He has been married to actress Laure Mattos since 1981.
Daniel played Tevye in his high school production of Fiddler on the Roof.
Daniel graduated from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School in 1975.
Daniel's son Henry attended Harvard University beginning 2000.
Daniel's best friends include Joe Pesci his co-star from Home Alone and Billy Crystal his co-star from City Slickers.
Daniel is often remembered for playing bumbling but lovable idiots, such as Phil from City Slickers 1 and 2, and Marv from Home Alone 1 and 2.
He provided the voiceover for the 2006 Singulair allergy medication TV advertising campaign.