Dan Fogelman

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Dan Fogelman
Born (1976-02-19) February 19, 1976 (age 43)
OccupationTelevision producer, screenwriter
Known forcreator of This Is Us

Dan Fogelman (born February 19, 1976) 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] He 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]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
2003 Shit Happens Yes Yes No Short film
2006 Cars No Yes No
2007 Fred Claus No Yes No
2008 Bolt No Yes No Role: Billy (voice)
2010 Tangled No Yes No
2011 Cars 2 No Story No
Crazy, Stupid, Love No Yes No
2012 The Guilt Trip No Yes Executive
2013 Last Vegas No Yes No
2015 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl No No Yes
Danny Collins Yes Yes No Directorial Debut
2018 Life Itself Yes Yes Yes
2021 Indiana Jones 5 No Yes No
TBA Honeymoon with Harry No Yes No

Television[edit]

Year Title Writer Executive
Producer
Creator Notes
2003–04 Like Family Yes Yes Yes Created and executive produced all 23 episodes
Wrote episode ''Pilot''
2006 The 12th Man Yes Yes N/A Television film
2007 Lipshitz Saves the World Yes Yes N/A Unsold pilot
2012–14 The Neighbors Yes Yes Yes Created and executive produced all 44 episodes
Wrote 8 episodes (in one episode olny story)
2015 Untitled NBA Project No Yes N/A Television film
The King of 7B Yes Yes N/A Television film
2015–16 Galavant Yes Yes Yes Created and executive produced all 18 episodes
Wrote 4 episodes
Grandfathered Yes Yes No Executive produced all 22 episodes
Wrote 2 episodes (in one episode only story)
2016 Pitch Yes Yes Yes Created and executive produced all 10 episodes
Wrote 3 episodes
2016–present This Is Us Yes Yes Yes Created and executive produced all 54 episodes
Wrote 13 episodes

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.

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