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Spencer Eli Daniels
Tarzana, California
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A native of Los Angeles, Spencer Daniels began acting professionally at the age of ten. Spencer has an all-American look, coupled with an intriguing blend of intense maturity.

Three feature films that Spencer acted in are in post production and will be released in 2013, "The Midnight Game", "Last Kind Words" with Brad Dourif and "Leashed." All are of the thriller genre and the trailers can be found on line. The movies were filmed in Connecticut, Kentucky and Malibu, California respectively.

"Thunderstruck" a family comedy film about a professional and high school basketball team was released in 2012. Spencer played a high school basket ball player who bullied his teammates. The movie was produced by Warner Bros. and directed by John Whitesell. "Thunderstruck" was filmed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The film stars Kevin Durant, B.T. Jackson and Jim Belushi.

Spencer has appeared in several short films. "Pigeon Kicker" directed by Daniel Long, "Awakening Arthur" directed by Courtney Dixon and "Dangerously Close" directed by Montana Mann.

Spencer played the recurring role of star high school baseball pitcher "Tyler Lomand" on the TV series "Crash." The show filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Season Two episodes where shown on the Starz Network.

Early in 2009 Spencer worked on the stage play "What All School Children Learn." Performances were at The Stella Adler Theatre in Los Angeles and were directed by April Webster.

Spencer portrayed the lead role of “Atticus Hazelton” in the feature film Soccer Nanny . Traci Lords played his Mother. Soccer Nanny was filmed on location in Lindsborg, Kansas.

Spencer acted in "Star Trek XI". Spencer portrayed Johnny. "Star Trek XI" chronicles the early days of the USS Enterprise crew members and was directed by JJ Abrams. It was released in May 2009.

Spencer had two films releasd in 2008. The first The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Spencer shot on location in New Orleans with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. Spencer portrayed the title character at age twelve, while Pitt plays “Benjamin” as an adult. The film is directed by David Fincher, based on a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Spencer's second film scheduled for release in 2008 is The Least of These with Isaiah Washington and Robert Loggia. The film is written and directed by Nathan Scoggins.

Spencer's television roles range from comedy to drama. His comedic performances include guest starring as Jake in the Emmy award winning show, "The Office". Spence has appeared 3 times in "The Office" playing Meredith's son. His last appearance was in the the last episode "The Finale"

Spencer’s network television debut was on Cold Case in which he played “Jerry Kasher”, a military academy student who was abused. As a result, he carefully plots the murder of his antagonist. The Episode was directed by Academy Award nominated Agnieszka Holland and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.

Spencer guest stared as “Tommy” on the FX television show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Creator/Writer/Executive Producer/Actor Rob McElhenney said of Spencer, “It's so wonderful to explain to people that not only was he wonderful on screen but he was amazing to work with and just an all around awesome kid. He has a great future in front of him.” Writer/executive producer/actor Charlie Day said of Spencer’s performance, “The first thing people say to me after they watch that episode is, "Where did you find that kid? He is amazing!" Great work Spencer! You are a pro! I hope we get to work together again soon.”

Spencer co-starred as young John Lithgow in the NBC series Twenty Good Years. He has also appeared on the drama 10-8 Officer’s On Duty and comedies MAD TV (performing with cast members Aries Spears and Mike McDonald) and The John Henson Project.

Spencer played the lead role of “Andrew” in the film Witchwise. Directed by Joe Harris (The Tripper & Darkness Falls), this story is about an angelic yet devious little boy who suspects his aunt to be a witch. Joe Harris said of Spencer, “ … Spencer's enthusiasm, work ethic and obvious skill never let us down … he made Witchwise a much more enjoyable project to be a part of and it was very flattering to see him bring my creation to life.”

Spencer’s other film performances include Food Fight and Billy Conroy Takes a Stand in which he plays “Billy” who saves his mother from an abusive boyfriend. He also played the lead role of “Billy” in the short film Billy’s Dad is a Fudgepacker, co-staring with Robert Gant and Alex Borstein.

Billy’s Dad … is a spoof of a circa 1955 educational film depicting the nuclear family and was an official selection at both the 2005 Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals. Robert Gant said of Spencer, “He has such a great sense of the set, takes direction very well, and has a great aura about him. I know everyone else on the set felt the same way. It was a delight to work with him, and I hope the opportunity comes again some time.” Writer/director Jamie Donahue said, “Spencer is amazing. It's not easy to find an eleven year old that can carry a movie. Especially a comedy".

Spencer has been featured in a number of television commercials and print ads including campaigns for IBM, Farmer's Insurance, Track Grabbers and The Latter Day Saints. He recently completed a web commercial for Sprite. It is being use to promote the Sprite campaign to renovate inner city basketball facilities.

Spencer is a talented musician and athlete. He currently resides in Los Angeles, with his parents and younger brother. Spencer is represented by Debra Manners and the Stone/ Manners Salners Agency and is a member of both SAG and AFTRA.

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