Daniel W. "Danny" Strong (born June 6, 1974) is an American actor, screenwriter, television writer, and television producer. Strong is mostly known for his role as Jonathan Levinson in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Doyle McMaster in Gilmore Girls. Also, he wrote the screenplays for Recount, the HBO adaptation Game Change, Lee Daniels' The Butler, and the two-part finale of The Hunger Games film trilogy, Mockingjay – Part 1 and Mockingjay – Part 2. He is currently the co-creator, executive producer, and writer for the Fox series Empire.
Strong grew up in Manhattan Beach, California. He was raised in a Jewish family (of Lithuanian, Russian, and Polish origin). He began acting at a young age. He would rent videos from Video Archives, becoming friends with Quentin Tarantino, who worked there as a clerk. "I would just literally sit and chat with him for 45 minutes, an hour at a time about movies, and he got me turned on to all these different movies that 10 year olds don't see." Strong attended Mira Costa High School, and then studied film and theatre at the University of Southern California.
- Pilot (with Lee Daniels)
- The Outspoken King (with Ilene Chaiken)
- The Lyon's Roar
- Who I Am (with Ilene Chaiken)