Daniel Franzese Biography
Daniel Franzese is an actor, comedian and activist who is best known for his roles in director Larry Clark’s Bully and as Damian in Tina Fey’s 2004 feature film Mean Girls and he is from New York City, New York United States.
Daniel Franzese Career
As an actor he has apperared in numerous feature films including Bully, Party Monster, Mean Girls, Bristol Boys and War of the Worlds. He has guest starred on several television series including The Comeback, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Burn Notice, Party Down, and the web series, Foodies. He had a main role in the 2010 film I Spit on Your Grave.
In 2015 he was cast as Eddie in the HBO series Looking; and in 2016 he landed the role of Vern Testaverde in the ABC Family’s Recovery Road. In 2016 and early 2017, he portrayed Jackson Morrison in ABC’s legal drama Conviction.
As a comedian he has written, directed and performed several live comedy productions, including his one-man Off-Broadway show, I’ve Never Really Made the Kind of Money to Become a Mess, which premiered in New York in 2013 at The Players Theater, and his 2011 rock opera JERSEY SHORESICAL: A FRICKIN ROCK OPERA! which also premiered in New York at The Fringe Festival before its run in Los Angeles at the Hayworth Theatre.
He is also an emerging stand-up comedian, and has performed on stages across America at clubs like Stand Up Live in Phoenix and the Comedy Store in Hollywood. He has also been a guest panelist on the Logo TV comedy game show Gay For Play Starring RuPaul and was the host of Gay Skit Happens, a comedy sketch show also Logo TV.
He has performed his stand up comedy tour, YASS You’re Amazing!, is playing colleges, in clubs and theaters around the world. He has become a well-known proponent and speaker for the LGBT Community and thought leader for body positivity.
A self-proclaimed Mama’s boy, his upbeat high energy STAND UP comedy act captures his amazing and quirky life in the entertainment industry, as well as hilarious stories about his Italian parents from Brooklyn. He headlined The Burbank Comedy Festival, The Ruby LA Queer Comedy Festival.
In 2019, Franzese performed his hit New York comedy show Danny Franzese and The House Of Glen Coco at SF Sketchfest featuring his pick of the best and brightest in queer comedy. As a Curator he curated his first art show called Halloween on October 12, 2007, a multi-artist show examined celebrity, vanity, money and the day we get to dress up and ask strangers for goodies.
On April 25, 2008, at the World of Wonder Storefront Gallery in Los Angeles, California, Franzese curated an art show called depARTed. The show featured art inspired by stars that died before their time. All art was inspired by famous personalities from Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, James Dean and Anna Nicole Smith to notable figures like Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr., to artists like Keith Haring and Isabella Blow.
Some of the artists include Ron English, Keyth Ryden (also known as KRK Ryden), and Jessicka. Franzese’s show, Crusaders and Haters, at Royal/T gallery showcased an assortment of work from artists from all over the world, depicting superheroes and villains in pop culture. The show opened July 17, 2009.
Daniel Franzese Age
He was born on May 9, 1978 in New York City, New York, U.S.
Daniel Franzese Family
He was born in New York City, New York to Ralph ”R. J” Franzese and Denise Franzese. His mother was a lunch lady at the school. He has two siblings namely Christopher Franzese and Diana Franzese.
Daniel Franzese Boyfriend
He is married to his lovely boyfriend Joseph Bradley Philips.
Daniel Franzese Children
The information about his children is not available at this moment. However the information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Daniel Franzese Height
He stands at a height of 1.91meters.
Daniel Franzese Net worth
He is an American actor, comedian and activist who have an estimated networth of $500 thousand dollars.
Daniel Franzese Activist
His is an activist who became an influential voice in the LGBTQ community. When he became an official ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, organizations like GLAAD invited Franzese to host their 2015 gala in San Francisco. He also presented the GLAAD playbook on HIV and AIDS to MSNBC on behalf of the organization.
His reputation as an activist grew after he was awarded the role of Eddie in the HBO series Looking, an HIV-positive activist for a non-profit organization and during his time portraying Eddie, Franzese used his celebrity to promote messages of acceptance and understanding for people suffering from AIDS at special events, through media appearances, and a speeches at college campuses, including The University of Wisconsin in April 2016.
Franzese is also an ambassador for LAMBDA Legal, which is dedicated to decreasing the stigma associated with people with AIDS, and changing current HIV related laws. On March 22, 2019, Franzese partnered with Lonely Whale and Bacardi for a campaign urging Unicode to remove all emoji plastic straws called “The Future Doesn’t Suck”.
He has also been an ambassador and a host for the AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run in September 2019, a fundraising and awareness campaign that raises funds to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and to provide critical social services and healthcare for people living with HIV. He was also the captain of his team for the event: Team Glen Coco.
Daniel Franzese Clothing
Daniel Franzese is the creative director and co-owner of the Winston Box, a start-up monthly clothing subscription service catering exclusively to big and tall men. His clothing mission is to “dispel the myth that style and size are mutually exclusive by being purveyors of fashionable clothing designed to fit and flatter the Big & Tall man.”
The sizes range from XL to 6XL. The clothing you recieve also comes with an adorable surprise. Franzese explained to Access Hollywood, “Each garment comes with an affirmation tag inside.
Daniel Franzese Movies
I Spit on Your Grave
Looking: The Movie
War of the Worlds
The Missing Person
On the Inside
The Con Is On
Daniel Franzese TV Shows
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