Who is Danny Woodburn?

Woodburn is an award-winning American actor, perhaps still best known to the world as Mickey Abbott in the TV series “Seinfeld”, and as Otli in the TV series “Conan the Adventurer” (1997-1998), among several other notable roles he’s had during his acting career.

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Where is Danny Woodburn Now?

Danny is in his late ’50s and still working in the film industry, having just come off the set of the TV series “Station 19” (2022), in which he played Tobias in the episode entitled “Searching for the Ghost”.

Additional to acting, Danny is fighting for the rights of people with disabilities. Most recently, he spoke at the Disability Rights Legal Center’s annual FDR Gala award dinner. The Danny Woodburn Empower Award was bestowed by the organization, given to the performance troupe Down for Dance, an organization with a dance and arts program for people with Downs syndrome.

Danny Woodburn Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Daniel Charles Woodburn was born on 26 July 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was born with a genetic disorder, spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital (SEDC), which is a type of dwarfism.

The son of a nurse and a professional golfer, he went to Abington Senior High School in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. After matriculation, he enrolled at Temple University School of Communications and Theater.

Career Beginnings

Danny started his acting career in the early ’90s with the role of Bud Crawford in the TV series “Hunter”. He continued with minor roles in such TV series as “Rose and Cons” (1991) and “Murder, She Wrote” (1992-1993), while also in 1993 he was Professor Pixel in the television movie “Count DeClues’ Mystery Castle”.

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Rise to Prominence

Danny secured his first major role in 1994, as he was selected for the part of Mickey Abbot in the eponymous Primetime Emmy Award-winning comedy series “Seinfeld”, with Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards in the lead roles. He appeared in only seven episodes, but his antics in the series are remembered to the present day.

Next, in 1996 he starred as Tony the Elf in the adventure-comedy film “Jingle All the Way”, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, and Phil Hartman. The same year, he was Mitch Gibson in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning TV comedy series “Tracey Takes On…” created by Tracey Ullman, who is also the main star of the series.

He teamed up with Schwarzenegger again in 1997 in the TV fantasy action-adventure series “Conan the Adventurer”.

He ended the decade with a few minor roles, including in the romantic comedy film “Lost & Found”, with David Spade, Sophie Marceau, and Ever Carradine in the lead roles.

The 2000s and Continued Success

Danny started the new millennium with the role of Little Rocko in the live-action comedy “The Flinstones in Viva Rock Vegas”, starring Mark Addy, Stephen Baldwin and Kristen Johnston. The following year, he was chosen for the part of Carl the Gnome in the short-lived TV action-comedy series “Special Unit 2”, while in 2002, he joined Robin Williams, Danny DeVito and others in the crime comedy-drama film “Death to Smoochy” about a disgraced child television show host, and his main opponent who becomes a rising star.

He was typecast in dwarf and little people roles, such as in the eponymous TV series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2002) and “Charmed” (2002-2003).

In 2006, Danny appeared in the romantic comedy film “Employee of the Month”, with Jessica Simpson and Dane Cook in the lead roles. The following year, he was selected for the part of Demon Elf in the long-running, award-winning TV drama series “Passions”, starring Lindsay Hartley, McKenzie Westmore and Galen Gering, among others.

Later Career

Danny continued his career with guest-starring roles in such TV series as “iCarly”, “Party Down”, and “Mr. Sunshine”. Then, in 2012 he portrayed Grimm in the Academy Award-nominated action adventure-drama film “Mirror Mirror”, a modern take on the eponymous story of Snow White, with Lily Collins, Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer in the lead roles.

The same year, he was Al in the comedy crime-drama film “Pretty Bad Actress”, and starred in the family adventure “Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups”.

Moreover, from 2012 to 2014, he portrayed Mr. Poulos in the TV comedy series “Crash & Bernstein”. Then also in 2014, he appeared in the award-winning drama film “The Identical”, about identical brothers separated at birth, one of whom becomes a rock star, while the other struggles to balance his love for music and to please his father, with Blake Rayne, Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd in the lead roles.

Moreover, he portrayed Splinter, the legendary Sensei of the mutant turtles, in the new take on the famous story, simply entitled “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, with Alan Ritchson, Pete Ploszek, Johny Knoxville and Jeremy Howard as the four legendary turtles, with Megan Fox playing April O’Neil.

To speak further of his accomplishments, Danny appeared in Robin Hays’s fantasy drama film “Anthem of a Teenage Prophet” (2018), which follows the life of a teenager who foresees the death of his new best friend, after which he starts being dubbed as the prophet of death, starring Cameron Monaghan, Grayson Gabriel and Peyton List.

He appeared in a few episodes of the long-running soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful”, and featured in Vincent Masciale’s comedy “Faith Based” (2020).

In addition to his on-screen success, Danny has toured the nation as a stand-up comedy act, performing at prestigious comedy clubs such as the Comedy Store, Caroline’s on Broadway, The Improv, Gotham Comedy Club, and the Laugh Factory, among others.

Net Worth

According to sources, Danny Woodburn’s net worth has been estimated to be around $2 million as of late 2022, earned through his successful acting career, during which he’s made more than 95 film and TV appearances.

Personal Life, Married, Wife, Children

When it comes to his personal life, Danny has been married to actress and comedian Amy Buchwald since 7 September 1998. The couple doesn’t have children.

Danny is an advocate for disabled and little people issues. He’s talked about problems he’s experienced both on the set and in real life, and was given the DREAM Award by the Disability Rights Legal Center in 2009 for his efforts. Moreover, he is on the Screen Actors Guild’s Performers with Disabilities Committee.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Danny Woodburn has black hair and brown eyes. He stands at a height of 4ft (1.21m), while he weighs approximately 100lbs (45kgs).

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