ManCrush: Dan Levy
After earning four Emmy nominations for Season 5 of Schitt’s Creek, Dan Levy is clearly on a career high as Season 6 of the hit show hits the air.
One of the highlights of Season 6 is the wedding between Levy’s character David and boyfriend Patrick.
“There is nothing more on brand for David than his own wedding…” Levy told Vanity Fair. “It’s completely self-serving. It’s completely indulgent. It involves a lot of what he considers to be his strongest suits: good taste and expertise in planning things. Getting to write that and getting to perform that was really fun, and hilarious, and silly, and ridiculous, and actually quite heartfelt and meaningful.”
“I corrected my own bad habits when it comes to dating through David..” added Levy. “Watching him flourish and find someone who really honors and respects him for who he is was a strange and lovely life lesson for myself. It was a very therapeutic experience. In the process I feel like I have grown so substantially as a person. In playing someone who is so unabashedly themselves and so confident in themselves. Even though he is vulnerable and flawed, he does not hold back from expressing what he wants and what he needs. That has been a really fun experience, to embody that and to feel what that feels like.”
Who is Dan Levy?
Born in 1983 in Toronto, Dan Levy is the son of actor Eugene Levy and screenwriter Deborah Levy.
He got his start on Canadian television, but it’s Schitt’s Creek – the show he co-created with his father Eugene, and in which they both star – that has seen him hit the big time.
Beginning as a television pilot in 2013, Schitt’s Creek is a sitcom created by Dan and Eugene Levy.
Schitt’s Creek revolves around rich video-store magnate Johnny Rose – he and his family suddenly find themselves broke and are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup in Schitt’s Creek.
Starring in the show – alongside Dan and Eugene – is Dan’s sister Sary Levy, along with Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, and Chris Elliott.
The sixth and final series of Schitt’s Creek is currently airing.
Life after Schitt’s Creek
In September 2019, Levy confirmed that he has signed a three-year deal with ABC Studios to produce and develop scripted content.
Levy has spoken publicly about his sexuality and identifies as part of the LGBTQ community.