Daniel Hepner is a unique individual. Unique in the finest sense of the word. Originally from Sydney, Australia, he has lived in Los Angeles since 2000 and has experience with commercial, television, film, and theatrical work. He has appeared on shows such as Days of Our Lives, The Office, and Ghost Whisperer, movies that include Alice in Wonderland and A Thousand Words, and commercials for companies such as Burger King. For his photoshoot, we went for a few specific character looks: the cold-hearted, elitist snob (think Ryan Phillipe in Cruel Intentions), a hideous, poorly-dressed foreign dude (who just immigrated from Germany and can also pass as a high school teacher), and a bored yet witty office worker in his mid-30′s. Sometimes we nailed the exact look we wanted, and other times we were graced with interesting variations. Needless to say, we had fun throughout the process. Daniel was kind enough to answer some questions I had for him following the shoot. . .
What led you to acting?
In the beginning, like when I was about 8 or 9 (and maybe for a lot longer after,) acting was was an escape from reality for me. I often felt really shy around people, so it was a chance to be the center of attention and express something in front of an audience.