Captain Dan Holland is the main hero of the 1979 Disney's live-action film The Black Hole. The captain of the U.S.S. Palomino's crew, Dan is an honorable and righteous man with a strong sense of duty and responsibility, always focusing on the well-being of others other than his own. In his latest journey, he happened upon the damaged U.S.S. Cygnus drifting steadly in the orbit of a black hole. Uncovering a sinister plot by the ruthless captain Hans Reinhartd, Dan Holland managed to save most of his teammates from Hans' robotic crewmen and escape from the black hole unscratched, moving forward for a new beginning in the outer space.
He also appears in the second Disney Heroes vs. Villains as one of the prominent leaders of the hero forces in the live-action universe, fighting the inter-galactic forces of evil led by Hans and his allies.