Dino Dan

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Dino Dan is a Canadian/American television series for children, which is airing on TVO Kids [1] in Ontario, and Nick Jr. in Australia and the USA. The series was created and directed by J.J. Johnson and produced in Toronto, Canada, by Sinking Ship Entertainment.


Dino Dan follows the adventures of the paleontologist-in-training Dan Henderson and his friends, who uncover clues about the past and secrets of the dinosaurs. The show combines live action with CGI dinosaurs.

10 year old Dan Henderson learns about dinosaurs as he conducts experiments on dinosaurs he sees in his environment. It is unknown if they are real or the result of his active imagination, some animals have also seen them, such as his dog, and in the episode Dino Trackers, Dan's younger brother can also see the dinosaur tracks.

Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures[edit]

A follow-up series starring Dan's younger brother Trek began airing in 2013. Trek, now age 10, is also able to see dinosaurs and spends his time learning about them like his brother. Even 15 new dinos


Series CastCharacter
Jason SpevackDaniel "Dan" Henderson
Ricardo HoyosRicardo Sanchez
Isaac DurnfordCory Schluter
Jaclyn ForbesKami Douglas
Allana HarkinJessica Henderson
Keana BastidasJordan Miralles
Sydney KuhneAngie Elia
Alana BridgewaterMrs. Nicholls
Sarah CarverMrs. Carver
Trek BuccinoTrek Henderson
Tristan SamuelTristan
Andrea MartinMrs. Hahn
Jayne EastwoodDan's grandmother
Mark McKinneyMr. Drumheller
Pat ThorntonCory's Dad
Kevin McDonaldMr. Curry
David Ogden StiersWandering Oaken


Dino Dan was nominated for a 2009 Gemini Award for Best Preschool-to-4th Grade Program or Series.

Dino Dan won the 2009 Shaw Rocket Prize for best independently produced Canadian children's, youth, or family program.[2]

The cast won a 2010 Young Artist Award for Most Outstanding Young Ensemble In A TV Series.[3]


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