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Get to know Daren Kagasoff, who most recently starred in NBC’s beloved family drama, ‘The Village’ with these 15 fun facts.

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You may know his name, but what else do you know about Daren Kagasoff? The actor, who recently starred on NBC’s beloved family drama The Village, is a lot more than just a pretty face. Take a look at 15 fun facts about Daren below!

2) His breakout role was as Ricky Underwood on the ABC Family drama The Secret Life of the American Teenager. He portrayed the troubled teen-turned-dad for 5 seasons, from 2008-2013 alongside big names like Shaliene Woodley and Molly Ringwald.

#tbt Ricky and Amy. This show was my start in the business and Im forever grateful.

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3) His debut feature film role was in the horror film Ouija.

4) Daren actually filmed a TV pilot with Emma Roberts called Delirium, which was based on the best selling trilogy by Lauren Oliver. The pilot was ultimately not picked up by FOX, but the first episode was available to stream on Hulu for a short time in 2014.

5) Other TV roles Daren’s nabbed over the years are: guest spots on SWAT and Stalker, as well as a recurring role on Red Band Society.

6) Daren won a Teen Choice Award in 2009 — “Choice Summer TV Star: Male” — for his role as Ricky on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. He was nominated for “Choice Male Actor” 5 additional times over the show’s run.

7) His most recent TV stint was as Gabe Napolitano, a young man who takes care of his grandfather on NBC’s The Village. You can check out a still from the show below:


8) He’s the middle child of 3: he has an older brother named Justin and a younger sister named Natalie.

9) He actually decided to become an actor while attending college at San Francisco State University.

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10) Contrary to popular belief, he was not in a relationship with any of his Secret Life co-stars in real life. Just really good friends with Shailene, along with Francia Raisa, and Megan Park, who portrayed Adrian and Grace, respectively.

11) The most recent relationship Daren has been in is with hair colorist Bre Trupiano, although the two have not posted any photos together since tagging each other in their Memorial Day weekend photos from a trip to Jamaica. They were tagged in a friend’s birthday party photo back in October, so safe to say the couple is still going strong.

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Triple threat Ken, Greg and I way back when

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12) In addition to being close with the ladies of The Secret Life, Daren’s also great friends with co-star Greg Finley. The two often comment on each other’s social medias, and even post some throwback photos circa the Secret Life days.

13) Daren’s a fitness fanatic, often going to the gym and lifting weights.

14) His star sign is Virgo.

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15) If you’re not following him on social media, you should be! Check him out on Instagram and Twitter.

Now you know more about the talented actor Daren Kagasoff. We hope to see him lighting up screens with his next major project very soon!


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Kari Highman is a Beauty and Fashion Blogger at Feeling the Vibe Magazine. Otterbein Alum (2017) – English & Psychology. Always learning & creating. Avid fan of mid 2000’s TV & pop music. Comments or tips, email

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