Fogler at Comic-Con 2007
|Birth name||Daniel Kevin Fogler|
October 20, 1976 |
Brooklyn, New York, US
|Alma mater||Boston University College of Fine Arts|
|Spouse||Jodie Capes Fogler (2009-present)|
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.
Fogler was born Daniel Kevin Fogler in Brooklyn, New York, the second child of Shari, an English teacher, and Richard Fogler, a surgeon. Fogler is Jewish. Before he attended the School of Theatre at Boston University, he went to Poly Prep Country Day School and graduated in 1994.
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, but this project never came to fruition. Instead Josh Gad (who also replaced Fogler in Spelling Bee) was cast when the film was eventually made in 2013.
Fogler married Jodie Capes in 2009.
|1999||Brooklyn Thrill Killers||Melvin Mittman|
|2000||Home Field Advantage||Charlie|
|Bust a Move||Charlie|
|School for Scoundrels||Zack|
|2007||Good Luck Chuck||Stu|
|Balls of Fury||Randy Daytona|
|2008||The Marconi Bros.||Carmine Marconi|
|Horton Hears a Who!||Councilman / Yummo Wickersham||Voice|
|Kung Fu Panda||Zeng||Voice|
|Hysterical Psycho||Psychiatrist||Also writer and director|
|2011||Crocodile Tears||Director||Short Film|
|Take Me Home Tonight||Barry Nathan|
|Mars Needs Moms||Gribble||Voice|
|2012||Dog Eat Dog||Short Film|
|Free Birds||Governor Bradford||Voice|
|Europa Report||Dr. Sokolov|
|2014||My Depression (The Up and Down and Up of It)||Voice; Short Film|
|Don Peyote||Warren / Don Peyote||Also co-writer and co-director
Domani Vision Award for Emerging Talent
Domani Vision Award for Best Director
Nominated – Domani Vision Award for Best Writing
Nominated – Domani Vision Award for Breakthrough Performance Award
|Post Modern Ophelia||Goldie Stern||Short Film|
|2015||Ava's Possessions||JJ Samson|
|Barely Lethal||Mr. Drumm|
|2016||Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them||Jacob Kowalski||Post-production|
|Making the Day||Tony Guest||Filming|
|2009–2010||American Dad!||Various||2 episodes|
|2010||M'Larky||Lt. Black||Main Cast; 5 episodes|
|2011||Robot Chicken||Father||Voice; Episode: "Big Trouble in Little Clerks 2"|
|2011–2012||Man Up!||Kenny Hayden||Main Cast; 13 episodes|
|2012||Prairie Dogs||Roj||Episode: "Pilot"|
|Ugly Americans||Carl||Voice; Episode: "The Stalking Dead"|
|2013||Hannibal||Franklin Froideveaux||3 episodes|
|2014||Black Box||Fred Baker||Episode: "Emotions"|
|The Goldbergs||Marvin||2 episodes|
|Living the Dream||Russ Danzinger||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2015||Secrets and Lies||Dave Carlyle||Main Cast; 10 episodes|
|The Good Wife||Nick Zubrovsky||Episode: "Winning Ugly"|
- "Dan Fogler biography". Tribute.ca. Retrieved 2015-04-17.
- Riley, Jenelle (2007-09-14). "Busting Loose". Back Stage. Archived from the original on 2007-10-12. Retrieved 2007-09-15.
- Green, Jesse (2006-10-08). "The Character Actor Laughs Last". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-10-18.
- Schleier, Curt (2005-12-02). "Sweet Spell Of Success". The Jewish Week. Retrieved 2007-09-22.
- Fleming, Michael (2008-11-17). "'Brother Sam' set for HBO". Variety.
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