Daniel Hughes is a fictional character on the daytime soap opera As the World Turns. Jared and Lindsey Baskin originated the role from 1999–2001. Dylan Bluestone took over from 2001–06, and Kevin Csolak also played the role in 2006. Sam Stone last played the role from January 19, 2007 to November 24, 2008
Daniel is born to Emily Stewart and Tom Hughes during an affair. Margo Hughes, Tom's wife, accepts Daniel into their lives when he is born. Given his mother's inability to provide a stable home, he goes to live with Tom and Margo. He shares the house with Casey and Adam, his half brothers. In January 2007, a man who wants Emily's share of the newspaper kidnaps him. He and Emily are saved by Dusty Donovan.