A native of Los Angeles, 20-year-old Daren Kagasoff is a former star high school baseball player who studied at San Francisco State University. Upon returning to Los Angeles, he has scored a starring role (opposite Molly Ringwald) in ABC Family’s new series “The Untitled Brenda Hampton Project" (Working Title: "American Teenager.”)

Here, the sports stud sounds off about his favorite aspects of the city.

Restaurant: Chaya Brasserie (8741 Alden Drive, Los Angeles). They have the best filet with a side of mashed potatoes.

Clothing store: American Rag (150 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles). They always have the sickest jeans by Tsubi, which I love.

Theater: Sherry Theatre (11052 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood). It’s a small setting where only about 35 people can fit, and it’s where I started my acting career.

Movie theater: ArcLight Cinemas (6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood). There’s assigned seating so there’s no hassle, and the screen is HUUUUUUUGE.

L.A. neighborhood: Los Feliz. It’s very up ’n’ coming, and it has a real artsy feel to it, which you can’t beat.

Favorite thing about Los Angeles: The food. I love to eat all sorts, and L.A. has it all.

Hobby: Playing golf when I have time off. I love playing and getting out in the sun as much as possible. My brother and dad play golf as well, so it’s kind of a family thing.

“The Untitled Brenda Hampton Project" (Working Title: "American Teenager.”) is scheduled to air this summer on ABC Family.