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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Catching Magic in the Air

MAGIC BIRD Finds “MAGIC” Actor Kevin Daniels To Perform Title Role of Earvin “MAGIC” Johnson
MAGIC BIRD has found its “Magic”. The producers of MAGIC BIRD, Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, today announced that the title role of Hall of Fame basketball player and Lakers legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson will be played by actor Kevin Daniels.

Kevin played high school basketball before turning his sights to acting which brought him to the prestigious Julliard School, NYC at the age of 17. After graduation Kevin made his Broadway debut at Lincoln Center, NYC in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Other stage roles include “Suge Knight” opposite Anthony Mackie in Up Against the Wind (New York Theater Workshop, NYC) and the role of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the staged radio play of RFK: Journey to Justice (LA Theatre Works, CA). On the big screen Kevin played Firefighter “Don Miller” in Touchstone Pictures Ladder 49 and starred in And Then Came Love with Vanessa Williams. Kevin can currently be seen in a reoccurring role on the ABC hit comedy MODERN FAMILY. His other TV credits include guest stars on NBC's CHUCK and LAW & ORDER, and ABC's BROTHERS & SISTERS. Kevin resides in LA and is a Lakers fan.

“I am honored to be playing Earvin “Magic” Johnson and am excited to dig in and deliver,” says Kevin Daniels.

Magic said, “Kevin Daniels is a great choice to play me and I look forward to his electric performance on the stage.”

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