|Date Joined:||October 12, 2006|
|Date Shut Down:||N/A|
|Subscribers:||3,740,303 million +*|
|Schedule:||Every 2-3 weeks|
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).
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.
As of July 2014, his channel has over 3.7 million subscribers and over 200 million video views.
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.
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, Radio 1 Request Show with Phil Lester (AmazingPhil).
- 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.
Phan is Dan and Phil (AmazingPhil)'s ship name. Many fans think that Dan and Phil should be/are a couple, although they have both stated they are straight. There have been many photos on the internet showing signs of a relationship such as hugging and many intimate moments on old social media accounts. Because of this "evidence", many people have come to think that are a couple. There could be a relationship between them but it has not been officially announced by them yet.
Dan and Phil aren't bothered by the Phan ship. In fact, they have encouraged fans to write sexual Phanfiction (Fanfiction) but It was put as a moral rule between Dan and Phil "phans" that each individual's thoughts on their relationship, either platonic or romantic, are to be kept to themselves.
Phan is also an alternative remix of the word 'Fan' for viewers of Dan and Phil. Also known as " The Phandom."