Daniel Bonjour

Daniel Bonjour (born September 28, 1981) is a South Africa–born actor, director and screenwriter best known for his roles in The Walking Dead, Frequency, and iZombie.

Daniel Bonjour
Born (1981-09-28) September 28, 1981 (age 41)
Alma materBoston College
Occupation(s)Actor, director, screenwriter,
Years active2007–present
SpouseJelly Howie (m. 2014)[1]

Early lifeEdit

Bonjour was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.[2] His father is South African commercial editor and director who worked under the name Trevor Hill and his mother is Swiss. He moved with his family to Switzerland at the age of 5 and returned to South Africa at 8. At the age of 12 his family relocated to Seattle, Washington. He attended Mercer Island High School and graduated from Boston College


Daniel starred in his first movie when he was 12, but didn't continue his career until 2007 starring predominantly in indie films and landed his first role as series regular in the science fiction series RCVR for which he received the Best Actor Award from the International Academy of Web Television. In 2016 Daniel was cast as Daniel Lawrence in the CW series Frequency opposite Peyton List and Mekhi Phifer[3]

Daniel is the first ever winner of the International Academy of Web Television for Male Actor in a Drama in 2013.[4]

Frequency[5] was the first project where he performed in his native South African accent.[6]

Daniel is also a writer and the grand prize winner of the Final Draft Screenwriting competition, having won the feature film category in 2015.[7]

He has worked on several award-winning video games including the Hitman series, Final Fantasy, and Life is Strange.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Daniel is married to actress Jelly Howie.[9][10] They have one child, a son named Brixton Riot Bonjour.[11] Daniel has one brother named Pascal who lives in Seattle, as do both his parents. He was forced to leave his honeymoon with Jelly Howie in Thailand to fly to Atlanta to film The Walking Dead.[12]

People magazine included Daniel as one of Hollywood's hottest up and comers in their People Magazine 'One's to Watch' category.[13]



Year Title Role Director
2008 Midnight Movie Josh Jack Messit
2008 Allan Quatermain And The Temple of Skulls Sir Henry Mark Atkins
2009 Dragonquest Arkadi
2013 Ambushed Frank Giorgio Serefino
2016 After the Rain Ryan Daniel Bonjour
2021 Venus as a Boy Johnny Ty Hodges


Year Title Role Notes
2011 RCVR Webber Star
2011 CSI: NY Derby Chasen 1 episode
2015 The Walking Dead Aiden Monroe Recurring cast (2 episodes)
2015 Satisfaction Julian 2 episodes
2016 Teen Wolf Marcel 1 episode
2016–17 Frequency Daniel Lawrence Main cast
2016–17 Flaked David 2 episodes
2017–18 iZombie Levon Patch Recurring cast (8 episodes)

Video GamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Hitman: Absolution Landon Metcalf, Mason McCready, Dexter Goon, Wade Goon
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Additional voices
2015 Life Is Strange Frank Bowers, R.J. MacReady
2016 Hitman Kalvin Ritter, Cilas Netzke, Max Decker, Erik Olander, Fortune Teller, Almos Dexter, Salvatore Bravuomo, additional voices [8]
2016 Final Fantasy XV Additional voices
2022 Tactics Ogre: Reborn Leonar Reci Rimon [14]


  1. ^ "Jellybean Howie Bonjour on Instagram: "Happy Anniversary to my @danielbonjour ! I feel so lucky to be your wife and partner in life.. Everyday is an adventure and I'm so happy I get to experience it with you!! I love growing with you and learning with you and that you laugh with me at all my weirdness..thank you for being mine... I love you 😘#TheBonjours #married4years #love"".
  2. ^ "Five Things You Didn't Know About Daniel Bonjour". 18 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Hollywood's Hottest Up-and-Comers Hit PEOPLE's Ones to Watch Party: See the Pics!".
  4. ^ "Variety". Variety.
  5. ^ "'iZombie' Season 4 Adds 'The Walking Dead' Alum Daniel Bonjour".
  6. ^ EnStars (25 January 2017). "'Frequency' Cast: Daniel Bonjour Dishes On Raimy & Daniel's Storyline, Season Finale, & Why Series Should Be Renewed [EXCLUSIVE]".
  7. ^ "Our Big Break Was Exactly That... - Final Draft®". 21 June 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Daniel Bonjour (visual voices guide) - Behind The Voice Actors". Behind The Voice Actors. Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  9. ^ "Five Things You Didn't Know About Daniel Bonjour". 18 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Daniel Bonjour – iZombie". 23 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Daniel Bonjour on Instagram: "Welcome to the world, Brixton Riot Bonjour. Nothing I can say will express how I feel, so I'm not gonna try. Life/Heart/Brain/Soul has been changed forever. @jellybeanhowie was a rockstar and I have new found respect for mothers everywhere."".
  12. ^ RAPP, ILANA (13 December 2016). "The CW's Frequency Actor Daniel Bonjour's Dishes on 'Daniel and Raimy'". Huffington Post. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Hollywood's Hottest Up-and-Comers Hit PEOPLE's Ones to Watch Party: See the Pics!".
  14. ^ Romano, Sal (21 October 2022). "Tactics Ogre: Reborn details skills, battlefield, Wheel of Fortune, Chariot Tarot, World Tarot, more classes and characters". Gematsu. Retrieved 22 October 2022.

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