Daniel Wyllie, a renowned Australian actor and screenwriter, has made a significant mark in the world of theater and cinema. He gained early recognition for his remarkable on-stage performances at Company B Belvoir Theatre.
Moreover, Daniel’s acting career has been studded with iconic roles in plays like “The Lieutenant of Inishmore,” “The Pillowman,” and “Cloudstreet,” some of which garnered international acclaim.
His cinematic journey is equally impressive, with memorable characters such as Frank Fletcher in “Spotswood or The Efficiency Expert” (1992), Cackles in “Romper Stomper” (1992), Perry Heslop in “Muriel’s Wedding,” Robbie in “Holy Smoke” (1999), Bluey in “Chopper” (2000), Alf Mason in “Peter Pan” (2003), and Ezra White in “Animal Kingdom” (2010) alongside Joel Edgerton.
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Dan Wyllie Wiki & Biography
Date Of Birth
February 10, 1970
Dan Wyllie’s Net Worth
USD $2 Million approx
Height, Weight, and Color
Height in cm
Height in Meters
Height in Feet Inches
5 feet 9 inches
Salt & Pepper
Dan Wyllie Family and Relatives
F. W. Thring
Boyfriends / Girlfriends
Shannon Murphy (m. 2014)
Dan Wyllie Education School and Colleges
North Sydney Boys High School
College & University
University of New South Wales
Favourites Things Of Dan Wyllie
Favorite TV Shows
Interesting Facts About Dan Wyllie
In the early days of his career, there was a misconception that Daniel Wyllie had a harelip or cleft lip. However, he often had to clarify that it was a scar resulting from a severe car crash when he was 18. During the accident, he hit his head on the steering wheel and lost four front teeth.
To the amusement of friends and acquaintances, Daniel had false teeth put in as replacements for the ones he lost. He used to delight in taking them out as a party trick, either to gross people out or to make them laugh.
Surprisingly, Daniel didn’t aspire to be an actor during his formative years. His initial career plans revolved around becoming a designer, artist, or even a marine biologist.
Although he attended the University of New South Wales in Sydney for two years, studying art and participating in amateur plays at the Australian Theatre for Young People, Daniel considers himself a professionally untrained actor.
His perception of acting took a turn when he was cast in Toni Collette’s directorial debut, “Spotswood,” also known as “The Efficiency Expert” in 1992. Having his own hotel room during the shoot, he instantly realized that acting was the best job in the world.
It was the legendary Russell Crowe who assisted Daniel in finding his first agent, which eventually led to his role as Cackles in “Romper Stomper” (1992).
Prior to filming “Muriel’s Wedding” (1994), Daniel engaged in a pizza-eating contest. This unusual endeavor was an effort to bulk up for the role, as he was to portray a character who was a slob neglecting his appearance, a significant departure from his naturally slender physique.
Daniel had a tradition of taking on at least one stage play each year. This practice kept him grounded, fostered a direct connection with the audience, and rekindled memories of his best moments as a stage actor.
In the series “Offspring” (2016), his wife directed some of the episodes in which he starred. Daniel praised her professionalism and humorously noted that she had to be kind to him on set.
Daniel Wyllie revealed that seducing Kat Stewart, who portrayed Nat Manning in the TV series “Tangle” (2012), was a delightful bonus to his role as Michael Chubievsky.
Voicing the character B2 in “Bananas in Pyjamas” (2011-2013) for 105 episodes proved to be a lot of fun for Daniel. He mentioned that the animated bananas in the series were brimming with positivity, which required him to get excited, sometimes even forcefully.
In 2016, Daniel starred in a 10-minute feature film called “Passengers.” This emotionally charged film featured only two characters: Daniel as Patrick, a father desperately trying to spend more time with his 6-year-old son, Sam, portrayed by Jude Hyland.