Hutchings Royal Dano is an Actor, Writer, and Artist who grew up in Santa Monica. He began acting professionally when he was 17 years old and discovered art when he was 23 years old. He first big break was at 15-years old when he booked the lead role in a Disney XD Pilot called Zeke and Luther. His grandfather was Actor Royal Dano with over 300 credits to his name. He remembers ever since he was in Kindergarten he wanted to be an Actor. He would watch his grandfather in the film The Red Badge of Courage which was directed by John Huston.
His famous grandfather also appeared in over 190 roles in film and television. Most famously he appeared in the Original TV series, Twin Peaks, Gunsmoke, The Outlaw Josie Wales with Clint Eastwood. His father and Grandmother Virginia Bruce were also Actors.
Hutch recalls when he was a kid that he loved to play pretend. At age 5 he did his first commercial. He began doing Summer theater before being discovered by Orly Sitowitz at age 15. He was then referred to a top agent and management company. He began acting classes with Gary Marks and Jorge Luis Pallo at the Scott Sedita Studios. His favorite roles were Scott Rivers, in the Episode of White Collar and his lead role of Zeke on Zeke and Luther (2009) for Disney’s XD Channel. After he wrapped up with the season he booked a role of Henry, starring opposite Selena Gomez in the 20th Century Fox feature Ramona and Beezus (2010).
Acting fueled his soul then and it fuels his soul now. His upcoming films include a thriller, Sunflower which will soon be released and Hoax a fun 80’s throwback.
His creative and passion for the arts don’t stop at acting. Hutch has been painting for a little over 3 years. What started out as an emotional outlet for him has really turned into something extraordinary. He is launching his art gallery in Los Angeles on May 30th. He has chosen a less than a traditional approach to showing his artwork. Instead of a traditional gallery, he has an online gallery and shows his art thru private parties in the homes of clients who have purchased his art who want to share with friends and colleagues Hutch’s artwork. The parties are exclusive invitation-only events. The May 30th show culminates in his first solo art show, open to the public. Instead of opening a traditional gallery, in one location, he has opted instead to rent a venue and hold a one-night pop up art show that will be held in various locations throughout US and Canada. He also plans to hold shows, in the Bay area, Atlanta, New York, and Canada, as well as a Wednesday Night LA show.