A native of Sydney, Australia, Goddard was working on a finance degree when he decided to pursue a career in acting. After studying at the Ensemble Actors Studio, he landed a role on the popular Australian soap opera Home and Away.
The Young and the Restless
Cane Ashby/Ethan Atkinson
January 12, 2007
Goddard left Australia in 1996, and spent two years working on archaeological digs in Mongolia, Tunisia, Liberia and Portugal. While passing through Los Angeles, he was cast as Dar in the internationally syndicated series BeastMaster, which was shot in Australia. In 2002, he returned to the U.S. to guest star on series such as Wild Card, Monk, and Emily's Reasons Why Not. He also appeared in the films Dream Warrior and Lightspeed.
Goddard resides in Los Angeles, with his wife, Rachel, and two sons. In his spare time, he enjoys mechanical engineering, quantitative mathematics and construction.
Emily's Reasons Why Not
Zoe Busiek: Wild Card
Home and Away
Age of Kali
Kiss of the Vampire
PLACE OF BIRTH: Sydney, Australia
DATE OF BIRTH: August 28, 1971
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
MARITAL STATUS: Married, Rachel Marcus
CHILDREN: Son, Ford [Apr 2006]; Son, Sebastian William Goddard [Dec 19, 2008 at 8:15 a.m.; weighed 9 lbs. and 11 ounces.]
: Y&R stars speak out on Braeden contract mess. [Oct 16, 2009]
: VIDEO: Daniel Goddard along the Red Carpet at the 2011 Daytime Emmys. [Jun 19 2011]
: Daniel Goddard on how secrets and a new head writer may forever change Cane and Lily. [Jan 15 2015]
: Daytime stars challenge Hollywood celebs to join the genre [May 5, 2015]
: Ouch! Y&R's Daniel Goddard breaks his elbow [Sep 20, 2015]
: Y&R's injured Daniel Goddard undergoes surgery [Sep 23, 2015]
: Injured Y&R hunk facing six more weeks of recovery [Oct 9, 2015]
: Y&R star undergoes emergency surgery [Nov 25, 2015]
: Y&R's Daniel Goddard lands back at the doctor's office [Mar 15, 2016]
: Daniel Goddard reveals how he'd handle a real-life doppelganger [Apr 15, 2016]
: Y&R reveals new cast photo in celebration of 11,000th episode [Jul 19, 2016]
: Y&R recasts Cane and Lily's son, Charlie [Nov 28, 2016]
: SNACK ATTACK: Daytime stars share their favorite treats [Dec 20, 2016]
: Daniel Goddard on why Y&R is keeping him up at night [Aug 7, 2017]
: Y&R's Daniel Goddard sidelined by bacterial infection [Aug 10, 2017]