Danny Bilson was born into a show business family in Los Angeles, California, the son of Mona (Weichman) and Director Bruce Bilson (Bewitched, Get Smart, Hogan's Heroes).
He has three daughters; his eldest, Rachel Bilson (born on August 25, 1981) is an actress, notable for her role in The O.C. and Hart of Dixie He, his wife Heather Medway, and two younger daughters, Hattie Elizabeth Bilson, born December 19, 2001, and Rosemary, born February 10, 2007, reside in Los Angeles.
He and his late partner, Paul DeMeo, are writers on Spike Lee's "Da 5 Bloods" film, and he--as of 2020--is actively working on new screenwriting projects, while teaching narrative/screenwriting at the University of Southern California (USC) and serving as the Director of USC Games, a joint program between the USC School of Cinematic Arts and Viterbi School of Engineering.
As a child, he discovered his passion for both storytelling and games, both of which would greatly influence his career as a screen