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Danny Arroyo is the talented and charismatic actor/writer/producer who loves comic books and video games. He caught the "acting bug" after watching a Christopher Reeve interview about playing "Superman", and was inspired to pen his first screenplay after reading about Sylvester Stallone's and Matt Damon's struggles in getting "Rocky" and "Good Will Hunting" made.
Danny is a believer in taking chances. While reading "Backstage West", Danny saw a role that fit his description, in a low budget film. He submitted himself, against his agent's advice, booked the job, and a year later earned an award for "Best Actor" at The California Independent Film Festival.
Danny's dream of playing a superhero came true when he got to play one in a nationally televised Heineken commercial. While filming "Lethal Weapon 4", he accidentally got punched in the nose by Mel Gibson during a boxing scene. It was a painful yet memorable moment in his acting career. Another memorable experience was working alongside one of his favorite actors, Burt Reynolds, in the film "Hard Time", which Burt also directed.
Some of Danny's other film/TV credits include "Repo Chick", the David Lynch produced & Alex Cox directed film sequel to the 80's cult film "Repo Man", the Spike TV film "Street Warrior", with Max Martini & Nick Chinlund; the Warner Brother's feature "Spring Breakdown" with Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch & Parker Posey; the Sci-Fi film "Death Row", with Jake Busey & Stacy Keach, out on DVD; the modern day film remake of the Shakespeare play "Richard III", opposite David Carradine & Maria Conchita Alonso; the film "Hotel California", with Tyson Beckford & Erik Palladino; and guest star roles in CBS' "Without A Trace", NBC's "ER", Showtime's "Resurrection Blvd"; and recurring roles on My Network TV's "Saints and Sinners", and the General Hospital spin off "Night Shift", season one, out on DVD.
Danny's first feature screenplay titled "Gamers", about the phenomenon of compulsive video gaming, was inspired by his own addiction to the video game "Madden NFL Football". The script has been extremely well received and is being developed for production by Gamers Productions Inc., and his own production company, Xkalybr Films.
Danny is a member of The Hollywood Screenplay Readers Group, where he strengthens his writing skills by doing script coverage and helping other writers with screenplay re-writes. Danny is penning his 3rd script titled "Orion's Belt".
The talented actor/writer/producer is also a proud member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Screen Actor's Guild.
Last updated: Feb 16, 2009