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Also Known As: Daniel Byrd Died:
Born: November 20, 1985 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: actor

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Master of the deadpan, Dan Byrd debuted as a child actor on "Any Day Now" (Lifetime, 1998-2002), for which he won a Young Artist Award. He played Hilary Duff's aspiring actor best friend in the tween hit "A Cinderella Story" (2004) and starred as a major league baseball batboy on the acclaimed but short-lived series "Clubhouse" (CBS, 2004). Byrd portrayed Kathleen Quinlan's son in the horror remake "The Hills Have Eyes" (2006) and John Travolta's son in "Lonely Hearts" (2006) before returning to television to star in the Muslim exchange student dramedy "Aliens in America" (The CW, 2007-08) and to guest as a super-powered apprentice of Sylar (Zachary Quinto) on "Heroes" (NBC, 2006-2010). His profile enjoyed a massive boost when he was cast as Travis, the oft-embarrassed teenage son of Jules (Courteney Cox) and Bobby Cobb (Brian Van Holt) on "Cougar Town" (ABC, 2009- ), and he notched big screen success as a similarly intelligent but awkward teen in the Emma Stone smash "Easy A" (2010). Evidencing much talent for both drama and comedy, Dan Byrd delivered top-notch performances with a maturity and presence well beyond his years.

Master of the deadpan, Dan Byrd debuted as a child actor on "Any Day Now" (Lifetime, 1998-2002), for which he won a Young Artist Award. He played Hilary Duff's aspiring actor best friend in the tween hit "A Cinderella Story" (2004) and starred as a major league baseball batboy on the acclaimed but short-lived series "Clubhouse" (CBS, 2004). Byrd portrayed Kathleen Quinlan's son in the horror remake "The Hills Have Eyes" (2006) and John Travolta's son in "Lonely Hearts" (2006) before returning to television to star in the Muslim exchange student dramedy "Aliens in America" (The CW, 2007-08) and to guest as a super-powered apprentice of Sylar (Zachary Quinto) on "Heroes" (NBC, 2006-2010). His profile enjoyed a massive boost when he was cast as Travis, the oft-embarrassed teenage son of Jules (Courteney Cox) and Bobby Cobb (Brian Van Holt) on "Cougar Town" (ABC, 2009- ), and he notched big screen success as a similarly intelligent but awkward teen in the Emma Stone smash "Easy A" (2010). Evidencing much talent for both drama and comedy, Dan Byrd delivered top-notch performances with a maturity and presence well beyond his years.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Nest, The (2015)
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 Norman (2010)
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 Easy A (2010)
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 Jam (2007)
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 Mortuary (2006)
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 Outlaw Trail (2006)
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 Checking Out (2006)
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 Lonely Hearts (2006)
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Began acting in local stage productions in Atlanta
1998:
First television role, a recurring role in the Lifetime series, "Any Day Now"
2000:
Made film debut in "28 Days"
2001:
Appeared in two episodes of "State of Grace" on the ABC Family Channel
2002:
Featured in the Stephen King-based television miniseries "Firestarter 2: Rekindled" on the Sci-Fi Channel
2004:
Had breakout role in the TNT mini-series "Salem¿s Lot"
2004:
Appeared in "Cinderella Story" as Carter, the nerdy friend of Hilary Duff
2004:
Cast in the short-lived CBS series "Clubhouse" as an ordinary kid who lands the dream job of being a batboy for a major league baseball team
2006:
Appeared in Alexandre Aja's remake of "The Hills Have Eyes"
2007:
Played a teenaged social outcast in the short-lived CW series, "Aliens in America"
2009:
Appeared in three episodes of NBC's "Heroes" as Sylar's (Zachary Quinto) apprentice Luke Campbell
2009:
Cast in the ABC comedy series "Cougar Town," as Travis Cobb, the son of Courteney Cox
2010:
Co-starred opposite Emma Stone in the comedy "Easy A"
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