He was born in Alalpardo, a village in the outskirts of Madrid, with his parents and sister. When he was a child he used to imitate his favorite artists in the living room and started to dream about creating his own band. As he was not a really good student, he started to work with his father and, at the same time, he began to study at the Drama School William Layton. Later, Dani decided to attend prestigious Drama School Cristina Rota, where he got his first jobs as a stage actor. The first time he appeared on television was with Martes y 13 in a show prepared for New Year's Eve. Then, he presented a program called Ponte las Pilas. He has acted in several films, such as Sirenas of Fernando Leon de Aranoa, Sin vergüenza by Joaquín Oristrell, Auger Carlos Villaverde, Manuel Sanabria, and Yo soy la Juani by Bigas Luna. He was also acted in TV series such as Al salir de clase, Policías, en el corazón de la calle, Raquel busca su sitio, Petra Delicado, 7 vidas, Hospital Central, Los hombres de Paco and a small role in the movie Broken Embraces, directed by Pedro Almodóvar. In 2000, Dani Martin created the music band El Canto del Loco and he started to combine his job as an actor with his new job as a singer. Between 2007-2008 he starred in a series called Cuenta Atrás, in which he played the role of an impulsive police chief inspector called Paul Corso. Dani Martin wanted decided to leave the series in order to devote himself completely to the group El Canto del Loco.