Born Leigh Daniel Avidan on 14th March 1979, to father, Avigdor Avidan, and mother, Debra Schwartz, Leigh was born and raised as a jew, in Springfield, New Jersey. Dan Avidan’s father was from Israel who later on immigrated to the United States Of America. His father actively participated in the Yom Kippur War. He is an American by nationality and has a mixed ethnicity.
It looks like the family is full of talented folks, as his sister Dana Avidan Cohn works as a bench jeweler and is an executive style correspondent for the InStyle magazine. She is also the executive style director at Popsugar.
Dan Avidan went to Jonathan Dayton High School. He then studied advertising at Boston University, in Boston, Massachusetts. He soon dropped out of the course as his interest lied somewhere else.
The internet sensation, Dan Avidan enrolled at the Tufts University satellite campus in France and studied Botany. Looks like learning advertising and Botany didn’t help him as he was destined for something else.
Moving towards Dan Avidan personal life, the famous internet personality tends to slack off in this regard. He doesn’t seem to date anyone at present. Also, if we look back on his dating history, we did find out him whom he dated as a girlfriend. Despite being such a famous person he has always preferred to keep his personal life on the bay.
Maybe the singer is trying to hide about his personal life to the prying eyes or it can also be that he doesn’t want to waste his time by getting involved in a dating relationship. If we go through, his Instagram account then it is full of hilarious photos from his day to day to lives but no picture of any girl. So its very hard for us to find out or assume about his personal life. Whether he is married or dating girlfriend is still a question mark for all of us.
Dan Avidan’ career has been great. He has worked for bands such as The Northern Hues, Skyhill, Ninja Sex Party, and Starbomb. He has co-hosted Let’s Play web series, Game Grumps and Good Game. Have a look at his wonderful career.
Dan Avidan’s career started when joined an Indie Rock back, The Northern Hues in response to a Craigslist ad, in late 2002. The group was based in Philadelphia, composed of Aron Brand, Jeff Rains, Alex Yaker, Justin Earley, and Ian Creech. He was the lead singer of the band and provided most of the lyrics having recently moved to Philadelphia. The group released a self-titled EP and a live track recorded at World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, in early 2005.
They disbanded in mid-2005; Avidan cites the reason behind their separation to personality conflicts and creative differences between the band members. Also, the reason was a collective inability to gain greater recognition and success. Soon after, in the winter of 2006, he joined the Brooklyn-based pop duo, Skyhill. Again, he acted as the lead singer of the band. The group released their first album titled Run With The Hunted, on 16th May 2007.
They toured New York in early 2008 and eventually separated due to lost passion. Avidan and Lennox returned on October 7, 2018, to release the single Firefly, acclaimed for the band’s “maturing in both lyrics” and sound of their previous album. Avidan has stated that Skyhill may start new projects in the future, but as of December 2018, nothing has been announced.
Dan Avidan started studying storytelling and improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York, under the guidance of Zach Woods and Margot Leitman. He was introduced to Brain Wecht, the musical director of another troupe, by mutual friends at the theatre while he was searching for another member for the band in early 2009.
Dan Avidan became famous after he formed the Ninja Sex Party along with his friend, Brian Wecht. Their band is all about a Jewish superhero and his friend who tries to hit on girls unsuccessfully. They are generally singing songs about ‘dicks.’ The band was in work up until 2012.
Dan Avidan then joined Game Grumps as the co-host of the show, alongside, Arin Hanson. The show was all about the hosts playing varieties of games and making silly yet funny commentaries along with it.
In late 2013, he together with Wecht and Hanson created a side project band named Starbomb. The group sings parody songs for many video games. His band follows the same principal of his former band, Ninja Sex Party, bringing back the sexually proactive jokes in the songs.
In his career, he has been nominated for many awards from which he won two INNY awards, one for Best Original Comedy Song, and another for Best Comedy Video Short, both in the year 2010.
Dan Avidan collaborated with producer William J. Sullivan in 2009, to compose and sell multiple themes and background tracks for various shows while Avidan studied in New York. He briefly partnered with Mondo media to host a sketch comedy miniseries, Dirty Shorts. He also co-created, co-wrote and provided voice acting for the studio’s short-lived animated comedy miniseries DJs in PJs with Wecht.
Dan Avidan performed with Steel Panther on August 3, 2015, at their West Hollywood House of Blues Venue, singing Party All Day. The two have collaborated on multiple occasions, with Steel Panther making a cameo in Ninja Sex Party‘s “Road Trip” music video, and providing vocals for “6969“.
Dan Avidan performed the theme song for the Cartoon Network series Mighty Magiswords, alongside co-creator Kyle Carrozza. He was featured on the fourth track, called “Magnum Bullets” from the album Thunderbird, that was released by the band Night Runner in September 2017.
Dan Avidan’s estimated net worth is around $3 million at present. His primary source of earnings are from his career in the series, Game Grumps and being the member of the band, Starbomb. Game Grumps’ YouTube channel, as of now, has a staggering subscriber of over 4.5 million.
The singer cum internet sensation, Dan Avidan is active on Instagram. As of mid-2018, he has more than 506 followers on his Instagram account.