Daren Kagasoff

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Daren Kagasoff
Daren Kagasoff at the Twilight premiere.jpg
Kagasoff in November 2008
Born Daren Maxwell Kagasoff
(1987-09-16) September 16, 1987 (age 27)
Encino, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2008–present

Daren Maxwell Kagasoff (born September 16, 1987) is an American actor. He starred as Ricky Underwood on the ABC Family teen soap The Secret Life of the American Teenager from 2008-2013.

Career[edit]

While attending school at San Francisco State University, Kagasoff decided to become an actor. Returning to Los Angeles, he landed the leading role in a local theater production of "Suburbia", a play based on the 1996 film of the same name.

After studied acting he began auditioning for television and film roles. On one of his first auditions, he impressed producer Brenda Hampton that she hand-picked him to star as Ricky Underwood in the ABC Family television series, "The Secret Life of the American Teenager".

In the January 2010 spread of VMAN, he gave an interview saying that the celebrities that he would like to be compared with are Leonardo DiCaprio and Emile Hirsch. He also said that despite liking television roles, he'd like to appear in movies and plays.[1] It was announced on February 24, 2013, that Kagasoff had been cast as Alex in the FOX pilot Delirium, based on the novel by Lauren Oliver.[2]

Kagasoff co-starred as Trevor in the supernatural horror film Ouija,[3] directed by Stiles White and co-written by Juliet Snowden and White. The film was released in October 2014.

In September 2014, Daren joined the cast of the Red Band Society, an American comedy-drama television series on Fox for the 2014–15 American television season developed by Margaret Nagle. The series premiered on September 17, 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Kagasoff was born in Encino, California. He is Jewish.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Ouija Trevor
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2008–2013 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Richard "Ricky" Underwood 121 episodes
2013 Delirium Alex Sheathes (1 episode, 2013)-Pilot
2014 Stalker (TV series) Eric Bates (1 episode, 2014)-Premiere
2014 Red Band Society Hunter Cole

Awards[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result
2009 Teen Choice Awards The Secret Life of the American Teenager Choice Summer TV Star: Male Won
Choice TV Breakout Star: Male Nominated
2010 Choice TV Actor: Drama Nominated
Choice Summer TV Star: Male Nominated
2011 Choice TV Actor: Drama Nominated
2012 Choice Summer TV Star: Male Nominated

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