Strong celebrates his birthday on June 6th. He grew up in Manhattan
Beach, California, where he attended Mira Costa High School. He
started performing in school plays as a freshman and was instantly
smitten with the theatre. By the time he graduated, he had won
the majority of high school drama festivals and received numerous
scholarships to attend the University of Southern California (USC)
as a theatre major.
4 years at USC, he performed in numerous productions. In his sophomore
year, he performed with the USC Rep. Company at the Edinburgh
Fringe Festival where he starred in the world premiere of Ray
Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes and You're a Good Man,
Charlie Brown (as Snoopy). In his junior year, he was nominated
for the prestigious Irene Ryan/Kennedy Center Award, and USC awarded
him the James Pendleton Award for Acting.
he slowly started to get small parts on television shows. His
early roles were on Boy Meets World, Saved by the Bell - The New
Class and the unaired pilot version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
After about a year, Danny found himself with numerous other credits
including Seinfeld and Third Rock from the Sun. He has obtained
recurring roles on TV series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
Clueless and Gilmore Girls. He has done a number of films, including
his starring role in Perpetrators of the Crime opposite Tori Spelling.
He has also been seen and heard in numerous TV commercials, such
as Dr. Pepper, and radio commercials.
If you're lucky, you've been able to see Danny live on stage - a
place that is like a second home to him; a place that he owns upon
setting foot in the theatre. His stage performances include No Orchids
for Miss Blandish and A Devil Inside (where he played opposite Linda
Cardellini, who would lead the pack of Freaks and Geeks a few months
In 1997, USC awarded
Danny with a fellowship. He came back and taught acting during
the summer session. He still guest lectures at USC on the ins
and outs of getting work as an actor.
An avid theatre and
film aficionado, Danny enjoys write and directing both mediums.
He continues to write and pursue television, theatre, and film