|Date of Birth
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||Marietta, Georgia, U.S.
Dan Byrd is an American actor. His most prominent roles include the 2004 film A Cinderella Story, the 2006 remake of The Hills Have Eyes, the 2010 film Easy A, the sitcoms Aliens in America and the currently Cougar Town.
His first screen role was in the 1999 film The First of May, which starred Julie Harris and Mickey Rooney. He then went on to make a string of appearances in television series such as Judging Amy, Any Day Now, ER, and Touched by an Angel before gaining his first break-out role in the TNT miniseries Salem's Lot playing schoolboy Mark Petrie. The two part miniseries also starred Rob Lowe, Andre Braugher, James Cromwell and Donald Sutherland. Also in 2004, Byrd appeared in A Cinderella Story alongside Hilary Duff. The project was followed by short-lived CBS series, Clubhouse, alongside Mare Winningham, Michael Jai White, John Ortiz and Christopher Lloyd.
In 2006, Byrd starred in Alexandre Aja's remake of The Hills Have Eyes. The film, based on Wes Craven's original 1977 cult classic film, costarred Aaron Stanford, Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine and Kathleen Quinlan. Also in 2006, Byrd also starred alongside John Travolta in the period crime thriller Lonely Hearts. The story followed real-life killers Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez (played by Salma Hayek and Jared Leto respectively), who develop a twisted infatuation with each other as they travel the country luring unsuspecting victims through personal ads in the newspaper. Travolta played the lead detective on the case and Byrd his troubled son. James Gandolfini also stars.