Uncover the Exciting Evolution of the ‘Dino’ Franchise and Rediscover the Cast of ‘Dino Dan’!


As the ‘Dino’ Franchise Evolves Again, Where’s the Cast of ‘Dino Dan’?

If you watched the Canada’s TVOkids or the U.S. channel Nick Jr. in the 2010s, you might have chanced upon Dino Dan, a children’s series about a young paleontologist in a modern-day world where dinosaurs still roam the earth. The show ran for two seasons between 2010 and 2011 and inspired two TV spinoffs. In July 2023, it was reported that another follow-up, Dino Dex, was in production for Prime Video and TVOkids, among other outlets. With fans excited for the spinoff, it’s a great time to catch up with the stars of ‘Dino Dan.’

Jason Spevack (Dan Henderson)

Jason Spevack, who portrayed Dan Henderson, continued to make appearances on screen after Dino Dan with roles in TV series such as Being Human, Murdoch Mysteries, Alphas, and Cracked. While he has kept a low profile in recent years, he did reprise the role of Dan Henderson in the 2013 series Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures, the 2017 series Dino Dana, and the 2020 Dino Dana TV movie.

Isaac Durnford (Cory Schluter)

Isaac’s screen career ended with Dino Dan, as it turns out. During his child-acting years, though, Isaac appeared in the 2007 straight-to-video movie A Dennis the Menace Christmas and the 2007 theatrical release Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.

Sydney Kuhne (Angie)

Sydney Kuhne, who played Angie, is still actively pursuing an acting career. In 2023, she appeared in episodes of the Canadian TV shows Robyn Hood and SkyMed. Moreover, Deadline reported in September 2022 that she had been cast as one of three leads in an FX comedy pilot, showcasing her continued involvement in the industry.

Jaclyn Forbes (Kami)

Jaclyn Forbes has transitioned into a content creator and professional makeup artist with a significant following on platforms like TikTok and YouTube. In 2020, she delighted fans with a TikTok video re-enacting one of her Dino Dan scenes, demonstrating her enduring connection to the beloved series.

Allana Harkin (Mom)

After Dino Dan, Allana Harkin became a co-executive producer, segment director, and occasional actor on the TBS current affairs show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. In 2023, she directed an episode of the Canadian TV series Popularity Papers and served as executive producer and director of a TV comedy titled Nesting, showcasing her continued success behind the scenes.

Ricardo Hoyos (Ricardo)

Ricardo Hoyos, who portrayed Ricardo, transitioned to various prominent roles after his time on Dino Dan. Notably, he starred as Zig Novak in the TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation and Degrassi: Next Class, solidifying his position as a versatile and accomplished actor in the industry.

Trek Buccino (Trek Henderson)

Trek Buccino, who portrayed Trek Henderson, continued his involvement with the Dino Dan franchise by getting his own spinoff, Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures, in 2013. Presently, he hosts a podcast called Deck Treks, showcasing his diversified interests beyond his acting career.

With Dino Dex in production, it remains to be seen if any of the Dino Dan stars will make a return, adding further excitement and anticipation for fans.


Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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