Daniele Favilli was born in Florence, Italy. As a proper son of the most important city of Art in the world, Daniele has been involved in many gendre's of art since he was very young: music, acting, painting and writing. As an actor, Daniele has worked in movies, plays and TV shows in Italy, Greece, England, Spain, Sweden and the USA.
His quest for beauty has taken him to dig into the different arts with a peculiar point of view. As an explorer, the artist is the person who discovers new horizons, looks beyond them to bring something back.
An eclectic personality and very well respected in his own country, Daniele Favilli moved to Los Angeles to join the Actors' Studio and perfect Shakespeare with Ellen Geer. He has studied at the National Academy of Dramatic Arts "Silvio D'Amico" in Rome, the Actors' Studio in Los Angeles working with teachers such as Ilza Prestinari, a former student of Lee Strasberg and Marcel Marceau, and with Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis.
He is the founder of the theater company “Teatro Sottratto”. His performances of Shakespearean roles such as Hamlet, Macbeth and Lago won him enthusiastic reviews.
Two weeks after his arrival in LA, Daniele was cast to play the major role of Sal in the feature film "MOB RULES” directed by Keith Parmer, alongside Lennie James ("Snacth", "The Next Three Days").
"MOB RULES" won the Audience Award for Best Film and The Jury Award for Best Cast at Method Fest 2010 in Los Angeles as well as having received three more nominations for Best Picture, Director and Screenplay. MOB RULES was released by Lionsgate and is now available in DVD.
Daniele can be seen in numerous other productions, including, "Oliviero Rising”, where he stars next to Vincent Gallo and Ernest Borgnine, but the one not to miss is his upcoming performance, where he will guest star as the character, Angelo, in Episode 7 entitled “Immortal Sins” of the Starz original series "Torchwood: Miracle Day" on Friday, August 19th. The trailer can be seen on various internet sites including: http://jeddkenobi.wordpress.com/
As mentioned, the actor is also a Producer and is currently producing Keith Parmer's new feature film “SWELTER”, in which he is also cast to play Kane, one of the leads characters. SWELTER will start principal photography in late 2011.
Theater and music also have played an important role in Daniele's career, having performed in several theater productions such as, "Physical Interrogation Techniques" directed by Swedish artist C. Michael Von Hauswolff, the opening act
at the Biennale of Art in Venice, and the show "The Divine Comedy" with the Spanish TheatreCompany "La Fura dels Baus". As well, Daniele has formed bands, as well as, been a key performer in bands that have toured Europe and have won several major festival competitions.
As you can see this Actor, DIrector, Musician and Thespian has an enormous amount of talent to offer and is clearly on the rise of becoming a well known talent here in the U.S., to match his well known fame throughout Europe.
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