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Profile: Danisnotonfire
Twitter: @danisnotonfire
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Date Joined: October 12, 2006
Date Shut Down: N/A
Subscribers: 4.4 Million+*
Videos: 111+
Schedule: Every 2-3 weeks
Status: Active
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Hello Internet!

–Dan's catchphrase

Daniel James Howell (born June 11, 1991, age 23), known by his YouTube stage name as Danisnotonfire, is a popular English YouTube celebrity, vlogger, comedian, radio host, and internet personality. He was born in Wokingham, Berkshire, England. He currently lives in London, England with his 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, titled "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 in order to pursue a career as a youtuber.

As of January 2013, Dan and Phil have their own radio request show on BBC Radio 1. However, in September 2014, they changed up the show so it is now called the “Internet Takeover." It is still at the same time on Sundays, but now, a youtuber or internet star comes in every week to host the show. Dan and Phil still do the show once a month.

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. The Super Amazing Project now has 2 brand new hosts.

Dan and Phil have also created a joint channel called DanAndPhilGAMES where they play video games and record it. They made this channel in September 2014 after turning their radio show into the "Internet Takeover," leaving them more free time.

On March 27th 2015, Dan announced, with his friend Phil, that they wrote a book together. It is to be released October 8th 2015. Along with the book, Dan and Phil will also be touring around the world to promote their book and meet fans. The tour kicks off on October 8th 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland. 

Dan and Phil created a channel called "DanAndPhilCRAFTS" on April 1st, 2015, announcin the same day that it was just an April Fools joke. However, many fans believe that they will somehow find a way to use it by posting videos that aren't fit for either of their channels or their gaming channel.

He is part of the "Fantastic Foursome" with Phil Lester (aka AmazingPhil), Chris Kendall (aka Crabstickz) and PJ Liguori (aka KickthePj).

Fantasic Foursome

The Fantastic Foursome: (from left to right) Chris Kendall, PJ Ligouri, Dan Howell and Phil Lester

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 best friend Phil Lester.
  • In 2014 Dan, along with Phil, Was nominated for the 'Best internet Collaboration' award for the Teen Choice Awards.
  • In 2014 Dan was nominated for and Won the Lovie Internet Person of the Year, for the Lovie Awards.

Radio career

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.

Sundays, 7.00pm- 9.00pm (UK Time), Radio 1 Request Show (a.k.aThe 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"

Dan & Phil have a small cameo in The UK Version of the Disney movie 'Big Hero 6' as Technician 1 & 2.


It is widely known for Danisnotonfire's fans to ship Dan and Phil (Amazingphil) 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, a majority of the phandom have come to agree to let them have their privacy.

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