Dan Fogelman

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Dan Fogelman is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter whose screenplays include Tangled, Crazy, Stupid, Love., and the Pixar film Cars. He also created the 2012 television sitcom The Neighbors and the 2015 medieval comedy Galavant.


Dan Fogelman grew up in what he has called an "endearingly dysfunctional" Jewish family[1] in River Vale, New Jersey.[2] He and his mother, Joyce,[3] took a road trip from New Jersey to Las Vegas that became the basis for his 2012 film comedy The Guilt Trip, starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen as a mother and son on a cross-country road trip.[1] His father, named Marty, became the namesake of the father in the 2012 television sitcom The Neighbors created by Fogelman, who has a sister who inspired the family daughter in this series.[1]

On April 21, 2011, Warner Bros. purchased Fogelman's script for a Tom Cruise film in which the star plays a disgraced politician who returns to his hometown to recover.[4]


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  1. ^ a b c Pfefferman, Naomi (September 10, 2012). "‘The Neighbors’: Aliens next door". The Jewish Journal. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ Youngmisuk, Ohm. "Derrick Ward goes from movie gofer to Giant attraction", Daily News (New York), September 30, 2007. Accessed August 19, 2013. "Dan Fogelman has a movie debuting this Christmas called Fred Claus starring Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti and Kevin Spacey.... Now the kid who used to run to get coffee and sandwiches is the starting running back for the New York Giants. 'It blows my mind,' says Fogelman, a lifelong Giants fan who grew up in River Vale, N.J."
  3. ^ Pfefferman, Naomi (July 26, 2011). "First crush to midlife dating". The Jewish Journal. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ Fleming, Mike (April 21, 2011). "UPDATE: Warner Bros Seals 7-Figure Deal For Tom Cruise-Attached Dan Fogelman Pitch". Deadline. Retrieved September 23, 2012. 

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