Dan was one of Stephen's college roomates and remains one of his good friends. His first appearance was on Day 40. Dan is also known for the frequent (now sadly obsolete) saying of "links in the side bar" which became obsolete in Day 127 and Dan's attempt to make the alternative "links in the lame underneath the column things" in Day 129 never quite caught on.
Dan runs a vlog even though he doesn't post as much as Stephen does. He is also the creator of The Art School, an animated series based on his dorm life at SCAD with Stephen, Taylor, and Alex. He currently rooms in Myrtle Beach with Lindsey, a mutual friend of Stephen and Mallory.