Dan Chen

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Official Website: DramaLaw.com

DAN CHEN is best known for his work as an actor. Among his television portrayals are guest starring roles in the hit HBO series “The Sopranos;” “Third Watch” (alongside Bobby Cannavale and Kim Raver); and opposite rap and hip hop stars Fabolous and Red Café in the music video for “Tonight.” He also played the lead in the official music video for Moby's hit song "The Right Thing" featuring Inyang Bassey; and was the Chair Umpire in the music promo ("Sean Price Plays Tennis") for underground rapper Sean Price's album "Mic Tyson". Dan’s numerous film credits include: the title role in THE FORTUNE WRITER by Eric Gross (winner, Best Dramatic Short at the LES* Film Festival); Zeyen in ZEYEN AND NAZIA (which won Best Undergraduate Film at the inaugural Greater Philadelphia Student Film Festival); and an unlikely demon in the horror/comedy feature HELLBENDERS (in 3-D) by JT Petty, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

Dan Chen is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. His stage work includes regional theatre performances in August Strindberg’s Miss Julie; Neil LaBute’s Bench Seat (from Autobahn); and Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge (directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer).

As a playwright, Dan has been represented in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles with his Strangers Till Now trilogy of plays (Dick and Jane, Yes Before Goodbye, and Dear in Headlights). His play Road Test was featured as a focal piece at the Mid-America Theatre Conference in 2009 and has since been licensed to high schools, colleges, and universities around the country.

A graduate of Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Brooklyn Law School, Dan is also an entertainment lawyer who has served as production counsel for the feature film HOMECOMING (starring Josh Hamilton and Maureen Flannigan) as well as BLUFF POINT (starring Joel McKinnon Miller and Julie McNiven). He has served as in-house counsel for NYRA, WRNN-TV, and dGenerate Films where he was Distribution Director and Counsel. He is currently the Director of Legal Education for the National Law Institute and coaches varsity tennis for an independent day school for girls in New York. He also chairs the Girls Varsity Tennis Committee for the New York City Athletic Association of Independent Schools (AAIS).

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