Secret Life Character: Ricky Underwood

Education: San Francisco State University (until he dropped out)

Date of Birth: September 16, 1987

Hometown: Encino, California

Currently residing in: Los Angeles, California

Twitter: @darenkagasoff

Drool-worthy fact: Daren stripped down to his tightie whities for Calvin Klein underwear in January 2010. By the way, he prefers briefs!

Daren Kagasoff Bio

Secret Life's resident stud seriously gives James Dean a run for his money — and he comes with a life-long supply of jewelry! Yep, this Cali-born native has a diamond dealer for a dad (so start designing your engagement ring, ladies). In fact, Daren's first job was at his pop's jewelry shop where he would run errands and answer phones. He graduated from Montclair Prep and went to college at SFSU. But this bad boy just couldn’t resist the fake tans, Botox, and smog of Hollywood. He ditched school and booked it back to L.A. to follow his dreams of being an actor.

Daren's first gig was as an alcoholic deadbeat in a terribly reviewed local production of Suburbia (we doubt he was that bad). He took some acting classes to hone his skills and then — bam — landed the role of Ricky on Secret Life. Thank the Teen Soap Gods that Daren didn't give up on his dream, because our Mondays wouldn’t be the same without his sexy dimples and rebel charm.

Random Factoid: We’re not the only ones who think Daren is channeling James Dean. His rib tattoo says, “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today,” a quote by the original Rebel Without A Cause.

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