Born and raised minutes outside Boston, Massachusetts, Dan Michael is the adopted son of two clinical and developmental psychologists. The Manhattan-based Writer and Director received his Master's Degree in Film Production and Media Studies from The New School. Prior to this, Dan earned his Bachelor's Degrees in both Film Studies and in Marketing from Hofstra University.
While he goes by 'Dan Michael' for industry purposes, his full birth name is 'Daniel Michael Kellerman-Demick'. So as to not offend either one of his parents, from whom his last name gets its hyphenation, rather than drop one of them he opted to replace both of them with his middle name, Michael.
"If we are not our brother's keeper, at least let us not be his executioner." - Marlon Brando