Daniel was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in Duluth, Minnesota. He attended mainstream schools in Duluth before transferring to the Minnesota State School for the Deaf in 8th grade. Daniel graduated from MSAD in 2008 and attended RIT in Rochester, NY and Gallaudet in Washington, DC. Daniel moved to Los Angeles, CA in 2012 to join the Deaf West production of Cyrano, and has been lucky enough to stay and continue to work as a professional Deaf actor. Shortly after Cyrano, Daniel landed a job as guest actor at Oakland University in Michigan working with Terp Theater. Daniel played, “Stinger,” the lead role in their production of Police: Deaf: Near: Far. Daniel is currently a supporting cast member on Switched at Birth (ABC Family Channel), playing the character of “Matthew.” He is working with Deaf West co-leading acting workshops for Deaf students in area schools. Daniel is passionate about acting and supporting the Deaf community and spends his free time connecting with and meeting new friends all over the world through his ASL videos on YouTube, Deaf Gamers Network and his Facebook & Twitter accounts. Follow him online! Facebook: Daniel N. Durant Twitter: @DanielNDurant YouTube: Letsgofly08
Daniel Durant is represented by Deafinit Models & Talent.