Daniel James Clifford was born on July 5th, 1983 in Cleveland, Ohio and was raised in the small Cleveland suburb of Bay Village. Daniel is the second of three children. Daniel's father Gary is a Firefighter and his mother Connie is the owner and manager of the "Daughters Of The C Ranch". Daniel acted in several school stage productions while attending Bay High School from 1997-2001. After graduating high school in 2001, Daniel enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served as a Mental Health Technician. Daniel spent many years writing screenplays before auditioning for his role in Captain America:The Winter Soldier. Daniel resides in Willoughby, Ohio with his daughter Loriana.