Resume: Sky Dylan Dayton
Aug. 8, 1971, in New York.
His father, Wendell, a sculptor, and mother, Alice, a poet, lived in a bare-bones Bowery loft before moving to L.A. when Dayton was a toddler. They encouraged him to fearlessly pursue his interests.
In 1988, he graduated from the Delphian boarding school in Sheridan, Ore., which uses teaching methods based on Scientology.
Shortly after high school, he opened a coffee shop in L.A., Cafe Mocha, instead of going to college. "Being an entrepreneur is like getting several MBAs," he says.
Married to Arwen, a science-fiction novelist, author of Resurrection and Sovereign's Hold. They have one son, Finnius Alexander, 14 months, and a second child is due in May.