Daz Crawford is an English actor best known for appearing as Diesel in the British version of the reality competition sports show American Gladiators, from 1993-1996.
Crawford plays the ruthless, stone-cold Gemini Division agent known as the Cleaner in Gemini Division, a web series about Anna Diaz, an undercover vice cop from the NYPD who is thrust into a secret struggle between a classified government agency called Gemini Division and a group of suspected terrorists known as Sims.
Born in Liverpool, England, Daz left home at 16 and joined Royal Air Force. He took an interest in sports and became very successful as an amateur boxer, being ranked #2 in the UK, 10th in the world, even reaching the England Seoul Olympic squad.
In 1998, Daz went to London where he modeled before getting involved in acting. He took part in a drama workshops at the Madder market Theatre (Norwich England) as well as workshops at the Actors Centre (London), and the LA Actors Centre in Los Angeles where he studied the Meisner Technique.
After landing his first job in a commercial for Faberge, Daz drew the attention of Ken Warick, the producer of American Idol who was producing the UK version of American Gladiators at the time. Daz became the gladiator known as Diesel.
In his spare time, he would visit schools across England, Ireland and Wales to talk with children about the importance of health and fitness and the dangers of drug abuse.
Daz's spare time quickly faded as he stepped in front of the camera in the feature world. He appeared in The James Bond's film The World Is Not Enough, directed by Michael Apted, as well as USA's Attila the Hun and Blade 2.
He also appeared in the comedy feature Caffeine, directed by John Cosgrove and starring Katherine Heigl.
Daz uses the same drive and determination in maintaining a healthy body to keep his career just as strong.