Years active 2008–present
|Name Daren Kagasoff|
|Full Name Daren Maxwell Kagasoff|
Born September 16, 1987 (age 33) (1987-09-16) Encino, California, U.S.
Movies and TV shows The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Ouija
Parents Barry Kagasoff, Elise Kagasoff
Siblings Natalie Kagasoff, Justin Kagasoff
Education San Francisco State University, Montclair College Preparatory School
Awards Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer TV Star: Male
Similar People Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Ken Baumann, Shailene Woodley, Francia Raisa, Megan Park
Daren Kagasoff Talks 100th Episode of The Secret Life
Daren Kagasoff Interview - Secret Life of the American Teenager
Daren Maxwell Kagasoff [KA-guh-sawf] (born September 16, 1987) is an American actor. He is known for starring as Ricky Underwood on the ABC Family teen drama series The Secret Life of the American Teenager from 2008 to 2013.
- Daren Kagasoff Talks 100th Episode of The Secret Life
- Daren Kagasoff Interview Secret Life of the American Teenager
- Early life
Kagasoff was born in Encino, California to Elise Kagasoff (née Levy) and Barry Kagasoff, a diamond merchant. He is the middle of three children; he has an older brother, Justin, and a younger sister, Natalie.
Kagasoff graduated from Montclair Preparatory High School in 2005 where he played on his school's baseball team. While attending school at San Francisco State University, Kagasoff decided to become an actor.
After deciding to return to Los Angeles, Kagasoff landed the lead role in a local theater production of Suburbia, a play that the eponymous 1996 film was based upon. After studying acting, he began auditioning for television and film roles. During one of his first auditions, he impressed producer Brenda Hampton so much that she hand-picked him to star as Ricky Underwood in the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager. The show ran for five seasons.
In September 2014, Kagasoff joined the cast of the Red Band Society, a comedy-drama series on FOX for the 2014–15 American television season developed by Margaret Nagle. He had a recurring role playing Kara's love interest, Hunter Cole. The series premiered on September 17, 2014 and was canceled after one season.