Daniel Singh is now ready to become an actor as he recently takes on a role by joining the cast of a worldwide TV series. The former gladiator is back in the big screen as one of the casts of the world’s top TV shows.
He secured a new job because of his skills and physique to land a part as a bodyguard and talk with the likes of Hollywood star Kiefer Sutherland in the new series of thriller 24. The 27-year-old will be seen in the new season of “24” as Fazil, the head of security for the show’s leading villain this week.
His character works for baddie Margot (Michelle Fairley from the Game of Thrones), and he is the one that does the dirty work, which includes killing people. Daniel added that he got the role because of his appearance and work ethic.
He said: “I went to an audition in London and within 24 hours, no pun intended, I was given the role. “I’m in this series from about episode five until episode 11, but I could be called-up to do more filming. You only get about 48 hours notice when they need you.
His character is the head of security for Margot, so you can expect that he is as tough as hell in this TV show. Basically, he is the one that beats other people if Margot wishes him to. Sometimes, he also kills people for his boss, which is something that his boss wants to do.
“I was chosen for the part largely to do with how I look and, when I’ve got the make-up on, I do really look like a full-blown terrorist.”
Daniel talked about his past, he remembered that he broke his neck while playing ruby. He got paralyzed for eight months so he got fat. He was able to shed the pounds off his body through hard work. Eventually becoming a professional wrestler, landing him a job as one of the Gladiators in the revival of popular ‘90s show of the same name, in 2008.
His job came to an end when the series was stopped. He decided to pursue a career in the World Wrestling Federation. Because of the nature of his work, he was able to travel the world. Soon, he started a business, Gladiator Nutrition, with stores in Gateshead, Durham and Peterlee.
Now, he is part of 24, a cult American TV show which stars Sutherland fighting terrorists. The show takes place in real time, with 24 hour-long episodes that makes up a day in the life of Sutherland’s character Jack Bauer.