Danor Gerald was born in Louisiana and raised in rural Mississippi by his great-grandmother. Later, he moved to Dallas to attend school where he earned diving and acting scholarships to Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas. In 2003, Danor moved to Utah where he finished a digital cinema degree at Utah Valley University. He has called Utah home ever since.
Danor Gerald is an award-winning actor and director of stage and screen. Since 2015 he has created diversity-focused content for The Black House Foundation at the Sundance Film Festival.