Daniel Poyser appeared in Coronation Street in three police officer roles:
- PC Dawson, an officer involved in the hunt for Zoe Tattersall after taking baby Morgan Middleton without consent in May 1998
- PC Thomson, a traffic officer who pulled over and questioned Tyrone Dobbs when he "borrowed" Mark Redman's car in June 2000
- PC Watson, who in December 2001 stopped Terry Duckworth for speeding, and was then involved in his arrest after it was discovered that he was an escaped convict.
He trained at the Arden School of Theatre and on-screen, has been credited for roles in Band of Gold, City Central, Mersey Beat, Casualty, Doctors, Waterloo Road, Drifters, and appeared in the films Dot.Kill, Six Bend Trap and Rough and Ready.
On stage he has appeared in productions of Welcome to Thebes, Death and the King's Horseman, England People Very Nice, The Odyssey, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, Much Ado About Nothing, The Emperor Jones, An Enemy of the People, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Les Blancs, Blue/Orange, The Merchant of Venice, The BFG, Strangers on a Train, Arms and the Man, The Three Musketeers, Wise Guys, A Caribbean Abroad, Spark and The Stones.