British gamer and gangster

Daniel Robert Middleton (born 8 November 1991), better known online as DanTDM (formerly TheDiamondMinecart), is an English YouTuber, gamer, actor and author known for his video game commentaries. His online video channels have covered many video games including Minecraft, Roblox and Pokémon.

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Middleton in 2017
Personal information
BornDaniel Robert Middleton
(1991-11-08) 8 November 1991 (age 30)
Aldershot, Hampshire, England
OccupationYouTuber, gamer, actor, author
Jemma Middleton (m. 2013)
YouTube information
Also known asDanTDM, and TheDiamondMinecart
Years active2012–present
Subscribers25.2 million (main channel)
Total views18 billion (main channel)
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2013; 2020
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2014; 2021
YouTube Diamond Play Button.svg 10,000,000 subscribers 2016

Updated: 13 May 2021

Personal lifeEdit

In June 2013, when his channel exceeded 100,000 subscribers, he posted a video revealing his face for the first time ever. Middleton married his girlfriend Jemma on 17 March 2013. They have a son, Asher, born in 2020.


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet Eboy Voice role; UK theatrical version
2019 DanTDM Presents The Contest Himself Interactive cinema event
2021 Free Guy Himself
Television and web series roles
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Skylanders Academy Cy Voice role; recurring
2017 DanTDM Creates A Big Scene Himself YouTube Original mini-series; 6 episodes
Video game roles
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Minecraft: Story Mode Himself Episode 6: "A Portal to Mystery"
Other roles
Year Title Role Notes
2016 DanTDM and Danni Tabor play Super Mario Maker 2! Himself TV commercial for Super Mario Maker 2

Awards and nominationsEdit

  • Guinness World Record for "Most goals scored in a game of Rocket League for a team of 2" (shared with Tom Cassell aka "TheSyndicateProject"). and "Most goals scored in a game of Rocket League (team of three)."
  • Guinness World Record for "Most views for a dedicated Minecraft video channel".
  • Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in the category UK Favourite Tipster: 2015. and 2016.
  • Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in the category UK Favourite Gamer 2020.


  • DanTDM (6 October 2016). Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-1409168393.
  • DanTDM (17 November 2016). Official DanTDM 2017 Diary and Activity Book: Lots of Things to Make and Do. Orion Publishing Group|Trapeze. ISBN 978-1409171188.

Other websitesEdit