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Daniel Maxwell Lench

(1964-10-24) October 24, 1964 (age 59)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Years active1984-present
Spouse(s)Lisa Lench (m. 1987)

Daniel Lench (born October 24, 1964) is an American film, television, and stage actor.

Early Life

Lench was born in Hollywood, California. He attended college as a Theatre Arts major at California State University, Northridge.

Lench was first discovered at age 19 while working as a waiter in West Hollywood. He was asked to audition for a national commercial while in the middle of a shift. He ran over to the audition still wearing his dirty apron and was immediately cast.


Lench’s acting credits include multiple film, television, and stage roles.[1][2] Most notably, he’s known for his work in horror films, including Netflix’s Circle, Patient Seven, and The Lurking Man.[3][4][5]



Year Title Role Notes
1984 Action Impossible II Deputy Dan
1984 Blonde Death Gwen's ex-husband credited as Dan Lench
2007 Spin Divorce Attorney
2007 Charlie Wilson's War Party Goer uncredited
2011 Mac Miller: Smile Backwards Corporate CEO
2011 The Price of Happiness Congressman
2013 The Other Side Tim
2013 Treading Water Dr. Wesler
2013 Conversations with Damaged Men George
2015 Circle The Rich Man
2015 Forgiveness Detective Miller
2016 Patient Seven Patient Two (John Doe)
2016 Cop To It! Harold Stinkmeyer
2017 Love Exclusively Rich
2017 The Lurking Man Sariel
2017 2020 Newscaster
2019 Mabel Homeless Al
2021 The Right Mom Sam Jacobsen
2022 First Oscar Sid Grauman
2022 Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial Dr. Spiegel
2023 A Warrior's Soul Dr. Amir Sotie


Year Series Role Notes
1987 Superior Court Hugo Bloom
1991 Princesses Production Assistant
1992 Homefront Carl
1992 Sisters Limo Driver
2006 Zoey 101 Mr. Fleming
2006 Untold Stories of the ER Dr. James Klein
2007 Diagnosis X Guest Orthopedist
2008 Heaven's Rep Mickey Robbins
2013 Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer James Ogden TV Movie
2014 The Vault Duncan
2015 The Real Steel Gabriel Castillo TV Movie
2017 Just Doug Warren
2019 Dark/Web Radio Host
2020 Partly Entertainers Old Man Joe TV Movie
2020 Oddly Popular Evelyn's husband
2022 Crypto Dingo Boss, Clint, Dr. Buterin, Father, God, Steve, Waiter 7 episodes
2022 The Peepkins Taylor the Tailor 2 episodes
2022 The Goldbergs Dr. Platz


Award Year Category Work Result Ref
Accolade Competition 2017 Leading Actor The Lurking Man Won [6]
Actors Awards, Los Angeles 2017 Best Actor in a Horror Film

Best Ensemble

The Lurking Man Won [7]
Barcelona Planet Film Festival 2017 Best Actor - January The Lurking Man Nominated [8]
Depth of Field International Film Festival Competition 2017 Lead Actor The Lurking Man Won [9]
Independent Horror Movie Awards 2017 Best Monster The Lurking Man Won [10]
IndieFEST Film Awards 2017 Leading Actor The Lurking Man Won [11]
International Independent Film Awards 2017 Actor in a Leading Role The Lurking Man Won [12]
Los Angeles Film Awards 2017 Honorable Mention: Actor The Lurking Man Won [13]
Love International Film Festival 2017 Best Supporting Actor The Lurking Man Nominated [14]
The International Horror Hotel 2017 Best Supporting Actor The Lurking Man Nominated [15]
The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards 2017 Best Ensemble Cast The Lurking Man Nominated [16]
Utah Film Festival and Awards 2017 Best Supporting Actor The Lurking Man Nominated [17]
Zed Fest Film Festival 2017 Outstanding Performance in Character Makeup The Lurking Man Won [18]


  1. "Daniel Lench Archives". Modern Horrors. Retrieved 2023-03-21.
  2. "Movies by Daniel Lench on cines.com". cines.com. Retrieved 2023-03-21.
  3. "Daniel Lench". Cinemorgue Wiki. Retrieved 2023-03-21.
  4. "Patient Seven Traumatizes "John Doe" in this Latest Clip". Retrieved 2023-03-21.
  5. "Film Review: The Lurking Man (2017)". Horror News | HNN. 2019-01-14. Retrieved 2023-03-21.
  6. "Past Winners |". Retrieved 2023-03-20.
  7. "Actors Awards". actorsawards. Retrieved 2023-03-19.
  9. "Depth of Field International Film Festival". dofiff.com. Retrieved 2023-03-19.
  10. "Independent Horror Movie Awards". Retrieved 2023-03-19.
  11. "Past Winners". theindiefest.com. Retrieved 2023-03-20.
  12. "International Independent Film Awards". FilmFreeway. Retrieved 2023-03-19.
  13. "Los Angeles Film Awards". LA Film Awards. Retrieved 2023-03-19.
  14. "Home". LOVE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. Retrieved 2023-03-19.
  15. "Info - Horror Hotel". horrorhotel.net. Retrieved 2023-03-19.
  16. "THE MONKEY BREAD TREE FILM AWARDS – Independent Film Awards". Retrieved 2023-03-19.
  17. "2017 Winners + Nominees – Utah Film Festival". Retrieved 2023-03-19.
  18. "ZED FEST WINNERS". www.zedfest.org. Retrieved 2023-03-19.

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