Daniel Levy

Daniel Levy began his television career as a co-host of MTV Canada’s flagship show MTV Live and later co-wrote, co-hosted, and co-produced the critically acclaimed ratings hit The After Show and its various incarnations including The Hills: The After Show and The City: Live After Show. Levy also wrote, produced, and starred in his own Christmas special for MTV, Daniel Levy’s Holi-Do’s & Don’ts and co-hosted the MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet, the X-Factor pre-show, and national coverage of the Vancouver Olympic Games for CTV. Levy’s acting roles include Degrassi: The Next Generation and the thriller Off Line. He made his film debut opposite Tina Fey in Admission.

In 2013, Levy formed Not A Real Company Productions (with his father Eugene Levy and principals Andrew Barnsley and Fred Levy) to produce Schitt’s Creek, a half-hour single cam comedy for CBC/ITV. Levy is the co-creator, co-executive producer, and writer of Schitt’s Creek and stars alongside Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, and Chris Elliott. 

For Seasons One and Two, Schitt’s Creek received a total of 28 Canadian Screen Award nominations, and in 2016 swept the CSAs, winning nine of a possible 10 categories, including Best Comedy; Best Writing in a Comedy (Daniel Levy); Lead Actor in a Comedy (Eugene Levy); Lead Actress in a Comedy (Catherine O’Hara); Best Direction in a Comedy (Paul Fox); Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy (Chris Elliott); and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy (Emily Hampshire); among others. The series has also been recognized with awards from ACTRA, the Directors Guild of Canada, the Writers Guild of Canada, and the Canadian Cinema Editors Awards.

Levy is currently co-hosting The Great Canadian Baking Show with Julia Chan, which premiered this fall on CBC.