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... Wikipedia
Received a Carbonell Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his role as Harry in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn".
Won a High Times Stoney Award for his performance in Bully.
Co-Wrote (with Hanna LoPatin) the book, music and lyrics to Jersey Shoresical: A Frickin' Rock Opera. An official selection of the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival.
His favorite movie is Serial Mom.
Attended Piper High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Has two younger siblings, a brother Christopher and a sister Diana.
Mentions his "Nana" in most of his films
It is not how you are raised but how you rise up to who you are.
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.
When it comes to celebrity, anyone who would make me star struck is already dead.
You either like me or you don't. It took me Twenty-something years to learn how to love myself, I don't have that kinda time to convince somebody else