Who is Daniel Curtis Lee?
Daniel Curtis Lee was born on May 17, 1991 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He is a rapper, actor and comedian, probably best known for appearing on the Nickelodeon TV show “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide” portraying the character Simon “Cookie” Nelson-Cook. He also worked on the show “Zeke & Luther”.
Daniel Curtis Lee’s net worth
As of early 2020, Daniel Curtis Lee’s net worth is estimated to be over $2 million, earned through a successful career in acting, in the profession since 2001, though there was a point in his life when he turned down most acting projects, before resuming recently working.
Early life and Nickelodeon
Daniel Curtis grew up in Jackson, although his family later moved to nearby Clinton, where he spent most of his childhood. At a young age, he pursued a career in acting, and found his chance when he heard how some child or teen actors were trying to get contracts with popular networks like Nickelodeon.
Nickelodeon has been operating since the late 1970s and focuses on programming for children. Over the years, the network has grown in popularity, creating several programming blocks and sister channels. Some of their current programs focus on age groups such as teens, pre-teens, children, and preschoolers. These include Nick Jr., Nicktoons and TeenNick.
The show is known for its dedicated cartoon lineup and partnering with DreamWorks Animation to create themed shows such as “The Penguins of Madagascar”. They also often make original movies based on their franchises, as well as some original stories of their own.
Getting Started Acting – Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide
In 2002, Lee scored his first professional acting project, playing a minor role in an episode of “First Monday”. The show aired on CBS as a mid-season replacement in 2002, focusing on the US Supreme Court and their involvement during the 2000 presidential election. It had a similar premise to that of another show “The Court”, both were unsuccessful .
After this performance, he became a guest of the show”The shieldstarring Michael Chiklis., and tells the story of an experimental division of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) focused on reducing crime in a crime-ridden area of the city. The show was inspired by the Rampart Division police scandal of the 1990s.
In 2004, he landed one of his most notable roles when he joined Nickelodeon for the show “Ned’s declassified school survival guide”. As the show points out, it tells the story of a group of friends who endure the various challenges of school.
Some aspects of the show that the friends tackle are aspects of their lives, such as popularity, sports, love, and numbers. The show was created by Scott Fellows, who is known for his work as the head writer on “The Fairly OddParents”.
Ned’s released success and Zeke & Luther
Daniel Curtis remained with the show for its entire three-season run, with most episodes filmed at La Mesa Junior High, and it received good ratings throughout its run. DVDs of the show have been released. After the ending, a spin-off was supposed to be in development, but it was never followed up because Scott Fellows had a new project while Daniel was committed to the show.Zeke and Luther”. His co-star Lindsey Shaw also moved to another show.
“Zeke and Luther” this time was a show that was part of Disney, on their sister channel Disney XD. He teamed up with Ryan Newman, Hutch Dano and Adam Hicks on the show. The show tells the story of the titular duo who are skating enthusiasts. The show is about their misadventures and their progress in life with some of their friends, relatives and acquaintances. During his time there, he portrayed a close friend of the duo Kornelius “Koko” Jonesworth. His character is regarded as one of the best skaters in town and was initially a rival of the two before they all became friends.
“Zeke & Luther” ran for three seasons before the story ended. During this time, Daniel took on other projects, including a two-episode role in “Good Luck Charlie,” another Disney Channel show that focuses on a family as they progress with a new family member, the titular Charlie. Lee also lent his voice to the Disney television special “Pixie Hollow Games”, which also featured the voices of Lucy Liu Raven-Symone and Mae Whitman. The show tells the story of Neverland fairies, including Tinker Bell, and was intended to be a series of films, but the producers opted for a television special.
His last television project was in an episode of the series “cheerfulness‘ which aired on Fox and appeared shortly after ‘Zeke and Luther’ ended. The show follows the titular glee club at a fictional high school, along with their various challenges and life together as a club. The show was very popular early on, elevating many of the cast members on the show and winning numerous awards during its run, even with drastic changes in the cast members. The show eventually slowed down and an end was announced in 2015 after a resurgence in their last few seasons.
Lee was inactive for seven years and presumably completed his training outside of industry. He later returned and played a small role in the independent film “Evening Installation”.
Daniel Curtis is single and doesn’t talk much about his romantic endeavors. He professes his love for music especially the rap genre and released numerous songs during his time as a teen star. In recent years, he admitted that he was inactive because he wanted to find a breakthrough in the music industry and focus more on his endeavors there. He often remains good friends with fellow “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide” cast members featuring the main trio hanging around together.