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Danny Lloyd
Born (1973-01-01) January 1, 1973 (age 51)
Pekin, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationsTeacher, Former Actor
Years active1979–1982 (retirement from acting)

Danny Lloyd (born January 1, 1973) is an American teacher and former child actor most known for his role as Danny Torrance in the 1980 film The Shining, an adaptation of Stephen King's 1977 novel of the same name.[1]

Life and career[]

Lloyd's first and best-known role is that of Danny Torrance in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.[2] He was selected for the role due to his ability to maintain his concentration for extended periods. In the DVD commentary by Garrett Brown and John Baxter, they state that Kubrick was able to film all of Lloyd's scenes without the six-year-old actor realizing he was in a horror movie. He was led to believe that he was just acting in a drama film about a family who lives in a hotel.

Lloyd was also interviewed in Making 'The Shining' (1980), filmed by Vivian Kubrick. Despite his well-received performance in The Shining, Lloyd retired from acting after his appearance as 'Young Liddy' in the 1982 made-for-TV movie, Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy.[1]

In 2007, Lloyd became professor of biology at a community college in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
1980 The Shining Danny Torrance
1982 Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy Young TV Movie


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Danny Lloyd - About This Person". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-06-06.
  2. Maslin, Janet (1980-05-23). "Movie Review: The Shining". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-06-06.
  3. Daniel, Hugo (2013-10-07). "All work and no play — Dan Lloyd who played Danny Torrence in 'The Shining' went on to be a pig farmer and a high school teacher". Daily News. New York. Retrieved 2014-04-05.

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