- Daniel Eric Gold
Daniel Eric Gold Born Daniel Eric Gold
September 19, 1975
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor Years active 1999–present
Daniel Eric Gold (born September 19, 1975 in Los Angeles, California) is an American theater, TV and movie actor. He attended Lee Strasberg's Theater Institute as a teenager, and went on to graduate from Penn State in 1996, with a degree in Theater Arts.
Gold moved to Chicago after college where he performed as Michael in Jean Cocteau's Indescretions, Oak Park Festivals Much Ado About Nothing and Patrick Marber's Dealer's Choice. In May 1998, he landed the part of Ste in Jonathan Harvey's coming of age play Beautiful Thing at The Famous Door Theater in Chicago. Its success there brought the whole cast to the Cherry Lane Theatre in NY, where it opened to rave reviews in February 1999.
Since moving to NY's West Village in 2000, Gold has played several theater roles. For Craig Lucas, he performed in This Thing of Darkness at the Atlantic Theater, A Small Tragedy and a role written especially for him in The Singing Forest. He performed in Loot and Singing Forest for the regional theater Intiman in Seattle.
He is a 2004 nominee for the Lucille Lortel Award for acting in the Craig Lucas Obie winning play, Small Tragedy." In June 2005, Gold was in Roundabout's The Paris Letter with John Glover and Ron Rifkin. That role was followed by Eric Bogosian's subUrbia."
Film and television
Film roles include War of the Worlds with Tom Cruise. Charlie Wilson's War with Tom Hanks. Definitely, Maybe with Ryan Reynolds, Birds of America again for Craig Lucas and Spinning into Butter with Sarah Jessica Parker. Upcoming roles include Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock and Last Night with Keira Knightley and The Harvest in post production.
He also appears in national commercials for McDonald's and AFLAC.
Off-Broadway Year Title Role(s) Venue Notes 1999 Beautiful Thing Ste Cherry Lane Theatre 2002 This Thing of Darkness Donald/Reef Linda Gross Theater 2004 Small Tragedy Christmas Playwrights Horizons Obie Award for Outstanding Performance
Nominated—Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actor
2005 The Paris Letter Sam Arlen/Young Sandy Laura Pels Theatre (Current) 2006 subUrbia Jeff Second Stage Theatre 2008 Len, Asleep in Vinyl Max McGinn-Cazale Theatre
Film appearances Year Title Role(s) Notes 2005 War of the Worlds Conspiracy Buff 2007 Spinning Into Butter Nathan Charlie Wilson's War Donnelly 2008 Definitely, Maybe Charlie Birds of America Gary 2009 Taking Woodstock Joel Rosenman 2010 Cafe Todd Harvest Seth Winters Last Night Andy Television appearances Year Title Role(s) Notes 2002 Entertainment Tonight Himself Episode: dated 30 April 2009 2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Nick Episode: "Bang & Blame" 2005–2010 Law & Order David 'D' Glass,Alex Conway 2 episodes: "Flaw","Brilliant Disguise" 2009–2010 Ugly Betty Matt Hartley Recurring ;Season 3, Regular; Season 4
Awards and nominations
Year Nominated work Award Result 2003–2004 Small Tragedy Obie Awards - Outstanding Performance Won 2004 Small Tragedy Lucille Lortel Awards - Outstanding Featured Actor Nominated
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