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Dan's so proud of his pierced nipple. Don't ask!

Which do you prefer... blondes, brunettes or redheads?
Brunettes generally.

Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with?
Someone funny to entertain me. Josh Lawson, brother of Ben Lawson who plays Frazer Yeats in Neighbours. He's a very funny Aussie actor.

Single or dating?
Married. No... just kidding! I'm single.

Favourite chat-up line?
Does anyone seriously use chat-up lines? The funniest one I know is a bit rude... so I'm not telling. I'd never use it myself, obviously.

Have you ever been too drunk to recall the night before?
Never. I recall everything, including accidentally spitting my chewing gum at a girl I was talking to in a nightclub last Friday. If by some weird coincidence she's reading this, then sorry!

What would you be if not an actor?
A graphic designer - or sponging off my folks!

Night in or night out?
Night out, definitely. Although sometimes a night in when it's the right occasion.

Which part of your body are you most proud of?
My pierced nipple as there's a story behind it. The guy who did it had been in jail for 15 years for murder and had recently had a guest role on ER - which, incidentally, was the only episode of ER I'd ever watched... Very bizarre!

Who gives you the hots?
My housemate. She keeps turning up the heating. It's like a sauna at our place!

What makes you jealous?
People with better cars than me. But that's not all that hard!

What do you do to unwind?
I vegetate on our rug at home like a sloth.

How do you keep in shape?
I go to the gym semi-regularly, play a bit of tennis and do a bit of swimming. And then I party a lot. I do a lot of dancing in the clubs.

Where would you go for a romantic weekend?
A chalet in the snow by Mount Buller. It's three hours outside of Melbourne and people go there to ski. I went recently... but with 10 of my Neighbours pals so it wasn't too romantic!

What makes you angry?
Cruelty to animals.

What do you always keep in your fridge?
Lots of pizza. I don't cook. Ever!

What gives you nightmares?

Cologne or aftershave? Which brand?
Aren't they the same thing? Hugo Boss.

What do you wear in bed?
Jocks. And a little Hugo Boss behind the ears!

This article originally appeared in Soaplife magazine dated 16th November 2007, and was written by Suzanne Ostler

Article submitted by Callum