Danny Strong

An actor turned award-winning screenwriter, Danny Strong grew up outside Los Angeles. After graduating from USC with a theater degree, he started his television career in 1994 on the "Saved by the Bell" spinoff, "Saved ... Read more »
Born: 06/06/1974 in Manhattan Beach, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (29)

Knight of Cups 2016 (Movie)

Danny Strong (Actor)

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping 2016 (Movie)

Perspective Manipulator (Actor)

Girls 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Justified 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lee Daniels' The Butler 2013 (Movie)

Freedom Bus Journalist (Actor)

Mad Men 2010, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

How I Met Your Mother 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Weather Girl 2009 (Movie)

Kurt (Actor)

Bad Guys 2007 (Movie)

Ashley (Actor)

Gilmore Girls 2003 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sydney White 2007 (Movie)

Gurkin (Actor)

Nip/Tuck 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Outside Sales 2005 (Movie)

Toby (Actor)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2000 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

New Suit 2003 (Movie)

Greg (Actor)

Seabiscuit 2003 (Movie)

Young Jockey (Actor)

Maybe It's Me 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Perpetrators of the Crime 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Clueless 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pleasantville 1998 (Movie)

Juke Box Boy (Actor)

Union Square 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Seinfeld 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boy Meets World 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hey Arnold! 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Minor Adjustments 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Prophecy II: Ashtown 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dangerous Minds 1995 (Movie)

Student (Actor)
Writer (4)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lee Daniels' The Butler 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Crusaders (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Producer (3)

Lee Daniels' The Butler 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Game Change (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Recount (TV Show)

Co-Producer
Director (2)

The People's Couch 1995 - 1999, 2016 - 2017 (Tv Show)

Director

Empire 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

An actor turned award-winning screenwriter, Danny Strong grew up outside Los Angeles. After graduating from USC with a theater degree, he started his television career in 1994 on the "Saved by the Bell" spinoff, "Saved by the Bell: The New Class." Strong bounced around for a few years after that, with bit roles on several shows, including the classic sitcom "Seinfeld" and the Michelle Pfeiffer teacher drama "Dangerous Minds." A supporting role on another TV spinoff, "Clueless," came his way in 1997. This led to Strong's biggest break later that same year, when he joined the cast of the wildly popular "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" series. Strong played Jonathan Levinson, a depressed student whose fortunes turn when he dabbles in witchcraft. When "Buffy" went off the air in 2003, Strong quickly got back to work, with a major recurring role on the family dramedy "Gilmore Girls" as Doyle McMaster, editor of Yale's school newspaper. Having always aspired to be a screenwriter, Strong asserted himself as a serious writing talent in 2008 with the star-studded HBO original film "Recount," based on the 2000 Presidential election between Al Gore and George W. Bush--and the subsequent Supreme Court case challenging the voting results in Florida. Strong won a Writers Guild of America Award for "Recount," his debut screenplay. In 2010, he returned to acting, scoring a recurring role on the AMC advertising drama, "Mad Men," as inept copywriter Danny Siegel.

EDUCATION

USC

Los Angeles, California

Milestones

2012

Announced as the writer for "Mockingjay," the two-part finale of "The Hunger Games" film series

2012

Wrote the screenplay for HBO's "Game Change," also directed by Jay Roach

2010

Guest starred on AMC's "Mad Men"

2008

Made his TV writing debut with HBO's award-winning political thriller "Recount," directed by Jay Roach

2007

Named by <i>Variety</i> as one of the "Top Ten Screenwriters to Watch"

2007

Played the grumpy dork Gurkin in "Sydney White"

2003

Played a young jockey in the critically acclaimed "Seabiscuit"

2003

Cast as a college news editor on "Gilmore Girls" (The WB)

1997

Landed a role on the ABC adaptation of "Clueless"

1996

Cast as the bullied Jonathan Levinson on the hit series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (The WB, UPN)

1995

Feature film debut, playing a student in "Dangerous Minds"

1994

Made his TV acting debut on "Saved by the Bell: The New Class" (NBC)

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