Dan Howell is a famous English YouTuber and radio personality best known for his eponymous YouTube channel, ‘danisnotonfire,’ which has gained over six million subscribers. He presented a number of shows on BBC Radio 1 since 2013 along with his co-host Phil Lester such as “Dan and Phil”, and “Internet Takeover”.
Dan Howell Biography
Dan Howell was born on the 11th of June 1991, in Wokingham, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. He is currently 30 years old.
|Birth Name||Daniel James Howell|
|Nickname||Dan, The Internet Cult Leader, Danisnotonfire, Bear, Sister Daniel, Tall Lesbian, Dan The Man, Daniel the Spaniel, Danny, D-Slice|
|Date of Birth||June 11, 1991|
|Place of Birth||Wokingham, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom|
|Age||30 years old|
|Profession||YouTuber, Radio Personality|
Family and Education
Unfortunately, we do know very little about his family. He was born to English parents and was raised along with his younger brother named Adrian Howell. His father worked in a departmental store while his mother managed a beauty parlor and also worked as a hair designer within the ramp shows.
Dan Howell graduated from The Forest School in Winnersh in 2009. He got enrolled at the University of Manchester to study law in 2010, but he dropped out after his freshman year to focus on his YouTube career.
Dan Howell Dating and Love Life
Howell came out as gay in June 2019. He posted a 45-minute on his YouTube channel titled “Basically I’m Gay,” saying, “Choosing not to accept them is not an option. To anyone watching this that isn’t out, it’s OK. You’re OK. You were born this way. It’s right. And anyone that has a problem with it is wrong.”
“Based on your circumstance you might not feel ready to tell people yet, or that it’s safe, and that’s fine too. Just know that living your truth with pride is the way to be happy. You are valid. It gets so much better. And the future is clear. It’s pretty queer.”
Dan was reported to be in a relationship with actress Lucy Hale in 2013.
He also dated his best friend Phil Lester and they supposedly raising a boy named Dil Howlter.
|Height||Feet – 6 feet 3¼ inches|
Centimeters – 191 cm
Meters – 1.91 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 80 kg|
Pounds – 176 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Distinctive Features||Towering Height|
Dan Howell made his acting debut in the short fantasy film Knightmare in 2013. Apart from acting, he has had a voice role in Disney Junior’s The Lion Guard as gorilla princes Majinuni in December 2016.
Daniel made his debut TV show appearance in a talk show Newsround in 2013.
Dan Howell joined YouTube in October 2006 and uploaded his first video titled “Hello Internet” in October 2009. The video went viral on the platform garnering mostly positive reviews and his channel eventually began to gain subscribers. The budding internet star has amassed over 6.5 million subscribers on his channel and earned over 627 million views as of November 2018.
Dan Howell Favorite Things
- High School Musical Song – “You are the music in me” by Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron
- Stars – Jennifer Lawrence, Kanye West, and Delia Smith
- Colors – Black, gold, and white
- Snack – Maltesers
- Muse Album – Origin of Symmetry
Dan Howell’s Net Worth in 2023
Howell has an estimated net worth of $3 million, which he accumulated from working as an online content creator and a radio personality.
Dan Howell Facts
As a teenager, he worked at retail chain Focus DIY and later at a supermarket before gaining fame and popularity.
In 2012, he further gained popularity by wining the YouTube competition “SuperNote”, hosted by comedy duo Rhett and Link.
He was featured on Benjamin Cook’s weekly series, Becoming Youtube.
In 2012, Dan was named as the “Hottest Lad of the Year” by Sugarscape magazine.
In January 2013, Dan along with his friend Phil Lester presented the entertainment show ‘Dan and Phil’ on BBC Radio 1 on Sunday night. That year, they won the Sony Golden Headphones Award for the UK’s favorite Radio Presenters through voting done by fans.
He had once revealed that he is bi-sexual via Twitter.
His fans are called danosaurs.
In November 2016, Dan and Phil released their photo book, Dan and Phil Go Outside, in which they put together personal collections of candid photos and insightful stories from the tour. The book went on to become a #1 New York Times bestseller.
In May 2015, the British Tabloid Mirror placed him on the 5th spot in the Top 10 British YouTubers list.
From April to September 2018, Lester and Howell went on a world tour called Interactive Introverts, covering 18 countries, which was one of the biggest YouTuber tours of all time.
Dan has won the British Online Creator Awards twice in 2016.