As a child and teenager, Daniel, was interested in sports and singing.
Daniel's ex-wife, Lynda Medwell, was a potter.
Daniel's father, Carlos Benzali, was an actor in the Yiddish theater in New York.
Daniel Benzali played Juan Perón in the London stage production of Evita.
Daniel Benzali proposed to actress Kim Catrall by leaving a written proposal stuck to her refrigerator.
Steven Bochco was so impressed with Daniel Benzali's guest appearances on L. A. Law and NYPD Blue that he cast the actor as Ted Hoffman in Murder One.
For his performance as Ted Hoffman on Murder One, Daniel Benzali was nominated for the 1996 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series - Drama.
He recorded a jazz album titled "Benzali" where he sings jazz standards.
He stared as faded film director Max von Mayerling, alongside Patti LuPone, in the original cast (1993) of Andrew Lloyd Webber's play Sunset Boulevard.
In London he performed as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and was one of the few Americans ever invited to join them.
He was engaged to Kim Cattrall in August 1996, but they broke-up in 1998.
He co-starred in the Off-Broadway play "Naked" with Mira Sorvino.
He moved to England in the 1970s to pursue a stage career.
Daniel: I left Rio, but Rio never left me.
Daniel: The home of my soul is Rio, but the road back passes through the heart of Broadway.