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Daniel Franzese


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... See full bio »

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Known For

Mean Girls
Mean Girls Damian
(2004)
I Spit on Your Grave
(2010)
War of the Worlds
War of the Worlds National Guardsman
(2005)
Bully
Bully Cousin Derek
(2001)

Filmography

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 2017 Carrie Ca$h (Short)
Tommy
 2016-2017 Conviction (TV Series)
Jackson Morrison
- Enemy Combatant (2017) ... Jackson Morrison
- Not Okay (2017) ... Jackson Morrison
- Bad Deals (2016) ... Jackson Morrison
- The 1% Solution (2016) ... Jackson Morrison
- Mother's Little Burden (2016) ... Jackson Morrison
 2016 Gay Skit Happens (TV Series)
- Summer Edition (2016)
- The Love Edition (2016)
 2016 Looking: The Movie (TV Movie)
Eddie
 2016 Recovery Road (TV Series)
Vern Testaverde
- (Be)Coming Clean (2016) ... Vern Testaverde
- Your Side of the Street (2016) ... Vern Testaverde
- The Weaklings (2016) ... Vern Testaverde
- Sick as Our Secrets (2016) ... Vern Testaverde
- Heaven Backwards (2016) ... Vern Testaverde
 2015 Not Looking (TV Series short)
Boy
- Not Looking (2015) ... Boy
 2015 Looking (TV Series)
Eddie
- Looking for Home (2015) ... Eddie
- Looking for Sanctuary (2015) ... Eddie
- Looking for Glory (2015) ... Eddie
- Looking for Gordon Freeman (2015) ... Eddie
- Looking for Truth (2015) ... Eddie
 2015 Urban Foraging (Short)
Waiter
 2014 Dating in LA and Other Urban Myths (TV Series)
Bill
- The Bar (2014) ... Bill
 2014 Hey There, Beaver (Video short)
Chef
 2013 Ring! Ring! Ring! (Short)
Mr. Cruikshank
 2013 Patti and Me, Minus Patti (Short)
Edmond
 2012 Electric City (TV Series short)
- People Like a Good Show (2012) ... (voice)
- No One Is Untraceable (2012) ... (voice)
- Illumination Night (2012) ... (voice)
- The Outside (2012) ... (voice)
- Such Beauty from a Box (2012) ... (voice)
 2012 Sketchy (TV Series)
Bruno
- You Got Retweeted (2012) ... Bruno
 2012 Foodfight!
Twinkleton (voice)
 2012 Let's Big Happy (TV Series)
Art Fan
- Chiddy Bang (2012) ... Art Fan
 2012 Shit Italian Moms Say (Short)
Italian Mom
 2011/I On the Inside
Paul Warren
 2011 Foodies (TV Series)
Danny
- Food-o-ween (2011) ... Danny
- Who's Chicken? (2011) ... Danny
- Pilot (2011) ... Danny
 2010 Playing with Dolls (Short)
 2010 Party Down (TV Series)
Ziggy Chorofsky
- Cole Landry's Draft Day Party (2010) ... Ziggy Chorofsky
 2010 I Spit on Your Grave
Stanley
 2010 Burn Notice (TV Series)
Dougie
- Noble Causes (2010) ... Dougie
 2009 The Missing Person
Agent Craig
 2009 Kill Theory
Freddy
 2008 Bar Starz
Big Mikey
 2008 Killer Pad
Doug
 2006 The Iron Man
Valeah
 2006 Bristol Boys
Jake
 2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Dean Harden
- Fannysmackin' (2006) ... Dean Harden
 2006 Whirlygirl
Big Clive
 2005 Cruel World
Claude Markham
 2005 The Comeback (TV Series)
Mr. Hollywood
- Valerie Relaxes in Palm Springs (2005) ... Mr. Hollywood
 2005 War of the Worlds
National Guardsman
 2004 Mean Girls
Damian
 2004 Stateside
Danny Tripodi
 2004 Soleado (Short)
Bar friend
 2003 Party Monster
Stage Hand / The Rat
 2003 Queens Supreme (TV Series)
David
- Pilot (2003) ... David
 2002 Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat
Altar Boy (as Danny Franzese)
 2002 Hometown Legend
Abel
 2001 Bully
Cousin Derek
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Curated an art show called "depARTed" at The World of Wonder Storefront Gallery Friday April 25 2008. It is an art show based on people who died before their time. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Danny Franzese

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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. See more »

Trivia:

Has two younger siblings, a brother Christopher and a sister Diana. See more »

Trademark:

Mentions his "Nana" in most of his films

Star Sign:

Taurus

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