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Daniel Richard Goddard (born 28 August 1971) is an Australian model and actor. He is known for his starring role as Dar on the syndicated action drama BeastMaster, based on the 1982 film The Beastmaster, and for playing Cane Ashby on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless since 2007.

Daniel Goddard
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Goddard in 2013
Daniel Richard Goddard

(1971-08-28) 28 August 1971 (age 48)
OccupationActor, model
Spouse(s)Rachael Marcus (2002–present)


He had nearly completed a degree in finance, but he transferred to the Ensemble Actors Studio without finishing the degree. After several theatrical appearances, Goddard landed his first television role in the Australian soap opera Home and Away, as Eric Phillips.

Goddard then departed for Hollywood, modelling for Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana.[1] He landed the lead role of Dar on the series BeastMaster from 1999 to 2002, returning to his native country, Australia, to film the series.[1]

In January 2007 he joined the cast of the American soap The Young and the Restless, playing the role of Cane Ashby.[2] Owing to his popularity with the female audience, on occasion Goddard has modeled on another CBS Daytime television series, The Price Is Right.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Goddard was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.[2][4] He married Rachael Marcus on 3 February 2002.[5] They have two sons, born February 2006 and December 2008.[6]



Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Home and Away Eric Phillips 10 episodes
1999–2002 BeastMaster Dar Lead role (65 episodes)
2001 South Pacific N/A Television film; uncredited[citation needed]
2003 Dream Warrior Rage Film
2004 Wild Card Nigel Episode: "Auntie Venom"
2004 Monk Evan Corker Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Captain's Wife"
2005 Age of Kali N/A Film
2006 Lightspeed Python / Edward Bartlett Television film
2007 These Boots Are Made for Walken Bennie Brenner Short film
2007–present The Young and the Restless Cane Ashby Main role (548 episodes)
2009 Immortally Yours Alex Stone Direct-to-DVD film; also known as Kiss of The Vampire
2009 The Perfect Sleep Sergei Film


Year Title Notes
2000–2002 BeastMaster 6 episodes


  1. ^ a b Ganska, Helen (20 October 2009). "Daniel Goddard goes from Summer Bay to LA, details in Sunday Times TV Guide". News Corp. Archived from the original on 21 August 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "The Young and the Restless Cast: Daniel Goddard". CBS. Archived from the original on 18 February 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  3. ^ Young, Candace (25 April 2012). "The Price Is Right Welcomes The Young And The Restless's Daniel Goddard. (UPDATED.)". SheKnows. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  4. ^ Goddard, Daniel (26 July 2017). "19 Years Ago Today I First Saw the Love of My Life". Retrieved 10 August 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ Goddard, Daniel (3 February 2017). "15 Years Ago Today I Married My Best Friend". Retrieved 10 August 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "Daniel Goddard Welcomes Son Sebastian William". Retrieved 21 May 2009.

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