He may play a bad boy on Secret Life of the American Teenager, but in real life Daren Kagasoff is a true sweetheart — and today is his special day! Happy 22nd birthday, Daren!

Fun Facts About Daren:
-The role of Ricky was his first big break and one of his first auditions — he was handpicked by Secret Life's producer Brenda Hampton out of hundreds of other actors!
-Before Secret Life, Daren was a star baseball player!
-Daren told J-14 that his favorite snacks on set are Jolly Ranchers from craft services. He uses gum to keep his breath fresh in between takes, too! "I'm always kissing girls, so I'm always putting gum in my mouth and spitting it out before we shoot," he spilled to us.

Leave your birthday wishes for Daren below!

Photo: Bob D'Amico/Courtesy of ABC Family

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