"Hey everyone. Dan here from The Diamond Minecart."
— Intro of his videos.

Dan Middleton




The Diamond Minecart




8th December 1991



Date Joined

22nd August 2010 (as PokemanDanLv45)



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The Diamond Minecart


 Daniel Middleton (born 8, November 1991) also known as TheDiamondMinecart or DanTDM, is a very popular and family friendly Minecraft YouTuber that does Minecraft Mods, along with TDM Vlogs and TDM Plays.


Dan has uploaded a total of more than 1,300 videos and still increasing daily. He is known for his daily reviews as well as several Let's Play series including The Diamond Dimensions, a modpack put together by Dan himself as well as the latest series of Minecraft Xbox One, where he attempts to build a giant kingdom in survival. He also makes vlogs, that he does constantly. He opened a YouTube channel especially for his vlogs, called MoreTDM. He also does Trayaurus videos in which Trayaurus is shown doing his pesky tasks (For example, sending Dan to prehistoric ages etc). He has recently started a mini challenge series where he and Dr.Trayaurus compete against each other in "Dr.Trayaurus' Challenge Colosseum". Dan is married to Jemma Middleton (also known as xXJemmaMXx) and they sometimes do videos together (e.g Husband vs. Wife Survival and Husband vs. Wife mini-games). Dan and Jemma also own two pugs, Ellie and Darcie. Ellie is two year old (2015). Darcie is one year old.


  • Trayaurus, a cool guy a great scientist and Dan's pesky villager friend, he is mostly seen in mod showcases and Custom Mod Adventures helping Dan out.
  • Grim, his skeleton-wolf companion, in most mod showcases, often goes with DanTDM on an adventure. He was killed when Trayaurus put him in his duplicate machine that accidentally turned him into bones. However, Trayaurus soon built a machine that could revive Grim from the dead. The machine worked, however, left him as skeleton. Grim can never be truly gone now.
  • Craig The Mailman, a character who occasionally delivers crafting ingredients like he did in the iPod Mod. He seems mildly insane. He often says HEEEEEEEEHHHHHH! He picks up random items and uses them (banjo,
  • Sir Carrot, a carrot man from the Carrot Dimension. He always doing a little dance with his head and his arms.
  • McDuck, a chicken which appears extremely rarely in the DanTDM videos. It's last appearance was in TRAYAURUS' OPERATION | Minecraft
  • Denton, introduced in the Mutant Bugs mod. He got fired and is now portrayed as somewhat of a villain in the Secret Agent mod, the Robot Supersuit mod, he featured at insomnia 53 where Dan made a custom storyline for his live let's play video, and was the villain for the 2014 Dr Trayaurus' Christmas Countdown. He is very evil and the villain of the channel.
  • Boris, a minor character who stole Dan's dog Casper and got jailed in Dan's Xbox Survival series.
  • Terrance the 2nd, a Pig who recently died in Dan's Xbox Survival Series. He named a pig after Terrance called Terrence the 2nd. He still lives in The Lab.
  • Iron Man, an Iron Golem who lives in Dan's Xbox Survival Series. The first Iron Golem to be spawned was Iron Man.
  • Terrance, is a pig who lives in Trayaurus' Lab in the PC world of Minecraft. He wears a saddle and LOVES carrots. He appears rarely in the Dan's Mod Showcase Videos, usually as a form of transport.

Minor Characters

  • Rosaline, Dan's wife in the Diamond Dimensions Modpack Survival Let's Play, She Died at Season 3
  • Craig, Dan's son in the Diamond Dimensions Modpack Survival Let's Play, He died at Season 3(Same with Rosaline)
  • Far, Dan's farmer clone in the Diamond Dimensions Modpack Survival Let's Play
  • Ralph The Piggycorn, introduced in the 2014 Christmas countdown series and is used to compete in a race of presents.
  • Fin, the elf who was Dan's first present in the 2014 Christmas countdown, who turned out to be a robot made by Denton to stop Christmas.
  • Trayaurus' Mom, introduced in Trayaurus gets Old.
  • Rosa, Dan's NPC fiancee before she died in The Diamond Dimensions Modpack Survival Let's Play
    • Nikki, Dan's current fiancee as of Episode 216 in The Diamond Dimensions Modpack Survival Let's Play

Mod Showcases

TheDiamondMinecart's mod showcases are recommended among most because he gets involved with the mod and sometimes even makes a story line to help your understanding of the mod and to make it funnier. His mod showcases are normally where he adds his characters. His most popular one by a mere inch is Dr. Trayauraus. Trayaurus is known for being a scientist. Mainly but also switches jobs according to the story line (e.g. In the McDonald's mod showcase, Doctor Trayaurus portrays a McDonald's employee). He apparently isn't very intelligent according to Dan, probably because he didn't go to school when he was just a little villager. Dan currently has stopped mod showcases, instead doing Custom Mod Adventures and One Command Creations. His mod showcases mostly take place in Dr. Trayaurus' Lab.

Diamond Dimensions

Season 1

A modpack modded survival made arranged by Dan, that adds bunch of new dimensions and mods to Minecraft. Some of the main mods included are the Twilight Forest Dimension, Grimoire Of Gaia 2, The Atum Desert Dimension, The Eternal Frost Dimension, The Lion King Mod, and the Galacticraft Mod. One of DanTDM faithful companion is Far, a pig farmer born by a Human Egg from the MyPeople Mod.  The aim is to visit as many dimensions as possible, but the series will never end. At the moment the series has over 210 videos now.

Season 2

The season 2 of the Diamond Dimensions started at Episode 72. This time, the Diamond Dimensions has 62 mods and is now for 1.6.4, however it's not available for public release, yet, as Dan would need to ask permission from over 25 modders. One of the bugs is crashing when using a sword with sharpness (Now fixed) as mentioned on his twitter @DiamondMinecart. He recently got a spider pet and a battle pig named Baconator. Sadly, his son Craig killed his pet spider. He had multiple attempts to have a second child, but first the baby glitched, and then the next one got killed. Fortunately, he has successfully created a daughter called Trinity. His son Craig had a wife named Stephanie but she died at the same time as his 3rd child, Alexis by the Uvaraptors (Dan calls them rainbow-chickens). Following, after some trips to the Erebus dimension and death, losing all relationships with MCA, his daughter Trinity permanently ran away and Dan wasn't happy about that because his only child is Craig.

Season 3

The season 3 of the the Diamond Dimensions started at Episode 135. There are 45 mods and it is made possible for 1.7.9, it is still not ready for public release yet, as Dan has to seek permission from over 30 modders. On Epsiode 145,Dan found a Portal To the Haven Dimension and the portal was located very high up in the sky. He needed to find gunpowder by killing Creepers in mineshafts to safely land on the ground. While Dan was searching for gun powder, he finds his his entire family(Craig [son] and Rosalie [wife]) and the fellow villagers, died from a raid of hostile mobs. Dan has also visited the Haven Dimension and he also made a Jet pack to travel around and prevent himself from falling (which he replaced with keeses (a bat in the zelda mod) when he added the morph mod). He visits the nether and finds a lucky block and it gave a mushroom called DanTDM's last Hope and he found a portal to a new dimension in the nether.Then Dan needed to kill a mod in the haven dimension to fight the boss of the haven dimension.Dan goes on a jorney to make a infernal bow and arrow which needed tree spirits.

The Sims 4

Dan also started a new series named The Sims 4. There are currently 27 episodes and it has very good reviews. There are a total of 6 sims in the household. There are 2 families, DanTDM and his wife Katrina, and Dr Trayaurus, his wife Bristol and their 3 children, Herbert, Ralph (deceased),and Amira. Ralph and Amira were twins; Ralph was killed of embarrassment, but became a ghost in Episode 29. Ironically, Ralph's death was seconds after Dan agreed to himself that he'd move Ralph and Amira out. Not much things have changed since. Though Dan did age up Ralph and Amira, and Ralph died of mortification in Episode 27. The series went on hiatus, but went back as a new series, where he would set off a business with the newest expansion pack of the game, Get to Work.


  • "Good byyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeee!!"(Outro)
  • "C'mere you lil' punk!"
  • "HEY! NO!"
  • "Get outta here!"
  • "High five Craig!"
  • "I'm not gonna lie..."
  • "...we are gonna be in MAJOR trouble!"
  • "So rude.."
  • "Oh...God..."
  • "Let's do this!"
  • "Lets go up to see what's going down" from DEFEND THE TESTIFACATE!
  • "Oh Geez!"
  • " There's only one way to find out. "
  • "Ow! My face! My absolute face!!!" from LUCKY BLOCKS MOD
  • "Let's call his mum a llama, shall we?" from TRAYAURUS STARTS A FIGHT! | The Sims 4 Gameplay
  • "Oh my goodness!"
  • "Hey everyone! Dan here, from The Diamond Minecart and welcome to .....(Series Name/Game Name)!"
  • "What the hell is that? WHO ARE YOU?"(When he finds someone or something scary)
  • "Oh yeah.... Oh yeah this is good...."
  • "...POOP HAMMER!!!"
  • "Making this is gonna hurt... Owwww...Owww...."-making a fridge with 63 iron ingots in The Diamond Dimensions Modpack Survival Let's Play


Dan has got a lot of dogs. There are so many they deserve their own section on this page!

  • Grim. A skeleton dog in his mod showcases.
  • Casper. A dog that was almost turned into food by Boris in Xbox.
  • Minor Dogs named Oliver and Olivia. Dan's other dogs in Xbox.
  • Unnamed Dogs. His new dogs in his Dog House.
  • Dog. Name of Dan's dog in his modded survival. Sadly died since he didn't have time to heal him
  • This one dog from his Diamond Dimension series he used in the Twilight forest to explore a labyrinth, sadly, Dan killed him by accident while trying to kill another mob.
  • Darcie and Ellie. His dogs in real life otherwise knows as the pugs.
  • Hugo. A pug Dan and Jemma are fostering until he gets an owner
Stampy's Friends

William Beaver - Polly Reindeer - Fizzy Elephant - SqaisheyQuack - iBallisticSquid - DanTDM - Solidarity - StacyPlays - Ank55 - LONG bow X99 - LongShotBTG - L for Leeeee x - AmyLee33 - Rosie833 - AshDubh - Ms.MCXBLA - SuperChache39 · Choo Choo - WeeWeeGaming - Venomous Crash - Venomous Spyro - Finnball - Netty - Bread Stick - CaptainSparlez - LionMaker - agentcal117 - Liamardo - Crimson Azoth - Emm2 - JakeOnDaXbox - TankMatt64 - ItsEarth - Elaine Maatje - Hit the Target - Veeva Dash

People in bold are the ones who often appear in Stampy's channel. People that are not indicated are the ones who do not appear often in Stampy's channel. People in italic are the ones who used to be in Stampy's channel but they don't appear at all in a long period of time.