Dan Levy

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  • Co-creator, Schitt's Creek
  • Writer, Director, and Actor
  • LGBTQIA Activist


Daniel Levy is an Emmy® nominated showrunner, and writer, actor, director, and producer, 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 fifth season, the show earned four Emmy® nominations including Best Comedy Series, a PGA Award nomination, a GLAAD Media nomination for Best Comedy Series, two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations including Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series, and five Critics’ Choice Award nominations including Best Comedy Series and one for Levy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Recently, the show concluded its final season with a critically acclaimed two-part finale.

Schitt’s Creek has garnered dozens of awards and more than 100 nominations, including a 2020 Canadian Screen Award for Best Comedy, a 2020 Costume Design Guild Award for Excellence in Contemporary Television, a 2020 SAG Award nomination for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series, a 2020 Critics’ Choice Award nomination for Best Comedy Series, and 2019 TCA Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. In 2019, 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. In 2020, Levy received the CSA Radius Award and was honored by the Human Rights Campaign with the Visibility Award. Most recently, Levy was recognized as one of the Grand Marshals for NYC Pride 2020.

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. In 2019, Levy signed a multi-year overall 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.

 

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<p>Virtual Programming: Creator, Actor and Writer Dan Levy is the speaker everyone wants at their event</p>

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 to be a joy to work with, and he always--always--delivers. As the creator, writer, actor, director, and producer of The Emmy nominated, Schitt’s Creek, one of the most beloved television shows, Dan's passion for creativity and courage shines through leaving 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, and garnered dozens of awards and more than 100 nominations became 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 LiveThe After ShowThe Hills: The After Show and 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 also 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.

<p>Virtual Programming for Pride Month with<span> Dan Levy</span></p>

Virtual Programming for Pride Month with Dan Levy

DAN LEVY recently invited to speak to 2000 people via a Facebook Live event where he was asked to discuss using creativity as an outlet to overcome obstacles, boost confidence, and pursue one’s dream.  Dan is an Emmy® nominated showrunner, and writer, actor, director, and producer, 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 fifth season, the show earned four Emmy® nominations including Best Comedy Series, a PGA Award nomination, a GLAAD Media nomination for Best Comedy Series, two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations including Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series, and five Critics’ Choice Award nominations including Best Comedy Series and one for Levy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

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Daniel Levy is an Emmy® nominated showrunner, and writer, actor, director, and producer, 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 fifth season, the show earned four Emmy® nominations including Best Comedy Series, a PGA Award nomination, a GLAAD Media nomination for Best Comedy Series, two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations including Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series, and five Critics’ Choice Award nominations including Best Comedy Series and one for Levy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Recently, the show concluded its final season with a critically acclaimed two-part finale.

Schitt’s Creek has garnered dozens of awards and more than 100 nominations, including a 2020 Canadian Screen Award for Best Comedy, a 2020 Costume Design Guild Award for Excellence in Contemporary Television, a 2020 SAG Award nomination for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series, a 2020 Critics’ Choice Award nomination for Best Comedy Series, and 2019 TCA Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. In 2019, 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. In 2020, Levy received the CSA Radius Award and was honored by the Human Rights Campaign with the Visibility Award. Most recently, Levy was recognized as one of the Grand Marshals for NYC Pride 2020. 

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. In 2019, Levy signed a multi-year overall 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.