Daniel Gerson

Daniel Gerson

writer, actor, additional crew

Daniel Gerson was born on Aug 01, 1966 in USA. Daniel Gerson's big-screen debut came with Monsters, Inc.: The Video Game directed by Douglas Carrigan in 2001, strarring Needleman. Daniel Gerson is known for Big Hero 6 directed by Don Hall, Scott Adsit stars as Baymax and Ryan Potter as Hiro. Daniel Gerson has got 1 awards and 5 nominations so far. The most recent award Daniel Gerson achieved is BAFTA Awards. The upcoming new movie Daniel Gerson plays is Big Hero 6 which will be released on Nov 07, 2014.

Daniel Gerson, best known for co-writing Disney's "Big Hero 6" and Pixar's two "Monsters" films died February 6th, 2016 at his home in Los Angeles after battling brain cancer. He was 49 years old. A New York State native, Gerson grew up immersed in the arts and starring in musical theater performances at his high school. Gerson graduated with an English degree from Cornell University before receiving an MFA from New York University film school. After beginning his career as a staff writer on the NBC television sitcom "Something So Right," which ran 1996-1998, Gerson soon transitioned to feature film, co-writing 2001's "Monsters, Inc." with Andrew Stanton, as well as 2013's "Monsters University" with Dan Scanlon and Robert L. Baird. Baird and Gerson worked as writing partners for fifteen years, collaborating on "Big Hero 6," which won the Academy Award for animated feature in 2015. The pair were also at work on the upcoming Pixar sequel "Cars 3." Gerson was also a talented voice actor, voicing the characters of Needleman and Smitty in "Monsters, Inc." as well as Desk Sergeant Gerson in "Big Hero 6." Gerson is survived by his wife, Beau Stacom; his two children, Claire and Asher; his parents, Mary-Joan and Charles; and his sister, Jessica.

  • Birthday

    Aug 01, 1966
  • Place of Birth

    New York City, New York, USA

Known For


1 wins & 5 nominations

BAFTA Awards
Best Feature Film
Winner - BAFTA Children's Award

Movies & TV Shows