Dan is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts where he received the Spencer Tracy Scholarship and Charles Jehlinger Award for acting, the institution’s highest honor. As an actor, Dan has been seen in tons of commercials. National, regional, cable, if you can drink it, eat it or drive it, Dan tried to get you to buy it. His work in theatre and independent films has taken him all over the city and around the world with the obligatory Law & Order episode’s thrown in for kicks.
A childhood interest in ghosts and an interest in Civil War history led Dan to researching haunted locations. After being asked to join the local group Paranormal Investigations of New York City, Dan jumped into investigating head first and became an important member of the team. His research into investigative techniques and equipment, his research into hauntings and the many theories behind them combined with his level headed approach has made Dan one of the more popular media consultants in the tri-state area.
After slowing down with the group Dan, along with colleague, Dan Tisher, formed The Historic Paranormal Research Group. A paranormal research group made up of some of the better researchers on the east coast that specialize in historically haunted locations. HPRG eventually morphed into Sturges Paranormal. Through his hard work and persistence, Dan has been able to arrange investigations in some of New York’s most notoriously haunted locations, such as; The Ed Sullivan Theatre (home of the Letterman show), The Belasco Theatre, the restaurant “One If By Land, Two If By Sea,” a townhouse owned by a four time Academy Award nominated actor, The Bartow-Pell Mansion and The Merchants House Museum where he is in his 5th year of an ongoing investigation. Sturges Paranormal is one of the only groups in the country to have been given this kind of unprecedented access to an accredited museum.
Dan has worked closely with and has conducted investigations referred to him by the Parapsychology Foundation. He is a member of the Association TransCommunication (AA/EVP) group. A member of The Forever Family Foundation and a member of their Medium Certification Team. Founder of the Sturges Paranormal Lecture Series that donates all profits to a family in Togo, Africa with each lecture produced. Speakers have included: Loyd Auerbach, Stacy Horn, Al Rauber, Garrett Husveth and Gordon Ward.
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Media Appearances and Consultation Services Include:
The Late Show with David Letterman
Dayside with Mike and Juliet
Countdown with Keith Olberman (#1 Story, a dubious honor indeed!)
Sci Fi Channel’s Sci Fi Investigates
NBC Today in New York
CBS Am New York
A&E.com’s Hidden Spirits
CBS’ The Ghost Whisperer
The New York Daily News
The New York Post
New York Metro
Time Out New York
Ghosts Of Manhattan by Tara Leigh Parks
The New Yorker
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