• Danny Wood is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor
• He is best known for being a member of the New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) boy band
• He released 7 albums and several singles, including “When the Lights Go Out” and “Look at Me”
• Danny was married to Patricia Patty Alfaro from 1997-2006 and has children with her and an ex-girlfriend
• He is a philanthropist, and his net worth is estimated at over $16 million

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthMay 14, 1969
SpousePatty Alfaro
FactHe has a son, Daniel William Wood Jr, born 1992 with Elise Stephenson a former girlfriend.

Who is Danny Wood? Wiki Bio

Daniel William Wood was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts USA, on 14 May 1969 – his zodiac sign is Taurus and he holds American nationality. Danny is a singer, songwriter, record producer and an actor, but best known for being a member of the New Kids on the Block boy band.

Early life and education

Danny was raised in Dorchester by his father Daniel, a mechanic, and his mother Elizabeth who was a teacher before she passed away on 19 September 1999 from cancer. Danny has a brother named Brett and four sisters – Bethany, Melissa, Pam and Rachel.

He grew up being interested in music, and was a big fan of David Bowie with the first record he ever bought being Bowie’s “Let’s Dance”. He began taking singing lessons as the age of seven, and was at the same time learning how to play the guitar and the piano. He attended Dorchester High School, and after matriculation, Danny focused on his career as a singer, thus not enrolling at college.

Career as a singer

Danny released his solo debut album “D-Fuse: Room Full of Smoke” in 1999, but did not gain recognition until his second album – “D-Wood: Room Full of Smoke, Vol. 2” – was released in 2003.

It made him somewhat popular and he went on to release his third album entitled “Second Face” in the same year as well as his acoustic tour exclusive album “O.F.D: Originally from Dorchester”. In 2008, he released his fifth album “Coming Home” and in the following year worked on his “Stronger: Remember Betty” album. His seventh and latest album is “Look at Me” which was released in 2016. Some of the singles which made Danny somewhat popular are “When the Lights Go Out” released in 2003 and “Look at Me” released in 2015.

Danny is mostly famous for being a member of the New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) boy band, and is currently their singer, guitarist, and key choreographer.

The band consists of brothers Jonathan and Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny. They were mostly popular in the late ‘80s and early 90’s, selling more than 80 million records worldwide winning two American Music Awards in 1990, one for favorite pop/rock band, duo, or group, and the other for favorite pop/rock album. The band disbanded in 1994 only to officially reunite once again in 2008, while their secret reunion was in 2007 when they recorded a new album.

The first album they released after their reunion was “The Block” on 2 September 2008.

They continued performing, and reached #16 on the “Top 25 Teen Idol Breakout Moments” list compiled by the “Rolling Stone” monthly magazine. They were collaborating with the Backstreet Boys band in 2011 and 2012 going by the name NKOTBSB, but on 9 October 2014, New Kids on the Block received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Some of the movies and TV series Danny has appeared in during the years are the “Tequila Express” action drama film released in 2002 which stars Cristopher Atkins and Anthony Azizi, and the “Fuller House” TV series in 2016, which follows D.J. Fuller, a mother of three boys, who has to live in a full house after her sister Stephanie, her best friend Kimmy and her teenage daughter all move in to live with her.

Danny Wood

Danny was also cast to appear in the “Beyond the Case” TV series, but which was cancelled before airing any episodes.

Love life, wife, and kids

Danny met his ex-wife Patricia Patty Alfaro at a party in Boston in 1994 – the two began dating not long after, and married on 7 December 1997. They were together for almost nine years before divorcing on 10 March 2006 due to what appears to be infidelity on Danny’s part. In March 1999, Patricia gave birth to their daughter Vega, and in 2000 Danny and Patricia adopted a girl from Russia named Chance, who was born in 1998.

Danny dated numerous women before meeting Patricia, and has a son named Daniel Jr. born in 1992 whose mother is one of Danny’s ex-girlfriends named Elise Stepherson whom he dated from 1990 to 1993. Danny is believed to be a womanizer, and has stated that his muscular body and his successful career in music often attracts women’s attention, making it easy for him to find new partners. However, he is apparently now living a single life in Boston, Massachusetts.

Hobbies and other interests

Danny has been into bodybuilding since he was a teenager, and started going to the gym while attending his senior year, but was physically very active even before that, as he played football for the school’s team, and was a swimmer.

He grew up listening to Nirvana, AC/DC, and Guns ‘n’ Roses which influenced him and his music. He enjoys travelling and going on tours, and has been to each continent at least once with Vietnam being the country he enjoyed visiting the most. He is a big lover of animals, and has a pet dog named Ripley and a pet iguana who are often featured in the pictures and videos he uploads onto his Instagram account.

He likes to cook in his spare time, and occasionally shares pictures of the food he makes with his fans.

Danny is a philanthropist, and he has been raising money to donate to breast cancer patients in the name of his mother who lost her battle with cancer. He has worked with several other charity organizations, and has donated money to a Boston animal shelter. He is a big fan of tattoos, having several inked onto his skin while more than half of his left arm is inked.

Appearance and net worth

Danny is 50 years old. He has short black hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and weighs around 172lbs (78kgs). As of early 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $16 million.

General Info

Full NameDanny Wood
Date Of BirthMay 14, 1969
Height1.73 m
ProfessionRecord producer, Screenwriter, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Songwriter


SpousePatty Alfaro
ChildrenDaniel William Wood Jr., Chance Wood, Vega Wood
ParentsElizabeth Wood, Daniel Wood
SiblingsBrett Wood, Pam Wood, Bethany Wood, Melissa Wood, Rachel Wood


Music GroupsNew Kids On The Block, NKOTBSB, Upper Street, The Rise, The Black
MoviesNew Kids on the Block: Hangin' Tough Live, New Kids on the Block: Coming Home
TV ShowsNew Kids on the Block, Wahlburgers

Social profile links


1Death ends a life, not a relationship.


1He has 2 daughters, Chance Sophia Wood born May 8, 1998,Danny and ex-wife Patricia Alfaro Adopted her from Russia. When they brought her home, she was 11 pounds at 11 months. and the baby of the family Vega Maxine Wood (born March 19, 1999).
2Just had a concert @ The "Roxy" with Pete Masitti - over 100 in attendance! [January 2002]
3About to appear on MTV's Totally Boyband [July 2006]
4He has a son, Daniel William Wood Jr, born 1992 with Elise Stephenson a former girlfriend.
5He has 2 daughters, Vega Wood (born March 19, 1999) and Chance Wood (born May 8, 1998, adopted from Russia), with ex-wife Patricia Alfaro.
6Former stepfather of Patricia Alfaro's son, Anthony (born February 3, 1992).
7His New Kids On The Block band mates are Joey McIntyre, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, and Donnie Wahlberg.
8During New Kids on the Block's hugely successful tour of the UK in 1990 Danny slipped on a toy car that a fan had thrown on the stage in Manchester. He damaged his ankle ligaments and was forced to return to America for treatment.
9First record ever bought was David Bowie's "Let's Dance".
10Father of Daniel Jr. Wood (born October 3, 1992), with ex-girlfriend Elise Stepherson.
11Mother Betty passed away from cancer on September 19th 1999.
12Father, Daniel; mother, Elizabeth; brother, Brett; sisters, Bethany, Melissa, Pam and Rachel.




Fuller House2016TV SeriesDanny Wood
Instant Gratification2015TV MovieGlenn Greenfield
Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block2015TV Serieshimself
According to Aimee2005ShortPoor Man
Tequila Express2002Jimmy
Thank You, Good Night2001Sound Guy


On Hannibal's Trail2010TV Series documentary 5 episodes


Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Donnie Loves Jenny2015TV SeriesHimself - Donnie's Friend
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
Wahlburgers2014TV SeriesHimself
Watch What Happens: Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
NKOTBSB Live from Fenway Park2013VideoHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself
On Hannibal's Trail2010TV Series documentary
New Kids on the Block: Coming Home2010Himself
Xposé2009TV SeriesHimself
1 1/2 Ritter - Auf der Suche nach der hinreißenden Herzelinde2008Himself
2008 American Music Awards2008TV Special documentaryHimself - New Kids on the Block (uncredited)
Rachael Ray2008TV SeriesHimself
New Kids on the Block: A Behind the Music Special Event2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Happy Hour2008TV SeriesHimself
The View2008TV SeriesHimself
Zibb2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Totally Boyband2006TV SeriesHimself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Bubblegum Babylon2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Teen Vid I1991VideoHimself
Rockstop!1991TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Top of the Pops1991TV SeriesHimself
New Kids on the Block at Disney-MGM Studios: Wildest Dreams1991TV SpecialHimself
The 18th Annual American Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
New Kids on the Block: No More Games Live!1990TV MovieHimself
1990 Billboard Music Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
New Kids on the Block1990TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1990TV SeriesHimself
New Kids on the Block: Step by Step1990VideoHimself
The 17th Annual American Music Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1989TV MovieHimself
Hangin' Tough Live1989VideoHimself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself - New Kids on the Block
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2001TV Series documentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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