Dan Fogler

Dan Fogler

Fogler at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan, October 2, 2010.
Born Daniel Kevin Fogler
October 20, 1976 (1976-10-20) (age 35)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Occupation Actor, musician
Years active 1999–present

Daniel Kevin "Dan" Fogler (born October 20, 1976) is an American actor, playwright, and filmmaker.


Personal life

Fogler was born in Brooklyn, New York, the second child of Shari, an English teacher, and Richard Fogler, a surgeon.[1][2] Fogler is Jewish.[1][3] He attended the School of Theatre at Boston University.


Dan 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. Fogler's film credits include Balls of Fury, Good Luck Chuck, Fanboys, and Take Me Home Tonight. He is a voice actor in the 2008 animated films Horton Hears a Who! and Kung Fu Panda. He 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 Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros was accepted into The NY International Fringe Festival 2007. Fogler is editing his own film, Hysterical Psycho, which he also directed.

Fogler is due to play the titular role of Sam Kinison in HBO Film's biopic Brother Sam.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Brooklyn Thrill Killers Melvin Mittman
2000 Home Field Advantage Charlie
Bust a Move Charlie
2002 Hyper Lenny
2002 30 Seconds to Fame Himself TV game show/Contestant
2006 Slippery Slope Crafty
School for Scoundrels Zack
2007 Good Luck Chuck Stu
Balls of Fury Randy Daytona
2008 The Marconi Bros. (video title: Wedding Bros.) Carmine Marconi
Horton Hears a Who! Councilman / Yummo Wickersham Voice only
Kung Fu Panda Zeng Voice only
2009 Fanboys Hutch
Love Happens Lane
Taking Woodstock Devon
2011 Take Me Home Tonight Barry Nathan
Mars Needs Moms Gribble Voice/Likeness


  1. ^ a b Riley, Jenelle (2007-09-14). "Busting Loose". Back Stage. Archived from the original on 2007-10-12. http://web.archive.org/web/20071012211858/http://backstage.com/bso/news_reviews/features/feature_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003640856. Retrieved 2007-09-15. 
  2. ^ Green, Jesse (2006-10-08). "The Character Actor Laughs Last". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/08/theater/08gree.html?pagewanted=all. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 
  3. ^ Schleier, Curt (2005-12-02). "Sweet Spell Of Success". The Jewish Week. http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=11725. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  4. ^ Fleming, Michael (2008-11-17). "'Brother Sam' set for HBO". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117996022.html?categoryid=1237&cs=1. 

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