Daniels made his Broadway debut in Lincoln Center Theater's production of Twelfth Night.
Other theatre work includes Up Against the Wind, RFK: The Journey to Justice, Much Ado About Nothing, Tape, Sus, Compromise and Calligraphy.
He has appeared on screen in "Page 36," "And Then Came Love," "The Island," "Kate & Leopold," "Modern Family," "Franklin & Bash," "House," "Chuck," "Their Eyes Were Watching God," "Brothers & Sisters," "Frasier" and "Law & Order."
|Full given name:||Kevin Dwight Daniels Jr.|
|Where you were born/where you were raised:||Born in San Diego, raised in Texas, grew up in New York.|
|What your parents did/do for a living:||My mother works for a hair care company called Dr. Miracles. My father works in an industrial printing shop.|
|Siblings:||An older sister who lives in Texas.|
|Current audition song/monologue:||"Look Ma, I Made It" from Nunsense 2|
|Special skills:||Making up song lyrics to fit my mood.|
|Something you're REALLY bad at:||Singing. I mean, I'm okay. I just have a problem with pitch, tune, melody and lyrics.|
|First Broadway show you ever saw:||Miss Saigon|
|If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be?||
The current Death of a Salesman with Philip Seymour Hoffman. I missed a chance to see it when we were in rehearsals. and now we're on the same schedule. I regret that daily. I'd also like to see the original Streetcar.
|Current shows you have been recommending to friends:||Peter and the Starcatcher and Clybourne Park|
|Favorite showtunes of all time:|| "Lily's Eyes" from The Secret Garden
"Your Daddy's Son" from Ragtime
"Move On" from Sunday in the Park With George (really any song from that show)
|All-time favorite modern musicals:|| In the Heights
Caroline, or Change
|All-time favorite plays:|| Boesman and Lena
Angels in America
|Some favorite modern playwrights:||Bill Cain, Katori Hall, Neil LaBute, Eric Overmyer|
|Broadway or screen stars of the past you would most have loved to perform with:||Ossie Davis|
|Your personal acting idols:||Hamish Linklater|
|The one performance – attended - that you will never forget:||Watching Janet McTeer in A Doll's House|
|Music that makes you cry, any genre:||"Were you There?" by Mahalia Jackson|
|MAC or PC?||MAC|
|Most played song on your iPod:||"Getting Grown" by Cee Lo Green|
|Most-visited websites:|| twitter.com
|Favorite Tweeters:|| @dannyzucker
|Last book you read:||"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"|
|Must-see TV show(s):|| "The Good Wife"
"Game of Thrones"
|Last good movie you saw:||"Warrior"|
|Some films you consider classics:|| "The Color Purple"
"Back to the Future
"The Last Dragon"
|Performers you would drop everything to go see:||Denis O'Hare|
|Pop culture guilty pleasure:||Reading all the "Twilight" books, reading all of the "Hunger Games" books and watching "The Vampire Diaries."|
|Favorite cities:||NYC, Los Angeles, Rome|
|Name your all-time NBA starting five:||Magic, Bird, Jordan, Kobe, LeBron|
|Current NBA player you would most like to see them write a musical about:||Jeremy Lin|
|First CD/Tape/LP you owned:||Garth Brooks' "Roping the Wind" on cassette tape|
|First stage kiss||King Lear at the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas.|
|Favorite or most memorable onstage role as a child/teenager:||Mr. Barnaby in Babes in Toyland|
|Moment you knew you wanted to perform for a living:||I got to play John the Baptist in a church play when I was 7. I never looked back.|
|How you got your Equity card:||I got my Equity card at the time my AFTRA card and my SAG card because I worked on Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center, in the ensemble. Helen Hunt put the cast of the play on "Mad About You."|
|Favorite pre-/post- show meal:||Chicken sandwich at Carve|
|Favorite liquid refreshment:||Jameson|
|Pre-show rituals or warm-ups:||I like to sing in the shower right before half hour as a part of my warm up. I don't sing well so I do it mostly to bug Tug Coker, whose dressing room is next door.|
|Most challenging role you have ever played:||I think we have a winner here.|
|Single toughest course you took at Juilliard:||Liz Smith's poetry class|
|Worst flubbed line/missed cue/onstage mishap:||
I once threw up, in a top hat, in front of a cast of terrified children. I was doing community theatre in Texas. I was about 14. I was playing Mr. Barnaby in Babes in Toyland. I was standing downstage center with all of the children of the play surrounding me.
|Worst costume ever:||Again back to Irving Community Theatre. I was playing a space alien covered in gold and purple glitter and what I believe was once a hefty trash bag.|
|Worst job you ever had:||I worked in an ad agency once. I heard people say someone was "too jungle" for an ad campaign. Quit shortly afterwards.|
|Favorite screen or commercial gigs:||Longinus on "Modern Family" has been pretty fun. Also loved working with Timothy Dalton on "Chuck."|
|Who have you played on "Law & Order?" What editions?||I was on the original show twice: once as a reporter with two lines, and later as a basketball player who was accused of killing his girlfriend to avoid paying child support. Based on Rae Carruth. I still get stopped on the street for that one.|
|Any particular idols/celebs you've had a chance to meet doing this show:||Peter Scolari and Didi O'Connell master class every night.|
|Leading man role you've been dying to play:||What you got?|
|Something about you that surprises people:||I kinda always wanted to be a country western superstar.|
|Something you are incredibly proud of:||Knowing not to answer that question. That and my good cheekbones.|
|Something you're embarrassed to admit:||Deep down, I just wanna be loved.|
|Career you would want if not a performer:||Something that studied the human condition. Maybe a therapist?|
|Three things you can't live without:||God, Family, Music|
|"I'll never understand why…"||... we allowed for people to charge over $500 for a single ticket to a Broadway show.|
|Words of advice for aspiring performers:||Live your life to the fullest so you'll have something to express when given the chance. And there is no spoon.|