Dan Lloyd played the Little Lord Fauntleroy of the Overlook Hotel, Danny Torrance. Who can forget that cute little tyke, furiously pedaling his Big-Wheel around the deserted hallways of that creepy hotel, hallways awash with bits of Grady girl? Or his finger/BFF, Tony, who warns Mrs. Torrance about the looming attempt to redrum her ass.
A small aside, I've never understood the casting of Duvall in this movie. I found her annoying and rather hard on the eyes. I could almost understand Jack's attempts to put her out of his misery.
Anyway, back to Dan Lloyd. Besides the role "Young Liddy" in the 1982 TV movie, Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy, Lloyd has no other acting credits to speak of.
Today, Lloyd is a biology teacher at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College. I sent Lloyd an e-mail in hopes of gathering a little bit more information, specifically:
- Why did you stop acting?
- What is your fondest memory of working on The Shining?
- Are you still in touch with Jack Nicholson, or anyone else from the film?
- What's your favorite thing about being a teacher? Your least favorite?
- What do you do when you're not working?
So I'll keep you posted. Oh, one other question I will ask should he respond - "What ever happened to Lisa and Louise Burns, aka the creepy Grady girls?"
So you got yourself a bit of a Random Celebrity Update two-fer today. You're welcome.
1-10-14 So here we are, nearly four years later, and Danny has yet to respond. Way to disappoint your fans, Danny.