Singing, acting and comedy; there is seemingly nothing that Dan Avidan cannot do. The internet icon first rose to fame as one half of the musical comedy duo, Ninja Sex Party. Since then, the multi-talented Avidan has branched out to other ventures including, hosting and has also featured in several web-based TV series. Even though he has finally made it, Avidan endured several disappointments and failures on the way to success.
Dan Avidan Biography (Age)
Leigh Daniel Avidan was born on the 14th of March 1979 in Springfield New Jersey. He grew up in Springfield and attended Jonathan Dayton School. While in school, the young Avidan preferred activities such as dancing and music, to his regular studies. On obtaining his high school diploma in 1997, Dan Avidan enrolled at Boston University to study advertising. He, however, did not complete this program as he chose to transfer to Tufts University, France, where he changed his major to botany and epidemiology.
After college, Avidan turned his full attention to music which had always been his passion. He joined a Philadelphia-based indie rock band known as The Northern Hues, in late 2002. He served as the band’s lead singer and songwriter and the group managed to release an EP. They, however, failed to achieve much success and therefore split in mid-2005. Unfazed by this setback, Dan Avidan bid his time until 2006 when he teamed up with fellow aspiring musician, Peter Lennox, to form an alternative rock duo known as Skyhill. The duo managed to drop a full-length album, and even toured New York, before separating in 2008.
Following his second unsuccessful attempt at floating a music group, Avidan did some introspection and discovered that he was also gifted at comedy. He, therefore, took improv and storytelling classes and subsequently joined forces with musician, Brian Wecht. Together, they launched the musical comedy duo, Ninja Sex Party (NSP), in 2009. Their songs explore topics such as sex, seduction, and love; with Avidan portraying a hypersexual Jewish man (Danny Sexbang) while Wecht portrays an uncommunicative homicidal ninja known as Ninja Brian.
Since getting together in 2009, NSP has released at least seven studio albums. Four are originals (NSFW, Strawberries and Cream, Attitude City and Cool Patrol) while three are covers of songs from the 70s and 80s. NSP has also performed at several film festivals including SXSW.
Who Are Dan Avidan’s Parents?
Dan Avidan hails from an illustrious family background. His father’s name is Avigdor Avidan while his mother’s name is Debra Schwartz. His father fought in the 1973 Arab-Israeli war before migrating to America. The musician/comic also has a sister named Dana Avidan Cohn. Dana is a jeweller as well as a fashion journalist. She has worked as an executive correspondent for InStyle magazine, as well as an executive style editor for PopSugar. Additionally, Avidan’s maternal grandfather was the late scientist – Bernard Schwartz. He assisted in the invention of the body electrode which is used in diagnosing certain health conditions such as cardiac abnormalities
Dan Avidan is possibly single as there have not been reports of any girlfriend. There have also not been any rumours linking him romantically with any of his colleagues or other ordinary individuals.
Net Worth – How Rich is Dan Avidan?
Dan Avidan has a net worth estimated at $3 million. This stems from the several projects that he has been involved in over the years. Asides music, the New Jersey native has also co-hosted a web series known as Game Grumps. It involves him and his co-host offering comic commentary whilst playing video games. Another veritable source of income for Dan Avidan is acting. He has featured in several web-based TV series such as Good Game, Dirty Shorts, Nacho Punch, Co-optitude, and DJs in PJs. Additionally, the internet icon has also voiced various characters, including his own personality, in several video games. There is no doubt that he must have been handsomely rewarded for the use of his name.
The internet personality is 6 feet 2.5 inches tall (1.89 m) and his weight is given as 68 kg or 150 lbs. His hair colour is black while his eye colour is dark brown. Avidan boasts of curly hair which always looks as if he just rolled out of bed. It may be a deliberate style or it may just be that he doesn’t care about spending too much time on his hair.