Daniel Goddard (actor)

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Daniel Goddard
Daniel Goddard - Monte-Carlo Television Festival.jpg
Goddard in 2013
Born Daniel Richard Goddard
(1971-08-28) 28 August 1971 (age 46)
Sydney, Australia
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Rachael Marcus (2002–present)
Children 2

Daniel Richard Goddard (born 28 August 1971) is an Australian model and actor. He is known for his starring role as Dar on the syndicated action drama BeastMaster, based on the 1982 film The Beastmaster, and for playing Cane Ashby on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless since 2007.


He had nearly completed a degree in finance, but he transferred to the Ensemble Actors Studio without finishing the degree. After several theatrical appearances, Goddard landed his first television role in the Australian soap opera Home and Away, as Eric Phillips.

Goddard then departed for Hollywood, modelling for Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana.[citation needed] He landed the lead role of Dar on the series BeastMaster from 1999 to 2002, returning to his native country, Australia, to film the series.

In January 2007 he joined the cast of the American soap The Young and the Restless, playing the role of Cane Ashby. Owing to his popularity with the female audience, on occasion Goddard has modeled on another CBS Daytime television series, The Price Is Right.

Personal life[edit]

Goddard was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.[citation needed] Goddard began dating interior designer Rachael Marcus in August 1998,[1] and they married on 3 February 2002.[2] They have two sons, born February 2006 and December 2008.[3]



Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Home and Away Eric Phillips 10 episodes
1999–2002 BeastMaster Dar Lead role (65 episodes)
2001 South Pacific N/A Television film; uncredited[citation needed]
2003 Dream Warrior Rage Film
2004 Wild Card Nigel Episode: "Auntie Venom"
2004 Monk Evan Corker Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Captain's Wife"
2005 Age of Kali N/A Film
2006 Lightspeed Python / Edward Bartlett Television film
2007 These Boots Are Made for Walken Bennie Brenner Short film
2007–present The Young and the Restless Cane Ashby Main role (548 episodes)
2009 Immortally Yours Alex Stone Direct-to-DVD film; also known as Kiss of The Vampire
2009 The Perfect Sleep Sergei Film


Year Title Notes
2000–2002 BeastMaster 6 episodes


  1. ^ Goddard, Daniel (July 26, 2017). "19 Years Ago Today I First Saw the Love of My Life". Instagram.com. Retrieved August 10, 2017. 
  2. ^ Goddard, Daniel (February 3, 2017). "15 Years Ago Today I Married My Best Friend". Instagram.com. Retrieved August 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Daniel Goddard Welcomes Son Sebastian William". CelebrityBabies.com. Retrieved 21 May 2009. 

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