|Daniel Franzese Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||May 9, 1978|
Daniel Franzese is an American actor, comedian, and activist who is best known for his work in films such as Bully (2001), Mean Girls (2004), and Killer Pad (2008). He is also well recognized for playing characters such as Eddie in the comedy-drama TV series Looking (2015), Vern Testaverde in the teen drama TV series Recovery Road (2016), and Jackson Morrison in the legal drama TV series Conviction (2016-2017). He has performed numerous live comedy shows such as the 2011 rock opera Jersey Shoresical: A Frickin’ Rock Opera! and one-man stand-up performances such as I’ve Never Really Made the Kind of Money to Become a Mess (2013). In the mid-2010s, after coming out as gay, he has been actively involved in the fight for civil and human rights for the LGBTQ community.
Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
He splits his time between –
- Los Angeles, California, United States
- New York City, New York, United States
- South Florida, United States
Daniel had graduated, in 1996, from Piper High School, a public school in Sunrise, Florida.
Actor, Comedian, Activist
- Father – Ralph ‘R. J.’ Franzese (Lounge Singer)
- Mother – Denise Franzese
- Siblings – Christopher Franzese (Younger Brother), Diana Franzese (Younger Sister)
He is represented by –
- Sharron Elkabas, Booking Agent, MN2S Talent Agency, Miami, Florida, United States
- Bridge Models UK, Modeling Agency, London, England, United Kingdom
6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm
95 kg or 209.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Daniel has dated –
- Joseph Bradley Phillips (2014–2018) – Daniel had started dating a stylist named Joseph Bradley Phillips in 2014, the year he came out as gay. In 2016, he had proposed to Joseph at a Starbucks outlet in North Hollywood, California. However, the engagement was called off in July 2018.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Italian descent.
- Bulky frame
- Affable smile
- Often sports a beard
- Side-cropped hair
Daniel Franzese Facts
- Daniel, post his portrayal of the HIV-positive character Eddie in the comedy-drama TV series Looking (2015) and its subsequent TV film Looking: The Movie (2016), became an icon for people suffering from AIDS in the United States. His subsequent activism led him to be chosen as an ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
- His mother used to work as a lunch lady at the Piper High School while he was a student there between 1992 and 1996.
- Besides his career in the entertainment industry, he is an avid curator and had curated his first art show in October 2007. The show, titled Halloween, was a multi-artist exhibition that examined celebrity, vanity, and money.
- In April 2008, at the World of Wonder Storefront Gallery in Los Angeles, he had curated another show called depARTed which had featured art inspired by celebrities or politicians that had died young or died before their time. In July 2009, he had hosted a show called Crusaders and Haters that had exhibited work from artists from all over the world depicting superheroes and villains in pop culture.
- In March 2019, he had participated in a campaign to urge Unicode, the universal character encoding standard, to remove all emoji plastic straws.
Featured Image by Daniel Franzese / Instagram