Dan Fogelman

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Dan Fogelman
Born (1979-02-19) February 19, 1979 (age 39)
United States
Occupation Television producer, screenwriter
Known for The Creator of This Is Us

Dan Fogelman (born February 19, 1979) is an American television producer and screenwriter whose screenplays include Tangled, Crazy, Stupid, Love and the Pixar film Cars. He also created the 2012 television sitcom The Neighbors, the 2015 fairy tale-themed musical comedy series Galavant, the 2016 dramedy series This Is Us and the 2016 baseball drama series Pitch.

Biography[edit]

Fogelman grew up in what he has called an "endearingly dysfunctional" Jewish family[1] in River Vale, New Jersey.[2] Dan Fogelman attended Pascack Valley High School in nearby Hillsdale.[3] He and his mother, Joyce,[4] 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.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
2006 Cars Yes
2007 Fred Claus Yes
2008 Bolt Yes Billy (voice)
2010 Tangled Yes
2011 Cars 2 Yes Story
Crazy, Stupid, Love Yes
2012 The Guilt Trip Yes Yes Executive producer
2013 Last Vegas Yes
2015 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Yes
Danny Collins Yes Yes
2018 Life Itself Yes Yes

Television[edit]

Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
2003–2004 Like Family Yes Yes Creator and executive producer
2007 Lipshitz Saves the World Yes Yes Creator and executive producer; unsold pilot
2012–2014 The Neighbors Yes Yes Creator and executive producer
2015–2016 Galavant Yes Yes Creator and executive producer
2015–2016 Grandfathered Yes Yes Executive producer
2016–present This Is Us Yes Yes Creator and executive producer
2016 Pitch Yes Yes Creator and executive producer

References[edit]

  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. ^ Gladstone, Douglas J. "This Is Us Is Back (Now Stop Sobbing); NJ native Dan Fogelman never imagined his hit series This Is Us would make viewers cry so much.", New Jersey Monthly, October 6, 2017. Accessed November 2, 2017. "'When I started showing the pilot to people it started happening,' says Fogelman, who grew up in River Vale and attended Pascack Valley High School in Hillsdale."
  4. ^ Pfefferman, Naomi (July 26, 2011). "First crush to midlife dating". The Jewish Journal. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ 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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