Daniel Gerson was an American screenwriter for Big Hero 6 with Robert L. Baird. Gerson also provided the voice of Sergeant Gerson, a character named after him, in the film. He was a member of the Disney and Pixar writing teams, contributing his work to several children's films alongside several Disney and Pixar films.

Sadly, Gerson passed away at the age of 49 on February 6, 2016, due to brain cancer.