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Daniel Desario is the leader or the member of the Freaks at William McKinley High School. He is portrayed by James Franco.


Daniel is best friends with Nick Andopolis, and has an unsteady relationship with Kim Kelly. He, Ken, and Nick have/had a band called Creation, named by Nick. He receives consistently poor grades, and has been held back twice, making him one of the oldest, if not the oldest, student in his grade. Because of this, his mom has no problems if he were to quit school and work instead. During the series he is repeatedly portrayed as a liar, and he frequently pressures Lindsay into doing things. Although commonly considered lazy, it's implied his aversion to doing anything is brought about by a fear of failing and being confronted by the possibility that he can't do anything right.


Nick Andopolis

He and Nick are best friends and they hangout together as Freaks. They made a band called "Creation" and Daniel, who becomes the guitarist, even though Daniel is sure that Nick won't go anywhere with his drumming skills.

Kim Kelly

She is Daniel's on and off girlfriend. Even though they fight and break up a lot, they both find each other as the only ones who understand each other on a deep emotional level.

Ken Miller

Ken is Daniel's friend since childhood at elementary school. He and Lindsay both helped Ken get close to Ken's crush, Amy Andrews.

Lindsay Weir

Daniel and Lindsay are both also friends with each other, since both of them are considered as the Freaks. Daniel has unknowingly has manipulated Lindsay numerous times to get what he wants. Lindsay once helped him cheat on his math test and he got an A on it, which resulted in Mr. Kowchevski questioning both Daniel and Lindsay and making them go to the principal's office. Furthermore, Daniel convinced Lindsay to use her parents' car to drive along with him and the other Freaks for fun, but Lindsay ended up in an accidental car crash and she was forbid by her parents to never hang out with the Freaks ever again (at least for a while).


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