|First appearance||"Lost in Transition" (4.01)|
|Last appearance||"Many Happy Returns" (5.24)|
|Guest appearances||Crane Life: 6.10, 6.15, 10.18, 11.21|
Dr. Daniel Bird is a main character in the Frasier-based fan fiction spin-off Crane Life.
Daniel is a young and cocky psychiatrist who joins Mead Psychiatry in the Season 4 premiere following a merge with another practice in Los Angeles. Mid-way through the season, Daniel embarks on a secret romance with receptionist Holly Sanchez, another transfer from the L.A. office. The relationship comes to an end when Daniel inadvertently exposes their romance to the rest of the staff. After a brief reconciliation at the end of the season, Holly departs the practice to pursue a relationship with another man, leaving Daniel to resume his care-free, bachelor lifestyle. Sometime between Season 5 and 6, Daniel leaves the practice for a job at the head office in New York City. Daniel is last seen in Season 10 when he re-unites with Dr. Liz Winters, whom he joins forces with to open a competing practice.