Dan Levy is the actor and writer behind the acclaimed series Schitt's Creek. He won a Primetime Emmy Award for acting, writing, producing, and directing the show's final season. He has also appeared in a handful of comedy films and guest starred on various television shows.
He has over 6 million subscribers on YouTube, where he hosts the popular show Dan and Phil. In 2021, he signed a deal with Netflix to produce and write film and television content.
On the show, Dan is known for his abrasive and short-tempered demeanor as well as his lust for revenge on anyone who wrongs him. Despite his seemingly selfish nature, he often demonstrates a strong sense of morality when it comes to helping others. In fact, he has been shown to be very generous with his time and resources. Whether it be with his money, his skills as an accountant, or even just his energy and time spent on his ragamuffin kitten Mr. Mumbles.
Throughout the seasons, it's been implied or outright stated that Dan has a very abusive childhood. He was sent to Camp Atrocious as a kid, and has made comments about how his parents were horrendously neglectful with their treatment of him. Regardless of his actual circumstances, he has an overly sensitive temperament that becomes easily overwhelmed by everyday pet peeves.
He's made a number of controversial statements and has been very vocal about his opinions on topics such as the teen dance ordinance, same-sex marriage, and more. He's a big supporter of Internet pornography and has spoken publicly about the dangers of the censorship movement.