Actor, stuntman, writer, and director, Dan Bridges grew up a Catholic school boy in San Diego. He and his family then moved to the mountains of Lake Arrowhead. Dan joined the army after High School, went to Panama and was honorably discharged in 1992.
Dan then graduated college with a Masters in Philosophy and worked for Mountain Hardwear. In 1999 his older brother, Dave, died on Shishapangma, which made Dan rethink his life.
It is then that he found his true love and started acting. After training at ACT and doing theater around the Bay Area, Dan moved to L.A. to pursue an acting career. He studied at The Beverly Hills Playhouse with Milton Katselas for years, and performed with The Rogue Machine Theatre Company as well as many others. He became a defacto stuntman because he had hair like
Kiefer Sutherland and could drive like a madman.
He was often mistaken for Tom Cruise.
As an actor, Dan has been in several award winning plays. He can also be seen on Television (including Touch, Longmire, and Parks and Recreation) and in Feature Films (Project 12, McTaggart’s Fortune, American Sniper, Godzilla). In the theater world, his portrayal of Baby San in the revival of the all Veteran cast of TRACERS directed by John DiFusco was met with critical acclaim.
The Veterans Writer’s Workshop held at the Writers Guild of America, fostered a love of writing in Dan. He has had one feature optioned, done well in several screenwriting competitions, and has one script currently in Development. He’s a storyteller at heart.
After 11 years in LA, Dan moved to Atlanta, GA to continue his acting and writing career while taking care of his family. He lives with his dog, Leg and wife Emily, and continues to write, act and explore Atlanta, one restaurant at a time.