NOC Interview: Kevin Daniels Discusses FOX’s ‘The Big Leap’

Kevin Daniels portrays Wayne Fontaine in the new FOX dramedy The Big Leap. The series is an innovative show-within-a-show that takes viewers on a journey of self-acceptance and empowerment at any age. The Big Leap premieres on Monday, September 20 at 9/8c.

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THE BIG LEAP is a modern tale about second chances, chasing your dreams and taking back what’s yours. The show revolves around a group of diverse, down-on-their-luck characters attempting to change their lives by participating in a potentially life-ruining reality dance show that builds to a live production of “Swan Lake.”

Daniels made his Broadway debut in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. In 2012, he played the lead role of Magic Johnson in Broadway’s Magic/Bird.

The actor starred in two seasons of USA Network’s comedy series, Sirens. Daniels also had a recurring role on ABC’s critically acclaimed Modern Family, where he played Longinus. Some of his other television work includes appearing on Atypical, The Orville, Why Women Kill, Coop & Cami Ask the World, and Council of Dads.

Notable film credits include The Island, Raze, Ladder 49, The Watcher, as well as A Typical Wednesday.

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I had the pleasure of chatting with the actor about the themes of The Big Leap, what the character of Wayne has taught him, how the show is diverse both in front of and behind the camera, what he’s most excited for fans to see, his dream Marvel role or character cameo, and so much more. Watch my interview below to hear everything!