Dan Olson forged his identity in the isolation of the Midwestern hinterlands. Raised near the uniquely artistic community of Darlington, he began his training inauspiciously onstage in high school. From that initial production would grow a career that has spanned three continents, scores of productions on stage and screen, and hundreds of characters.
Having built a sturdy repertoire during four years of production at Huntington University, Dan continues to build on his native love of the stage while adapting the work to the intimate frame of the film lens.
Now based in New York City, Dan continues to develop his body of work through his partnership with Josselyne Herman and Associates and Andreadis Talent Agency.
The Blacklist - Season Four, Episode Seven
Gold Man - Commercial
Braman - Promotional
Jericho - FringeNYC
American Genius - Space Race
Charlie - Short Film
Speakeasy Dollhouse: Booth - Interactive Theatre
Speakeasy Dollhouse: Beginnings
The Addams Family International Tour
Death and the Maiden - Short Film
Mulligan - Pilot
Someone To Belong To - Musical
The Wolf of Wall Street - Film
Mad as Hell - Short Film
Dan is a born mimic and capable of replicating very nearly any accent, including ones with no perceived benefit for having acquired. He has a personal history of audio recording, video production and writing, and he's produced multiple web series in two different countries. He studied acting styles under David Shamburger, Kristi Brannon and Mike Peng while at Huntington University. He's studied improv under Steve Soroka at The People's Improv Theatre (The PIT) in New York City. While living in New York, he's studied film audition technique with Steve Vincent, Harley Kaplan, and Adrienne Stern, commercial audition technique with Barry Shapiro, and television audition technique with C.J. Molidor. A longtime resident of Wisconsin, he also works locally across the Midwest in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Minnesota. His first love will always be the stage, but film and television have opened his eyes to a world of influence and possibilities that can only be found onscreen.