Daniel Levy is a multi-hyphenate Emmy® award winning creator who has built his career telling vibrant and comedic stories, establishing himself as a Hollywood mainstay.
Levy launched a film and television production company, Not a Real Production Company, which debuted its first series, The Big Brunch, on HBO Max in November 2022. Levy not only created the series but also hosted and served as a judge alongside Chef Sohla El-Waylly and restaurateur Will Guidara. Additionally, the company began its new overall television deal with Netflix, where it also has a first-look feature film deal. First up will be Levy's directorial debut Good Grief, an original film that he wrote, produced and stars in alongside Ruth Negga and Himesh Patel. Not a Real Production Company also has several other projects in various stages of development including an adult animated comedy Standing By for Hulu, which he co-created with Ally Pankiw.
Levy 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. The series garnered countless awards over the years and an impressive total of 165 nominations throughout its history, including nine Emmy® wins for its sixth and final season, breaking major records becoming the most awarded comedy series in a single year, the first comedy or drama series to sweep all four acting categories and receiving the most wins for a comedy series in its final season.
Levy’s recent acting credits include Disney’s Haunted Mansion remake, Hulu’s holiday rom-com Happiest Season and HBO’s Coastal Elites. He made his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live in February 2021, which earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. Up next, Levy can be seen in season 4 of Netflix’s acclaimed dramedy Sex Education, which will be released on September 21, 2023. In 2020, Levy re-launched a gender-fluid eyewear brand, DL Eyewear, which he initially founded in 2013 with his Co-Creative Director and DL Eyewear President Elena Doukas. The brand gives back through their support of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), which assists small businesses—prioritizing those owned by women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community — and entrepreneurs located in historically disadvantaged communities.
Levy and Not A Real Production Company are repped by WME, MGMT Entertainment, 42West and Morris Yorn.