Daniel Samonas

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Daniel Samonas
Born Daniel Nicholas Patrick Samonas
(1990-03-07) March 7, 1990 (age 24)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present
Website
http://www.danielsamonas.com

Daniel Nicholas Patrick Samonas (born March 7, 1990) is a Canadian American actor.

Background[edit]

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Samonas is of Greek-Irish descent, and moved to Coral Springs, Florida with his family when he was 11. There he did print modeling and became involved in theater.[1] He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Career[edit]

After moving to Florida when he was 11,[2] Samonas became involved in print modeling and local theater. His first lead role was in Ephraim, after which he served in several more films until his first television spot in Everybody Hates Chris. He returned to film and in 2006 was cast in the ABC pilot Enemies.[3] This was followed by appearances in Zoey 101, Hannah Montana as Josh and repeated appearances as the voice of 'Teo" in Avatar:The Last Airbender. In 2006 he was cast as 'Meat' in The Last Day of Summer.[4][5] In 2008, Samonas made an appearance on iCarly as Freddie's fencing rival Doug Toder and later appeared on Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place as Alex's (Selena Gomez) boyfriend Dean.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Maqui VG
2011 Fishers of Men Film
2010 Final Fantasy XIII Maqui VG; Voice Actor (English version)
2009 Downstream
2009 Coach Shane
2009 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards TV
2008 The Least of These
2007 Nickelodeon: 'The Last Day of Summer' - Behind the Scenes TV
2008 - 2010 Wizards of Waverly Place Dean Moriarty TV; 9 episodes
2007 - 2008 Entourage TV; 3 episodes
2008 iCarly Doug Toder Episode iFence
2008 CSI: NY TV
2008 Without a Trace TV
2005 - 2007 Avatar: The Last Airbender Teo TV; Voice Actor; 4 episodes
2007 ER TV
2007 The Last Day of Summer TV
2006 Stronger Than Daylight
2006 Thanks to Gravity
2006 My Struggle
2006 Hannah Montana Josh TV
2006 Zoey 101 TV Episode:Broadcast Views
2006 Enemies
2005 3 the Hard Way TV
2005 Everybody Hates Chris TV
2005 Hitters Anonymous
2005 La migra
2005 Little Men
2004 Pizza Palace
2004 Ephraim

References[edit]

  1. ^ "`LITTLE MEN'". Miami Herald. March 4, 2005. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  2. ^ "Official bio". danielsamonas.com. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  3. ^ "Development Update: March 21-22, Part 2: Dramas". The Futon Critic. March 22, 2006. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  4. ^ McDonough, Kevin (June 20, 2007). "Summer Keys On Adolescents". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved 2009-06-22. [dead link]
  5. ^ Stewart, Susan (July 20, 2007). "Middle School Sounds Scary, and Summer Is No Picnic". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  6. ^ "Spotted: Selena & Daniel Getting Close!". Twist Magazine. January 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 

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