More Dan Byrd Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Aliens in America)Dan Byrd plays Justin Tolchuck, a classic teenage outsider whose life is changed by the arrival of a Pakistani foreign exchange student, in The CW's new comedy Aliens In America.
Originally from Marietta, Georgia, Byrd began acting at the age of 8, and went on to develop his craft with performances in numerous theatrical productions in Atlanta. Byrd's talent gained him early recognition at the 21st Annual Young Artists Awards when he won the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role in the critically acclaimed television series Any Day Now. He also won the award for Best Child Actor Performance at the Burbank Film Festival for his role in the feature film The First of May.
Byrd's other films include Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes, about a suburban American Family being stalked by a group of psychotic desert-dwellers. He also starred as the son of John Travolta's character in the film Lonely Hearts, along with Selma Hayek and Jared Leto. The film was based on a notorious real-life pair of murderers known as the Lonely Hearts Killers. Byrd also appeared in the independent film Outlaw Trail and the Tobe Hooper film Mortuary. In addition, Byrd starred alongside Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray in the teen take on a classic tale in the hit film A Cinderella Story. He also starred with Sandra Bullock in the drama 28 Days.
In addition to his role on the series Any Day Now, with Annie Potts, Byrd's many television roles include the dramatic series Clubhouse, where he portrayed a classic Catholic high-school student, as well as the miniseries Salem's Lot, with Rob Lowe, and Firestarter 2: Rekindled, with Dennis Hopper. His television movies include Just Ask My Children, starring Virginia Madsen, and The Price of a Broken Heart. Byrd has also had numerous television guest appearances, including Joan of Arcadia, The Guardian, Boomtown, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Judging Amy and State of Grace.
Bio courtesy The CW for "Aliens in America" (15-Sep-2007)
Biography #3 (for The Hills Have Eyes)No stranger to the horror genre, Dan Byrd appeared in SALEM'S LOT, FIRESTARTER 2: REKINDLED and Tobe Hooper's (POLTERGEIST) soon to be released MORTUARY. His non-genre film work includes starring opposite Hilary Duff in CINDERELLA STORY, CHECKING OUT with Peter Falk, 28 DAYS with Sandra Bullock and Viggo Mortensen, THE GRUE CREW, THE FIRST DAY OF MAY and the soon to be released LONELY HEARTS starring John Travolta and Selma Hayek. A Marietta, Georgia native, Byrd won the 2000 Young Actor's Award for best supporting actor in the Lifetime Network series Any Day Now starring Annie Potts. In 2004, he appeared as Mike Dougherty in the series Clubhouse.
Bio courtesy Fox for "The Hills Have Eyes" (01-Apr-2006)