Danny was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. His family moved to Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast when he was 4 years old, where his famous father ‘Wallaby’ Bob McMaster was mine host at the equally famous “Wallaby Hotel” for the next 27 years.
He was schooled at Nudgee College in Brisbane and it was here where he first discovered he could command an audience as his schoolmates can attest. He enjoyed an array of sports from rugby to swimming, however, it was music (of any genre) and an uncanny knack for mimicry that marked his school years as the portent for things to come.
His first big love: comedy, was never too far away from his thoughts. "I was going to be the next Danny Kaye." But, it was the impressionists who fascinated him. ”How do you change your voice like that?”
Performing in Talent Quests, in ‘live’ situations, as well as TV shows, was a hoot as an amateur dabbling with impressions and music throughout the 70’s. He turned pro in 1980 and hasn’t looked back since.
He has performed on every major TV show in Australia throughout the 80’s and 90’s and was the voiceover expert on the Nine Network’s “Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show” for nine years from 1991-99 working with Jackie McDonald, JoBeth Taylor, Catriona Rowntree, Kim Kilbey and Lisa Patrick.