Virtual Programming: Creator, Actor and Writer Dan Levy is the speaker everyone wants at their event
DAN LEVY is brilliant, charming, and funny, and audiences love him. Meeting planners find him a joy to work with, and he always--always--delivers. As the creator, writer, actor, director, and producer of the multi-Emmy Award-winning Schitt’s Creek, one of the most beloved television shows, Dan's passion for creativity and courage shines through and leaves audiences inspired ready to step into their lives more fully and with intention. Schitt’s Creek, which he co-created with his father and legendary comedian Eugene Levy, garnered dozens of awards and more than 100 nominations to become an instant cult classic. Dan and the cast of Schitt’s Creek reprised their roles in this virtual acknowledgment to the graduating class (featuring a special guest). Recently invited to speak at a Facebook Live event, Dan discussed using creativity as an outlet to overcome obstacles, boost confidence, and pursue one’s dream. He's been very active doing virtual events and interviews, recently creating laughs on the Late, Late Show with James Cordon, Variety, and Screen Actors Guild Foundation. His professional accomplishments include co-hosting, producing, and creating several hit shows on including MTV Live, The After Show, The Hills: The After Show, The City: Live After Show, a Christmas special Daniel Levy’s Holi-Do’s & Don’ts and co-hosted the MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet, the X-Factor pre-show, and national coverage of the Vancouver Olympic Games for CTV. Levy also co-hosted The Great Canadian Baking Show, and has made a guest appearance on Modern Family. He made his film debut opposite Tina Fey in Admission and signed a multi-year deal with Disney’s ABC Studios to develop and produce scripted projects for the studio. Up next, Levy will appear in TriStar Pictures and Entertainment One romantic comedy, Happiest Season.
Daniel Levy is an Emmy ® Award-winning writer, actor, director, producer, and New York Times Best Selling author. He is best known for his work on one of the most beloved shows on television, Schitt’s Creek, which he co-created with his father Eugene Levy. For its sixth and final season, the series received nine Emmy wins, becoming the most awarded comedy series in a single year. The show also broke major records for being the first comedy or drama series to sweep all four acting categories and received the most wins for a comedy series in its final season. Levy and his father were also the first father-son pair to win Emmys in the same year, while Levy personally tied the record for most wins by an individual in a single season with four total wins.
In 2013, he co-created Schitt’s Creek, a half-hour single camera comedy for CBC/ITV/Pop. In addition to being the co-creator, showrunner and executive producer of the series, Levy also starred alongside Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, and Chris Elliott.
Schitt’s Creek garnered countless awards and nominations over the years, most notably sweeping the 2020 Emmys by winning Best Comedy Series, Best Comedy Actor, Best Comedy Actress, Best Comedy Supporting Actor, Best Comedy Supporting Actress, Best Comedy Writing, Best Comedy Directing, Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Contemporary Costumes. Additionally for its final season which aired in 2020, the show was nominated for five Golden Globe Award nominations, winning two for Best Musical or Comedy Television Series and Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Television Series, earned five Critics Choice Award nominations and secured two wins for Best Supporting Actor and Best Actress in a Comedy Series, five SAG Award nominations and two wins for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble and Actress in a Comedy Series, two GLAAD Media Award wins for Best Comedy Series, two TCA Awards including Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, a Costume Design Guild Award for Excellence in Contemporary Television, among many others. Levy was also recognized as one of the Grand Marshals for NYC Pride 2020. In 2019, the show received four Emmy nominations including Best Comedy Series and TCA Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. That same year, Levy won Best Comedic Performance at the MTV Movie & TV Awards for his role on the show, and was honored by GLAAD with the Davidson/Valentini Award.
Levy began his television career co-hosting MTV Canada’s flagship show MTV Live and later co-wrote, co-hosted, and co-produced the critically-acclaimed ratings hit The After Show and its various incarnations, including The Hills: The After Show and The City: Live After Show. Levy also wrote, produced, and starred in his own Christmas special for MTV, Daniel Levy’s Holi-Do’s & Don’ts and co-hosted the MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet, the X-Factor pre-show, and national coverage of the Vancouver Olympic Games for CTV. Levy also co-hosted The Great Canadian Baking Show, and has also made a guest appearance on Modern Family. He made his film debut opposite Tina Fey in Admission. Levy starred alongside Bette Midler, Kailtyn Dever, Sarah Paulson, and Issa Rae in Coastal Elites, written by Paul Rudnick and directed by Jay Roach, produced entirely under quarantine that aired on HBO. In 2020, he appeared in the hit romantic comedy Happiest Season on Hulu. Levy made his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live in February 2021, for which he received an Emmy nomination.
Most recently, Levy signed a multi-year deal with Netflix, under which Levy will develop scripted and unscripted content. Levy’s work in film under the deal will begin promptly with an original untitled romantic comedy which he’ll direct, write, produce and star in. Additionally, his book, Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt’s Creek, which he co-wrote with Eugene Levy, debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list. Up next, Levy will host and executive produce The Big Brunch, which Levy created, for HBO Max.