Daniel Levy is a multi-award winning actor who has also carried out some works as a producer and screenwriter. He first rose to prominence following his roles as the host of several TV shows including the half-hour music television program, MTV Live which he co-hosted. He is also known for his guest appearance in the reality TV show titled, Canada’s Next Top Model where he served as a judge. Following his works in the CBC sitcom, Schitt’s Creek, Daniel is a recipient of many nominations and awards including the MTV Movie & TV Award. Beyond his contributions in the entertainment industry, the skilled scriptwriter is also an entrepreneur who owns his own eyewear line known as D. L. Eyewear. For an overview of the life and sexuality of the famed TV figure, read on.
Who Is Daniel Levy?
It was on the 9th of August, 1983 that the well-known actor was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada into the family of actor, Eugene Levy and scriptwriter, Deborah Devine. He has one sibling, a sister named Sarah Levy who is also following the footsteps of her father just like her elder brother. Daniel Levy had his high school education at the North Toronto Collegiate Institute. He later honed his acting and production skills at Ryerson University and equally at Canada’s third-largest university, York University.
He kick-started his career by co-hosting the series, The After Show on MTV’s Canadian Channel. Daniel then moved on to co-host other shows including the pre-show of the television music competition franchise, The X-Factor, created by the British producer, Simon Cowell and his company, SYCOtv. Daniel also provided coverage of the Winter Olympics held in Vancouver in 2010 for the CTV Television Network.
In addition, he served as the writer and producer of Daniel Levy’s Holi-Do’s & Don’ts, an MTV Christmas Special which he also starred in. Other TV shows he has hosted include the cooking competition series, The Great Canadian Baking Show that premiered on CBC Television Network on November 1, 2017.
Is Daniel Levy Gay?
Daniel’s sexuality is no longer considered a secret as he has openly stated that he is gay. Although there are rumors about the apt screenwriter’s affairs of which he is said to be married to his gay partner in the sitcom, Schitt’s Creek, Noah Reid in real life. Daniel Levy, however, is not in any relationship at the moment and he is yet to tie the knot. Meanwhile, Reid is engaged to his girlfriend, Clare Lydia Michelle. During the series of LGBTQ events titled, Stonewall 50 – WorldPride NYC 2019, Daniel was recognized as one of Pride 50.
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Daniel Levy’s Acting Works
Following his numerous television works, Daniel has gone ahead to ply his trade in acting. His first acting appearance was in the teen drama TV series, Degrassi: The Next Generation. He was later featured in the thriller movie, Offline and the American romantic comedy-drama movie, Admission, which is an adaptation of a novel of the same name by Jean Hariff Korelitz.
Then from 2013 to date, he has been starring in the multi-award-winning sitcom, Schitt’s Creek of which he serves as the scriptwriter alongside his father. He plays the lead role of David Rose in the aforementioned series that has earned him multiple accolades and nominations.
Daniel’s father, Eugene Levy is an accomplished actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He is the co-founder of Not a Real Company Production alongside his son, Fred Levy and Andrew Barnsley. He gained popularity following his role as Noah Levenstein in the American Pie movies. His other acting career credits include Armed and Dangerous, The Ladies Man, Down to Earth, Bringing Down the House, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Greg the Bunny, Package Deal, and others.
As a writer, he has written movies and series such as Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration and Maniac Mansion for which he served as the creator, director, and executive producer. Eugen Levy has been bestowed with several awards and titles including Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards, Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists Award and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Daniel Levy’s Sister
Following the footsteps of her father, Sarah Levy is an up and coming actress who has featured in a few movies and TV series such as Cheaper By The Dozen 2, Working the Engels, Roomies, Larry Crowne and Schitt’s Creek.
What Is Daniel Levy’s Net Worth?
Through his various acting works as well as his production, writing and television works, Daniel Levy has amassed the massive sum of $3 million as his net worth.
Concerning Daniel’s religion, he identifies himself as a halfie, having found himself in between his parent’s religion. His mother is Protestant and his father is Jewish.