Biografia / Biography
American actor Daniel McVicar, now living in Italy, is a Hollywood export that is embracing independent European production. His earlier success in television on “The Bold and the Beautiful” introduced him to worldwide audiences and introduced him to international filmmakers. He worked in Poland with director Jacek Bromski in his film “Ticket to the Moon” with Dimitris Astrakhan in St. Petersburg Russia in “The Fourth Planet” and the Italian television success “Medico in Famiglia”. In 2022 he has been filming the Italian feature film “Soldato Sotto La Luna” in Italian alongside Tomas Arana and film director Abel Ferrara in an acting role, and as King Leo VIII in “The Magic Penguin”, as well as a running character on the Swiss television series on Amazon, “Sports Crime”.
On television in the United States he is known for his comedic appearances on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, his role as Rock Hudson in “The Elizabeth Taylor Story” and most famously his long-running role in “The Bold and the Beautiful”.
Noteworthy projects have also included “UnConditional” with Fabio Volo, “Men vs. Women” for Fausto Brizzi, the cult science fiction film “Dark Resurrection” and appearing as Diabolik in the cult video clip for the Italian musical group Tiromancino. A member of Mensa, he has been able to pick up enough language to work in Russian for award-winning Russian director Dimitris Astrakhan’s film “The Fourth Planet.”
His appreciation of Cuisine and Cooking may have started young when he was named the “Betty Crocker All American Family Leader of Tomorrow” where he earned a college scholarship and the nickname Buddy Crocker. In his time in Italy he is often in the kitchen learning and talking with Chefs of all types, from Michelin Star Masterchefs to a grandma with her traditional recipes, and is a guest on television cooking shows. He is a Knight of the Order of Truffles and Wine of Alba.
One of 12 children raised in Colorado, Daniel McVicar originally came west to the Los Angeles area to study at the California Institute of the Arts, and in Hollywood studied with Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg, Paul Sills, and Milton Katselas. He also studied in a Shakespeare Intensive at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He now shares his education and experience teaching at the International Cinema Academy in Milan.
As a director his short “Always a First Time” has enjoyed success in international festivals, including being named a part of Best of the Fest in the Salento Film Festival. He directed “Phone Booth” in a stage adaptation with a sold-out run in Rivoli Italy, and has created and appeared in several stage shows including “Un Americano a Torino”, an autobiographical musical review that enjoyed a successful long run.
His company MagmaWave has produced new media, full length “Making Of” documentaries, and promotional videos, with feature films in development. Daniel was a pioneer in online video with his award-winning show and community LateNiteMash and is preparing “A Curious Fork”, a journey into food culture and cooking on multiple platforms.
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