Daniel "Dan" Paris, born 15 June 1973 in Perth, was brought up in Esperance, Western Australia.
Over the years, Dan competed in various triathlons, and, from 1990 to 1994, he was a Surf Lifesaver and won the Under 21 State Medal in Surfboat competition. In 1991, he competed with the Western Australian swim team. In 1993, Paris received his degree in accounting from
Edith Cowan University in Western Australia and briefly worked for a major Australian finance company.
Dan then did some modelling in commercials, catwalks and stills, and in 1998, was Sports Person of the Year in swimming in State Country Region WA.
Dan got his first acting role in 1998, joining Neighbours as Drew Kirk. Dan admitted that he initially found filming difficult, as he was not sure what he was doing, but grew into the role. Drew was killed off in 2002 and Dan continued to act with various roles in
programmes such as MDA in 2003 and McLeod’s Daughters in 2005.
In 2005, Dan made a brief return to Neighbours as part of Steph Scully’s recurring dreams of Drew, which proved to be a warning that her cancer had returned. The storyline was suggested by actress Carla Bonner.
Dan’s career successfully crossed over as an advertising host for Aqua Technics and Ashley Martin, then as a presenter on lifestyles series Postcodes, Destination WA, ZoomTV, Home in WA and The West Real Estate Program. Dan is also
an award winning photographer, owning a business in Esperance for over 10 years and has extended his interest into video production.
In 2014, Dan appeared in the Neighbours Youtube webisodes Neighbours vs Zombies, which featured other characters from Neighbours who had died on the show and were resurrected for Halloween.
Dan lives in Esperance with his wife and children.
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