Daniel Weldon – A Tribute to James Weldon Johnson
Daniel Weldon is an esteemed Utah singer/songwriter who gained experience playing in several local rock and country bands before hosting open mic nights and electric jam sessions at venues in Northern Utah.
Recently, Weldon has made his mark by acting in multiple movies. Additionally, he has received various accolades throughout his career.
Early Life and Education
James Weldon Johnson was revered as an outstanding civil rights leader and composer of the Black national anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” His numerous accomplishments as both an attorney and musician attest to his intellectual prowess and belief in an optimistic future for black Americans.
He is also a highly accomplished actor, appearing in various short films and playing the lead role in Mike Boss’ thriller Anonymous 616. Additionally, he has performed in multiple stage productions and is an original founding member of Los Angeles Actor’s Studio.
Recently, he has come under scrutiny for management decisions with the Florida Federation of College Republicans (FFCR), including cutting ties with one campus chapter and allegedly verbally abusing an FFCR staffer.
Daniel Weldon is a gifted musician who has played with several top bands. Additionally, he has produced short films as a writer/producer as well as worked as both an actor/director in theater.
From 2009-2010, Weldon drove with Panther Racing, failing to win but taking four additional podium results. Additionally he drove part-time for Bryan Herta Autosport and later Sam Schmidt Motorsports during their IZOD IndyCar World Championship campaigns.
Since 2007, Weldon has been engaged in charitable work. He serves as senior business consultant to Foundations Community Partnership, helping establish the Summer Youth Corps (SYC), providing paid service learning opportunities at local nonprofits for students. Furthermore, Weldon offers classes, scholarships and grant analysis for this organization.
Achievement and Honors
He has earned many awards and recognitions for his performances, most recently being in Mike Boss’ film Anonymous 616 alongside Tilda Swinton, Matt Dillon, and Toni Collette.
While at Daniel Baker College, he was highly involved with campus life; serving on committees such as Letterman’s Association and Tau Kappa Delta Fraternity; playing football and basketball competitively and participating in athletic events as a football and basketball player he brought much renown and accolade to Daniel Baker College while showing the “Old Daniel Baker spirit”.
His theatrical debut was in 1999’s LA production of David Rabe’s Streamers at the LA Playhouse where it garnered Los Angeles Times Critics’ Choice honors. Since then he has appeared in multiple plays and musicals such as Edward Albee’s Zoo Story in 2003 – winning this production Los Angeles Times Critics’ Choice awards each time!
No matter if it be for a small intimate audience or thousands at an international festival, Weldon delivers and will forever be one of Intermountain West’s finest troubadours. He boasts a friendly stage presence and captivating voice which captures audiences instantly, in addition to being an adept songwriter who plays electric and acoustic guitars, resonators, mandolins and his foot operated porch board!
Dan has written both commissioned and spec screenplays for Stephen Frears, Amblin Pictures, Channel Four Films, Working Title and several short films as well as being an award-winning producer/director of critically acclaimed first time writer/directors through Tall Stories Independent Production Company in Ocala where he co-founded/co-owned an independent production company with his wife and children.
Weldon Weldon brings his trademark blend of rock n roll, blues, and country to his performances, captivating audiences with his powerful yet emotive vocals and warm stage presence. Whether playing for intimate crowds at local watering holes or thousands at major festivals he always gives 110%.
Weldon first made his acting debut with Mike Boss’ cult horror flick Anonymous 616. Since then he has made multiple television appearances and starred in multiple feature films; writing and acting in Monumental as well.