Very little is known about Dan's life before the outbreak. Dan likely lived in or near the state of Virginia.
Dan is one of the residents who was killed when the Wolves broke into the Alexandria Safe-Zone and started ransacking houses and murdering residents.
The next day, his body is buried and his name is added to the memorial wall, along with the dozen other townspeople killed in the attack.
This list shows the victims Dan has killed:
- Possibly numerous amounts of zombies
- The names written on the memory wall corresponded to the filming of each death scene in "JSS." With this being said, John D. Ross' character is Dan.
- Similar to how the recurring extras killed off in "JSS" got their names, many of the stunt people who portrayed Alexandrians killed by the Wolves were named based off the first letter of their real name, such as Dan and John D. Ross.