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Dan Fogler

Dan Fogler
Dan Fogler by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Fogler at Comic-Con in 2016
Birth name Daniel Kevin Fogler
Born (1976-10-20) October 20, 1976 (age 41)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Medium Stand-up, film, television, theatre
Alma mater Boston University College of Fine Arts
Years active 1999–present
Spouse Jodie Capes (m. 2009)
Children 2

Daniel Kevin Fogler (born October 20, 1976)[1] is an American actor, voice-over artist, filmmaker, playwright, graphic novelist, stand-up comedian, and musician. He has appeared in films Balls of Fury, Good Luck Chuck, Fanboys, Take Me Home Tonight, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Early life

Daniel Kevin Fogler was born in Brooklyn, New York, the second child of Shari, an English teacher, and Richard Fogler, a surgeon.[2][3] Fogler is Jewish.[2][4][5] 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.[6] His performance won Fogler a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor (Musical),[6] a Theatre World Award,[6] Outer Circle Award and a Drama Desk Award as part of the Outstanding Ensemble Performance. He also received the Lortel Award [6] 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.[6]

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![7] 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.

Personal life

In 2009, Fogler married Jodie Capes, co-founder of Capes Coaching, a career coaching company for actors and artists. They have two children together.



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Brooklyn Thrill Killers Melvin Mittman
2000 Home Field Advantage Charlie
2000 Bust a Move Charlie
2002 Hyper Lenny
2005 Dumped! Elliott
2006 Slippery Slope Crafty
2006 School for Scoundrels Zack
2007 Good Luck Chuck Stu
2007 Balls of Fury Randy Daytona
2008 The Marconi Bros. Carmine Marconi
2008 Horton Hears a Who! Councilman / Yummo Wickersham (voice)
2008 Kung Fu Panda Zeng (voice)
2009 Fanboys Hutch
2009 Hysterical Psycho Psychiatrist Also writer and director
2009 Taking Woodstock Devon
2009 Love Happens Lane
2011 Crocodile Tears Director Short film
2011 Take Me Home Tonight Barry Nathan
2011 Mars Needs Moms Gribble (voice) Also motion-capture
2012 Dog Eat Dog Short film
2012 Hellbenders Eric
2013 Scenic Route Carter
2013 Free Birds Governor Bradford (voice)
2013 Europa Report Dr. Sokolov
2014 My Depression (The Up and Down and Up of It) Singer (voice) Short film
2014 Don Peyote Warren / Don Peyote Also co-writer and co-director
Domani Vision Award for Best Director
Domani Vision Award for Emerging Talent
Nominated – Domani Vision Award for Best Writing
Nominated – Domani Vision Award for Breakthrough Performance Award
2014 Post Modern Ophelia Goldie Stern Short film
2015 Barely Lethal Mr. Drumm
2015 Ava's Possessions JJ Samson
2016 The Guardian Brothers Shen Tu (voice) English dub
2016 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Jacob Kowalski Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Film
2017 Sex Guaranteed Carl
2018 Becks Dave
2018 Making the Day Tony Guest Completed
2018 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Jacob Kowalski Post-production
2018 30 Nights Dr. Lance Ying Post-production
2018 In Like Flynn Joel Schwartz Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2009–10 American Dad! Various 2 episodes
2010 M'Larky Lt. Black 5 episodes
2011–18 Robot Chicken Various (voice) 2 episodes
2011–12 Man Up! Kenny Hayden 13 episodes
2012 Prairie Dogs Roj Unsold pilot
2012 Ugly Americans Carl (voice) Episode: "The Stalking Dead"
2013 Hannibal Franklin Froideveaux 3 episodes
2014 Black Box Fred Baker Episode: "Emotions"
2014 The Goldbergs Marvin Goldberg 4 episodes
2014 Living the Dream Russ Danzinger Unsold pilot
2015 Secrets and Lies Dave Carlyle 10 episodes
2015 The Good Wife Nick Zubrovsky Episode: "Winning Ugly"
2016 Custody Denholz Television film
2017 Famous in Love Himself Episode: "Fifty Shades of Red"
2017 Sharknado 5: Global Swarming Dan Fogler Television film


  1. ^ "Dan Fogler Biography". Tribute. 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. ^ [1]
  6. ^ a b c d e Biography for Dan Fogler on IMDb
  7. ^ Man Up! on IMDb

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