Daniel James Howell Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
Daniel Howell is a British video blogger and radio personality. He is famous for his You Tube channel Daniel Howell originally called danisnotonfire. It has over six million subscribers.
His fans are addressed as ‘Danosaurus’ or ‘Llamaarmy’ (because of his love for Llamas and his famous Llama hat). Daniel is also famous for his show Dan and Phil on BBC Radio 1 which is in collaboration with his friend Phil Lester.
Childhood & Early Life
Daniel James Howell was born on 11 June 1991 in Wokingham, Berkshire, England. His star sign was Gemini. His father worked in a departmental store, and his mother managed a beauty parlor.
At the age of 16, he began working at retail chains Focus DIY and later at the supermarket Asda. He attended the Forest School and later at the University in of Manchester in 2010 to study law. He dropped out after his success as a video blogger.
Career As A Video Blogger
The first video uploaded was ‘Hello Internet’ on 16 Oct 2009. He received a lot of positive feedbacks and was encouraged by Phil Lester and his other friends to continue uploading regularly. His channel danisnotonfire has over 6 million subscribers. Daniel won the YouTube competition Supernote in 2012 and became the Internet cult leader.
Daniel James Howell has a second channel danisnotinteresting which has over 1.7 million subscribers.
Daniel James Howell has featured in other weekly video series ‘Becoming You Tube.’ Howell and Lester collaborated on ‘The Super Amazing Project’ where they investigated paranormal events.
Daniel James Howell and Lester also started new gaming You Tube channel DanandPhilGAMES on 12 Sep 2014. The channel hit 1 million subscribers on 8 Mar 2015 and was officially the fastest growing channel on You Tube.
On 1 Apr 2015 as an April fool’s joke Dan and Phil launched DanandPhilCRAFTS a spin-off of the channel. It was a joke tutorial about creating ‘Square Snowflakes’ out of paper.
The channel won the You Tube Silver Button Award in summer 2015. The phrase “Don’t cry, craft” became a popular internet meme from that video. The popularity drove them to upload two more joke tutorial videos, ‘Making Glitter Faces’ on 1Apr 2016 and ‘Potato Prints’ in 2017.
Daniel James Howell and Lester became presenters of BBC Radio’s Sunday evening entertainment and request show from Jan 2013 to Aug 2014. It was an interactive show featuring music videos from amateur listeners and song sequels.
This show won the Sony Golden Headphones Award in four months. Howell and Lester also presented the Teen Awards in 2013 and 2014.
They later moved to a different show ‘The Internet Takeover’ from Sep 14 to Apr 16. This show featured other video bloggers and was presented on the first Monday of every month.
In 2010 and 2011 they took part in ‘Stickaid’ a live Annual 24 hour internet broadcast to raise funds for charity in association with UNICEF.
Dan and Phil lent their voices for Disney’s animated film ‘Big Hero 6’ (2015) in the UK Cinema release. They also voiced ‘The Last Gorilla’ in Disney Juniors’ The Lion Guard in Dec 2016.
On 15 Oct 2015 Daniel James Howell and Lester released a book called The Amazing Book is Not On Fire (TABINOF). The book topped the General Hardbacks Sunday Times Best Sellers list and became #1 New York Times Best Seller in the young hardcover list.
They also had a theatrical stage show ‘The Amazing Tour is Not on Fire’ (TATINOF)which traveled around the UK during Oct and Nov 2015 ending at London Palladium. On Apr 16 they took the tour to the US starting at Playlist Live in Orlando, Florida and ended at Dolby in Hollywood in California.
They also toured to Australia in Aug 2016 starting at Perth and ending at Brisbane. A film titled The Amazing Tour is Not on Fire was released through YouTube Red. On Nov 16 a photo book titled Dan and Phil go outside was released with photos of their tour.
Daniel James Howell and Lester won the Sony Golden Headphones award in 2013. Howard won the Lovie Internet Video Person of the year 2014.
The Amazing tour is not on Fire won the Film of the year award in 2016 from the British online Creator awards. Howard and Phil also won the collaboration of the year award for Phil are not on Fire 7. They have also been nominated for many awards.