In addition to appearing in films, 'Uncross the Stars', 'Bride and Prejudice', and 'The Sensation of Sight', Daniel has guested on television shows such as 'Masters of Horror', 'NCIS', 'The Glades' and 'True Blood'. From 2010 he had a recurring role on The CW drama 'The Vampire Diaries' as Original vampire Elijah Mikaelson, from which developed his own spin-off supernatural drama, 'The Originals'.
In 2012, Daniel was cast as a lead in the Canadian supernatural medical series 'Saving Hope', as Dr. Joel Goran. 'Saving Hope' was expanded from 13 to 18 episodes in its second season due to its popularity as the number one summer drama in Canada. It has been renewed by CTV for a fourth season. He concluded starring in this role at the season three finale.
Daniel wrote, directed and starred in his first own film, Broken Kingdom, which - in a unique marketing strategy - was released online in October of 2012; a long and difficult labor of love which took almost five years, and a huge personal toll, both emotionally and financially. The finished product, however, is something Daniel is justifiably proud of. The accompanying documentary produced by Paiman Kalayeh and John Lyons-Murphy, 'Kingdom Come' follows Daniel's quest to raise funds and is quoted as being a 'must view for independent film makers'.
In January of 2013 Daniel was cast in 'The Vampire Diaries' spin-off 'The Originals', whose back-door pilot aired as an episode of TVD in April. He continues to play the role of Elijah Mikaelson. The Originals was picked up to series by The CW, and after being very successful in the 2013/14 television season, it was chosen for an early renewal. 'The Originals' begins its third season in the American fall.