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|Date of Birth||December 1987? (Sagittarius)|
|Place of Origin|| United States|
|Forum Posts|| danielbeast|
|Portrayed by|| Yousef Abu-Taleb |
|List of Daniel's blogs|
Daniel first disclosed specific information about his parents in Drinking Problems, where he revealed that growing up, although they were not loud or abusive drunks, he was "violently ignored" by them. He also said that the bad times were when one of them would stop drinking, because the other one of them would get better and he would finally have a parent, but then, all the arguing would start again. At the time of this video he claimed they had been sober for two years, however, much later in the series, it was confirmed they had, at some point, began drinking again. His parents' alcoholism meant that Daniel spent more time with his grandmother, which he did until she died.
Daniel graduated from high school in June 2006 and had a graduation party which Bree was not allowed to attend. When summer began, he taught Bree how to make video blogs and was the one who set up her YouTube account.
Like many fans, Daniel began to investigate Bree's religion and decided to follow her around to record her actions, even after Bree had asked him not to do so. As Daniel investigated further, he became increasingly worried, and decided to break into Lucy's apartment to look for clues, where he found pictures of himself on her computer. He became worried and posted a video on the subject. His worries finally made sense to Bree, causing her to begin to question her religion. After an unsuccessful attempt to excuse her from the Ceremony, Bree's parents were taken away by the local Deacons, and Bree went on the run with Daniel. As a result, Daniel dropped out of junior college, where he was taking film classes, and he left his job at Gas 'n Eats to accompany Bree.
The fight continues...
- Throughout their traveling, Daniel has had a tendency to become inebriated (as noted in Uncle Dan, Vegas, Baby!, Spring Break Sucks, and Intervention). Before arriving in Texas however, Daniel claimed he was sober once more (Daniel's previous period of sobriety followed his rescue from the Order).
- Daniel apparently has two cameras. One is a webcam that shoots videos in the standard 4:3 format. The other is a mini-DV handheld that shoots videos in the 16:9 letterbox format. This webcam can be seen in a mirror in the video What Did Daniel and Dad Talk About? and Jonas mentions receiving a tape from Daniel via Bree in the video "Your Decision." Interestingly, Jonas also appears to own both a 4:3 tethered webcam and a 16:9 handheld videocam.
- One of Daniel's better skills is Breaking and Entering. He has shown this questionable talent when breaking into Lucy's apartment, into a local warehouse, into Alex's Mexican condo, a hospital in Texas, among others. His response? "It's all I know how to do really, I guess." (Lying Bastards, April 4th, 2007)