Born Daren Maxwell Kagasoff on the 16th September 1987, in Encino, California USA, he is an award-winning actor, best known to the world as Ricky Underwood in the TV series “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” (2008-2013), and as Trevor in the horror film “Ouija” (2014), among other differing appearances.
Have you ever wondered how rich Daren Kagasoff is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Kagasoff’s net worth is as high as $2 million, an amount earned through his successful acting career which really took-off in 2008.
Daren Kagasoff Net Worth $2 Million
Daren is the middle child born to Barry Kagasoff and his wife Elise. Daren has a younger sister, Natalie, and a brother who is older than him, Justin – all are of Russian-Jewish ancestry.
Daren he went to Montclair Preparatory High School where he started playing baseball. After matriculation, he enrolled at San Francisco State University and while there he set his mind on becoming an actor.
He moved to Los Angeles and began studying acting, and auditioned for his first roles. He made his debut on stage in the play “Suburbia”, performed in a local theater. His ambition was to appear in films, and during one of his auditions, Daren impressed producer and writer Brenda Hampton, who cast him in the lead role of Ricky Underwood in the new TV series that she was writing for the ABC Family network, entitled “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” , which subsequently ran from 2008 until 2013. The particular role launched his career, and thanks to his good performance and the overall success of the series, he received several award nominations and also the Teen Choice Award in the category Choice Summer TV Star: Male.
Following the series end in 2013, Daren continued with his acting career, and in 2014 appeared in the pilot episode of the fantasy romance “Delirium”, based on the book by Lauren Oliver, however, the series wasn’t picked up by any network, so it was then converted into a made-for-television film. The same year he also starred in the horror “Ouija”, next to Olivia Cooke and Ana Coto, while he also portrayed Hunter in the TV comedy-drama series “Red Band Society” (2014-2015). His latest role was as Wyatt Osborne in the made-for-television film “Paradise Pictures” in 2015, which also added to his net worth.
Regarding his personal life, Darren apparently began dating Jacqueline MacInnes Wood in 2009, but is still single, and lives in Southern California with his dog. In his free time he enjoys surfing, and also plays golf when the time allows.
The Secret Life Of The American Teenager [February 2009]
During one of his first auditions he was hand-picked for the role as "Ricky" in the ABC Family show The Secret Life of the American Teenager by Brenda Hampton (Creator of 7th heaven).
After deciding to be an actor he headed to LA and got the part of Tim, an alcoholic slacker, in the Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center production of suburbia.
He is the middle of three children.
Daren was born and raised in Encino, California, to Elise (Levy), a designer, and Barry Kagasoff, a wholesale diamond dealer. He is of mostly Russian Jewish heritage.
I was up at San Francisco State studying business management and I kind of couldn't find my niche in anything. My heart wasn't into baseball anymore, and that's the reason I went up there, so it was the time to really find out what I wanted to do. I kept going back and forth with myself, thinking, oh do you want to act, because I didn't know what my parents would think, and finally just called them and said listen, I want to go back home and start acting, and they were like "okay, do your thing" so I came back, jumped into a class for 8 months, and this project was like the 5th or 6th audition I've ever been out on, and it came my way. I just feel really lucky.