*DG Quick Facts*
Daniel Richard Goddard
Birthday: August 28, 1971
Eye color: Hazel/green
Shoe Size: 13
Hobbies: Photography, Chess, Writing, and Boxing.
Favorite animal: Leopards and Parakeets
Daniel Richard Goddard was born in Sydney Australia, August 28, 1971, the younger of two children.
Attending the University, Daniel pursued a degree in Finance, before his final year, he decided to leave and attend the Ensemble Actors Studio. Early in his career, Daniel performed in local theatrical productions before landing his first major television role as "Eric Phillips" on the popular European primetime soap opera "Home and Away". Daniel quickly won recognition as one of Europe's biggest heartthrobs.
Desirous to further his career, Daniel moved Los Angeles virtually unknown and having to start over, it was a difficult transition.
Daniel began doing commercial modeling, appearing in print ads for Calvin Klein underwear and Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses. After only two years Daniel won the role as "Dar the BeastMaster".
Daniel's exceptional good looks, incredible physique, impressive acting skills, and mannerisms made him perfect for the part. To prepare for the series, he underwent rigorous martial arts training as well as extensive training with animals.
Daniel enjoys chess, music, reading non-fiction, boxing and kickboxing. Driven by a fascination with human motivations, he enjoys reading philosophy and psychology. His background in Economics has also stimulated a continuing interest in watching the stock market and picking investments.
Recently purchasing a home, Daniel resides in Los Angeles, when not filming in Queensland, Australia.
*What Daniel's Colleagues Say About Him*
David Patterson, "King Voden" May 2001 Edition ODGN
"Daniel works hard. I admire anyone that can work such long hours--he does 200 times more work than me. He has a good heart and a good body."
Steve Feke, BeastMaster Producer, Sci-Fi TV Interview
"Daniel came in early in the casting process. I was looking for somebody who had almost a ballet dancers body, maybe a little more muscled, as opposed to a bodybuilder. We obviously wanted him to be younger. We wanted kind of a feral look. He has soft eyes, and when you look at him close up, you can tell he is not a violent person, yet his body tells you that you had better be careful. He is what the character called for. He has a soul."
Jackson Raine, "Tao" July 2001 Edition ODGN
"Overall, Daniel is a great friend and what you see on the screen is a reflection of life. We are two opposites. Yet our similarities bind us in ways that have been both unexpected and life changing. How can you not enjoy working with someone who has touched your life in such a way?
Daniel has two great assets. 1. His intelligence. 2. His drive to succeed in every aspect of his life."
Marjean Holden, "Arina" August 2001 DG Appreciation Site Interview
"Daniel has been great...we get along really well, and really enjoy working with each other. We work well as a team really."
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