Dan grew up playing football, video games, and having fun in New Fairfield, Connecticut. He went on to attend Boston University, where he studied Astrophysics and met his wife and producing partner Mandi Mellen. The two currently live in Brentwood where they run the BuzzChomp Entertainment Network, Pillow Talk TV (), and M Square Productions.
As an actor Dan has starred in both television shows and films, ranging from wacky comedy to intense drama. Check out Pillow Talk TV on Youtube for a peek at his comedic exploits.
As a writer Dan completed a quirky spy novel, is the Lead Editor for BuzzChomp, a Staff Writer with NFL Spin Zone, and NY Jets Analyst for Pro Football Spot. Dan's a diehard New York Yankees and New York Jets fan and a Douglas Adams devotee.
Follow him @theDanSalem on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Unique traits: Rocket Scientist, Writer, Athlete, and creative partner with my wife Mandi Mellen
The Spearhead Effect
Film by Caleb Smith (Thriller) Actor After exposing police corruption, a journalist is drawn into an underground world of violent vigilantism.
Film by Will Wallace (Drama and Thriller) Actor Millions of vulnerable girls worldwide are being ensnared by human traffickers into the insidious world of sex slavery and exploited relentlessly to generate profits of fifty billion dollars a year. That is more than the annual profits of Google, Microsoft, Nike and Starbucks combined. Inspired by real characters from the award winning book 'Sex Trafficking' by Siddharth Kara, this is the story of three such girls from America, Nigeria and India. After being trafficked through an elaborate global network of illicit human, organ, and drug trafficking, all three girls end up as sex slaves in a brothel in Texas. Together they attempt to escape their enslavement and reclaim their freedom.
Film (short) by Dan Salem (Horror) Actor, Writer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor Even during the daylight, what goes on behind closed doors remains in the shadows. Just another day in anywhere USA is anything but for an unsuspecting young lady. Death is a blessing when girls are lost to Daylight.
Jill and Jack
Television (Comedy) Actor, Writer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor
Television (Comedy) Actor, Writer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor A non-linear mock interview comedy for right now. Its real, raw, and in bed. Stereotypical couples answering the tough questions about sex, life, and communication. When filters are removed and everything's on the table, our couples get funny as things get weird. Season one of Pillow Talk is all about communication. Eight couples are exposed by two hosts with no lines to cross. A virgin and her skanky roommate, the unhappy couple, hippies, opposites, puppy love, redneck reality stars and more bare their hearts and a little too much extra. Pillow Talk the web series! Written by Dan Salem
Film (short) by Joseph Aceves (Adventure, Comedy and Family) Actor A man with a neurological problem conforms to what he believes the business world finds attractive.
If D.A.R.E. Made a Horror Film
Film (short) by Gina Ippolito (Horror) Actor
Television (Comedy) Actor, Writer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor Four adventures, an angel, a devil, and you. The weekend warriors are out to have fun and Lucille and Reginald make sure its hilarious. Yeah, weekend warriors.
Rosetta Stone: Talking Dirty
Film (short) by Jeremy Belanger (Comedy) Actor
Film (short) by Emily Jira (Comedy) Cinematographer Wearing her best heels and her cutest mini skirt, Ann hikes into the wilderness of Sage National Park. She's determined to track down the sexy stranger she met at a party, but with a persistent park ranger and a pair of perky joggers running constant interference, will Ann make it out with the love of her life? Written by Anonymous
Damned the Dahlmer
Film (short) by Heidi Cabero (Comedy) Actor Jane Collins is a sociopath who truly believes she is the wife of Michael Dahlmer. When Michael refuses to accept her as his wife she cuts him into pieces and eats him for dinner. Loosely based on the true story of Hannibal Jeffrey Dahmer.
Moonbound24: The Webseries
Television (Comedy) Actor You are about to encounter the most "OUT-THERE" Comedy Web Series in this galaxy... currently searching for 24 lucky Rocket Ship Candidates who will get a seat on the last rocket to the moon! For 24 straight hours, rocket ship candidates will plead their case in hopes of getting a seat on the last rocket to the moon. Will you be on board? Written by Ward Edmondson
Film (short) by Nicolas Barclift (Comedy and Romance) Actor, Writer, Producer Stanndi, a nontraditional romantic comedy that pokes fun at the traditional sitcom. When Stan, a boyishly handsome rocket scientist, meets Brandi, a gorgeous yoga instructor who's just too stupid to hold down a man, oh how the sparks fly. Such an endearing couple, so much to discover about one another, if only Hilda, Stanndi's East German landlady, would stop letting herself in. Oh Hilda. Written by Anonymous
My Roommate the
Television (Comedy) Actor Most of us have had one at one time or another...roommates. And even those of us who haven't had one are familiar with the connotations that that word evokes. Whether you loved them, hated them, or couldn't care less for them, they still impacted your life and helped shape you into the person you are today. They know our most intimate details and have seen us at our highest of highs and lowest of lows. From college to late adulthood we have been paired with roommates, who at times, wear on our patience, take advantage of your kindness, and abuse our trust. If you're lucky enough to have a roommate that respects you and your stuff, and you're able to get along with them, then great. That is not the case for Lu. In his quest for the perfect roommate, Lu has been forced to put up with the wild hijinks of some unsavory characters. But nevertheless, he pushes forward and continues his search. Always ready to give them a chance and introduce you to "my roommate the ..." Written by Lu Louis
This Indie Thing
Television by Steve Royall (Comedy) Actor
The New Level
Television (Comedy) Actor, Composer The New Level is a fake late night talk show/sketch comedy/comedic soap opera with a sitcom feel to it, where anything and I mean anything can happen. Storylines, character dynamics and rivalries carry over each episode. The New Level was hosted by Scott Freakin Vogel "The V O G in season 1, but he was fired for being too fat, and is shown thru out the 2nd season working out with personal trainers to get his job back. Season 2 is hosted by "The Chosen One" Jackson Fox. The ongoing storyline in season 2 is the evil Network led by Producer Tyler Monroe and Superstar Actors who mainly care about money and insult the audience every chance they get - battling against the Fan Favorites who care about entertaining the fans led by Actor Gary Jones....We're taking sketch comedy and late night talk shows to a whole New Level and there ain't a damn thing Hollywood can do about it- Oh Yeah! Written by Scott Vogel