Dan Edge is a Professional Actor, Wrestler, and Model and Circus Aerial Performer that just happens to have Cerebral Palsy.
Based in the United Kingdom
His impressive CV covers numerous art forms including Theatre, Performance Art, Short Films, Photographic and Catwalk Modelling and Television Commercials working with well-known organisations such as The BBC, Nottingham Playhouse, The UK Home Office, Bupa, Channel 4, Lloyds TSB, Manchester International Festival and Glastonbury Festival to name a few and it keeps growing with noteable recent additions being a national television advertising campaign for the bookmaker Paddy Power. As well as an advertising campaign for Mobility aid company Invacare that was seen doing across Europe in 2017-2018.
As well as being an actor Dan is also a professional wrestler and one of an extremely small number with a physical disability around the world. Having wrestled in rings for multiple promotions and entertained fans on both sides of the Atlantic, wrestling well known stars and winning multiple tag team championship titles on the way.
When involved in wrestling now he loves nothing more than supporting his home promotion WIN Wrestling which he spent many years helping to establish. He currently does this in a new role of the colour commentator and passing on his near two decades of experience to new upcoming talent, but make no mistake when time and or opportunity allows he will happily step back through the ropes!
Dan also became a professional Aerialist in 2012, having trained to be part of the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Where he specialised is Silk Cocoon and Strop. This ignited an interest in circus arts and he is now practising and developing his skills in several new areas including whip cracking, knife throwing, and contact juggling but loves to get up in the air again whenever possible.
One of Dan’s true passions is activism. The main focus of his work his is with the Equity Deaf and Disabled Members Committee, where with the other committee members he fights for better representation, conditions, and opportunities for D/deaf and Disabled people working in the performing arts. He also continues to work with the pan disability charity Scope wherever possible to try and help improve the lives of all disabled people in the UK .
Not forgetting in 2019 Dan started to a new project with fellow Actor, Activist and Media Personality Samantha Renke called Life DownLow’ed a weekly-ish podcast where they talk about the trials and tribulations of being 30 something wheelchair users in an honest open funny way.
Outside of all this Dan is a big lover of anything Marvel related and superheroes in general. As well as spending his relaxation time watching movies and playing video games.