Danny Wood Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Danny Wood Quick Info
Height5 ft 7 in
Weight78 kg
Date of BirthMay 14, 1969
Zodiac SignTaurus
GirlfriendNone

Danny Wood is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor who is popular for being a part of the musical group New Kids on the Block. The generation-defining boy band was formed in 1984 and received huge fanfare in the late 80s and early 90s. However, in 1994, the band members decided to split up in order to focus on their respective careers. During this time, Danny worked on his solo career as a musician, wrote songs, and produced records for other artists. NKOTB reunited for their 2nd innings in 2007 and have performed for their fans at sold-out venues all over the world. Danny regularly connects with his online fanbase of more than 200k followers on Instagram and Twitter.

Born Name

Daniel William Wood

Nick Name

Danny, Puff, D:Fuse

Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block in London in 2008
Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block in London in 2008 (Isabelle / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States

Residence

Miami, Florida, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Danny studied at the William Monroe Trotter School and later Copley High School (renamed Snowden International School) in Boston. While being bused to school every day, he met fellow student Donnie Wahlberg, with whom he shared a common love of rap music.

Danny always excelled in academics and, after completing high school, was offered a 4-year scholarship to Boston University. At that time, Danny was newly recruited to New Kids on the Block and struggled to balance his studies and his musical ambitions. He later chose to discontinue his studies and focus full-time on the band.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Record Producer

Family

  • Father – Daniel Wood Sr. (Mail Carrier with the U.S. Postal Service)
  • Mother – Elizabeth A. Betty (née Lopes) (Administrative Assistant) (Died from Breast cancer in 1999)
  • Siblings – Bethany Wood (Sister), Melissa Wood (Sister), Pam Wood (Sister), Rachel Wood (Sister), Brett Wood (Younger Brother) (Business Analyst)

Manager

Along with other members from New Kids on the Block, he is managed by Jared Paul.

Genre

Pop, R&B, Rock, Electronic

Instruments

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards

Labels

  • Interscope Records
  • Columbia Records
  • BMG Distribution
  • CBS Records
  • The Block/Boston Five
  • Damage Records

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

78 kg or 172 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Danny Wood has dated –

  1. Halle Berry (1989) – In 1989, the famous singer was involved with actress Halle Berry. The Oscar-winning actress is known for films like Die Another Day, Monster’s Ball, and Catwoman.
  2. Elise Stepherson (1990-1993) – Danny began dating hairdresser Elise Stepherson in 1990. The couple welcomed a son, Daniel William Wood Jr. on October 3, 1992. By the next year in 1993, however, the couple had decided to go their separate ways. After splitting up, the ex-couple fought for their son’s sole custody rights for a few years but ultimately agreed on joint custody in 1999.
  3. Patricia Alfaro (1996-2006) – Miami songwriter Patricia Alfaro first locked eyes with Danny at an Orlando music studio in 1996. They dated for 1 year and got married on December 7, 1997. Patricia gave birth to a baby girl, Vega Maxine Wood on March 19, 1999. Furthermore, the couple became parents to Chance Sophia Wood (b. May 8, 1998), an infant girl they adopted from Russia. Danny also became stepfather to Anthony, Alfaro’s son from her previous marriage. However, by 2005, their relationship had strained and they got officially divorced in 2006.
Danny taking a selfie with his daughters Vega and Chance at the Shedd Aquarium in June 2019
Danny taking a selfie with his daughters Vega and Chance at the Shedd Aquarium in June 2019 (Danny Wood / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He has Irish ancestry on his father’s side and is of Portuguese descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Crossed eyes
  • Several tattoos on his body including a dragon on his left shoulder, a combination of the Portuguese and Irish national flags on his left arm, Christ on a cross on his right arm, and a cross on his stomach with his mom’s name Elizabeth under it

Brand Endorsements

Danny Wood has done endorsement work for the following brands –

  • Cottonelle’s ‘Go Commando’ campaign (with New Kids on the Block)
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Sol Box Fitness Club
  • AQUAhydrate
  • UFC Gym North Miami
  • Bang Energy Drinks
  • Happy Place
  • Matcha Green Tea

Religion

Christianity

Danny Wood posing with Alan Light backstage during the 1990 Grammy Awards
Danny Wood posing with Alan Light backstage during the 1990 Grammy Awards (Alan Light / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Best Known For

Being one of the 5 members of the award-winning boy band New Kids on the Block with Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, Jonathan Knight, and Jordan Knight

First Album

His band released their debut album, aptly titled New Kids on the Block in 1986.

Their debut album, NKOTBSB was released in 2011 and included a compilation of past hits from both the boy bands.

  • As D:Fuse –

In 1999, Danny released his debut album Room Full Of Smoke under the pseudonym D:Fuse.

  • As a solo artist –

Under his own name, he released his debut album titled Second Face in 2003.

First Film

In 2001, Danny made his theatrical film debut as a ‘Sound Guy’ in the comedy-drama Thank You, Good Night.

First TV Show

Danny made his first TV show appearance in 1989, on the variety entertainment show The All-New Mickey Mouse Club with his bandmates from New Kids on the Block.

Personal Trainer

Danny, the fittest member of the group, shared his workout routine with his fans on Instagram in 2019. The singer trained twice a day at 2 separate gyms; the UFC Gym and Sol Box Fitness Club in Miami. Firstly, he would spend 30-60 mins doing HIIT workout on the treadmill, 30 minutes doing strength training (legs, shoulders, abs, chest), and 10 minutes of stretching at the UFC Gym. He would also visit the Sol Box Fitness Club and practice boxing for 90-140 mins and do 100 reps of straight hanging leg raises.

In 2014, Danny participated in the Boston Marathon with fellow bandmate Joey McIntyre and covered the distance of 26 miles in 3 hours and 50 minutes.

Danny Wood Favorite Things

  • Food – Popcorn

Source – DailyPress.com

Danny Wood, Jordan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, and Jonathan Knight performing at the European Tour in 2014
Danny Wood, Jordan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, and Jonathan Knight performing at the European Tour in 2014 (Ibolya Nyikos / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Danny Wood Facts

  1. He and fellow bandmate Donnie Wahlberg are childhood friends. Wahlberg, who was the first member to be selected by manager Maurice Starr, encouraged Danny to audition for the band as well.
  2. The 2 boys along with some other friends formed a band called the Kool Aid Bunch in high school. The young group performed at local parties.
  3. Danny was very athletic in school and played sports like soccer and basketball. He also excelled in track.
  4. Danny is a skilled dancer, especially in breakdance, and was part of a breakdancing troupe in Boston in his youth. He has also helped choreograph for his current band NKOTB.
  5. The first music record that Danny owned was Let’s Dance (1983) by David Bowie.
  6. Fans of the band are lovingly known as ‘Blockheads’.
  7. New Kids on the Block was initially known as ‘Nynuk’. NKOTB was taken from the title a rap song on their debut album after Columbia Records turned down the original name.
  8. Danny launched the Remember Betty Foundation after his mother passed away from breast cancer in September 1999. The foundation offers financial support for people, and their families, affected with breast cancer. Additionally, his dedicated fans (Blockheads) have organized various fundraising events through the years in honor of Danny’s mother Betty.
  9. His sister Bethany was also diagnosed with breast cancer in the past. Fortunately, with the advanced treatment options, she was able to make a full recovery. She has also taken over from her brother as the director of Remember Betty.
  10. While performing in Manchester during their UK tour in 1990, Danny slipped onstage on a toy car, thrown by a fan, and hurt his ankle. He subsequently returned to America for treatment.
  11. Danny is passionate about cooking. He regularly shares his favorite dishes, cooked for his family and kids, on social media.
  12. Almost 13 years after splitting up in 1994, Danny and the boys reunited in 2007.
  13. Danny and other members from New Kids on the Block received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 9, 2014.
  14. He collaborated with country singer Jessie Chris on the single, Bodyguard in 2019. As of July 2019, the song, which focuses on the issue of bullying, will be donating a portion of its sales to anti-bullying programs.
  15. He has a pet dog named Ripley of the Toy Fox Terrier breed.
  16. Visit his band’s official website @ nkotb.com.
  17. Follow Danny Wood on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Featured Image by Isabelle / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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