Dan Levy

Co-creator, Schitt's Creek, Emmy® Award-Winning Writer, Actor, Director and Producer, LGBTQIA+ Activist

Dan Levy

Daniel Levy is an Emmy® Award-winning writer, actor, director, and producer, best known for his work on one of the most beloved shows on television, Schitt’s Creek, which he co-created with his father Eugene Levy. For its sixth and final season, the series received nine Emmy wins, becoming the most awarded comedy series in a single year. The show also broke major records for being the first comedy or drama series to sweep all four acting categories and received the most wins for a comedy series in its final season. Levy and his father were also the first father-son pair to win Emmys in the same year, while Levy personally tied the record for most wins by an individual in a single season with four total wins.

In 2013, he co-created Schitt’s Creek, a half-hour single camera comedy for CBC/ITV/Pop. In addition to being the co-creator and executive producer of the series, Levy also starred alongside Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, and Chris Elliott.

Schitt’s Creek garnered countless awards and nominations over the years, most notably sweeping the 2020 Emmys by winning Best Comedy Series, Best Comedy Actor, Best Comedy Actress, Best Comedy Supporting Actor, Best Comedy Supporting Actress, Best Comedy Writing, Best Comedy Directing, Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Contemporary Costumes. Additionally for its final season which aired in 2020, the show was nominated for five Golden Globe Award nominations, winning two for Best Musical or Comedy Television Series and Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Television Series, earned five Critics Choice Award nominations and secured two wins for Best Supporting Actor and Best Actress in a Comedy Series, five SAG Award nominations and two wins for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble and Actress in a Comedy Series, two GLAAD Media Award wins for Best Comedy Series, two TCA Awards including Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, a Costume Design Guild Award for Excellence in Contemporary Television, among many others. Levy was also recognized as one of the Grand Marshals for NYC Pride 2020. In 2019, the show received four Emmy nominations including Best Comedy Series and TCA Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. That same year, Levy won Best Comedic Performance at the MTV Movie & TV Awards for his role on the show, and was honored by GLAAD with the Davidson/Valentini Award.

Levy began his television career co-hosting MTV Canada’s flagship show MTV Live and later co-wrote, co-hosted, and co-produced the critically-acclaimed ratings hit The After Show and its various incarnations, including The Hills: The After Show and The City: Live After Show. Levy also wrote, produced, and starred in his own Christmas special for MTV, Daniel Levy’s Holi-Do’s & Don’ts and co-hosted the MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet, the X-Factor pre-show, and national coverage of the Vancouver Olympic Games for CTV. Levy also co-hosted The Great Canadian Baking Show, and has also made a guest appearance on Modern Family. He made his film debut opposite Tina Fey in Admission. In 2019, Levy signed a multi-year overall deal with Disney’s ABC Studios to develop and produce scripted projects for the studio. Recently, Levy starred alongside Bette Midler, Kailtyn Dever, Sarah Paulson, and Issa Rae in Coastal Elites, written by Paul Rudnick, directed by Jay Roach, and produced entirely under quarantine that aired on HBO.

Most recently, Levy appeared in the romantic comedy Happiest Season for Hulu and made his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live.

Dan Levy will be speaking on Monday, January 10 during our opening session.