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Birth Place: Wheeling, IL

Birthday: July 20, 1985, Cancer

Profession: Actor, Musician

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Fast Facts

  • Began acting at the age of 9, when he was cast as Young Tommy in the 1994 touring production of The Who's Tommy, which costarred his father, actor R.F. Daley.
  • Sang backing vocals on Tony Bennett's 1998 children's album The Playground, though his name is misspelled in the credits.
  • Directed the short film What Babies Do in 2001.
  • Was sick and subdued during his audition for Freaks and Geeks, but won the role of Sam Weir because the series' producers liked that he didn't overact.
  • Has since been a regular on several series, including The Geena Davis Show, Kitchen Confidential and Bones.
  • Holds a black belt in kung fu.
  • Is the lead singer, songwriter and keyboard player for the indie rock band Dayplayer.

Relationships

  • R.F. Daley — Father
  • Nancy Daley — Mother

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