Updated: 11/21/2019 12:16 PM | First Published: 11/07/2019 09:45 AM

Daniel Goddard

The Y&R actor, Daniel Goddard

Popularly known for his portrayal of Cane Ashby on the American Soap Opera, The Young and the Restless, Daniel Goddard is an Australian actor and model. 

With his peculiar acting skills, Daniel has proved that he is more than just a pretty face. So, let’s get to know more about The Young and the Restless star, Daniel Goddard. 

Daniel Goddard Bio: Early Life and Education

Daniel Goddard was born on 28 August 1971 in Sydney, Australia. The information regarding his parents or siblings is yet to be disclosed by Daniel. The information regarding his early life and schooling is yet to be updated. 

The Young and the Restless star, Daniel Goddard

His parents wanted him to take on a more practical career, which lead him to study finance. He had nearly completed a degree in finance, but because of his immense interest in acting, he ended up joining Ensemble Actors Studio without even finishing the degree. 

Early Career and The Young and the Restless

After trying several times, Daniel finally landed his first television role as Eric Phillips in the Australian Soap Opera, Home Away.

In 1996, he left his homeland and spent two years working on archeological digs in Mongolia, Liberia, and Portugal, before heading to Hollywood. 

Actor Daniel Godard as Dar in the Australian TV series, Beastmaster

Daniel then started modeling for famous brands, including Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana. In 1999, he starred in the TV series, Beastmaster, for which he returned to Australia. He then made several guest appearances in TV series like WildCard and Monk.  

Daniel Goddard portrayed the role of Cane Ashby in TV series The Young and the Restless

The actor then joined the cast of the famous TV soap opera, The Young and the Restless in January 2007. With his increasing fan base, Daniel also occasionally modeled on CBS Daytime TV series, The Price is Right.

Leaving The Young and the Restless

Four years after joining the cast, his character was cut off, but because of immense fan protest, it was revealed that the victim was actually Cane’s twin brother.

Actor Daniel Goddard on the set of CBS The Young and the Restless

Daniel portrayed the role of Cane Ashby for almost 13 years before officially signing off. The 48 years old actor shared the news on Twitter and Instagram as he wrote,

“ It’s with a heavy heart  that I share the news that I will no longer be part of the cast of the Young & the Restless.  I’m as shocked & gutted as u r. I’m forever grateful for my 13yrs in the Y&R family but sadly it seems that without Neil & Lily... there just is no Cane.”

We still don’t know what led Daniel to leave the show, but unless there’s another fan riot coming, we better bid our Cane goodbye. 

Personal Life: Wife and Kids

On February 3, 2002, Daniel got married to actress, Rachael Marcus. His wife, Rachael, was an Entertainment Publicist and event planner for almost ten years. She is currently the owner of her own successful design company called Paint/Design/Decor, Inc.

Actor Daniel Goddard with wife Rachael Marcus and two sons: Ford and Sebastian

The couple has been blessed with two sons. He welcomed his eldest son Ford Martin Goddard in February 2006 and the youngest, Sebastian William Goddard, in December 2008. 

Actor Daniel Goddard asked his fans to pray for his dad's recovery on Instagram

On August 6, 2019, The Young and the Restless star had shared a news among his fans regarding the injury of his father. Daniel Goddard’s father had taken a fall and was hospitalized. He did not disclose the reason for his fall but had requested his fans to pray for his father's recovery on Instagram. 

Social Media Activity

The 48 years old actor is pretty active in almost all Social Media, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. As seen per his Instagram pictures, we can certainly assure you that Daniel is a loving father and husband. Apart from that, he also has tons of posts with his Y & R family.

Daniel Goddard with his eldest son Ford

The actor has been able to accumulate a total net worth of $16.7 million, as of 2019. He currently lives in California with his family.