Born: May 14, 1962
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Daniel Sallis Huston (born May 14, 1962) is an American actor, writer, and director. Huston got his start directing Mr. North starring Anthony Edwards, Robert Mitchum and his half-sister, Anjelica Huston. Later, Huston gave his breakthrough acting performance in the independent film Ivans Xtc and was nominated for Best Male Performance at the Independent Spirit Awards in 2003.
His film credits include Birth opposite Nicole Kidman, Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator, for which the ensemble cast was nominated for a 2004 Screen Actors Guild Award, The Constant Gardener, for which he received the Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance; Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, Peter Berg’s The Kingdom, Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood and Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock. Huston’s film The Congress opened the 45th Director’s Fortnight sidebar at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Huston co-starred in Tim Burton's film Big Eyes, alongside Christoph Waltz, Amy Adams, Krysten Ritter and Jason Schwartzman. He has appeared in the FX thriller series American Horror Story, portraying The Axeman in American Horror Story: Coven and Massimo Dolcefino in American Horror Story: Freak Show. He also starred as General Erich Ludendorff in the 2017 film Wonder Woman.
Huston was born in Rome, Italy. He is the son of actress and author Zoe Sallis and director John Huston, adoptive half-brother of Pablo Huston, half-brother of actress Anjelica Huston and screenwriter Tony Huston, uncle of actor Jack Huston, and grandson of Academy Award-winning actor Walter Huston. His father was an American and Irish citizen, and also had English, Welsh, Scotch-Irish and Scottish ancestry, and his mother was of Indian and English descent.
His father, John Huston, produced Danny's first feature as a director, Mr. North, an adaptation of Thornton Wilder's last novel, Theophilus North. In 1995's Leaving Las Vegas, he moved in front of the camera and has since acted in over 20 films. That same year, he directed the film The Maddening. He gave his breakthrough acting performance in the independent film Ivans Xtc. The Bernard Rose feature was nominated for several Independent Spirit Awards in 2003, including Best Male Performance for Huston’s portrayal of Hollywood talent agent Ivan Beckman. Huston has worked nonstop as an actor ever since.
Soon after Ivans Xtc, he worked on Martin Scorsese's The Aviator with Leonardo DiCaprio and Alec Baldwin, for which the ensemble cast was nominated for a 2004 SAG Award. In 2006, Huston received the Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Sandy Woodrow in Fernando Meirelles' The Constant Gardener. That year, Huston starred in the critically acclaimed Australian western The Proposition with Guy Pearce and Emily Watson. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Huston also starred in the British independent features Alpha Male and Oliver Parker’s Fade to Black, in which he played Orson Welles alongside Christopher Walken and Paz Vega. He has collaborated several times with British directors Mike Figgis and Bernard Rose, most recently with Rose on The Kreutzer Sonata, which premiered at the 2008 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
His other film credits include Birth, Silver City, Marie Antoinette, The Number 23, The Kingdom, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People and 30 Days of Night. He portrayed Samuel Adams in the award-winning HBO miniseries John Adams and also portrayed Colonel William Stryker in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a prequel for the trilogy.
His 2009-10 roles include Boogie Woogie, The Warrior's Way, the thriller Edge of Darkness, and the adventure films Clash of the Titans and Robin Hood. He played the famous lawyer Geoffrey Fieger HBO's film You Don't Know Jack. Huston will also feature alongside Nicolas Cage in the Simon West-directed film Medallion.
Huston played gangster Ben "The Butcher" Diamond on Mitch Glazer's Magic City on the Starz network from 2012 to 2013. He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 2013. Later that year, he portrayed The Axeman in a recurring role on American Horror Story: Coven.
Huston has been married twice. His first marriage was in 1989 to Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen; they divorced in 1992. He married his second wife, Katie Jane Evans, in 2001 and they separated in 2006. Evans took her own life in October 2008 before the divorce was finalized. They had one daughter named Stella. He dated his Magic City co-star Olga Kurylenko for approximately a year.
|1995||Leaving Las Vegas||Bartender #2|
|Susan's Plan||Gambler #2|
|1999||Rockin' Good Times||Jimmy's Manager|
|Ivans Xtc||Ivan Beckman|
|2002||Torture TV||Gary Silverman|
|2004||Silver City||Danny O'Brien|
|The Aviator||Jack Frye|
|2005||The Proposition||Arthur Burns|
|The Constant Gardener||Sandy Woodrow|
|2006||Marie Antoinette||Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor|
|Alpha Male||Jim Ferris|
|Children of Men||Nigel|
|Fade to Black||Orson Welles|
|2007||The Number 23||Isaac French / Dr. Miles Phoenix|
|I Really Hate My Job||Al Bowlly / Himself|
|The Kingdom||Gideon Young|
|30 Days of Night||Marlow|
|2008||The Kreutzer Sonata||Edgar|
|How to Lose Friends & Alienate People||Lawrence Maddox|
|2009||X-Men Origins: Wolverine||Colonel William Stryker||Replacing Brian Cox|
|Boogie Woogie||Art Spindle|
|2010||Edge of Darkness||Jack Bennett|
|Clash of the Titans||Poseidon|
|The Warrior's Way||The Colonel|
|Robin Hood||Richard the Lionheart|
|The Conspirator||Joseph Holt|
|2011||Un monstre à Paris||Préfet Maynott||Voice|
|Wrath of the Titans||Poseidon|
|2014||Big Eyes||Dick Nolan|
|The Liberator||Martin Torkington|
|2016||All I See Is You||Doctor|
|Wonder Woman||General Erich Ludendorff|
|2018||Game Night||Donald Anderton|
|Stan and Ollie||Hal Roach||Post-production|
|Richard Says Goodbye||Post-production|
|2004||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Ty Caulfield, casino manager||Episode: "Suckers"|
|2006||Covert One: The Hades Factor||Frank Klein||2 episodes|
|2008||John Adams||Samuel Adams||3 episodes|
|2010||You Don't Know Jack||Geoffrey Fieger||Television film|
|2012-13||Magic City||Ben "The Butcher" Diamond||16 episodes|
|2013-14||American Horror Story: Coven||The Axeman||7 episodes|
|2014||Masters of Sex||Dr. Douglas Greathouse||3 episodes|
|2014-15||American Horror Story: Freak Show||Massimo Dolcefino||3 episodes|
|2016||Paranoid||Nick Waingrow||4 episodes|
|2003||Independent Spirit Awards||Best Male Lead||Ivans Xtc||Nominated|
|2004||Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards||Best Cast||21 Grams||Won|
|2005||Satellite Awards||Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture||The Constant Gardener||Won|
|2005||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||The Aviator||Nominated|
|2006||Toronto Film Critics Association Awards||Best Supporting Actor||The Proposition||Nominated|
|2008||Monte-Carlo Television Festival||Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries||John Adams||Nominated|
|2011||Montreal World Film Festival||Best Actor||Playoff||Won|
|2013||Golden Globe Awards||Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film||Magic City||Nominated|
|2014||Saturn Awards||Best Guest Starring Role on Television||American Horror Story: Coven||Nominated|