Daniel Louis Rivas was born and raised in New York City. A multi media performer since he was a child. Daniel had his first speaking role opposite Gary Oldman in "Sid and Nancy" He decided to pursue it as a career. After fronting the short lived punk rock band 57-Blankness at eighteen. He soon relocated to Los Angeles. He soon discovered being in front of the camera and stage was not his only creative outlet. He started writing and painting. Daniel has appeared in such films as "DeadWater", "Adrenaline", "Shackles", "Never Been Kissed" and most recently as Indie rock star Richard Havoc in "Altamont Now" In which he did is own singing and contributed his own music to the film.His TV credits include a recurring role on "New York Undercover" (FOX) as well as stints on "Law and Order" (NBC) and "American Family" (A&E). He was also a regular on "The IT Factor, Los Angeles" (Bravo). A former Calvin Klein model. Daniel has become a accomplished painter having had solo and group shows of his art in New York, Los Angeles and Amsterdam. While in the Netherlands Daniel was the first American painter allowed to take up "artist in residence" at the late infamous Herman Brood's atelier.