Dan started to experience symptoms, including hearing voices at summer camp, when he was in his teens. He kept this secret for a year. But his symptoms worsened and, realizing that something was terribly wrong, his parents took him to a psychiatrist. He was subsequently diagnosed with schizophrenia. Finding the right treatment and the steadfast support of his family got him back on track. He loves comedy and writing, and performs regularly at comedy venues throughout New York.