During one of his first auditions he was hand-picked for the role as "Ricky" in the ABC Family show The Secret Life of the American Teenager by Brenda Hampton (Creator of 7th heaven).
He is the middle of three children.
The Secret Life Of The American Teenager [February 2009]
Daren was born and raised in Encino, California, to Elise (Levy), a designer, and Barry Kagasoff, a wholesale diamond dealer. He is of mostly Russian Jewish heritage.
After deciding to be an actor he headed to LA and got the part of Tim, an alcoholic slacker, in the Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center production of suburbia.