|Date Joined:||October 12, 2006|
|Date Shut Down:||N/A|
|Schedule:||Every 2-3 weeks|
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Daniel James Howell (born June 11, 1991) known by his YouTube stage name as Danisnotonfire is a popular English YouTube Celebrity, blogger, comedian and radio and internet personality. He was born in Wokingham, Berkshire, England. He currently lives in London, England with his best friend, and fellow YouTuber, Philip Michael Lester (aka AmazingPhil). Dan is 6'3" tall (6ft 3in/191 cm).
Dan uploaded his first YouTube video on 16th October 2009, named "Hello Internet" having previously watched YouTubers for three years. He started making videos when a few friends, including Phil Lester convinced him to upload videos to his own channel.
Dan attended Manchester University in 2010, studying Law, but dropped out after a year.
One of his favorite bands is Muse, although he has stated that he can't choose one favourite band or song. He has said that both his and Phil's favourite album is Origin of Symmetry by Muse.
As of January 2013, Dan and Phil have their own radio request show on BBC Radio 1.
In April 2013, Dan and Phil traveled to New York on behalf of Fuse, where they interviewed Fall Out Boy during their comeback tour.
Along with Phil, he is also one of the presenters of the Super Amazing Project, a YouTube video series from My Damn Channel, encompassing scary/freaky happenings sent in by viewers, challenges between the two presenters, and strange news from the previous week. The show spanned for three series, however Dan confirmed in a YouNow broadcast that except for seasonal specials, there will be no series 4. Its legacy was carried to their radio show.
As of July 2014, his channel has over 3.7 million subscribers and over 200 million video views.
On September 11, 2014, Dan surpassed 4 million subscribers on his YouTube channel.
Dan and Phil have also created a joint channel called DanAndPhilGAMES where they play games and record it.
Awards and nominations
- In 2012, Howell was voted "Hottest Lad of the Year" by readers of the web magazine Sugarscape.
- In 2013, Howell and Lester were voted the UK’s favourite radio presenters and winners of the Sony Golden Headphones Award, presented by the Sony Radio Academy Awards, for Dan and Phil on BBC Radio 1.
- In 2013, Howell placed first runner up in Sugarscape's Hottest Lads of 2013, a competition he had won a year before. He came in second to co-radio presenter, Phil Lester.
- (Pending on if Dan is busy) Tuesday -Live Show on YouNow , 9:00pm, GMT (4pm EST.)
- Sunday, 7.00pm- 9.00pm (UK Time), Radio 1 Request Show (a.k.a The Dan and Phil Show) with Phil Lester (AmazingPhil)
- *Radio Show has been changed to Mondays from 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm (UK Time) as of Sep. 1st, 2014, and is now known as the "Internet Takeover*
- His videos are usually posted every 2 to 3 weeks on or around the weekends.
It was announced in November 2012 that both Phil and Dan will host BBC Radio 1's request show, on Sundays 7pm-9pm, starting on 13th January 2013. The show is fully interactive, allowing listeners to call in to request a song and doing challenges to get it played ("fan wars"). On the website, music videos are shown which fans have made and emailed to Dan and Phil. The entire show is streamed in video, live on the BBC Radio 1 website.
In August 2013, Dan and Phil received a Sony Golden Headphones Award for the UK's favourite Radio Presenters, voted for by the fans.
It is widely known for Danisnotonfire's fans to ship Dan and Phil together. There is much controversy when it comes to "Phan" because no one knows whether or not Dan and Phil are actually in a relationship. Many arguments suggest that it could be true. Real or not, overall most of the fandom have come to agree to let them have their privacy.
- Second Channel
- The Super Amazing Project (no longer active)
- The Dan and Phil Show for BBC Radio 1 (Every Monday), 9-10pm GMT