Yousef Abu-Taleb

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Yousef Abu-Taleb
Portrays Daniel, Gross Guy, Buckshot
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Age 35
Birthday July 31, 1980
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Yousef Abu-Taleb filmography
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Yousef Abu-Taleb is the actor who played Daniel in the Lonelygirl15 and LG15: The Resistance webseries. He has also done some of the camera work and writing for the series as well. Born in Arlington, Virginia (USA), he lived in Jordan until he was eight. Yousef's father is Jordanian and lives in Herndon, Va. His mother is British and lives in Harrisonburg, Va. Yousef took classes at Blue Ridge Community College before moving to Los Angeles in early 2005. He has two brothers and four sisters.

While looking for roles as an actor, he worked as a bartender and a waiter at Red Lobster. In the meantime, he worked with acting coach Robert Miano and producer James Quattrochi.

Yousef responded to the posting for a film called Children of Anchor Cove (a codename for the lonelygirl15 project) on Craigslist. Unlike co-star Jessica Rose, Yousef was not hesitant to join the project. Although Yousef was nearly ten years older than the character of Daniel, he was hired for the role. As a result, the character of Daniel, who was originally supposed to be around 16, was rewritten as an 18-year-old.

During the filming, before his identity was revealed, Yousef kept a low profile, keeping to his house and wearing sunglasses when he went out. After the Creators and crew announced that LG15 was a YouTube Series, Yousef was interviewed by MTV and CNN.

Other Works and Appearances

Yousef and Jessica Lee Rose at the Big in '06 Awards

Before joining lonelygirl15, Yousef had a small part in the film Dorm Daze 2; the scene was cut, but can be seen in the Deleted Scenes section of the DVD. He also appeared in an independent film Stray in which his character was beaten to death.

Since joining the show, Yousef joined Jessica Rose on the Red Carpet at the VH1 Big in '06 Awards, for which Lonelygirl15 won the award for biggest download. He also appeared with Jessica on the Tom Green show. Additionally, he did some work alongside Carmen Electra for Epic Movie, a film that parodies a number of other epic films such as The DaVinci Code, The Chronicles of Narnia and Snakes on a Plane.

Most recently he joined forces with Reza Bahador to bring the radio show F.O.B. Life to the airwaves. The show ended in December 2007, but past episodes can still be heard on Now Live Internet Radio.

After the end of lonelygirl15, Yousef announced that he would take part in another internet series entitled Endangered Life. In 2009, he joined the crew of the webseries "Poor Paul" during it's second season.


A scandal developed on November 8, 2006 as rumors spread that Yousef had been fired. These rumors were subsequently dispelled by the Creators. Yousef's character remained on the series after the scandal.

Fun Facts

  • He almost missed his audition for Lonelygirl15 because he got it confused with another audition.
  • His favorite part of lonelygirl15 is the interactivity with all of the fans.
  • On an episode of F.O.B. Life, he revealed that his favorite LG15 episode is Grillz feat. Danielbeast, LG15, P. Monkey, and O'n.
  • As a real person, the character from the series he would most like to date is Bree.
  • He is inspired by success and says that if he wasn't an actor, he'd like to be a rock star.

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lonelygirl15 Cast & Crew
Main Cast Jessica Lee Rose · Yousef Abu-Taleb · Jackson Davis · Alexandra Dreyfus · Becki Kregoski · Katherine Pawlak · Melanie Merkosky · Crystal Young
Supporting Cast Jessi Williams · Jackie Jandrell · Alli Danziger · Bitsie Tulloch · Craig Coyne · Raegan Payne · Shannon Solomon · Maxwell Glick · Peter James · Tammy Klein · Carly Jones · Joe Rubin · Shelby Kocee · Sean Vincent Biggins · Melissa Kite · Jos Viramontes
Creators Miles Beckett · Mesh Flinders · Greg Goodfried · Amanda Goodfried
Crew Glenn Rubenstein · Yumiko Aoyagi · Gregg Moscot · Mari Devincenzi · Jenni Powell · Ian Schwartz · Tom Pettit · Blair Singer · Jim Campolongo · Ross Berger · Jake Coburn · Dwayne Smith · Vanessa Roveto · Mary Feuer · Jonathan Robert Kaplan · Jan Libby · Ben Kruger · Marcello Daciano · Jennifer Roth · Kevin Schlanser · Justin Thompson · Brad Haley · Matt Vanselow · Colin Hargraves · Seth Jacobs · Darren Boling · Joshua Hale Fialkov · Grant Steinfeld · Todd Janiak · Broken Kid · ElizKM86
Other Cast Eddie Asher · Katharine McPhee · Kenneth Goodfried · Frank Zajaczkowski · Something For Rockets · Jerry Wright · Kira Lobenstein · Greg Gallows · Daniel Weiss · Emily Evergreen · Jennifer Thompson · Other Cameos
LG15: The Resistance Cast & Crew
Main Cast Jackson Davis · Alexandra Dreyfus · Marnette Patterson · Brett Ryback
Supporting Cast Bill Oberst Jr. · Reed Windle · Yousef Abu-Taleb · Ashlyn Selich · Amanda Goodfried
Crew Miles Beckett · Greg Goodfried · Amanda Goodfried · Joshua Hale Fialkov · James R. Sterling · Lynn Kramer · Yusuf Pirhasan · Jim Campolongo · Sara Clarkin · Ram Paul Silbey · Lisa Andoh · Andie Verbance · Andrea Aguilar · Travis Prow · Logan Rapp · Bobby Pollier · Beth Dubber · Doug Landers · Axel Bierstedt · Kevin Schlanser · Christopher Ryder · Jerry Pyle · James Renfroe · Casey Klebba · Mallory Whitelaw · Cyril Florita · Seth Jacobs
Cameos Killola · Mitchell Wright · Keri O'Brien · Other Cameos
The Hunt For Bree
Early Cast and Crew Yousef Abu-Taleb · Miles Beckett · Mesh Flinders · Greg Goodfried · Amanda Goodfried · Jessica Lee Rose
Associated Peoples Jon Fine · Brian Flemming · Kenneth Goodfried · Lisa Goodfried · Virginia Heffernan · Richard Rushfield · Grant Steinfeld
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