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Daniel Andrew Middleton (born November 8, 1991 (1991-11-08) [age 25]), often referred to as TheDiamondMinecart or DanTDM, is a very popular family friendly British Gaming is mostly known for his minecraft videos. In July 2015, his channel was listed among as one of the most popular rs in the world by viewership. He has earned several Kids Choice awards as well as set Guiness World Records for his gaming and presenting.


Dan has uploaded a total of more than 2,360 videos and is still increasing daily. He is known for his daily reviews as well as several Let's Play series including The Diamond Dimensions , a modpack put together by Dan himself as well as Minecraft Xbox One, where he attempted to build a giant kingdom in survival, Crazy Craft, started by Thinknoodles (Justin) and played by Thnxcya (James), Dan and Thinknoodles, which is the newest collab series since Pixelmon, etc. He also makes vlogs, that he uploads occasionally on his second channel, MoreTDM. He also does Trayaurus videos in which Trayaurus is shown doing his pesky tasks (ie. sending Dan to prehistoric ages, shrinking Dan little and making him go inside to inspect a chicken). He started a Mini Challenge series where he and Dr. Trayaurus competed against each other in "Dr. Trayaurus' Challenge Colosseum". He also started Custom Mod Adventures, where Dan uses the mod and makes a story out of it. Dan is married to Jemma Middleton (also known as xXJemmaMXx) and they used to do videos together (e.g Husband vs. Wife Survival and Husband vs. Wife mini-games). Dan and Jemma also own three pugs, Ellie, Darcie and Peggy. As of 2015, Ellie is two years old and Darcie is one year old. Peggy's age is unknown but it is believed she is around 5 or 6. Dan has also fostered multiple pugs until they gained owners.

He is a regular guest at Insomnia gaming festival, where he appeared on the big stages in editions 49, 52 and 53. Dan won two Kid's Choice Awards in 2015 and 2016 for the UK Tipster Award and also won an Bonca Award for the Britsh Gamer Award, and also was an award presenter the Bafta Game Awards 2015, and he also holds a world record in Rocket League for scoring the most goals in 'rookie' mode on 2v2 multiplayer and a world record for the most views for a dedicated Minecraft video channel. He wa featured twice on CBBC's Technobabble where he commented on several video games, and once on ITV's Lorraine where he talked about being a r Dan has also broken his hand on September 28, 2015. On November 3, 2016, he anounced that we will voice the character "Cy" in the new Netflix exclusive series, Skylanders Academy. His character wil also become a playable one in the new game, Skylanders Imaginators.

He released a graphic novel called: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal on October 6, 2016. The graphic novel features characters from his channel including his dog Grim the skeleton dog, Dr. Trayaurus, evil lab boss Denton and sidekick Fin. He was a featured guest at the Cheltenham Literature Festival and has planned a book tour. 

DanTDM is a pretty good channel, what's up with the hair though?


  • Dr. Trayaurus, childish scientist and Dan's pesky villager friend, he is mostly seen in mod showcases and Custom Mod Adventures helping Dan out.
  • Grim, his skeleton-wolf companion, in most of Dan's lab videos, often goes with Dan on adventures. He was killed by accident when Trayaurus put him in his prototype duplicate machine that accidently turned him into bones. However, Trayaurus soon built a machine that could revive Grim from the dead. The machine worked; however, it left him as a skeleton-wolf hybrid. Whenever he dies, he immediately respawns. Grim can never truly be gone now.
  • Melbot, Dr Trayaurus and Dan's robot assistant and secretary for the lab. She helped Dan and Dr Trayaurus with any help that they need with. She hasn't appeared in Dan's lab videos recently and it is unknown what has happened to her.
  • Craig The Mailman, a character who occasionally delivers crafting ingredient. He seems mildly insane. He often says "HEEEEEEEEHHHHHH!" and he often picks up random items and uses them such as a banjo.
  • McDuck, a chicken which appears extremely rarely in the videos. Its last appearance was in TRAYAURUS' OPERATION.
  • Denton, introduced in the Mutant Bugs mod. He got fired and is now portrayed as somewhat of a villain in the Secret Agent mod, the Robot Supersuit mod, at Insomnia 53 where Dan made a live Custom Mod Advenure titled TRAYAURUS GETS KIDNAPPED, the 2014 and 2015 Dr Trayaurus' Christmas Countdown, and an live Custom Mod Adventure titled GREAT LONDON ROBBERY!! during MineCon 2015. He is the villain of the channel and is very evil and pesky, andd now appears extremely rarely on Dan's videos. However, he made a return in Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal.
  • Terrance, is a pig who lives in Trayaurus' Lab in the PC world of Minecraft. He wears a saddle and loves carrots. He appears rarely in the Dan's Mod Showcase Videos and Custom Mod Adventures, usually as a form of transport.
  • Iron Man, an Iron Golem who lives in Dan's Xbox Survival Series. The first Iron Golem to be spawned was Iron Man.

Minor Characters

  • Boris, a minor character who stole Dan's dog Casper and got jailed in Dan's Xbox Survival series.
  • Rosaline, Dan's wife in the Diamond Dimensions Modpack Survival Let's Play. She died in Season 3 alongside with Craig.
  • Nikki, Dan's second wife and current wife as of marriage in Episode 223 in The Diamond Dimensions Modpack Survival Let's Play.
  • Craig, Dan's son in the Diamond Dimensions Modpack Survival Let's Play. He died in Season 3 alongside with Rosaline.
  • Toby, Dan's son in the Diamond Dimensions Modpack Survival Let's Play as of Episode 224 and named Toby in Episode 225
  • Far, Dan's farmer clone in the Diamond Dimensions Modpack Survival Let's Play.
  • Ralph The Piggycorn, introduced in the 2014 Christmas countdown series and is used to compete in a race of presents.
  • Fin, the elf who was Dan's first present in the 2014 Christmas countdown, turned out to be a robot made by Denton to stop Christmas.
  • Trayaurus' Mom, introduced in TRAYAURUS AND THE WITCH and didn't appeared in the videos for a while until Minecraft | WIZARD TRAINING SCHOOL!! | Custom Mod Adventure and Minecraft | TRAYAURUS' MOM MOVES IN!! | Custom Mod Adventure.
  • Rosa, Dan's NPC fiancee before she died in The Diamond Dimensions Modpack Survival Let's Play.
  • Nicki, Toby's wife in the Diamond Dimensions Modpack survival Let's Play. This was discovered as of Episode 246 when Dan was looking at Toby's info list.
  • Luna and Jason, his two best friends in the Minecraft High School series.
  • GranTDM, Dan's grandmother in one of his custom mod adventures.
  • The Watcher, a mysterious character from The Diamond Dimensions Modpack Survival Let's Play. He/She/It has been referenced only through a book found in Episode 5. It is believed that The Watcher is actually the wraith found in The Diamond Dimensions Modpack Survival Let's Play's intro.

Mod Showcases

He started this series in August 22, 2012 and it is still ongoing to this day even though it is uploaded very rarely these days. Mod Showcases are recommended among most because while he gets involved with the mod and shows it off, he sometimes even makes a story line to help your understanding of the mod and to make it funnier. His Mod Showcases are normally where he adds his characters, most often Dr. Trayaurus. Trayaurus is known for being a scientist, but also switches jobs according to the story line (e.g. The McDonald's Mod Showcase). He apparently isn't very intelligent according to Dan, probably because he didn't go to school when he was a little villager. Dan currently has slowed down Mod Showcases production to mainly focus on Custom Mod Adventures and One Command Creations. His mod showcases mostly take place in Dr. Trayaurus' Lab. The Mod Showcases are Dan's oldest series to this date and this series has over 400 episodes making this Dan's biggest series to date.

Dan roblox


Diamond Dimensions

A modpack modded survival made by Dan in April 20, 2013, that adds bunch of new dimensions and mods to Minecraft. The aim is to visit as many dimensions as possible. At the moment, the series has over 418 videos now. It's on break as there aren't many minecraft mods and minecraft mods take a long time to make, so the crazycraft series is in it's temporary

Season 1

During the first season, some of the main mods included are the Twilight Forest Dimension, Grimoire Of Gaia 2, The Atum Desert Dimension, The Eternal Frost Dimension, The Lion King Mod, and the Galacticraft Mod. One of faithful companion is Far, a pig farmer born by a Human Egg from the My People Mod.

Season 1 episodes
NO. Title Upload date
1 "PUNCH WOOD MAN!" April 20, 2013
2 "BONE KNIGHTS & CREEPS!" April 23, 2013
3 "BURNED ALIVE!" April 27, 2013
4 "NETHER STAR" May 3, 2013
5 "THE WATCHER" May 8, 2013
6 "THE MYSTIC ENDERMAN" May 11, 2013
7 "HEY, LISTEN!" May 16, 2013
8 "HOLY DIAMONDS" May 21, 2013
9 "NEW HOUSE" May 27, 2013
10 "THE GREAT ACCIDENT" June 2, 2013
11 "WHOOPS.." June 9, 2013
12 "CHICKEN BOT" June 16, 2013
13 "RANA KILLED ME!" June 23, 2013

June 30, 2013

15 "FAR THE PIGMAN!" July 3, 2013
16 "CHICKEN TROUBLE" July 7, 2013
17 "IRON QUEST" July 10, 2013
18 "EGG TRANSPORTATION" July 14, 2013
19 "JOURNEY TO THE ATUM!" July 17, 2013
20 "PHARAOH BOSS BATTLE!" July 21, 2013
21 "COLLECTING RELICS" July 24, 2013
22 "ENTER THE ETERNAL FROST" July 28, 2013
24 "THE ICE VILLAGE" August 4, 2013
25 "PORTAL PROBLEMS" August 7, 2013
26 "COLD KNIGHT BOSS BATTLE" August 11, 2013
27 "NETHER FORTRESS" August 14, 2013
28 "WITHER SKULLS" August 18, 2013
30 "TWILIGHT PORTAL" August 25, 2013
31 "NAGA BOSS BATTLE" August 28, 2013
32 "THE QUEST RAM" September 1, 2013
33 "THE LICH BOSS BATTLE" September 4, 2013
34 "TRAYAURUS 2.0" September 8, 2013
35 "THE MAGIC MAP" September 11, 2013
36 "TRANSFORMATION POWDER" September 15, 2013
37 "UR-GHAST PUZZLE TOWER" September 18, 2013
38 "UR-GHAST BOSS BATTLE" September 22, 2013
39 "UR-GHAST ROUND 2!" September 25, 2013
40 "THE LABYRINTH!" September 29, 2013
41 "THE MINOSHROOM" October 2, 2013
42 "BOMB DISPOSAL" October 6, 2013
43 "HYDRA BOSS BATTLE" October 9, 2013
44 "NETHER ROUND 2" October 13, 2013
45 "THE LION KING?" October 16, 2013
46 "HAKUNA MATATA" October 20, 2013
47 "HYENA DUNGEON" October 23, 2013
48 "RAFIKI'S STAFF" October 27, 2013
49 "FINDING SCAR" October 30, 2013
50 "SCAR BOSS BATTLE" November 3, 2013
51 "BABY SIMBA" November 6, 2013
52 "I KILLED SIMBA" November 10, 2013
53 "ZIRA'S QUEST" November 13, 2013
54 "FLATULENCE QUEST" November 17, 2013
55 "FART BOMB" November 20, 2013
56 "TERMITE QUEEN BOSS BATTLE" November 24, 2013
57 "STUCK IN LIMBO" November 27, 2013
58 "WITHER CATACOMBS" December 1, 2013
59 "ONE HOUR SPECIAL!" December 8, 2013
60 "WITHER BOSS BATTLE" December 11, 2013
61 "NASA WORKBENCH" December 15, 2013
62 "SPACE WORKSHOP" December 18, 2013
63 "ROCKET ENGINE" December 22, 2013
64 "I BUILT A ROCKET!" December 29, 2013
65 "OIL EXTRACTION" January 1, 2014
66 "FULLY FUELLED ROCKET!" January 5, 2014
67 "OXYGEN EQUIPMENT" January 8, 2014
68 "TO THE MOON!" January 12, 2014
69 "MOON VILLAGE" January 15, 2014
70 "EVOLVED SKELETON MOON BOSS" January 19, 2014
71 "ROCKET RIDE HOME" January 22, 2014

Season 2

Season 2 of the Diamond Dimensions started at Episode 72. This time, the Diamond Dimensions has 62 mods and is now for 1.6.4, however it's not available for public release, yet, as Dan would need to ask permission from over 25 modders. One of the bugs is crashing when using a sword with sharpness as mentioned on his twitter(@DiamondMinecart), which was fixed later on. He recently got a spider pet, which sadly, his son Craig killed, and a battle pig named Baconator. He had multiple attempts to have a second child, but the first baby glitched, and then the next one got killed. Fortunately, he has successfully created a daughter called Trinity. His son Craig had a wife named Stephanie, but she died at the same time as his 3rd child, Alexis by the Uvaraptors, which Dan calls them rainbow-chickens. Following, after some trips to the Erebus Dimension and death, his daughter Trinity permanently ran away, making Craig his only child during this season.

Season 3

Season 3 of the the Diamond Dimensions started at Episode 135. There are 45 mods and it is made possible for 1.7.9, it is still not ready for public release yet, as Dan has to seek permission from over 30 modders. Dan had decided for some new fresh air, so this was the first season to restart the Diamond Dimension series aka Starting a new world. On Epsiode 145, while Dan was searching for gun powder, he finds his son Craig and his wife Rosaline had died from a raid of hostile mobs. The raid also killed all of the fellow villagers. Dan has also visited the Haven Dimension and he also made a Jet pack to travel around and prevent himself from falling. Later, he changes it with the Morph mod and Keeses (a bat in the Zelda mod). Unfortunately the link to download the mod pack leads to error 404. The series seemed to stop being made by Dantdm as he doesn't want to play Minecraft as often as he used to play. The last episode was uploaded on Mar 9, 2016 [1]

Minecraft: Story Mode

Dan's Minecraft: Story Mode Playthrough was a very popular series. He started the series in October 13, 2015 and ended the series in September 13, 2016 after he finished playing the final episode of the game. He has played every single episode. He has died in Minecraft: Story Mode twice, both in Episode 4: A Block and a Hard Place, which is also the first time Dan has cried on camera, which was when Reuben the Pig died. He also became the voice actor for his own character for Episode 6 of the game.

The Sims 4

Dan started this series in September 5, 2014. It has very good reviews. There are a total of 6 sims in the household. There are 2 families: Dan and his wife Katrina, and Dr Trayaurus, his wife Bristol and their 3 children, Herbert, Ralph, and Amira. Ralph and Amira were both twins and were called Rambunctious Scamps. Not much things have changed since, though Dan did age up Ralph and Amira. The series went on hiatus, but went back as a new series, where he would set off a business with the newest expansion pack of the game, Get to Work. Ralph was (supposedly) killed by embarrassment while Dan was waiting to try out Trayaurus's newest job. Ironically, Ralph's death was seconds after Dan agreed to himself that he'd move Ralph and Amira out. Dan then gives his character the Doctor career which has so far been a success. Since Episode 11 of Get To Work, Dan stopped the Sims 4 and started the Sims 2 instead.

The Sims 2

Dan started the series in April 10, 2016. The series lasted in May 23, 2016, where it is currently on a hiatus, with no announced future plans for it.

Pocket Edition Series

Dan started a Pocket Edition series in October 4, 2016 after he broke his hand and couldn't play Minecraft PC, currently in the series he has two dogs and a crazy cat that continuously jumps on his bed. He traveled to the nether but where his portal put him was pretty terrible as he was close to the top of the nether and the fall would kill him if he jumped down (which it eventually did). On Episode 18, he inadvertently found a dungeon with a spider spawner. There are now 24 episodes where he then stopped after his cast was taken off.


He started the series in January 31, 2016 and the series currently has over 100 episodes. Dan stated that Roblox is one of his favorite games as it very much reminds him of Minecraft. His username in the game is called Dr.Trayblox which very much is referencing his scientist friend in his mod showcases. It caused Roblox to be flooded with DanTDM "fans", usually around the age of 7. DanTDM playing Roblox also helped Roblox get more popular.

Crazycraft 3.0

Dan started the series Crazycraft 3.0 along with his friends Thinknoodles and ThnxCya as a temporary series for The Diamond Dimensions in May 23, 2016. He currently is living in a coffee mug near his friends, has 2 girlfriends, the Easter bunny, the dragon prince, a full set of ultimate armor with the ultimate shovel, the ultimate pickaxe, the ultimate sword, a bunch of ants, Dr Trayaurus, 4 inventory pets who are Cecil the Banana, Pac-Dan, an unnamed gravestone pet, Thediamondminecloud, and has slice which is almost the best sword in the series and a few royal guardian armor pieces, which is the best armor in the series. It is unknown if this will be a permanent series.

Youtuber's Life

This series has in total 11 videos and he started this series in May 18, 2016. For a while, it was unknown whether would return to the game. But on December 29, 2016, he did one last episode with him completing the game.

FNAF World

FNAF World was a series Dan started on January 22, 2016 as a lot of his fans had been requesting to play a Five Nights At Freddy's game since he first played Five Nights at Freddy's 2. Dan filmed his last episode on June 17, 2016, beating the whole game on and the series ended with 16 episodes. 

Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location

Dan started the series on October 8, 2016. He played Five Nights At Freddy's: Sister Location due to the reason that fans want him to do a Five Nights at Freddy's series. It gained a lot of good reviews and became one of the most famous series of his. He played it from the beginning to the end. After finishing the main game, he continued the series with the Custom Nights.

Riddle School series

He started the series in May 2. 2016 with Riddle School 1 and finished it after he finished the final game in the Riddle School series Riddle School Transfer in May 26, 2016. It was a short but a very popular series. In the final credits in the game the game creator Jonbro thanked Dan and other channels for playing his games.

Tomodachi Life

Dan started the series in May 5, 2016. Dan stated that he wanted to play the game a long time ago but he couldn't have the things to record his gameplay with.

Hello Neighbor

Dan started the series in October 31, 2016. He first played it during it's Alpha 1 stage. Since Five Nights At Freddy's: Sister Location got very outstanding reviews he started searching for a horror game he could play and stumbled upon Hello Neighbor.

Subscriber Specials

  • 100,000 Subscribers: Face Reveal
  • 1,000,000 Subscribers: Draw My Life
  • 2,000,000 Subscribers: Funny Moments Montage
  • 3,000,000 Subscribers: Re-Run
  • 5,000,000 Subscribers: Thank You Message
  • 10,000,000 Subscribers: Thank you message and a Diamond Play Button unboxing skit
  • 11,000,000 Subscribers: Reacting To His Old Videos
  • 12,000,000 Subscribers: Shooting Himself with a Confetti Cannon
  • 13,000,000 Subscribers: Reacting to #TDM13Million Edits On Twitter
  • 14,000,000 Subscribers: Reacting to fan videos


  • Hey everyone, Dan here from The Diamond Minecart, and welcome back to (series or video game name), where today, (we will or we're) going to (whatever he will do today)(intro)
  • "Good byyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeee!!"(Outro)
  • "C'mere you lil' punk!"
  • "HEY! NO!"
  • "Get outta here!"
  • "High five Craig!"
  • "I'm not gonna lie..."
  • "...we are gonna be in MAJOR trouble!"
  • "So rude.."
  • "Oh...God..."
  • "Let's do this!"
  • "Lets go up to see what's going down" from DEFEND THE TESTIFACATE!
  • "Oh Geez!"
  • " There's only one way to find out. "
  • "Ow! My face! My absolute face!!!" from LUCKY BLOCKS MOD
  • "Let's call his mum a llama, shall we?" from TRAYAURUS STARTS A FIGHT! | The Sims 4 Gameplay
  • "Oh my goodness!"
  • "Hey everyone! Dan here, from The Diamond Minecart and welcome to .....(Series Name/Game Name)!"
  • "What the hell is that? WHO ARE YOU?!"(When he finds someone or something scary)
  • "Oh yeah.... Oh yeah this is good...."
  • "...POOP HAMMER!!!" from Build Battle
  • "Making this is gonna hurt... Owwww...Owww...." from The Diamond Dimensions Modpack Survival Let's Play
  • "The red one has been chosen!" from Would You Rather | Super Sour CHALLENGE!!
  • "Awww yeah!"
  • "I don't like that..."
  • "of course you do ... of course"
  • "Christmas hat, check! Headphones, check! Screams? *scream twice* *laugh*, check! New pair of pants, check! Three stars on the main menu, check!..." from SISTER LOCATION CUSTOM NIGHTS!!!
  • "No........ AHHH!" replies to Freddy when Freddy announces a "surprise" in SISTER LOCATON CUSTOM NIGHTS #4!!!


Dan has gotten many dogs. These are a few notable ones.

  • Grim. A skeleton dog in his mod showcases.
  • Casper. A dog that was almost turned into food by Boris in Xbox.
  • Minor Dogs named Oliver and Olivia. Dan's other dogs in Xbox.
  • Hunter and Lexi. His dogs from Minecraft PE.
  • Dog. Name of Dan's dog in his modded survival. Sadly died since he didn't have time to heal him.
  • Unnamed dog. This dog from his Diamond Dimension series he used in the Twilight forest to explore a labyrinth. Dan sadly killed him by accident while trying to kill another mob.
  • Widget. Dan's dog in whitelisted pixel core server (Series Ended) which he got as reward in Think's Scavenger Hunt THINK'S SCAVENGER HUNT | Minecraft: Pixelmon Mod w/ ! [#24].
  • Darcie and Ellie. His dogs in real life, otherwise known as "the pugs".
  • Hugo. A pug Dan and Jemma had fostered until he got an owner.
  • Dennis, a dog Dan has in the Diamond Dimensions modpack survival Let's Play.
  • Peggy. A third pug Dan and Jemma found wandering in the snow and rescued it. Jemma replied to a fan on Twitter when they asked what the pug's name was and she said, 'Her name is Peggy' Peggy also has a condition called syringomyelia, where her skull is too small and fluids press on her spine.

List Of Subscriber Milestones

  • Dan reached 1 million subscribers on December 3, 2013.
  • Dan reached 2 million subscribers on April 2, 2014.
  • Dan reached 3 million subscribers on July 19, 2014.
  • Dan reached 4 million subscribers on October 21, 2014.
  • Dan reached 5 million subscribers on February 5, 2015.
  • Dan reached 6 million subscribers on April 25, 2015.
  • Dan reached 7 million subscribers on July 9, 2015.
  • Dan reached 8 million subscribers on September 20, 2015.
  • Dan reached 9 million subscribers on January 4, 2016.
  • Dan reached 10 million subscribers on April 25, 2016.
  • Dan reached 11 million subscribers on June 4, 2016.
  • Dan reached 12 million subscribers on August 5, 2016.
  • Dan reached 13 million subscribers on November 16, 2016.
  • Dan reached 14 million subscribers on January 30, 2017.

List Of Video View Milestones

  • Dan reached 1 billion video views on August 2, 2014.
  • Dan reached 2 billion video views on January 27, 2015.
  • Dan reached 3 billion video views on May 13, 2015.
  • Dan reached 4 billion video views on August 9, 2015.
  • Dan reached 5 billion video views on November 24, 2015.
  • Dan reached 6 billion video views on February 28, 2016.
  • Dan reached 7 billion video views on May 29, 2016.
  • Dan reached 8 billion video views on August 30, 2016.
  • Dan reached 9 billion video views on January 11, 2017.

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