Daniel is the son of Beverly and Jeremy Daniel. He was born in New York to a Jewish family. He attended Manhattan's High School of Music & Art, from where he graduated in 1969. In 1973, he also received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in film from the California Institute of the Arts.
Daniel is currently the principal of The Sean Daniel Company, an independent production company that developed projects for several studios and networks. Daniel executive produced many successful films and television series such as Expanse, Graceland and The Mummy.
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