Author Profile – Daniel Klein
Daniel Klein has become known for writing books ranging from thrillers and mysteries to philosophical humor, most notably Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar with Thomas Cathcart and Travels With Epicurus.
As a former Marine, he played an integral part in dismantling gang networks on Philadelphia’s mean streets before being named Savannah’s new Gang Intelligence Commander.
Early Life and Education
Daniel Klein, a Harvard graduate in philosophy, is an award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction works. He co-wrote the international bestseller Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar and co-wrote several humorous philosophical books with Thomas Cathcart (including Travels With Epicurus ). Daniel currently resides in Great Barrington Massachusetts with his wife Freke Vuijst from television journalism as well as their half-Jewish daughter.
Kelin is also a theatre artist, having directed, acted in and written plays which have been presented throughout Asia, the Pacific and across the US. He has won local Pookela Awards as well as Aurand Harris Playwriting Award from New England Theatre Conference for his play Sing a Porpoise Home; additionally, he serves on teaching artist roster of John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as teaching artist while receiving fellowships at Montalvo Arts Center and Theatre for Young Audiences/USA.
Given his experience dismantling terrorist networks in Afghanistan, you might assume Daniel Klein would find his new position of Gang Intelligence Commander easy – however the gangs on Savannah’s mean streets present their own set of challenges.
At Fastmarkets RISI, Dan is responsible for working closely with hyper-growth cybersecurity vendors from initial product conceptualisation through commercialisation and IPO. His passion for endurance sports informs his approach when working with clients.
Teaching artist Christopher Williams is also a director, actor, and playwright who has performed plays throughout Asia, the Pacific region, and in the US. A Fulbright Research Scholar to India, Christopher has fellowships with Montalvo Arts Center and Theatre for Young Audiences/USA.
Achievement and Honors
Dan has served as Director of Drama Education for Honolulu Theatre for Youth since 2001, where he directed, acted in, and wrote plays performed across Asia, the Pacific, and North America. Additionally, he authored four books including Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar (co-written with Thomas Cathcart) and Travels With Epicurus.
He served as a 2009 Fulbright Senior Research Scholar in India and held fellowships at Montalvo Arts Center, TYA/USA and Children’s Theatre Foundation of America. Additionally, he has collaborated with theaters, schools and youth organizations in American Samoa, Pohnpei, Guam and India.
As a storyteller, he has collected and told tales in the Marshall Islands, Samoa and India. Additionally, he frequently guest lectures at colleges and universities worldwide. Furthermore, his stentorian bass-baritone voice can often be found featured in operas, concerts and musical productions worldwide.
Since retiring from the Marine Corps, he has stayed busy in theatre and writing. He is best known for his humorous books on philosophy such as Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar (co-authored with Thomas Cathcart).
Dan Klein is an enthusiastic teaching artist, known for traveling the globe in pursuit of his work. As Director of Drama Education at Honolulu Theatre for Youth he oversees programming specifically targeted towards Pacific Island English as a Second Language learners as well. A Fulbright research scholar in India, Dan has received multiple fellowship awards including Montalvo Arts Center/USA/Ann Shaw fellowships among others.
Kelin will make his Seattle Opera debut as Judge Moriarty and Stanley in Huang Ruo’s Bound; premiere Frank London’s Maid of Orleans with Intermountain Opera Bozeman; and star as Fra Melitone for Gianni Schicci with New Jersey Festival Orchestra.
Daniel Klein keeps his net worth under tight wraps. As co-founder and CEO of SumUp, a mobile payment startup transforming how small businesses pay their suppliers, his venture has attracted investors like American Express and BBVA Ventures; partnerships have also been formed with companies like Bosch, Staples, ScrewFix, FirstData and Freenow.
Daniel Kleinc is also an immensely popular TikTok celebrity, posting lip sync and dance videos with friends under his account @danielkleinc. Born September 27th 2002 he represents life path number 4.
Mr. Klein has been an investor in Physicians Realty Trust (DOC). To date, he has made four trades of DOC stock; the largest was when he exercised 44,118 units for $622,946 on 23 February 2023. As of this writing he holds 136,379 units of the company.