Who is Daren Kagasoff?
Daren Maxwell Kagasoff was born on 16 September 1987 under the zodiac sign of Virgo, in Encino, Los Angeles, California USA. He’s a 34-year-old actor, probably best recognized for landing the role of Ricky Underwood in the ABC Family teen drama series “The Secret Life Of The American Teenager” (2008-2013), and featuring as Gabe Napolitano in the NBC drama series “The Village” (2019).
How rich is he, as of now? Daren Kagasoff Net Worth
As of early 2022, Daren Kagasoff’s net worth is estimated at over $2 million; earned through his successful involvement in the film industry. He has worked on ten television and film titles since he launched his career back in 2008.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Daren Kagasoff spent his early years in his hometown of Encino, where he was raised by his father Barry Kagasoff, who works as a wholesale diamond merchant, and his mother Elise Kagasoff (née Levy), a designer. He has an elder brother named Justin and a younger sister named Natalie. He holds American nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is of Polish-Jewish and Russian-Jewish descent. Regarding his education, Daren matriculated from Montclair Preparatory High School in 2005, where he was a member of his school’s baseball team.
He then enrolled into San Francisco State University to study Business Management; however, he quit his education once he decided to become an actor, and then returned to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.
Rise to Prominence
Daren Kagasoff made his debut on stage when he was chosen to portray the lead character Tom in the Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center production of Eric Bogosian’s play “Suburbia”. After studying acting for eight months, he started auditioning for film and TV roles.
During one of his first auditions, he impressed writer and produced Brenda Hampton, who offered him the lead role of Ricky Underwood in her teen drama TV series “The Secret Life Of The American Teenager”, in which he shared the screen with such actors as Shailene Woodley, Kenny Baumann, and Mark Derwin. The series gained him enormous popularity when it was broadcast on ABC Family from 2008 to 2013, and for his performance in the show, Daren won the 2009 Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer TV Star: Male, and received five more nominations in different categories for the same award.
Following the end of the series, it was announced that Daren had been cast as Alex Sheathes, the male lead character in the pilot episode of the Fox adventure fantasy series “Delirium”, based on Lauren Oliver’s novel of the same title; however, it wasn’t picked up by the networks, so it was released as a made-for-TV film in 2014. The same year, he also made guest appearances as Eric Bates in an episode of the CBS crime drama series “Stalker”, and as Daren in two episodes of the web series “Blue”, aired on the YouTube channel WIGS.
His feature film debut came later that year, when he played Trevor in the supernatural horror film “Ouija”, alongside Olivia Cooke, Douglas Smith and Bianca A. Santos. Although it met with negative reviews, the film was a huge box office success, grossing over $103 million worldwide on a $5 million budget.
Daren Kagasoff’s next significant role came when he joined the cast of the Fox teen medical comedy-drama series “Red Band Society”, in which he starred in the recurring role of Hunter Cole from 2014 until the series was canceled after a single season in 2015; the story line follows a group of teenagers who live together as patients in a hospital’s pediatric ward.
He then featured as Wyatt Osborne in the USA Network pilot “Paradise Pictures”, which wasn’t picked up to series, so was released as a made-for-TV film in 2015. Two years later, he guest-starred as Gordon in an episode of the CBS action-drama series “S.W.A.T.”, which is based on the 1975 series of the same title.
His most recent project was his portrayal of Gabe Napolitano in the NBC drama series “The Village” (2019), next to Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese, and Warren Christie.
It is announced that he will play the main role of Bill Koenig in the upcoming action war drama film “Devotion”, directed by J. D. Dillard and based on Adam Makos’ book “Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice”; the film is completed and set to be released in 2022.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Daren Kagasoff has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft (1.83m), while his weight is around 154lbs (70kgs). Information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.
Daren Kagasoff isn’t very open when it comes to speak about his personal life, and tends to keep details about it away from the eye of the public. Nonetheless, it’s known that he was previously in a relationship with Jacqueline MacInnes Wood back in 2009. His current relationship status is a mystery, and many of his fans believe that he doesn’t have a girlfriend at the moment, and is probably more focused on his professional career than on his love life. He lives with his dog Kidy in Southern California, and in his spare time Daren enjoys golfing and surfing.