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Daniel DiMaggio

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Daniel DiMaggio is best known for his portrayal of Oliver Otto in ABC Sitcom American Housewife (2016). Besides, he’s also featured in Burn Notice (2007) and Supergirl (2015).

Born on 30th July 2004 in Los Angeles to parents Lou DiMaggio (father) and Loretta Fox (mother), he was raised alongside his half-siblings, Jacklyn (sister) and Michael (brother). The actor attended Felix Charter School for the Arts.

Daniel DiMaggio’s parents are both actors

Daniel DiMaggio with his parents Lou DiMaggio (father) and Loretta Fox (mother).

Daniel DiMaggio with his parents Lou DiMaggio and Loretta Fox.
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Daniel is the offspring of movie star parents. His mother, Loretta Fox, grew up in Dayton, Ohio, where she attended Chaminade-Julienne High School before enrolling in the University of Dayton.

Loretta is a low key person who rarely ever lets anything out in the media. She is best known for Blades of Glory (2007), Going the Distance (2010), and Janeane from Des Moines (2012).

DiMaggio’s father, likewise, is a pretty well-known name in the movie industry, serving as a writer and an actor. Most famed for his recurring role in the HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm, he’s also written several game shows. Lou earned himself a nomination in the Emmys for his impressive work in Win Ben Stein’s Money (2017).

The entire DiMaggio family - son Daniel DiMaggio, father Lou DiMaggio, and mother Loretta Fox are engrossed in acting.

The entire DiMaggio family is engrossed in acting.
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The actor born in Germany and raised in New York began to perform as a stand-up comedian during the mid-80s in New York. In 2017, he co-produced his documentary titled Where Have You Gone, Lou DiMaggio, where he explored his life as a comedian.

Loretta and Lou got married on 26th October 2002. Their son, Daniel, has two half-siblings named Jacklyn and Michael from his father’s previous marriage.

Is Daniel Related to Joe DiMaggio?

Fans are curious whether Daniel DiMaggio is related to Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio.

Fans are curious whether Daniel DiMaggio is related to Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio.
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Fans appear to be curious on the internet to know if Daniel is in any way related to the late baseball star Joe DiMaggio. The simple answer is, no. Although the two of them share the same surname, they’re not even distant relatives as far as we’re aware.

Joe was born to Italian immigrants in 1914 and passed away on 8th March 1999 at the age of 84. He played center-fielder his entire career of 13 years for the New York Yankees.

A quick glance at the actor’s career

Daniel DiMaggio has starred in several movies and series.

Daniel DiMaggio has starred in several movies and series.
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Daniel DiMaggio began his career at the age of eight, appearing in several short films. He then featured in The Blue Flame’s music video in one of their songs.

DiMaggio’s first major TV appearance came in the form of Young Michael Western in Burn Notice (2013). After brief appearances in various series and movies, he began to get noticed following his portrayal of Kal-El (young Superman) in Supergirl (2016). A year later, he made his mark on the big screens playing Young Dusty in Daddy’s Home 2 (2017).

Watch: American Housewife’s Daniel DiMaggio on the American Idol Crossover Episode

Daniel’s most significant role to date, meanwhile, arrived when he took upon the character of Oliver Otto in American Housewife (2016-2019), where he featured in 75 episodes over four seasons. Back in 2018, the actor revealed he was caught off guard when the producers informed him his character was set to pursue ballet.

Besides his acting endeavors, DiMaggio is a cross country runner who also played competitive baseball. In addition, he’s won a medal following his victory in the Los Angeles marathon in 2016.

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