Hutch Dano - Actor - Biography

“Hutchings Royal Dano” was born on May 21, 1992 in Santa Monica, California. Coming from a bloodline of actors before him including his father Rick, grandfather, Royal Dano, a character actor with over 300 credits to his name, Hutch’s destiny was set before him. His grandmother, Virginia Bruce, was an actress in the 30’s and 40’s.

Hutch booked his first commercial at the age of 5 when his mother and father, also actors, took him their commercial audition. Loving the stage, and his passion for acting intensifying, Hutch began doing summer theatre for 4 years before being discovered by a casting director Orly Sitowitz at the age of 15. He was then referred to a top agent and management company who saw great potential and a very promising career in the young Dano. He started taking acting classes with Gary Marks, and also with Jorge Luis Pallo at the Scott Sedita Studios to hone his natural innate abilities.

Within 9 months, Hutch Dano booked the lead role of Zeke in the pilot “Zeke & Luther” for Disney’s XD Channel which was quickly picked up to series. After wrapping his first season of his series, Hutch booked the role of Henry, starring opposite Selena Gomez in the 20th Century Fox feature “Ramona & Beezus” playing Selena’s boyfriend. Hutch has also guest starred on Disney Channels “The Suite Life on Deck”.

Hutch enjoys studying old films, spending time with friends, going to movies, and playing video games. He loves spending time with his sister, mother, father and his step dad. He enjoys the ocean, swimming and surfing. Hutch is also an avid snow skier, and tries to get his family to the mountains as much as possible. His two favorite actors are Marlon Brando and his grandfather Royal. Hutch has seen every Brando movie ever made. Hutch’s favorite person to be with is his grandma Peggy Dano, who loves movies as much as he does and shares stories with him about her life with Royal.

Hutch currently resides in Venice Beach, California.