r. Dan The real-life story. Dan grew up on a movie set At 5 years old, Dan won a Gold Lion at the Cannes Film for his role in the “Sharing” commercial for Cracker Jacks which also featured Jack Gilford. Dan continued studying acting at Oxford where he concentrated on Shakespeare and Chekov. Dan began playing music as a teenager. By the time he got to Cornell he was playing more than he was studying and still managed to make the Dean’s List Dan applied to get into Pulitzer Prize winning writer Alison Lurie’s elite class for fiction. Accepted, he began to write “American Trash”, a novella This piece earned him a scholarship and fellowship to John’s Hopkins world-famous fiction program under John Barth. In 1988, Dan received an MA in fiction from Johns Hopkins He moved to New York where he started an independent record label and toured the U.S. with his own band, Dr. Dan’s Music Show , playing with the likes of Bernard Purdie and Jerry Jemmott (the rhythm section from Aretha Franklin and BB King). To recuperate from the road, he moved to Austin, Texas. He returned to New York but could not make ends meet, so he joined the Rolling Stones’ review, Sticky Fingers, playing Keith Richards and touring the deep South.
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