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  • Backpacked through Europe, and joined a number of street-theater troupes as a young man.
  • Changed his name at the recommendation of a theatrical agent, who suggested that his looks didn't fit his original moniker. Zacapa is his mother's maiden name (she was born in Honduras); Daniel comes from his childhood hero, Daniel Boone.
  • Was inducted into his high school's Arts & Academics Hall of Fame in 2009.
  • Is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.
  • Is involved in children's charities, including the Foundation for Youth Non-Violence in Northern California and Woodcraft Rangers in L.A.


  • Doriel Nishioka — Sister
  • Danette Nelson — Sister
  • Robert Pearson — Brother
  • Michelle Pearson — Sister
  • Argentina Ester Pearson de Zacapa — Mother


  • Attended San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

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  • Birth Name: Garret Pearson
  • Birth Place: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • Profession: Actor

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