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EDWARD DANIELS

ACTOR. DJ. PRODUCER.

Currently featured in Season 7, Episode 7 of
"Homeland" on Showtime. 

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Biography

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Edward Daniels is an actor, producer, and entrepreneur working steadily in film and theatre in Washington, DC, since 2003.  During his final year at the University of Virginia in 2001, Daniels won the prestigious Washington Literary Society & Debating Union Fall Oratory Contest.  With that win, he decided to abandon a pre-med curriculum and embark upon a professional acting career in theatre & film.

His Washington, DC area acting credits include work at Round House Theatre (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), Charter Theatre (Am I Black Enough Yet?), American Century Theatre (Spoon River Anthology), Washington Shakespeare Company (Royal Hunt of the Sun), The Kennedy Center (Jason Invisible, Diamond in the Rough), and Studio Theatre (Passing Strange). He has twice appeared in the annual Source Theatre Festival (Feel Your Breath and This is Not a Time Bomb) as well as the annual Capital Fringe Festival (Lexi Star’s Privates and Freakshow).

For his portrayal of Mikey in Jon Elston’s The Interrogation Room, Daniels received the Outstanding Achievement in Acting Award from the 2003 Source Theatre Festival.  In 2010, for his role as Benny, in the rock-musical RENT, produced by the Keegan Theatre, he received a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Ensemble, Resident Musical.

As a producer, Daniels wrote & directed his original play Thinking Under the Influence, part of the inaugural Capital Fringe Festival in 2005.  Most recently, he produced Monologue Madness 2018, DC’s sixth annual tournament of acting, a competition which attracts actors from up and down the east coast who compete for an array of awards including a $1000 grand prize. Monologue Madness has offered over local talent over $20,000 in cash and actor resources and will expand to Atlanta and Los Angeles over the next two seasons. 

His national tour credits include Buffalo Soldier and A Christmas Carol with Theatre IV; film credits include Step Up 2, Ladder 49, L.U.V, and HBO’s upcoming Game Change; and television credits include Netflix (House of Cards), CBS (The District), and ABC (Commander in Chief). Daniels has appeared in a host of industrial & short films, including the Adrenaline Film Project, DC 48 Hour Film Project, and is currently featured in Season 7, Episode 7 of the Showtime series Homeland

Daniels is also founding owner of Scorpio Entertainment, a DJ and event production company, celebrating 13 years of business in 2018 and booking of over 600 events!

Daniels is a 2002 graduate of the University of Virginia, holding a B.A. in Philosophy, and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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FILM

By the Grace of Bob
Geoffrey
Belltower Pictures
Mais qui a retué Pamela Rose?
DC Tourist
Gaumont Film Company
Game Change
Reporter
HBO Films
LUV
Subway Patron
Stony Island Films
Step Up 2: The Streets
Nightclub Patron
Touchstone Pictures
Ladder 49
Churchgoer
Touchstone Pictures


TELEVISION

Homeland (Season 7, Ep 7, “Adante”)
Major Jeremy Willows
Showtime
You Are the President
Secretary of State
ProSieben
BrainDead
Pedestrian
CBS
For My Man (Season 2, Ep 7) Danielle Hudson/Sonya O'neal
Torris Lyons
TV One
VEEP (S3, Ep 4, “Clovis”)
Clovis Employee
HBO
Forbidden
Detective
Investigation Discovery
Deadly Affairs
Bar Patron
Investigation Discovery
House of Cards (Season 1, Ep.5)
Disc Jockey
Netflix
Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets, (“Caught on Tape”)
Brandon
Investigation Discovery
Man Oh Man
Chauffer
JusMad Productions
Commander in Chief (“Pilot”)
Congressman
ABC
The District
Restaurant Patron
CBS

SHORTS

Bombshell
Binjamin
Tohubohu Productions, DC48HFP
The Least Among Us
A Stock Analyst
Tohubohu Productions, DC48HFP Horror
Turning Tables
Zac
Adrenaline Film Project
Selfie
Mr. Smile
YouTube
Verde’s Requiem
G. Verde (Principal)
Marsden Media, DC48HFP
The Rise & Fall of Adaptiop.com
Tim Tate (Principal)
Integral Arts, DC48HFP

COMMERCIAL

Show Me the Money
Actor
Outlaw Media
Gecko Approved/Geico 2011
Food Truck Patron
Wee Beastie
Rosetta Stone Totale Version 4
Japanese Learner (Principal)
522 Productions

INDUSTRIAL

Command and Control
Military Enlisted/Leidos Employee
Yorktel Media Services
Gay Relationship Online Workshop (GROW)
Tony
Redmon Group, Inc
The Hazing
Seaman Martin
Metro Productions
CIA Clandestine Services
CIA Employee
522 Productions
Step Up!
Fraternity Pledge
American University Video
NCIS Briefing
Marine
ADG Creative
.US Park Florist Cash Mob
Patron
MRB Films
BAH Solutions Network Mini-Feature
BAH Employee
thinkfilm
US Army Strong Choices
NCO
Windwalker Corporation
Renaissance Image
Employee
Marriott Change Management
US Army Conscience
Soldier
O’Keefe & Company
University of MD University College
Student
Duet Communications
US Army Financial Services
Sergeant (Principal)
Nine Yards Media
Smithsonian’s America on the Move
Businessman
Batwin & Robin Productions

THEATRE

Jason Invisible
Haze/Crazy Glue (u/s)
Kennedy Center
Histoires Exquises
Ensemble
Alliance Francaise De Washington
The Wings of Ikarus Jackson
Bigger Up (u/s)
Kennedy Center
RENT
Tom Collins
Cumberland Theatre
Feel Your Breath
Y
Source Theatre Festival 2011
Dance With the Devil
Ranger
Source Theatre Festival 2011
Become What You Are
Marcel Proust, et al
Flying V Theatre
Mauritius
Dennis
1st Stage Theatre
Passing Strange
Terry, Hugo, Joop
Studio Theatre 2nd Stage
God is on the Devil’s Payroll
Ced
DC Black Theatre Festival
This is Not a Time Bomb
Jerrod
Source Theatre Festival 2010
Perez Hilton Saves the Universe
Tiger Woods
Landless Theatre Company
RENT
Benny
Keegan Theatre
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Aide Warren
Round House Theatre
Am I Black Enough Yet?
Gene Simmons, et al
Charter Theatre
Spoon River Anthology
Ensemble
American Century Theatre
The Royal Hunt of the Sun
Villac Umu
Washington Shakespeare Co
Diamond in the Rough
Reese
Kennedy Center VSA Arts
Student Playwrights Project
Ensemble
Arena Stage
YPT New Play Festival
Ensemble
Young Playwright’s Theatre
Freakshow
Pinhead
2009 Capital Fringe Festival
Lexi Star’s Privates
Bradley
2008 Capital Fringe Festival
The Interrogation Room
Mikey
Source Theatre
Buffalo Soldier
Young Jones Morgan
Theatre IV National Tour
A Christmas Carol
Bob Cratchit
Theatre IV National Tour
The Little Red Hen
Ensemble
Theatre IV National Tour
In the Solitude of Cotton Fields
The Client
Global Fusion Theatre

PRODUCER

Monologue Madness 2018
Miracle Theatre
Washington, DC
Monologue Madness 2015
Miracle Theatre
Washington, DC
Monologue Madness 2014
Miracle Theatre
Washington, DC
Monologue Madness 2013
Miracle Theatre
Washington, DC
Monologue Madness 2012
Writer’s Center Allan B. Lefcowitz Theatre
Bethesda, MD
Monologue Madness 2011
Warehouse Theatre
Washington, DC

DIRECTOR

Thinking Under the Influence
2006 Capital Fringe Festival
Washington, DC

AWARDS

2017 Winner, DC 48 Hour Film Project, Best Cast Ensemble, The Least Among Us
2017 Winner, Cross Media Award for Innovation in Programming, TV, You Are the President
2012 Winner, Bethesda Play in a Day, Best Acting/Ensemble: Flying V
2010 Winner, Helen Hayes Award, Canadian Embassy Award for Outstanding Ensemble, Resident Musical, RENT
2010 Nominee, Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Resident Musical, RENT
2003 Winner, Outstanding Achievement in Acting, Source Theatre Festival, The Interrogation Room

Reviews & Press

 

Contact

Central Casting USA
Washington, DC
202-547-6300

Attack! Event Staffing
Los Angeles, CA
323-454-4472

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