Daniel Franzese

Daniel Franzese

Highest Rated: 89% Looking: The Movie (2016)

Lowest Rated: 24% Stateside (2004)

Birthday: May 9, 1978

Birthplace: Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Brooklyn-born, Florida-raised actor Daniel Franzese paid his dues with low-rent retail work in such venues as Blockbuster Video and Whole Foods Market, before achieving his big break in show business practically overnight with the Lindsay Lohan comedy "Mean Girls" (2004). As Damian, a flamboyant and effeminate classmate of Lohan's character, Franzese delivered a hefty dose of comic relief and made a standout impression among the sizeable cast. He did most of his additional early work in New York-based indie pictures, among them "Bully" (2001), "Party Monster" (2003) and "Stateside" (2004). After he relocated to Los Angeles, notable projects included the drug-dealing saga "Bristol Boys" (2006), the offbeat coming of age tale "Whirlygirl" (2006) and the grisly grindhouse remake "I Spit on Your Grave" (2010); he also had a bit part in a big budget studio picture, Steven Spielberg's sci-fi epic "The War of the Worlds" (2005). When not on camera, Franzese devoted much of his time to art, creating a series of arresting and eye-catching mixed media installations, a number of which investigate the phenomenon of celebrity from multiple angles. In 2015, Franzese joined the second season cast of HBO's LGBT-themed comedy-drama series "Looking" (HBO 2014-15), portraying the character of Eddie. After that series ended with the feature-length wrap-up "Looking: The Movie" (HBO 2016), Franzese moved on to co-star in teen drama "Recovery Road" (Freeform 2016) and legal drama "Conviction" (ABC 2016- ).

Highest rated movies

Looking: The Movie Mean Girls War of the Worlds
The Missing Person
I Spit on Your Grave




89% 81% Looking: The Movie Eddie (Character) - 2016
32% 47% I Spit on Your Grave Stanley (Character) $92.4K 2010
67% 44% The Missing Person Agent Craig (Character) $17.6K 2009
No Score Yet 26% Kill Theory Freddy (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 20% Killer Pad Doug (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 42% Whirlygirl Big Clive (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 27% Cruel World Claude Markham (Character) $16.3K 2005
75% 42% War of the Worlds National Guardsman (Character) $234.3M 2005
No Score Yet 59% Bristol Boys Jake (Character) - 2005
24% 60% Stateside Danny Tripodi (Character) $174.3K 2004
84% 66% Mean Girls Damian (Character) $86.1M 2004
No Score Yet 50% Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat Altar Boy (Character) - 2002
54% 69% Bully Derek Dzvirko (Character) $510.1K 2001


No Score Yet No Score Yet The Funny Dance Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet 69% S.W.A.T. Harwell (Guest Star) 2018
20% 79% Conviction Jackson Morrison (Character) 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
100% 87% Recovery Road Vern Testaverde (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gay Skit Happens Unknown (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doctors Guest 2015
93% 99% Party Down Ziggy Chorofsky (Guest Star) 2010
88% 94% Burn Notice Dougie (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2006