Daniel Levy (TV personality)
|Born||Daniel Joseph Levy
August 24, 1983
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Occupation||Actor, writer, producer, TV personality|
2000s: Early television work with MTV
Levy got his breakthrough working as the former co-host of MTV Canada's program The After Show and its various incarnations including The Hills: The After Show and The City: Live After Show with co-host Jessi Cruickshank. Previously, he was one of the original seven co-hosts of MTV Canada's flagship series MTV Live, which is now no longer on air. Levy also wrote, produced, and starred in his own Christmas Special for MTV, Daniel Levy's Holi-Do's & Don'ts for MTV and co-hosted the MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet, the X-Factor pre-show, and national coverage of the Vancouver Olympic Games for CTV.
2011–2013: Transition into acting work
As an actor, he has appeared in a four-episode story arc of the Canadian TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation, which premiered as a TV movie called Degrassi Goes Hollywood. In his Degrassi arc, Levy played a film producer who hires Paige Michalchuk as the lead in a new film directed by actor Jason Mewes. He has also appeared in the 2012 thriller Offline and in the 2013 film Admission starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd.
2013–present: Schitt's Creek
In 2013, Levy formed Not A Real Company Productions (with his father Eugene Levy and principals Andrew Barnsley and Fred Levy). Their first project was a television pilot with CBC, which resulted in Schitt's Creek. Levy also stars in the series alongside his father, Catherine O'Hara, Annie Murphy, and Chris Elliott. It's the first television series produced by Not a Real Company Productions, the production company of Levy and his father. Levy has spoken publicly often about his character's portrayal of pansexuality, saying:
I think in certain parts of America, David’s sexual ambiguity was a big question mark. (But) it was issues like that that I find quite exciting.
For his work on Schitt's Creek, Levy has been nominated for numerous awards, including several Canadian Screen Awards for writing and acting, winning the awards for Best Comedy Series and Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series in 2016.
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