Where do I begin....well in 1987 at 17 years old I moved to Los Angeles to work with my uncle's who were building movie sets. I worked on 2 movies one was Tapeheads with John Cusack and Tim Robbins. The other was 18 Again with George Burns (He got me smoking cigars) and Charlie Schlatter. It was a cool job and paid well but, I didn't care for LA and unfortunately didn't realize until later in life, I should've stayed and networked. I joined the U.S. Navy in 1988 and I'm a veteran of Desert Storm. I moved to the Chicagoland area in 1993 and began working in manufacturing where I now work for a forging company as an electrician.
The last few years I have been told I look like Zach Galifiankis and Zac Brown. I never knew it until I would be out riding my Harley and people would come up to me and ask me to take a picture with them. I recently dressed up like Alan from the Hangover and performed for my companies Vegas themed Christmas Party. I was a huge hit and won numerous Halloween costume contests. I also recently acted for my companies marketing video dressed as Santa Claus (Because of my beard).
I enjoy acting and would like to try something new and exciting so, I guess I just started to network and see if I could try it and see where it leads me. Thank you.
Name: Daniel Giffen
Lives in: Aubrey, Texas
Unique traits: Biker, Zach Galifiankis, Zac Brown, and Santa Claus look-a-like. Desert Storm Veteran and Fearless!!!
Santa Claus Conductor
Video by Scot Forge Company Santa Claus
McHenry County College (Crystal Lake, IL)