Has Hypo-Plastic Left Heart Syndrome for which he needed to get surgery for on three occasions. His first surgery was when he was a day old, his second surgery was when he was 7 months old, and his third surgery was when he was 4 years old.
His favorite movie of all time is One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).
He began acting at Area Stage Company, the same theater company that Oscar Isaac initially started acting under. After a little over a year, he was hired as an intern for them. Although Daniel initially liked the opportunity, he became disillusioned due to how the company was being ran; most notably because of how management treated their staff and students.
Has considered publishing a poetry book with poems that he has written.
Wishes to make a documentary movie based on his struggles with Hypo-plastic left heart syndrome. Has said that if he ever made one then that he'd like to call it "Between Shadows And Colors" as that is the English name for the biography that his mother wrote about him.
Is a long distant cousin of TV director Antonio Negret.
Is a Slytherin.
Directing inspirations include Martin Scorsese, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Eggers, Bong Joon Ho, David Fincher, and Quentin Tarantino.
Acting inspirations include Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Song Kang-ho, Michael Rooker, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Steven Yeun, Jon Bernthal, Colman Domingo, Robin Williams, Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Andrew Garfield, James Stewart, Kate Winslet, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Kathy Bates, and Anne Hathaway.
Films that have had the biggest impact on him include Titanic (1997), WALL·E (2008), Zombieland (2009), The Avengers (2012), The Breakfast Club (1985), Psycho (1960), City of God (2002), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Taxi Driver (1976), The Witch (2015), Black Girl (1966), 12 Angry Men (1957), In the Heights (2021), Good Will Hunting (1997), and Encanto (2021).