Fogler at Comic-Con in 2016
|Birth name||Daniel Kevin Fogler|
October 20, 1976 |
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Boston University College of Fine Arts|
|Spouse||Jodie Capes (m. 2009)|
Daniel Kevin "Dan" Fogler (born October 20, 1976) is an American actor, voice-over artist, filmmaker, playwright, graphic novelist, stand-up comedian and musician. Best known for his starring role in the 2007 comedy film Balls of Fury. He has also appeared in Good Luck Chuck, Fanboys, Take Me Home Tonight and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
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 established himself in his Broadway debut as William Barfée in the Broadway musical hit The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. His performance won Fogler a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor (Musical), a Theatre World Award, Outer Circle Award and a Drama Desk Award as part of the Outstanding Ensemble Performance. He also received the Lortel Award  for Spelling Bee's off-Broadway run. He played the part on Broadway for nine and a half months. Fogler, as part of The Farm Acting troupe, had helped originate the show and created the character of William Morris Barfée as the improvisational Off-Off Broadway play C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E in 2002.
Dan Fogler's first television appearance was in 2002 on FOX's 30 Seconds to Fame as a contestant impersonating Al Pacino. Other television credits include recurring roles on ABC's The Goldbergs, NBC's Hannibal, CBS' The Good Wife and voice work for FOX's American Dad. Fogler also has had starring roles in ABC's Man Up! and Secrets & Lies.
In film, Fogler starred as Randy Daytona in 2007's Balls Of Fury for Focus Features, and in Lionsgate’s Good Luck Chuck Fogler had a role opposite Dane Cook and Jessica Alba. Fogler also had roles in Fanboys, Take Me Home Tonight, Scenic Route, Europa Report and the J.K. Rowling adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which was released worldwide in November 2016.
Fogler has also done a variety of voiceover acting in films such as; Horton Hears A Who! along with Steve Carell and Jim Carrey, Disney's Mars Needs Moms, Free Birds and 2009's Kung Fu Panda, with Jack Black and Jackie Chan.
Some of Fogler's other projects and accomplishments include; starring in the music video "I Don't Wanna Be Me" by the doom metal band Type O Negative, in which he played a man recording himself on video as he cross-dresses and puts on celebrity costumes.
Fogler also wrote and directed the play, Elephant in The Room, inspired by Ionesco's Rhinoceros, which was produced by the New York International Fringe Festival in 2007. Dan Fogler has also written and directed Hysterical Psycho (2009) which premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, featuring actors from his theater company Stage 13 where Dan serves as one of the company's Artistic Directors, and Don Peyote (2014) which also saw Dan in the lead role as Warren Allman, with supporting roles from Josh Duhamel, Anne Hathaway, Topher Grace, and many more. Hysterical Psycho was also the project that spawned Fogler’s foray into the world of graphic novels. In 2010, Archaia Entertainment published the horror anthology Moon Lake. This collection of stories chronicles the past, present, and future of the most haunted town on Earth, Moon Lake. Fogler is also hard at work on another graphic novel, Brookyn Gladiator.
In 2009, Fogler married Jodie Capes, co-founder of Capes Coaching, a career coaching company for actors and artists. They have two children together.
|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|
|Post Modern Ophelia||Goldie Stern||Short Film|
|2015||Ava's Possessions||JJ Samson|
|Barely Lethal||Mr. Drumm|
|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them||Jacob Kowalski|
|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 Goldberg||4 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"|
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- 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.
- Biography for Dan Fogler at the Internet Movie Database
- Man Up! at the Internet Movie Database
- Otterson, Joe (30 April 2015). "Ellen Burstyn, Hayden Panettiere Join Viola Davis in Courtroom Drama 'Custody'". TheWrap.
- Gans, Andrew (30 April 2016). "Raul Esparza, Viola Davis, Dan Fogler Cast in James Lapine Film 'Custody'". Playbill. ISSN 0551-0678.
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