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Daniel Bonjour’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro South African actor
Is Actor 
From South Africa 
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio 
Gender male
Birth 28 September 1981
Age: 38 years
Star sign Libra

Daniel Bonjour (born September 28, 1981) is a South Africa-born actor, director and screenwriter best known for his roles in The Walking Dead, Frequency, and iZombie.

Early life

Bonjour was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. His father is South African commercial editor and director who worked under the name Trevor Hill and his mother is Swiss. He moved with his family to Switzerland at the age of 5 and returned to South Africa at 8. At the age of 12 his family relocated to Seattle, Washington. He attended Mercer Island High School and graduated from Boston College

Career

Daniel starred in his first movie when he was 12, but didn’t continue his career until 2007 starring predominantly in indie films and landed his first role as series regular in the science fiction series RCVR for which he received the Best Actor Award from the International Academy of Web Television. In 2016 Daniel was cast as Daniel Lawrence in the CW series Frequency opposite Peyton List and Mekhi Phifer

Daniel is the first ever winner of the International Academy of Web Television for Male Actor in a Drama in 2013.

Frequency was the first project where he performed in his native South African accent.

Daniel is also a writer and the grand prize winner of the Final Draft Screenwriting competition, having won the feature film category in 2015.

He has worked on several award-winning video games including the Hitman series, Final Fantasy, and Life is Strange.

Personal life

Daniel is married to actress Jelly Howie. They have one child, a son named Brixton Riot Bonjour. Daniel has one brother named Pascal who lives in Seattle, as do both his parents.
He was forced to leave his honeymoon with Jelly Howie in Thailand to fly to Atlanta to film The Walking Dead.

People magazine included Daniel as one of Hollywood’s hottest up and comers in their People Magazine ‘One’s to Watch’ category.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Director
2008 Midnight Movie Josh Jack Messit
2009 Dragonquest Arkadi
2013 Ambushed Frank Giorgio Serefino
2016 After the Rain Ryan Daniel Bonjour

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2011 RCVR Webber Star
2011 CSI: NY Derby Chasen 1 episode
2015 The Walking Dead Aiden Monroe Recurring cast (3 episodes)
2015 Satisfaction Julian 2 episodes
2016–17 Frequency Daniel Lawrence Main cast
2016–17 Flaked David 2 episodes
2017–18 iZombie Levon Patch Recurring cast (8 episodes)

Video Games

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Hitman: Absolution Landon Metcalf, Mason McCready, Dexter Goon, Wade Goon
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Additional voices
2015 Life Is Strange Frank Bowers, R.J. MacReady
2016 Hitman Kalvin Ritter, Cilas Netzke, Max Decker, Erik Olander, Fortune Teller, Almos Dexter, Salvatore Bravuomo, additional voices
2016 Final Fantasy XV Additional voices