Daniel Browde attended the University of the Witwatersrand, where he received a BA in English and Archaeology. Since graduating, he worked variously as a researcher, actor, and film editor. In 2001 he was nominated for a Vita Award for best supporting actor for his part in the play Proof. Together with Josh Ryba, he published the graphic novel, Rebirth (2013). The Relatively Public Life of Jules Browde is a biography of his grandfather.