Birthday: June 11, 1991
Age: 29 Years, 29 Year Old Males
Sun Sign: Gemini
Also Known As: Dan Howell, danisnotonfire
Born in: Wokingham, England
Famous as: YouTuber, Radio Personality
Height: 6'3" (190 cm), 6'3" Males
siblings: Adrian Howell
education: College drop out
awards: Sony Golden Headphones Award (2013)
Lovie Internet Video Person of the Year Award (2014)
Daniel James Howell, better known as Dan Howell, is a British vlogger and radio personality who became famous with his YouTube channel ‘danisnotonfire.' The channel has over 6 million subscribers and these subscribers are fondly referred to as Danosaurs. Dan’s fans are also addressed in a quirky way as Llamaarmy because of Dan’s love for Llamas. The Llama hat that Dan adorns has attracted so much attention that many believe it is more famous than singer Beyonce Knowles. He is also a comedian, radio host, and a foodaholic. Dan, who calls his hair hobbit hair, enjoys football and is a big fan of Manchester United. His ‘Photobooth Challenge’ is one of most watched videos of all time. Currently the vlogger is operating three YouTube channels: 'Danisnotonfire,' 'danisnotinteresting,' and 'DanandPhilGAMES' along with his friend Phil.
The Meteoric Rise To Stardom
Life was not easy for Dan; he began working at the age of 16 at retail chain Focus DIY and later at supermarket Asda. He began his tryst with YouTube by uploading his first video called ‘Hello Internet’ in October 2009. Dan received a lot of good reviews for his work from Phil Lester and other friends which motivated him to continue uploading videos regularly.
Dan, who is fondly called the Internet Cult Leader, became famous after he won the YouTube competition, SuperNote in 2012. In January 2013 Dan along with his friend Phil Lester presented the entertainment show ‘Dan and Phil’ on BBC Radio 1 on Sunday night. Upbeat about the success of their endeavors Dan and Phil also tried their hands at gaming and produced the first video on their new gaming YouTube channel, DanandPhilGAMES in September 2014. The new channel was a huge hit and garnered 1 million subscribers by March 2015, making it one of the fastest growing channels on YouTube. The Internet Cult Leader also lent his voice for Disney’s animated film, ‘Big Hero 6’.
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What Makes Dan Howell So Special
Dan and Phil’s efforts bore fruit when in 2013 they won the Sony Golden Headphones Award for the UK's favorite Radio Presenters through a voting done by fans. Dan also clinched the Lovie Internet Video Person of the Year Award in 2014 and was also nominated for the Teen Choice Award - Web Collaboration in 2014.
Leveraging their celebrity status, Daniel and Phil make it a point to reach out to those in need. In 2010 and 2011, they took part in ‘Stickaid’, which was a live annual 24-hour internet broadcast to raise funds for charity in association with UNICEF.
Dan is an outspoken person, in 2015 during a live conversation on YouNow the radio star admitted that he was a feminist and criticized the ignorance and misunderstandings that plagued feminism. In Dan’s opinion the ignorance about feminism was “honestly terrifying and dangerous” and the general perception of feminism in society made him “panic for the future of humanity”.
Family & Personal Life
Dan Howell was born in Wokingham, Berkshire, and has a younger brother named Adrian Howell. Dan completed his school education from The Forest School, an all-boys secondary school in Berkshire. He enrolled himself at the University of Manchester to study law in 2010 but dropped out after a year to completely dedicate his time to his passion for video blogs. Dan had a humble upbringing; 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.
He came out as gay in June 2019 in a video uploaded on his channel. He is said to be in a relationship with his best friend Phil Lester and the duo is supposedly raising a boy named Dil Howlter.