Skip to Content

Who Plays Dan Jenkins on Yellowstone? Meet Danny Huston

Who Plays Dan Jenkins on Yellowstone? Meet Danny Huston

This post may contain affiliate links. We earn from qualifying purchases. Learn More

Dan Jenkins was a land developer first introduced in season one of Yellowstone. Played by actor Danny Huston, Dan Jenkins wanted to build a new casino and hotel in Paradise Valley, against the wishes of the Duttons.

Danny Huston is an Italian-born American actor, writer and film director. He was born on May 14, 1962, in Rome, Italy. Huston has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

For seasons one and two, Dan Jenkins was an antagonist in Yellowstone. His plans to build on land next to Yellowstone Dutton Ranch made him an enemy to John Dutton.

While both John Dutton and Thomas Rainwater disagreed with Dan’s original plans, Rainwater saw an opportunity with Dan. Together, Dan and Rainwater made plans to build a new casino and hotel.

Dan’s real estate plans were cut short, however, as he was met with an untimely death. It wasn’t the Dutton behind his death but instead the scathing Beck brothers who had their own plans of what should become of the land.

Notable Danny Huston TV Shows & Movies

  • The Aviator (2004) as Jack Frye
  • Marie Antoinette (2006) as Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor           
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) as William Stryker
  • Clash of the Titans (2010) as Poseidon
  • Robin Hood (2010) as Richard the Lionheart
  • Playoff (2011) as Max Stoller
  • American Horror Story: Coven (2013-2014) as The Axeman
  • Masters of Sex (2013- 2016) as Dr. Douglas Greathouse
  • American Horror Story: Freak Show  (2014-2015) as Massimo Dolcefino    
  • Frankenstein (2015) as Viktor Frankenstein
  • Paranoid (2016) as Nick Waingrow
  • Wonder Woman (2017) as Gen. Erich Ludendorff
  • Game Night (2018) Donald Anderton
  • Yellowstone (2018-present) as Dan Jenkins

Facts About Danny Huston

Acting Runs in His Family

Danny Huston comes from a family of actors. His father, John Huston, was an American film director, screenwriter, actor and visual artist. His mother, Zoe Sallis, was an Indian-born British actress.

Danny’s father and mother met while filming The Bible: In the Beginning… and began a relationship together. At the time of their romance, John was married to American model Enrica Soma. John and Zoe had Danny as a result of their affair.

Actor Danny Huston in Wonder Woman (2017) movie

Danny is also the half-brother of actors Tony Huston and Angelica Huston. In addition to being an actor, Tony is also a writer and assistant director. Angelica Huston is best known for her roles in Prizzi’s Honor (1985), The Witches (1990), The Addams Family (1991) and Ever After (1998).

Danny is also the uncle of Jack Huston. Jack is best known for his roles in American Hustle (2013), Boardwalk Empire (2010-2014) and Fargo (2014-present). In addition, Danny’s grandfather Walter Huston was also an actor as well.

He Began His Acting Career at the Age of 12

Danny Huston began his acting career when he was just 12 years old. He made his acting debut in the movie The “Human” Factor (1975). He directed his first film, Mr. North, in 1988.

He Attended London Film School

Huston graduated from London Film School. In addition to school, he also got a lot of acting experience thanks to his father. He would often travel with his father to the sets of movies his father was directing.

Actor Danny Huston Danny Huston at 2016 Toronto International Film Festival
Photo by Andrew Walker (Flickr)

He is an Award-Winning Actor

Throughout his acting career, Huston has received several nominations for his acting. In 2005, he won the Satellite Awards for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his role in The Constant Gardener. In 2011, he took home the Montreal World Film Festival award for Best Actor in Playoff.

He is Set to Star in Kevin Costner’s Upcoming Western Film

Kevin Costner and Danny Huston starred side by side in Yellowstone as enemies. Now, Huston is joining his Yellowstone co-star in Costner’s upcoming film Horizon.

Horizon is set to be an Epic Western with the backdrop of the film being pre and post-Civil War in America. Costner serves as the film’s producer and director, while also starring in the movie as well.

Thomas Rainwater and Dan Jenkins in the Yellowstone drama TV series

Along with Huston and Costner, Yellowstone star Will Patton, who plays Garrett Randall, will also be joining the cast of Horizon. Horizon is currently filming in Utah and the premise is set to have four films.

Also read: Who Plays Thomas Rainwater in Yellowstone? Meet Gil Birmingham

FAQs About Danny Huston

Is Danny Huston Married?

Danny Huston is currently not married, but he has been married twice. Huston was married to award-winning actress and producer Virginia Madsen from 1989 to 1992. Madsen is best known for her roles in Candyman (1992) and Sideways (2004).

Huston was married to Katie Jane Evans from 2001 to 2008. The couple separated in 2006 and sadly, Evans passed away in 2008.

Does Danny Huston Have Children?

Danny Huston has one daughter named Stella with his former wife Katie Jane Evans. Huston tends to keep his daughter out of the spotlight.