Daniel Webber (actor)

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Daniel Webber
Born (1988-06-28) 28 June 1988 (age 33)
OccupationActor
Years active2008–present

Daniel Peter Webber (born 28 June 1988) is an Australian actor. Among his best known roles, Webber has portrayed Mötley Crüe lead singer Vince Neil in the 2019 film The Dirt,[1] Lee Harvey Oswald in the American science fiction thriller miniseries 11.22.63 and Lewis Wilson in the Netflix original series The Punisher.

Early life and education[edit]

Webber grew up on the New South Wales Central Coast and attended Green Point Christian College.[2] He was a trampolinist and performed in the 2000 Summer Olympics closing ceremony.[3]

Career[edit]

Webber worked as a rope access technician on wind turbines.[3] His first acting experience was on the 2009 film The Combination. From 2009–2010, he portrayed Darius Pike on the TV series K-9.[3] He also had roles on All Saints and in the miniseries Devil's Dust.[4]

In 2015, Webber played Ryan Kelly, a stalker, on Australian soap opera Home and Away.[5]

Webber's role on the J. J. Abrams-produced 11.22.63 was his first in the United States. He got the role after sending in an audition tape, which he had two days to prepare for, including watching newsreels of Oswald and listening to clips of his voice.[5][6] After he was cast, he then read the novel on which it was based, as well as other books about the assassination.[7][8] Webber received praise for "mastering Oswald's peculiar speech pattern and growing sense of paranoia."[9][10]

In 2016, he starred alongside Lena Headey and fellow Australian Eliza Taylor in the police drama film Thumper.[11]

Webber played a distraught United States Army veteran who suffers from PTSD in the Netflix television series The Punisher.[12]

In 2019, Webber attracted critical acclaim for his performance as Mötley Crüe lead singer Vince Neil in the 2019 Netflix film The Dirt.[1][13][14] He also appeared in the feature film Danger Close, directed by Kriv Stenders.[15][16]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Combination Jason
2009 Multiple Choice Andy Short film
2011 Sleeping Beauty Spy Shop Assistant
2012 The Girl Who Lived Caspar
2012 Spine Wayne Short film
2012 Reason to Smile Jake Short film
2013 Galore Shane
2013 Deceit Xavier Thornton
2013 Break Liam Short film
2014 Eric Eric Short film
2015 Skin Luke Short film
2015 Summer Nights Indy Short film
2016 Teenage Kicks Dan O'Connel
2016 All Night Gaming Will
2017 Thumper Beaver
2017 Australia Day Jason Patterson
2019 The Dirt Vince Neil
2019 Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan Private Paul Large
2020 Escape from Pretoria Stephen Lee

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 All Saints Kieran Foster Episode: "Training Wheels"
2009 K-9 Darius Pike Main Cast, 26 Episodes
2012 Devil's Dust Young Guy TV Miniseries, 2 Episodes
2015 Home and Away Ryan Kelly 9 Episodes
2016 11.22.63 Lee Harvey Oswald Main Cast, 7 Episodes
2016 Home and Family Himself
2017 The Punisher Lewis Wilson Main Cast, 7 Episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Blabbermouth (2 December 2018). "MÖTLEY CRÜE Biopic 'The Dirt' To Arrive In March". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Past Student's Association Newsletter" (PDF). Green Point Christian College. July 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Chang, Kee (9 February 2016). "Daniel Webber's Locked and Loaded". Anthem Magazine. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Nic Westaway's stalker crisis". TV Week. 11 March 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  5. ^ a b Hamedy, Saba (12 February 2016). "Daniel Webber as Lee Harvey Oswald is the best reason to watch Hulu's '11.22.63'". Mashable Australia. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  6. ^ Ge, Linda (14 February 2016). "'11.22.63' Star Daniel Webber on Playing Lee Harvey Oswald". The Wrap. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  7. ^ Rome, Emily (15 February 2016). "Recreating Lee Harvey Oswald's history got 'very eerie' for '11.22.63' actor Daniel Webber". Hit Fix. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  8. ^ Mancuso, Vinnie (16 February 2016). "Daniel Webber of '11.22.63' on Getting Into the Mind of Lee Harvey Oswald". Observer. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  9. ^ Lowry, Brian (28 January 2016). "TV Review: '11.22.63'". Variety. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  10. ^ Nededog, Jethro (16 February 2016). "The '11.22.63' star who plays Lee Harvey Oswald reveals what he learned about the JFK shooter". Business Insider Australia. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  11. ^ McNary, Dave (14 April 2016). "Daniel Webber, Eliza Taylor to Star in Police Drama 'Thumper'". Variety. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  12. ^ "Netflix's Punisher Series Just Added A Bunch Of New Cast Members". CINEMABLEND. 25 October 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  13. ^ McVey, Ciara (22 March 2019). "Daniel Webber on "Capturing the Essence" of Mötley Crüe in 'The Dirt'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  14. ^ "Yes, Daniel Webber Is Really Singing in The Dirt - but There's a Catch". finance.yahoo.com. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  15. ^ "Interview: Daniel Webber Talks 'Danger Close', Audition Prep and Challenges of Playing a Real Person". Daily Actor. 8 November 2019. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  16. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Pop-Culturalist Chats with Danger Close's Daniel Webber". Pop-Culturalist.com. 8 November 2019. Retrieved 23 May 2021.

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