Best known for his work as a writer on the television film Recount, Danny Strong is an American screenwriter, producer, and actor. Strong is also popular for essaying the roles of Doyle McMaster in Gilmore Girls and Jonathan Levinson in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Strong, who grew up in California, used to rent videos from rental store Video Archives located in Manhattan Beach. Incidentally, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino worked as a clerk at the store and Strong became friends with him then.
Strong wanted to debut as a lead actor in dark comedy that he was working on at the age of 25. However, the film never materialized and later Strong went on to script the HBO produced TV film Recount. Starring Kevin Spacey, Denis Leary, and Laura Dern the movie received critical acclaim with strong winning the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Long Form - Original.
In 2013, Strong found success yet again with the HBO political drama Game Change, an adaptation of the book of the same name. The movie won several awards including three Golden Globe Awards - Best Miniseries or Television Film, Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film, and Best Supporting Actor in a Series or Television Film - and four Primetime Emmy Awards - Strong won the Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special Award.
Strong has also co-written the films The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2. In 2017, he made his directorial debut with the movie Rebel in the Rye.