You probably recognize Danny Strong from a multitude of television appearances. Whether it be an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer or the Dr. Pepper commercial or even reruns of Saved by the Bell: The New Class, you've seen him, and now you have a name to put with that face. The man knows how to act beyond his years.
A boy named Daniel Strong celebrates his birthday on June 6th. He grew up in Manhattan Beach, California, where he attended Mira Costa High School. He started performing in school plays as a freshman and was instantly smitten with the theatre. By the time he graduated, he had won the majority of high school drama festivals and received numerous scholarships to attend the University of Southern California (USC) as a theatre major.
During his 4 years at USC, he performed in numerous productions on campus as well as a couple of professional producations that took him away from school. In his sophomore year, he performed with the USC Rep. Company at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he starred in the world premiere of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (as Snoopy). In his junior year, he was nominated for the prestigious Irene Ryan/Kennedy Center Award, and USC awarded him the James Pendleton Award for Acting.
Upon graduation, he slowly started to get small parts on television shows. His early roles were on Boy Meets World, Saved by the Bell - The New Class and the unaired pilot version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. After about a year, Danny found himself with numerous other credits including Seinfeld & Third Rock from the Sun. The TV series of Clueless featured him as a recurring character, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer continues to do so. He has done a number of films as well (including his first starring role in an independent film opposite Tori Spelling entitled Perpetrators of the Crime), numerous commercials and has just started doing voiceover commercials on the radio. He can currently be heard as the rude clerk in the Beyond.Com radio campaign.
If you're lucky, you've been able to see Danny live on stage - a place that is like a second home to him; a place that he owns upon setting foot in the theatre. Recent theatre works include No Orchids for Miss Blandish and A Devil Inside (where he played opposite Linda Cardellini, who would lead the pack of Freaks and Geeks a few months later).
In 1997, USC awarded Danny with a fellowship. He came back and taught acting during the summer session. He still guest lectures at USC on the ins and outs of getting work as an actor. An avid theatre and film aficionado, Danny hopes to eventually write and direct both mediums. He has finished a few screenplays and has even more ideas bouncing around in his head.
He's also a really great guy, let me add. I first met him at PBP 99, a gathering for people who post at the official Buffy the Vampire Slayer posting board to meet face to face. A huge fan of the series, I quite possibly scared Danny with all the little Jonathan details and facts we discussed. I'm also in the acting profession, so we just clicked. My name is Little Willow, and big thanks to Danny for letting me do his official website here and for being a truly supportive friend.
So please, continue to browse around the official Danny Strong website and let me know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org
Most importantly, keep on supporting Danny Strong.
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