Daniel Joseph Levy is a Canadian actor and director born on August 9, 1983. He started his journey as an MTV Canada television host. His role as David Rose in the CBC sitcom Schitt’s Creek (2015–2020), which he co-created and co-starred in with his father Eugene Levy, brought him recognition on an international level and critical acclaim.

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Levy won a Primetime Emmy Award for producing, writing, directing, and acting in Schitt’s Creek. Schitt’s Creek became the first television series to win a Primetime Emmy Award in all four major comedy acting categories in a single year.

Quick Info

REAL NAME Daniel Joseph Levy
BORNAugust 9, 1983
AGE40 years old (2023)
BIRTHPLACEToronto, Ontario, Canada
PROFESSIONActor, Director
NET WORTH$14 Million
HEIGHT5 feet 11 inches (180cm)

How was the early life of Dan Levy?

Dan Levy was born in 1983 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Deborah Divine and the comedic actor Eugene Levy. His mother is a Protestant, and his father is Jewish. He has an older sister, Sarah Levy, who will be starring in Schitt’s Creek, later. Levy’s family celebrates both Hanukkah and Christmas, and he also has a bar mitzvah.

He completed his high school education at North Toronto Collegiate Institute before going on to study filmmaking at Ryerson University and York University.

His career

Levy started his television career in 2006 as one of the original co-hosts of MTV Live, the now-defunct flagship program of MTV Canada. Later on, he co-hosted The After Show on MTV Canada and its various incarnations, The Hills: The After Show and The City: Live After Show. Later, He returned to hosting as a co-host of several shows like the MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet and the X-Factor pre-show.

As an acting career, he appeared in The Canadian TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation in a four-episode story arc as an actor. The show premiered as a TV movie called Degrassi Goes Hollywood. In addition, he starred in Tina Fey and Paul Rudd’s comedy-drama Admission (2013) and the 2012 thriller Cyberstalker.

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Together with his father Eugene Levy and the principals Andrew Barnsley and Fred Levy, Levy formed Not a Real Company Productions in 2015. Their first project was a television pilot with CBC that gave rise to Schitt’s Creek. He starred alongside his father, sister Sarah Levy, Chris Elliott, Annie Murphy, Catherine O’Hara, and others.

Levy won Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series. In July 2020, Schitt’s Creek was nominated for 15 Primetime Emmy Awards for its final season. It broke The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s record to become the most-awarded comedy in a single year and the first comedy or drama series to win all seven major awards in one year.

Levy personal life

Currently, he breaks down his time between Los Angeles and Toronto. Although he was referred to as a member of the LGBT community in a 2015 interview with Flare. He initially avoided publicly identifying his sexual orientation. Levy said he is gay and that he has been out since he was 18 in an interview in 2020.

How much is Dan Levy worth?

Dan Levy is an actor, writer, and producer from Canada. Levy has a net worth of  $14 million US dollars. Levy’s numerous businesses in the film and television industries represent much of his wealth. They include comedy, screenwriting, producing, directing, voice acting and narrating, and television hosting.

Levy is the second wealthiest cast member of Schitt’s Creek, after the $20 million of his father Eugene Levy.  Chris Elliott is the third richest cast member of Schitt’s Creek. Catherine O’Hara is close, with a net worth of $10 million. At $4 million each, Annie Murphy and Sarah Levy are in fifth place in terms of net worth.

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