Daniel Boyd Payne ended up in acting almost by accident. Originally hooked on getting an education, after high school he took advantage of several university scholarships and chose the University of Calgary for his post-secondary education. He embarked on his first career path as an athlete, playing volleyball for the university`s Dinosaurs.This gave him a chance to travel throughout Canada. He also discovered great satisfaction in dealing with people, including coaching volleyball camps for special needs children. His volleyball career was very successful and came to an end, professionally, in Holland. From there he moved to Australia for four years to join his brother, Josh, where he became a professional photographer and that led ultimately to him trying his hand at acting. Dan then moved to London, England, where he continued to study acting as well as performing on stage and in film. Towards the end of his five years in London, he began to find a level of success which gave him the confidence and desire to return to Canada.
Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release
Cover Story (2002) It`s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002) Snow Queen (TV-2002) Pryor Offenses (TV-2004) Stargate Atlantis: Rising (TV-2004) Truth (VR-2005) The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz (TV-2005) LovecraCked! The Movie (2006) John Tucker Must Die (2006) Will of the Wisp (2007) Unbearable Love (2007) The Auburn Hills Breakdown (2008) Mulligans (2008) The Secret Lives of Second Wives (TV-2008) Blood: A Butcher’s Tale (2008) Smile of April (2008) Watchmen (2009) Ruslan (2009) Under the Hood (VR-2009) Driven to Kill (VR-2009) Health Nutz (TV-2009)
Icarus (2010) Transparency (2010) A Family Thanksgiving (TV-2010) Trash (2011, short) Underworld: Awakening (2012) The Cabin in the Woods (2012) Christmas Miracle (2012) A Christmas Story 2 (VR-2012) Hidinh (VR-2012) Charlie (2012) Leap 4 Your Life (2013) The Hunters (TV-2013) No Clue (2013)
TV Series – Cast: Stargate SG-1 (2002-2005) Alice, I Think (2006) Tower Prep (2010)
TV Series – Guest appearances: MythQuest (2001) Just Cause (2002) Smallville (2003) Stargate: Atlantis (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008) The L Word (2004) Dead Like Me (2004) Saved (2006) Whistler (2006) Sanctuary (2007) Robson Arms (2008) The Triple Eight Happy Lucky Golden Dragon All-Nite Market (2008) Battlestar Galactica (2009) Human Target (2010) Fairly Legal (2011) Om Inc. (2011) Devine: The Series (2011) R.L. Stine`s The Haunting Hour (2011, 2012) Artic Air (2014) Supernatural (2014)
Dan Payne is represented by:
Lucas Talent Inc.
100 West Pender Street
Vancouver, British Ciolumbia