Birthday: April 23, 1971
Age: 49 Years, 49 Year Old Males
Sun Sign: Taurus
Also Known As: Daniel Brett Weiss, D. B. Weiss
Born Country: United States
Born in: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Famous as: Television Producer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm), 6'0" Males
Spouse/Ex-: Andrea Troyer
City: Chicago, Illinois
Notable Alumni: The University Of Iowa, Trinity College Dublin
U.S. State: Illinois
education: Trinity College Dublin, The University of Iowa, Wesleyan University
Daniel Brett Weiss is an American TV producer, writer and director. Born into a Jewish family, he is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (MPhil) and University of Iowa (MFA). He began his career as a personal assistant on films and eventually moved to screenwriting and production. Along with David Benioff, he is popular as the co-creator and showrunner of the famous fantasy series ‘Game of Thrones’, which is an adaptation of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, a series of books by George R. R. Martin. The series aired between 2011 and 2019, and has received critical acclaim and much popularity over the years. It won 58 Emmy Awards throughout its run. The Writers Guild of America has listed ‘Game of Thrones’ as the ‘best written’ series in the history of television. In 2019, it was announced that Weiss and Benioff will write and produce a new series of ‘Star Wars’ movies, after the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ is aired.
Daniel Weiss worked as a personal assistant on movies such as ‘The Viking Sagas’ before he became a producer. He has also worked as a personal assistant for musician Glenn Frey. Between 1995 and 1998, he studied Anglo-Irish literature in Dublin, and it was during this time that he met David Benioff. The duo co-wrote a screenplay for a film named ‘The Headmaster,’ though it was never made. The men were then hired to work on a new script of the book ‘Ender’s Game’ by Orson Scott Card; however, their script wasn’t used.
In 2003, Weiss published his debut novel ‘Lucky Wander Boy’, which is based on video game addiction. In 2006, he completed a screenplay for a film adaptation of the video game series ‘Halo’. It was based on a script written by Alex Garland. However, the project was declared dead in 2007 by director Neill Blomkamp.
He reached the peak of his career in 2011 when he created the fantasy series ‘Game of Thrones’ in collaboration with David Benioff. He was the executive producer as well as the director of two episodes. The series was an adaptation of the novel series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ by George R. R. Martin. The series received worldwide acclaim and became a cult favorite. It has won many awards, including 58 Emmy Awards. The Writers Guild of America listed it as the best written TV series ever in 2013. In 2016, it was placed by ‘Empire’ on their list of ‘The 50 best TV shows ever’ at the seventh position. The last season aired in 2019. For his work in the series, Weiss received two Emmy Awards, two Hugo Awards, one Producers Guild of America Award and one Golden Nymph Award.
Other than his work in ‘Game of Thrones,’ he also wrote one episode of the TV series ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’. In 2014, he served as the executive producer of the reality TV series ‘The Specials’.
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Family & Personal Life
Daniel Brett Weiss was born in Chicago, Illinois, on 23rd April 1971, to a Jewish family. He graduated from Wesleyan University and went on to earn a Master of Philosophy in Irish literature from Trinity College, Dublin. He has also received a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the Iowa Writers Workshop.
He is married to Andrea Troyer and has two children.