Dan Fogler

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Dan Fogler
Fogler at Comic-Con 2007.
Birth name Daniel Kevin Fogler
Born (1976-10-20) October 20, 1976 (age 38)[1]
Brooklyn, New York, US
Medium Stand-up, Actor
Years active 1999–present
Spouse Jodie Capes Fogler (2009-present)
Website dan-fogler.com

Daniel Kevin "Dan" Fogler (born October 20, 1976) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, playwright, filmmaker, and voice artist. He won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. He was the voice of Zeng in Kung Fu Panda and Kung Fu Panda Holiday.

Personal life[edit]

Fogler was born Daniel Kevin Fogler in Brooklyn, New York, the second child of Shari, an English teacher, and Richard Fogler, a surgeon.[2][3] Fogler is Jewish.[2][4] Before he attended the School of Theatre at Boston University, he went to Poly Prep Country Day School and graduated in 1994. He has been married to Jodie Capes Fogler since 2009.


Fogler became well-known mostly after his Tony Award winning performance as William Barfée in the Broadway show The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. His first TV appearance was in 2002 on FOX's 30 Seconds to Fame as a contestant impersonating Al Pacino. His film credits are Balls of Fury, Good Luck Chuck, Fanboys, and Take Me Home Tonight. His voicework is heard in two animated movies Horton Hears a Who! and Kung Fu Panda and was featured in the music video "I Don't Wanna Be Me" by the band Type O Negative, playing a man recording himself on video as he cross-dresses and puts on celebrity costumes. His play Elephant in the Room (inspired by Eugène Ionesco's Rhinoceros) was accepted into The NY International Fringe Festival 2007. Fogler is editing his own movie Hysterical Psycho, which he also directed. Fogler starred as Kenny Hayden in the short-lived television series Man Up! His impersonation of comedian Sam Kinison led him to be attached to play the titular role in a planned HBO biopic of the book Brother Sam,[5] but this project never came to fruition. Instead Josh Gad was cast when the film was eventually made in 2013.[6]

In 2013, he appeared in the science fiction thriller film Europa Report.


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Brooklyn Thrill Killers Melvin Mittman
2000 Home Field Advantage Charlie
Bust a Move Charlie
2002 Hyper Lenny
2002 30 Seconds to Fame Himself TV game show/Contestant
2006 Slippery Slope Crafty
School for Scoundrels Zack
2007 Good Luck Chuck Stu
Balls of Fury Randy Daytona
2008 The Marconi Bros. (video title: Wedding Bros.) Carmine Marconi
Horton Hears a Who! Councilman / Yummo Wickersham Voice only
Kung Fu Panda Zeng Voice only
2009 Fanboys Hutch
Love Happens Lane
Taking Woodstock Devon
2011 Take Me Home Tonight Barry Nathan
Mars Needs Moms Gribble Voice only
Man Up! Kenny Hayden
Scenic Route Carter
2013 Free Birds Governor Bradford Voice only
Hannibal Franklin Froideveaux TV series
Europa Report Dr. Sokolov
2014 Don Peyote Warren / Don Peyote Also co-writer and co-director
Black Box Fred Baker TV series
The Goldbergs Marvin TV series
2015 Secrets and Lies Dave Carlyle TV series
Barely Lethal Mr. Drumm


  1. ^ "Dan Fogler biography". Tribute.ca. Retrieved 2015-04-17. 
  2. ^ a b Riley, Jenelle (2007-09-14). "Busting Loose". Back Stage. Archived from the original on 2007-10-12. Retrieved 2007-09-15. 
  3. ^ Green, Jesse (2006-10-08). "The Character Actor Laughs Last". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 
  4. ^ Schleier, Curt (2005-12-02). "Sweet Spell Of Success". The Jewish Week. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  5. ^ Fleming, Michael (2008-11-17). "'Brother Sam' set for HBO". Variety. 
  6. ^ http://www.deadline.com/2013/08/book-of-mormons-josh-gad-to-play-sam-kinison-in-larry-charles-directed-feature/

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