Why Is Lyman Dayton Popular?

Lyman is a director, writer, and producer who is popularly known for directing films The Red Fury alongside Rashida Jones and Elise Neal, Dream Machine Where The Red Fern Grows, On Our Own, and others.  His films are loved by people of all ages and especially by children.

Quick Info
Full NameLyman Dayton
Date of Birth17th August of 1941
ProfessionDirector, Actor, Producer
Net WorthUnknown


Where was Lyman Dayton born and raised?

Dayton was born on 17th August of 1941. His birth name is Lyman D. Dayton. His birthplace and further family information aren’t disclosed yet. He grew up spending time in a ship ranch. Growing up, Dayton started having an interest in filmmaking after his father took him to watch the film. After watching a couple of films with his father, he knew what he will be doing in the future. Dayton’s age is 79 years old turning 80 in August of 2021.

Lyman’s nationality is American and belongs to the ethnicity white. His sexual orientation is straight.

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Body Measurement

Dayton’s height is 6ft and his weight is 77 kg. He has grey hair and brown eyes. He has an average body build. 



Lyman graduated from the private research university in Utah named Brigham Young University.


What is the relationship status of Lyman Dayton?

We don’t know anything about his married life yet. Dayton was Christian and was affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

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Social Media

He isn’t active on any social media accounts.


How Lyman Dayton started his career?

Lyman is credited for directing the film, Where The Red Fern Grows, Dream Machine, On Our Own, Baker’s Hawk, The Red Fury, Last resort, Rivals, Second Chance alongside Paul Walker and Clive Owen, Solo and Drop Off.

Dayton first read Wilson Rawls’s children’s novel, Where The Red Fern Grows when he was in his early 20’s. He loved the story so much that he decided to make a film out of it.

He was just young and unaware of the process of film making and in fact, he also confessed about how afraid he was to ask the writer himself about making a film about his book. Before finally producing, writing, and directing the film, Dayton confessed to sleeping in a ship ranch with a drunk driver who helped him on his coldest night.

Dayton is also credited for producing films like Against a Crooked Sky, Baker’s Hawk, and The Avenging.



Dayton was awarded LDS Entertainment Lifetime Achievement Award at LDS Film Festival in 2021 for his contribution to filmmaking.

Lyam Dalton
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What is the Current Net worth of Lyman Dayton’s?

Dayton’s net worth estimation hasn’t been made yet but we believe he made fortune with his directing, writing, and producing skills.


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