Daniel Wyllie (born 1970) is an Australian stage, film and television actor. Wyllie began acting on the stage and has a much-lauded body of work in theatre.
Wyllie in 2013
|Born||1970 (age 49–50)|
|Other names||Dan Wyllie|
|Awards||Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: 2004 (for his role in Love My Way)|
Wyllie grew up on Sydney's North Shore. He attended North Sydney Boys High School and the University of New South Wales, where he studied arts for two years. Although he took part in amateur productions with the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), and while his involvement led to professional work, Wyllie considers himself untrained.
When he was 18, Wyllie was involved in a car accident which knocked out his front four teeth and left him with a facial scar to his mouth.
Wyllie primarily works in theatre, having appeared in many productions over the past two decades. He has performed frequently with the Sydney company Company B Belvoir, having appeared in productions of plays such as The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Pillowman and, creating the role of Fish Lamb in the landmark production of Cloudstreet, which toured both nationally and internationally.
His first major acting role was in the 1992 film Spotswood, alongside Anthony Hopkins, Ben Mendelsohn, Russell Crowe and Toni Collette. Later in 1992, he played neo-Nazi skinhead Cackles in Romper Stomper alongside Crowe, who got Wyllie his first agent. He counts actress Toni Collette as a close friend, and appeared with her in the films Muriel's Wedding and Così.
Wyllie's television work includes Bastard Boys, Bad Cop, Bad Cop, Underbelly and The Code. From 2005 – 2007, he had the role of Charlie Jackson in the drama series Love My Way, for which he received a Silver Logie for "Most Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series" in 2004. He also received Australian Film Institute Awards nominations in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
In 2010, he appeared in the role of Ezra White (one he had previously played in short drama film Ezra White, LL.B.), the central family's lawyer, in the Australian crime drama Animal Kingdom.
In 2013, he appeared in Rake (third series) as Cleaver's sensitive cell mate, Mal, who fears release.
In 2016 he appeared in Foxtel's political thriller, Secret City as Mal Paxton, a minister in the Australian Government.
|1994||Muriel's Wedding||Perry Heslop|
|1994||The Roly Poly Man||Aggro Graffitist|
|1996||Cosi||Closed Ward Nurse|
|1997||The IMAX Nutcracker||Frederick||Short|
|1998||The Thin Red Line||Medic No. 1|
|2003||Martha's New Coat||Frank|
|2003||Peter Pan||Alf Mason (Pirate Crew)|
|2006||Ezra White, LL.B.||Ezra White||Short|
|2007||Lucky Miles||Policeman No. 2|
|2008||You Better Watch Out||Balaclava||Short|
|2008||The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce||Robert Greenhill|
|2009||The Edge of Reality||Barry Duvall||Short|
|2010||Animal Kingdom||Ezra White|
|2010||Not Even a Mouse||Brad||Short|
|2011||The Hunter||Pool Player|
|2012||The King is Dead||Max|
|2013||The Turning||Vic Lang||(segment "Defender")|
|2013||Charlie's Country||Community Doctor|
|2014||The Water Diviner||Captain Charles Brindley|
|2017||Jasper Jones||Wes Bucktin|
|1992||A Country Practice||Danny Coote||2 episodes|
|1993||Police Rescue||Owen||1 episode|
|1997||Murder Call||Rorie Coombe||1 episode|
|1999||Water Rats||Ron Mortlock||1 Episode|
|2001-2006||Tracey McBean||Jake McConnolly||Main Cast|
|2002-2003||Bad Cop, Bad Cop||Det. Const. Lou Knutt||8 Episodes|
|2003||The Shark Net||Eric Cooke||Miniseries|
|2004-2007||Love My Way||Charlie Jackson||Main Cast|
|2006||Two Twisted||Angus Wilder||Season 1 Episode 9|
|2007||Bastard Boys||Brendan Tully||Miniseries|
|2008||Underbelly||'Mad' Richard Mladenich||2 episodes|
|2009||My Place||Victoria's Father||Episode: 1988 Victoria|
|2009||Chandon Pictures||Tracks Wilcox||Episode: Rockstar|
|2010||Wilfred||Goldy||Episode - Dog of a Town: Part 1|
|2011-2013||Bananas in Pyjamas||B2||Voice Role|
|2012||The Straits||JoJo||Episode: The Trouble with Raskols|
|2012||Tangle||Michael Chubievsky||5 episodes|
|2012−2014||Puberty Blues||Roger Knight||Main cast|
|2013||Underbelly: Squizzy||Det. Frederick Piggott||6 episodes|
|2013||Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries||Gerald McNaster||Episode: Dead Man's Chest|
|2013-2014||It's a Date||Kane||2 episodes|
|2014||Rake||Malcolm Finnane||2 episodes|
|2014||The Code||Lyndon Joyce||6 episodes|
|2015||Gallipoli||Major Steven Midgely||Miniseries, 2 episodes|
|2015||Deadline Gallipoli||Captain Frank Elliot||Miniseries, 1 episode|
|2015||The Beautiful Lie||Nick Levin||Miniseries|
|2015−2016||No Activity||Jimmy||10 episodes|
|2016||Secret City||Mal Paxton||6 episodes|
|2016||Offspring||Dr. Angus Freeman||5 episodes|
|2017||Blue Murder: Killer Cop||Michael Hurley||Miniseries|
|2018||Romper Stomper||Vic||Miniseries, 6 episodes|
- Evans, Mel (25 March 2012). "Dan Wyllie: Plays keep me honest". The Telegraph.
- Keenan, Catherine: Getting square, The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 February 2005.
- Teiwes, Jack: Nostalgia, Reconciliation or New National Myth?: The Adaptation of Cloudstreet to the Stage, Australasian Drama Studies, Number 48, April 2006.
- Bailey, John: Lust for life, The Age, 6 January 2008.
- Dan Wyllie joins Tangle TV Tonight, 4 July 2011.