Wizards of Waverly Place post, with David Henrie and Jake T. Austin.
Dan is as buffed as his costars -- he tweets that he can do "100 pushups a second" -- and is just as fond of homoerotic horseplay, but onscreen he de-emphasizes his hotness so you'll notice his acting.
Born in Springfield, Missouri in 1987, Dan and his brother Nick were discovered by a scouting agency in 2002 and flown to California, where they began working in commercials and feature films. After a starring role was in Little Black Book (2004), Dan made the rounds of Disney/Nickelodeon teencoms, appearing on Zoey 101 and Phil of the Future (with Raviv Ullman).
Outside of Wizards, Dan's work has also minimized heterosexual interest to up the gay subtexts.
Doers of Coming Deeds (2006) is about three members of the Hitler Youth in Nazi Germany who befriend a Jewish family.
In The Rig (2010), crew members of an off-shore oil rig fight a monster. Dan plays Colin Brewer, a crewman who is killed after telling his brother (Stacey Hinnen) "I love you."
His brothers, Michael and Nick, are also actors (seen here at the Rig premiere).