Who is Dan Cena? All You Need To Know About John Cena’s Brother

August 14, 2023   | March 22, 2024  | 

    Dan Cena (aka Daniel Cena) is the younger brother of the famous professional wrestler and actor John Cena. Unlike his WWE star brother Cena, Dan didn’t hold up with choosing to go into wrestling. He chose to pursue a different professional path and joined the West Newbury Police Department.

    In addition, Dan once faced a major misfortune in his life after his dreadful accident in 2007 which almost took his life.

    Key Takeaways

    • Dan is originally from Newbury, Massachusetts.
    • His mother Carol and father John Joseph are no longer together.
    • Cena is a police officer by profession.
    • He is married to Janet Cena and they have one daughter.
    • Dan currently resides in Newbury, Massachusetts.

    Dan Cena’s Early Life And Parents

    Dan was born on October 3, 1978, in West Newbury, Massachusetts, U.S. to Carol and John Joseph Cena. He is 45 years of age as of 2023. Unfortunately, his parents are now divorced and living their life separately.

    Dan Cena with his brothers and sister-in-law.
    Dan spending time with his brothers at Mission on the Bay.

    Besides, Dan studied at Alma Senior High School and graduated from UMass Lowell Athletics.

    He Grew Up With Four Siblings

    Dan has four siblings, Steve Cena, born on September 29, 1974, John Cena, born on April 23, 1977, Matt Cena, October 28, 1980, and Sean Cena, born in May 1983. The brothers are close to each other and have a strong connection.

    Among his four brothers, John is a familiar name throughout the world.

    How Is Dan Cena’s Relationship With John Cena?

    Dan and his brother John are very close to each other. They appeared in the media together on ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ in 2019. During the show, John discussed their childhood memories and their relationship.

    In the show, Cena also praised his brother’s job and said that Dan is so dedicated to his job. Likewise, John revealed that his brother is a wonderful father, husband, and a wonderful brother.

    John Cena’s Brother Dan Cena Is a Police Officer

    As mentioned above, Dan, unlike his famous brother John, has pursued his career in a different field. He is now a police officer who started working as a policeman at the age of 19 in 1998. He is currently stationed at the Newbury Police Department as a police sergeant.

    Dan and his daughter.
    Dan and his baby girl spending time together.

    Initially, Dan served as a dispatcher and auxiliary officer for 2 years. He was later promoted to reserve police officer in 2000. And, in 2003, Cena decided to work full-time in the Newbury Police Department.

    Who Is Dan Married To?

    Dan is married to his wife Janet Cena. However, the couple hasn’t revealed their marriage details. Back in June 2015, Dan’s wife shared a picture of both of them on her Instagram account with the caption ‘First post, me and him.’

    Dan Cena and Janet Cena are married for a long time.
    Dan and Janet’s first Instagram post.

    Since their first post, they hardly share about each other on social media handles. Despite their secret love life, Dan and his better half Janet are leading a happy conjugal life for several years now.

    They are also blessed with a child, a daughter named Ashlynn. At present, the family of three lives in West Newbury, Massachusetts.

    Dan Got Into An Accident In 2007

    While working for Newbury Police Department, John Cena’s brother Dan got involved in a fatal accident in February 2007. He was actually returning from his duty after Super Bowl Sunday when the accident took place. He was hit by the drunken driver on Route 1 and his fellow officer Steven Jenkins helped him out.

    Dan was soon taken to the Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport immediately for the operation. Dan also recalled the accident during ‘The Kelly Clarkson Son show and stated;

    I was very lucky to get out of there in whatever shape I’m now, It only broke my left leg which is pretty amazing looking at the devastation done to that car.

    His Net Worth

    Dan has an estimated net worth of $1 million. Since Cena has been serving as a police officer for a long time, his salary might be above $81k a year.

    Social Media Handles

    He is active on Facebook with the username @Dan Cena. In his Fb account, Cena has mentioned his hobbies are ‘traveling, blind football, beatboxing, car shows, car racing, beach volleyball, acting,’ and more.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Daniel Cena
    Popular Name Dan Cena
    Birth Place West Newbury, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Birthday October 3, 1978
    Age 45 years
    Zodiac Libra
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity Mixed
    Father John Cena Sr.
    Mother Carol Cena
    Siblings Steve Cena, John Cena, Matt Cena, and Sean Cena
    School Alma Senior High School
    College UMass Lowell Athletics
    Profession Police Officer
    Net Worth $1 million
    Height 5 feet 8 inches
    Weight 83kg
    Eye Color Dark Brown
    Hair Color Brown
    Sexuality Straight
    Marital Status Married
    Relationship Status Married
    Spouse Janet Cena
    Children One daughter Ashlynn