Danny Simmons

Birthday, Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & Facts

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Danny Simmons’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Danny Simmons

Place Of Birth

New York, USA


68 years old

Birth Date

August 17, 1953

Star Sign


Danny Simmons Facts

Child Star?



Painter, Author, Poet, Philanthropist

Education & Qualifications

Long Island University

Net Worth

$20 million


Jamel Simmons


Daniel Simmons, Evelyn Simmons


Joseph Simmons, Russell Simmons



Chinese Year

Year of the Snake

Annual Earnings

$400 thousand+ per year

About Danny Simmons 

Danny Simmons Jr is an American author, poet, philanthropist, and abstract painter.

Daniel Simmons' visual works are highly regarded in the art world. His works are shown nationally.

The United Nations, Chase Manhattan Bank, and Schomburg Center have all included his works in their collections. His work has been featured by both The Brooklyn Museum and the Smithsonian African American Museum. Daniel Simmons is the co-founder of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and has served as Chairman since 1995.

They offer underprivileged urban children access to education in performing and visual arts. Simmons established the Rush Arts Gallery, which provided mid-career artists who do not have commercial representation an opportunity to show their work.

He also turned a portion of his Brooklyn loft into the Corridor gallery, which also serves the same purpose as the rush arts gallery. Daniel Simmons was the co-founder of 'Def Poetry Jam' with his brother, Russel Simmons, and it had long-running popularity on HBO. Simmons is also an accomplished author and poet. He published 'Three Days As The Crow Flies', which depicts the New York art scene during the '80s.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Danny Simmons' net worth?

Danny Simmons has a net worth of $20 million as of 2022.

How much does Danny Simmons earn per year?

Danny Simmons earns $400,000 per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Danny Simmons?

Danny's height is unknown.

How old is Danny Simmons?

Danny Simmons will be 69 years old in 2022.

Childhood And Education

Daniel Danny Simmons Jr is the son of Daniel Simmons Sr, a black history professor, and Evelyn Simmons, a teacher whose hobby was painting. He is the older brother of Russel Simmons, who is a hip-hop mogul, and rapper Joseph Simmons. The American artist grew up in Queens. He went to New York University, where he earned a degree in social work. He also went to Long Island University, Brooklyn, where he got a master's in public finance. Simmons received an honorary Ph.D. in fine arts from Long Island University, Brooklyn, in 2012.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Danny Simmons dating?

Danny Simmons is not in a relationship as of July 2022.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Daniel Simmons is best known for his neo-African abstract expressionist paintings.

Charity Work

Access to education in performing and visual arts to underprivileged urban children. He created an avenue for early and mid-career artists to show their work in both the rush arts gallery and a portion of his Brooklyn loft which was turned into the corridor gallery.

What awards has Danny Simmons won?

Danny Simmons has a Tony Award for the hit HBO show 'Def Poetry Jam,' which he co-produced.

Other Interesting Danny Simmons Facts And Trivia

  • Danny's works are included in private collections, including actor Will Smith and many others.
  • He published 'Three Days As The Crow Flies', which depicts the New York art scene during the '80s.
  • The Brooklyn Museum had Daniel Simmons as a board member.
  • He was also a board member of the Brooklyn Public library, National Conference of Artists, and New York Foundation for the Arts.
  • Danny was hired as a consultant for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington.

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