Daniel Oldaker was born in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, and now generally lives in Melbourne. At present he spends 4 months of each year touring to Europe, Asia, Canada and America performing highly innovative one-man, duo and group physical comedy shows with his company Varietyville Productions.
Daniel began performing professionally at the age of 18 as part of a double act, and that same year the pair achieved first prize on 'Red Faces', Australia's premier TV variety show. Daniel then spent two years perfecting his abundant physical skills at CircoArts circus school, Christchurch, New Zealand.
On his return to Australia, Daniel immediately resumed professional work, appearing in both the 1999 and 2000 Melbourne International Comedy Festivals. He now extends himself beyond pure performance, to writing and producing. As part of this extension, each year for the last 10 years Daniel has self-produced his one-man show and the duo act "The Great Gondos" presenting these shows throughout Europe, Australia, Asia and the Americas.
Daniel now divides his time between the international fesival circuit, and producing, performing and MCing variety/cabaret/outdoor spectacle performances in Australia. His innovative use of everyday ephemera, high energy and low verbosity make him one of Australia's funniest physical comedians. Daniel has also produced a variety night 'Acts of Absurdity' at numerous venues for 10 years in Melbourne, Adelaide, and Hobart, showcasing not only his own talents as comic and M.C., but also those of other performers.
Daniel has achieved perhaps the highest accolade an artist can expect; he is a 'performer's performer', not only a source of entertainment for the audience, but a true inspiration to his peers. Daniel sets extremely high standards of originality and innovation, which enrich all who see him perform the unique, circus-inspired, "Bell Boy", the frighteningly funny "Live Flavor" or his delightfully absurd theatre/variety show "Dandyman" or hamming it up as MC for 'Acts of Absurdity' and other events and variety shows.