Dan is a character first introduced in Season 4 of AMC's The Walking Dead, in the episode "Alone". He is a member of The Marauders. He was the secondary antagonist of the second half of Season 4.
Dan is first seen among the marauders when they found Daryl Dixon. He and the other marauders had also beaten and killed Len when he tried to frame Daryl for stealing his half of the rabbit. When Joe's group makes contact with Ricks group, Dan finds Carl who was sleeping in a truck and pulls him out in an attempt to rape him. He is shocked when he witnesses Rick biting Joe's neck, ripping out his jugular, killing him. He also witnesses all the other members of his group killed by Michonne and Daryl. He threatens Carl's life if they try to approach him, but Rick declares a vengeful claim that "he's mine". Dan tries to back away as Rick stabs him with Joe's knife. Rick proceeds to stab Dan repeatedly with the knife, brutally killing him.
- 4x13: "Alone" (No Lines)
- 4x15: "Us"
- 4x16: "A"
- In the TV series, Dan is only a subordinate of Joe, who was the official leader of the group. In the comics, however, Dan's counterpart appears to be the group's leader while Joe's counterpart is his subordinate.