Daniel Franzese is an actor and singer, who recently starred as ‘Eddie Bear’ on the sophomore season of HBO’s critically acclaimed series Looking. Franzese’s character ‘Eddie’ is the one of the only HIV+ character that has been on scripted television in recent years. Daniel’s involvement with HIV/AIDS awareness goes beyond the screen as an official ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
In addition to Looking, Daniel stars on ABC Freeform’s, Recovery Road, written by his frequent collaborators Bert V Royal (EASY A) and Karen DiConcetto (Ruby and the Rockits). Daniel has also hosted numerous events and shows including: LOGO’s Gay Skit Happens, Daniel’s continued success in entertainment extends beyond film and television. His YouTube comedy sensation Shit Italian Moms Say has reached audiences in the millions, with the first video released now at nearly 4.5 million views.
Daniel’s passion and love for music extends beyond the parodies and is most prevalent in his musical Jersey Shoresical: A Frickin’ Rock Opera! with Hanna LoPatin. The New York Fringe Festival’s 2011 hit musical won the Overall Excellence Award and Best Ensemble award. Daniel lives in Los Angeles, is lead singer of the band PEANUT BUTTER & JEALOUS @EatOnlyPBJ and can be found on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and @WhatsUpDanny.