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Overview (2)

Born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL, actor Daniel Franzese is best known for his interesting and daring choices in breakthrough films: from his debut role in Larry Clark's Bully, to Tina Fey's hit comedy Mean Girls, to 2010's update of the highly controversial I Spit on Your Grave. His prescient choices carry into his television and stage work, which include guest roles on Party Down, The Comeback, and Burn Notice. In 2011 he co-wrote and starred in the New York Fringe Festival mega hit The Jersey Shoresical: A Frickin' Rock Opera, which won him the Overall Excellence Best Ensemble Award and played Off Broadway. Other NY theater credits include Dog Sees God by Bert V. Royal (Easy A) and his hilarious hit solo storytelling show "I Never Really Made The Kinda Money To Become a Mess" with The Theater Project. On YouTube his viral comedy video Sh*t Italian moms Say has reached over 3.3 Million views this past year. He recently wrapped his first feature as director (w/ Grammy winner Allee Willis) for the documentary Allee Willis Loves Detroit coming out in 2015. Daniel is set to star in the upcoming Broadway musical FOUND by TONY Nominee Hunter Bell (Title of Show, Silence the Musical) with music by Eli Bolin (Sesame Street) and co-written and directed by Lee Overtree (Story Pirates).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Natalie Mor

Trade Mark (1)

Mentions his "Nana" in most of his films

Trivia (6)

Has two younger siblings, a brother Christopher and a sister Diana.
Attended Piper High School in Sunrise, Florida.
His favorite movie is Serial Mom.
Co-Wrote (with Hanna LoPatin) the book, music and lyrics to Jersey Shoresical: A Frickin' Rock Opera. An official selection of the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival.
Won a High Times Stoney Award for his performance in Bully.
Received a Carbonell Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his role as Harry in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn".

Personal Quotes (4)

You either like me or you don't. It took me Twenty-something years to learn how to love myself, I don't have that kinda time to convince somebody else
When it comes to celebrity, anyone who would make me star struck is already dead.
There are these brilliant moments in one's life or career where you get a hint from God that you are on the right track.I have been blessed to have many of these moments . My first film "Bully" shot across the street from the high school I attended. It was like God's hand was on my shoulder telling me I was doing what I was supposed to be doing with my life. Powerful stuff.
It is not how you are raised but how you rise up to who you are.

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