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Dino Dan
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Created by J. J. Johnson
Directed by J. J. Johnson
Starring Jason Spevack
Sydney Kuhne
Isaac Durnford
Jaclyn Forbes
Allana Harkin
Ricardo Hoyos
Trek Buccino
Keana Bastidas
Sarah Carver
Andrea Martin
Jayne Eastwood
Mark McKinney
Theme music composer Michael Paul-Ella
Composer(s) Michael-Paul Ella
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes 103 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Blair Powers
Bruce Johnson
Producer(s) Matthew J.R. Bishop
J.J. Johnson
Blair Powers
Editor(s) Matthew J.R. Bishop
Liam Ward
Camera setup Single-Camera
Running time 22–23 minutes
Production company(s) Sinking Ship Entertainment
Original network TVOKids
Picture format HDTV (1080i)
Audio format Surround
First shown in 2009
Original release January 4, 2010 (2010-01-04) – August 23, 2019 (2019-08-23)

Dino Dan is a Canadian television series that was created and is directed by J. J. Johnson. The series premiered on TVOKids in Canada on January 4, 2010 and on Nick Jr. in the United States on October 17, 2010. The series also airs on Access, Knowledge Network, and SCN. It is produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment, in association with TVOKids, Access, Knowledge Network, and SCN. A third season of the series, Dino Dana, premiered on Amazon Prime on May 26, 2017. The show premiered on Universal Kids on October 6, 2018, three years after Nick Jr.'s rights to the series expired.


In this series that combines live action with CGI animation, paleontologist-in-training Dan Henderson and his friends take a journey to a modern-day world where dinosaurs roam freely. There, they have adventures, uncover clues about the past and teach children scientific information ranging from new species to dinosaur vocabulary.

Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures

A follow-up season starring Dan's younger brother, Trek, began airing in 2013. Trek, now age ten, is also able to see dinosaurs and spends his time learning about them as his brother did. There are fifteen new dinosaurs from Albertosaurus to Microraptor in this series. Dan did not have time to do his experiments because he has to help his father, so he asks Trek to do them for him. Although Trek becomes the main character for the episodes, Jason Spevack made periodic appearances as Dan throughout Trek's Adventures, though much of the adult cast remained largely unchanged.

Dino Dan cast

  • Jason Spevack as Dan Henderson
  • Sydney Kuhne as Angie
  • Isaac Durnford as Cory Schluter
  • Jaclyn Forbes as Kami
  • Allana Harkin as Mom (Melissa Jessica Henderson)
  • Ricardo Hoyos as Ricardo Sanchez
  • Trek Buccino as Trek Henderson
  • Keana Bastidas as Jordan
  • Sarah Carver as Mrs. Carver
  • Andrea Martin as Mrs. Hahn
  • Jayne Eastwood as Dan's grandmother (Ms. Currie)
  • Mark McKinney as Mr. Drumheller
  • Jon Dore as Uncle Jack
  • Jason Hopley as Jim the Zoologist
  • Sean Cullen as Mr. Paluxy
  • Pat Thornton as Mr. Schluter, Cory's dad

Trek's Adventures

  • Trek Buccino as Trek Henderson
  • Jordyn Negri as Hannah Schluter
  • Katherine Forrester as Penelope
  • Colin Petierre as Bobby
  • Allana Harkin as Mom (Melissa Jessica Henderson)
  • Jayne Eastwood as Trek's grandmother (Ms. Currie)
  • Sarah Carver as Mrs. Carver
  • Jason Spevack as Dan Henderson
  • Sean Cullen as Mr. Paluxy
  • Pat Thornton as Mr. Schluter, Hannah's dad



2009: Nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Preschool-to-4th Grade Program or Series

2009: Won the Shaw Rocket Prize for best independently produced Canadian children's, youth, or family program

2010: Won the Young Artist Award for Most Outstanding Young Ensemble In A TV Series

2015: Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series

2016: Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series

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