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Dan Payne

Highest Rated:   92% The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Lowest Rated:   26% Underworld: Awakening (2012)
Birthday:   Not Available
Birthplace:   Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Dan Payne, full name Daniel Boyd Payne, was born in Victoria, B.C., Canada; however, he and his family were fortunate to have moved a great deal while growing up. The moves included towns and cities of all shapes and sizes. The travel afforded Dan and his siblings, brother Josh and sister Cathy, to become best of friends. This provided Dan with a sense of resourcefulness and independence that he is proud of to this day. It also helped him discover humor as a great tool to adapt to new surroundings. Dan is a man of great stature and presence standing 6'4" and weighing nearly 230 pounds. Despite being built for sports, education has always ranked highly for Dan who was an excellent student. He earned Honor Roll in Matriculation throughout high school years and was awarded scholarships to universities across Canada. Eventually settling at the University of Calgary, Dan embarked on his first career path as an athlete, playing volleyball for the U of C Dinosaurs. Sport at this level enabled him to travel Canada extensively and nurture a love for his country... as well as get bitten by the travel bug. The volleyball career was very successful and came to an end with a stint as a professional in Holland. During his years at university, Dan says he "...truly learned the most about himself..." and found great satisfaction dealing with people including coaching volleyball camps for special needs children. Dan then moved from Holland to Australia for 4 years to join his brother Josh, whom he considers his 'life mentor'. Australia is where he became a professional photographer and reawakened his love of the creative arts. Photography quickly became an excellent 'side job' while he and his brother actively began pursuing his own path to their childhood dream of acting. This path actually began with stand up comedy and performing in shows co-written and co-directed by him and his brother! Inspired by his entrepreneurial-minded brother and ever-growing love of all things creative, Dan chose to take the next step. He chose to venture to London, England while his brother remained in Oz. The UK marked the start of the traditional agent and audition trail for Dan and the beginning of the tremendous learning process involved with the entertainment industry. While in London, Dan continued to study acting as well as perform on stage and in film. Dan's realized that his unique size and accent were assets, and towards the end of his five years in London, found success which gave him the confidence and desire to return home to Canada. Armed with a greater sense of self and some foreign film credits, he returned home - to Vancouver, Canada. Dan continues his efforts to constantly expand on his experiences in both comedy and drama, which only strengthens his life long passion for acting. Vancouver has been a dream come true for Dan. He has enjoyed many varied roles since returning home from lawyers to aliens to playing with the Muppets. Dan's career, over these past three year, has enjoyed growing success. He has had a number of guest star roles of shows such as Just Cause and Dead Like Me as well as recurring roles of Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis, Primeval, and Strange Empire, . Dan enjoyed his first series lead on the new family comedy Alice, I Think. Dan's resume continues to grow with significant roles on hot TV shows such as Battlestar Galactica, Human Target, Sanctuary, Tower Prep, The Haunting Hour, and Supernatural to name a few. There are numerous 'movies of the week' that Dan has enjoyed being a part of - A family Thanksgiving, A Christmas Miracle, Buried Secrets, The Hunters, Hiding, and A Bone To Pick. He has also been prominent in the web series world starring in Divine: the Series as Divine. There are also the features such as Mulligans (starring role), The Watchmen, The Cabin In The Woods (Joss Whedon), Disney's Descendants, and the highly anticipated Warcraft directed by Duncan Jones. The future looks promising for Dan as his leading man good looks and sense of humor will soon take him to the next leg of his journey, L.A.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Corrective Measures
  • Actor
No Score Yet Aliens Stole My Body
  • Grakker
78% Descendants 3
  • Beast
No Score Yet Til Ex Do Us Part
  • Actor
No Score Yet Aliens Ate My Homework
  • Grakker
No Score Yet Devil in the Dark
  • Clint
86% Star Trek Beyond
  • Wadjet
$158.9M 2016
28% Warcraft
  • Clansman
$44.8M 2016
No Score Yet A Time to Dance
  • John Reynolds
No Score Yet Dying to Be Loved
  • Connor Hodges
No Score Yet All Yours
  • Matt
No Score Yet El niñero
  • Actor
No Score Yet Stranger in the House
  • Luke
No Score Yet Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Bone to Pick
  • Torrance Rideout
No Score Yet Buried Secrets
  • Barry Trent
33% No Clue
  • Church
No Score Yet The Hunters
  • Carter Flynn
92% The Cabin in the Woods
  • Matthew Buckner
$42.1M 2012
26% Underworld: Awakening
  • Lycan Creature #2
$62.4M 2012
No Score Yet Hiding
  • Actor
No Score Yet Christmas Miracle
  • Actor
No Score Yet A Family Thanksgiving
  • Bill
No Score Yet Driven to Kill
  • Sergei
No Score Yet The Secret Lives of Second Wives
  • Actor
No Score Yet Mulligans
  • Nathan Davidson
No Score Yet The Auburn Hills Breakdown
  • Actor
27% John Tucker Must Die
  • Skip No. 6
$41M 2006
40% The Horror of H.P. Lovecraft (LovecraCked! The Movie)
  • Actor
No Score Yet Smuggler's Ransom
  • LeChance
30% The Muppets' Wizard of Oz
  • Weatherman
No Score Yet Snow Queen
  • Prince
82% It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
  • Handsome Executive
No Score Yet Random Passage
  • Actor
No Score Yet Smile of April
  • Actor


89% The Flash
  • Shay Lamden
  • 2019
78% Once Upon a Time
  • Ivo
  • 2018
92% iZombie
  • Carlton Clerg
  • 2018
89% DC's Legends of Tomorrow
  • Todd Rice/Obsidian
  • 2016
63% Dead of Summer
  • Jack Sykes
  • 2016
No Score Yet Good Witch
  • John
  • 2016
  • 2015
57% Fairly Legal
  • Nick Grunyan
  • 2011
75% Human Target
  • Larouche
  • 2010
No Score Yet Stargate Atlantis
  • Male Wraith Super Soldier
  • Guest
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Stargate SG-1
  • Guest
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
84% Dead Like Me
  • Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Chris Isaak Show
  • Patrick
  • 2004
57% The L Word
  • Guest
  • 2004
78% Smallville
  • LexCorp Security
  • Guest
  • 2003

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