Dan Avidan

YouTube Star

Dan Avidan was born in Springfield Township, New Jersey, United States on March 14th, 1979 and is the YouTube Star. At the age of 44, Dan Avidan biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, songs, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Leigh Daniel Avidan, Danny S*xbang, Dan
Date of Birth
March 14, 1979
United States
Place of Birth
Springfield Township, New Jersey, United States
44 years old
Zodiac Sign
Singer, Voice Actor
Social Media
Dan Avidan Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 44 years old, Dan Avidan has this physical status:

Hair Color
Black (Natural)
Eye Color
Dark Brown
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Dan Avidan Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Jonathan Dayton High School, Boston University, Tufts University
Dan Avidan Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Ashley Anderson ​(m. 2021)​
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Dating / Affair
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Avi Avidan, Debra Schwartz
Dana Avidan Cohn (Younger Sister) (Executive Style Director of PopSugar)
Other Family
Bernard Schwartz (Maternal Grandfather)
Dan Avidan Life

Leigh Daniel Avidan (born March 14, 1979), also known as Danny Sexbang on stage, is an American singer, internet celebrity, comedian, and actor.

He is one half of the musical comedy duo Ninja Sex Party with Brian Wecht, as well as the co-host of the Let's Play webseries Game Grumps with Arin Hanson.

He also works with video game-based comedy band Starbomb, as well as Hanson and Wecht.

Early life and education

Avidan was born and raised in Springfield, New Jersey, as the elder child of Debra (née Schwartz) and Avigdor Avidan. His father was born and raised in Israel and served in the Yom Kippur War before immigrating to America, where he met Avidan's mother. PopSugar's younger sister, Dana Avidan Cohn, is the executive style director. Bernard Schwartz, his maternal grandfather, was instrumental in the invention of the body electrode.

Avidan began studying advertising at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, after graduating from Jonathan Dayton High School in 1997.

Personal life

On an episode of Game Grumps, which was released on February 2, 2022, Avidan revealed his love to his girlfriend, Ashley Anderson.


Dan Avidan Career


Avidan joined the Northern Hues, a Philadelphia-based band made up of Aron Brand, Jeff Rains, Alex Yaker, Justin Earley, and Ian Creech in response to a Craigslist ad in late 2002. Avidan, the group's lead singer, performed the majority of the band's songs, and after recently migrated to Philadelphia, he wrote the majority of the band's songs. At World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, they released one self-titled EP and one live track. The band split up in mid-2005; Avidan attributes the split to personality conflicts and creative differences among the band's members, as well as a collective inability to gain more attention and success.

Avidan and Peter Lennox formed Skyhill, a Brooklyn-based alternative rock duo in the winter of 2006. On May 16, 2007, Avidan performed as lead singer and assistant lyricist, and the group released Run With the Hunted, a full album. They toured New York in early 2008 before eventually separating due to a lack of enthusiasm. Avidan and Lennox's standalone single "Firefly," which was praised for the band's "maturing in both lyrics and sound" over their previous record. Avidan said in July 2018 that Skyhill may launch new ventures in the future, but that nothing is currently underway as of then. The group unveiled the single "Howling at the Moon" on YouTube on October 30, 2020, with the possibility of a launch on YouTube in mid-November of the same year. The band would be releasing a new album at the end of 2020, according to the Skyhill website.

Avidan began researching storytelling and improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York in 2008, under the direction of Zach Woods and Margot Leitman, and had dreamed of a new musical project. Avidan was introduced by mutual friends at the theatre in early 2009 to Brian Wecht, the musical director of another troupe.

Since "everybody's three favorite things," Avidan began creating characters to represent the band, he had already selected the word "Ninja Sex Party." Avidan's character was "Danny Sexbang" and "Ninja Brian" was Wecht's. The pair first gained a following when appearing on Leitman's improvisational comedy show Stripped Stories. The band is about "a Jewish superhero who wears a unitard, with his closest friend, a ninja, and they perform songs about dicks and how to hurt women, but unfortunately, they are inspired by Tenacious D and Flight of the Conchords. They were also inspired by The Lonely Islands' work to produce music videos and post them on YouTube.

Various studio albums and singles have been released by the group, some of which have charted on Billboard. Five original albums have been released as of 2020, three of which have been released, as well as three cover albums. The band and the Tupper Ware Remix Party performed a censored version of "Danny Don't Know" on the late-night talk show Conan on September 17, 2018. The band, as a musical guest, made their live television debut on September 17, 2018.

The band has appeared at various film festivals, including SXSW, Dragon Concession, and the now-defunct LACS.

Jon Jafari resigned as co-host of Game Grumps, a Let's Play webseries. After being introduced to Ninja Sex Party's programming by fellow animator Ross O'Donovan, Arin Hanson, co-creator of Game Grumps, brought Avidan on to replace Jafari as co-host. In 2011, Hanson had previously animated part of the band's music video for "Dinosaur Laser Fight." Fans of Avidan's first appearances on the show had a pessimistic reaction, with the number of dislikes on each successive video increasing. However, most fans returned to relax after a while.

Avidan will co-host Steam Train, the Game Grumps spin-off show, where both hosts play PC games rather than console games. Avidan remained a co-host of the show until its demise. In addition to this, Avidan has appeared as a co-host of several games from the Game Grumps platform, including Grumpcade, Table Flip, and Steam Rolled, as well as providing narration for Hunting Monsters.

Avidan formed a side project band named Starbomb in late 2013, with Avidan as the lead singer. The band performs parody songs about video games, bringing together Avidan's Ninja Sex Party's sexually provocative music stylings and Hanson's video game-based parody. As of 2019, the group has released three albums, none of which have appeared on Billboard's top charts.

Jesse Cox and Michele Morrow, a YouTube Premium internet comedian, began developing an untitled comedy webseries starring Avidan and Ryland Smith, as well as Ryland Smith, according to Hanson. The campaign gained traction on social media, and was officially revealed at VidCon 2017 with the tag Good Game. Dan Harmon joined as an executive producer in 2016. Avidan and Arin Hanson portraying best friends in order to win the grand prize of $1 million. Six serialized episodes were added to the Game Grumps YouTube channel, with the first episode being free-to-view and subsequent episodes requiring a YouTube Premium subscription. Avidan's performance was greatly appreciated by analysts, and was described as "fully fun, believable," and "shining a light on the possibility of other projects."

Avidan revealed in late 2021 that he and fellow guitarist Jim Roach formed Shadow Academy, a new rock band. On January 28, 2022, the band's debut single "White Whale" was released alongside a music video. They released "Once and Never More" as part of an animated music video on February 25, 2022. In 2022, the band's debut album was released on April 22, 2022.

Avidan and producer William J. Sullivan collaborated on several theme and background tracks for various shows in 2009, while Avidan spent time in New York, with clients ranging from Power Rangers RPM to White Collar.

Avidan briefly collaborated with Mondo Media in a sketch comedy miniseries called Dirty Shorts, in which Avidan portrayed an exaggerated version of himself, similar to Danny Sexbang's. The series was not well received and was cancelled after the first 12-episode season. Avidan has expressed delight in the Mondo Media workers' experience, although he was not positive that the way his character was written would be liked by readers. Avidan also co-created, co-wrote, and performed voice acting for the studio's short-lived animated comedy miniseries DJs in PJs with Wecht. Avidan returned to Mondo in September 2013 to produce "Dick Figures: The Movie: The Song" for the Dick Figures: The Movie soundtrack with Wecht.

Avidan has appeared on several YouTube webseries as a guest, including Did You Know Gaming?, a webseries dedicated to video game trivia, Good Mythical Morning, a variety show hosted by Rhett and Link, and Nacho Punch, a sketch comedy webseries.

Avidan performed "Party All Day" at their West Hollywood House of Blues venue on August 3, 2015. Steel Panther's "Road Trip" music video and "6969" have collaborated on several occasions, with Steel Panther appearing on many occasions and providing vocals for "6969."

Avidan and Josh Sprague, co-creator and co-host of the football-centric podcast Balls in Your Ear, are co-creator and co-host of the football-centric podcast Balls in Your Ear.

Avidan performed the theme song for the Cartoon Network series Mighty Magiswords with co-creator Kyle Carrozza. In the sixth episode of the second season's "Changeable Terraingable," Avidan appeared as Dan. Avidan's portrayal of his father, according to Carrozza, was a recreation of his father.

Night Runner released an album entitled Thunderbird, which featured Avidan on the fourth track, titled "Magnum Bullets" in September 2017. In February 2020, Knights of the Light Table's animation was released in a music video.

Avidan was on the ninth track of "Starlight Brigade" on Tupper Ware Remix Party's album "together Through Time," which featured Avidan on the ninth track. In May 2019, a music video from Knights of the Light Table was also included in a music video. The video was broadcast on Adult Swim's late-night anime block Toonami on August 3, 2019.

Avidan's "Kiss from a Rose," a collaborative album of acoustic covers produced with previous NSP collaborators Super Guitar Bros, on April 17, 2020; the first single, Dan Avidan & Super Guitar Bros, was announced earlier this month.


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