During this period, he started his acting career, landing his noteworthy role on the Disney Channel series That's So Raven. He also appeared in the film "Nora's Hair Salon" which starred Jenifer Lewis andTatyana Ali in 2004.
McDaniel signed with London based record label Transmission Records in 2009 and released his digital single 'London Girl' on May 16, 2010.
In 2012, McDaniel starred in In the Hive to much acclaim. The film was shot in only 18 days.
In 2013, he joined the cast of VH1's new series Hit the Floor.