Dan Howe was raised in Redondo Beach, CA where he discovered a passion for theatre while in high school. Later, in junior college Dan started learning about lighting and programming, which led him to pursue a BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in theatre, with a focus in lighting design.
After graduation, Dan moved to Chicago and worked in theatre, designing many shows and ultimately became the lead programmer for the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, IL. In 2011. 101 Ways to Leave a Gameshow gave Dan his first opportunity to work with the Darkfire Lighting Team. It was that gig where he knew that the television world would better utilize his programming skills, designer’s eye, and creativity. Following that experience, Dan moved back to Los Angeles in 2012 and started programming for a variety of Darkfire shows including Guy’s Grocery Games, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Beat Shazam, Songland, T.K.O, and The Weakest Link.
Dan is an avid sports fan and when he is not honing his programming skills, he enjoys attending sporting events, working on his golf swing, and calling into sports radio shows to share his thoughts on the Chicago Bears. Dan is also a supporter of LAFC and can be found attending their home games as often as possible.