Dan Byrd is an American actor best known for his starring role as Travis Cobb, Abbie's teenage son, in the television sitcom Cougar Town.
He is also known for his starring roles in the feature films The Hills Have Eyes (2006) and A Cinderella Story (2004), and for his leading role as Justin Tolchuck in the television sitcom Aliens in America, from 2007-2008.
Originally from Marietta, Georgia, Byrd began acting at the age of 8, and went on to develop his craft with performances in numerous theatrical productions in Atlanta.
He gained early recognition at the 21st Annual Young Artists Awards when he won the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role in the critically acclaimed television series Any Day Now (1998).
He also won the award for Best Child Actor Performance at the Burbank Film Festival for his role in the feature film The First of May.
Byrd's other films include Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes, about a suburban American Family being stalked by a group of psychotic desert-dwellers.
He also starred as the son of John Travolta's character in the film Lonely Hearts, along with Selma Hayek and Jared Leto. The film was based on a notorious real-life pair of murderers known as the Lonely Hearts Killers.
Byrd also appeared in the independent film Outlaw Trail and the Tobe Hooper film Mortuary. In addition, Byrd starred alongside Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray in the teen take on a classic tale in the hit film A Cinderella Story.
He also starred with Sandra Bullock in the drama 28 Days.
In addition to his role on the series Any Day Now, with Annie Potts, Byrd's many television roles include the dramatic series Clubhouse, where he portrayed a classic Catholic high-school student, as well as the mini-series Salem's Lot, with Rob Lowe, and Firestarter 2: Rekindled, with Dennis Hopper.
His television movies include Just Ask My Children, starring Virginia Madsen, and The Price of a Broken Heart.
Byrd has also had numerous television guest appearances, including Joan of Arcadia, The Guardian, Boomtown, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Judging Amy, State of Grace, Ghost Whisperer and Boston Legal.