Danny Lloyd is an American teacher and former child actor.
Lloyd's first and best-known role is that of Danny Torrance in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall.
He was selected for the role due to his ability to maintain his concentration for extended periods of time. In the DVD commentary by Garrett Brown and John Baxter, they state that Kubrick was able to film all of Lloyd's scenes without the six-year-old actor realizing he was in a horror movie. He was lead to believe that his was just acting in a drama film about a family who live in a hotel.
Lloyd was also interviewed in Making 'The Shining', filmed by Vivian Kubrick. Despite his well-received performance in The Shining, Lloyd retired from acting after his appearance as 'Young Liddy' in the 1982 made-for-TV movie, Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy.
In 2007, Lloyd became professor of biology at a community college in Elizabethtown, Kentucky; in December of the same year he became a teacher of sciences in Missouri.