Dan is a passionate advocate and lobbyist for the Arts. He has served on the Board of The Lyric Theatre, Actor’s Equity and as an Associate Artist for the Prison Arts Foundation. He is an active and long serving director of Arts and Business NI and a Patron of Bruiser Theatre Company.
He regularly lends his support to the Youth Justice Agency, Probation Board NI, NIACRO, Integrated Education Fund and the Ulster Scots Agency. He presents and co-authors television and radio documentaries and is a weekly columnist for the Sunday Life Newspaper. The rest of the time he acts, directs and writes.
Recently he was seen in The God of Carnage at the MAC Belfast, Shadow of a Gunman at The Abbey Theatre Dublin and Christmas Eve Can Kill You (which he also directed) at the Lyric Theatre Belfast – he is presently writing a play about the comedian Frank Carson.