NYFA Current". Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  5. ^ IMDB List of Cast and Crew

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