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Dan Fogler is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director born on October 20, 1976, in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his roles in Broadway productions, including "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," for which he won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical in 2005.

Fogler's interest in acting began at a young age. He attended the School of Theatre at Boston University, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting. After graduation, he moved to New York City to pursue his career in theater.

In 2005, Fogler made his Broadway debut in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," a musical comedy about a group of eccentric middle school students competing in a spelling bee. Fogler played the role of William Barfee, a socially awkward student with a magic foot who spells out words with his body. His performance was praised by critics and audiences alike, and he won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.

Fogler continued to work in theater, appearing in productions such as "The Voyage of the Carcass," "Baldwin Brothers," and "The Cherry Orchard." In 2011, he returned to Broadway in the play "The People in the Picture," a drama about a grandmother who shares her memories of the Holocaust with her granddaughter. Fogler played the role of Howie, a young man who helps the grandmother reconnect with her past.

In addition to his work on stage, Fogler has also appeared in numerous films and television shows. He made his film debut in the 2005 comedy "School for Scoundrels," starring Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Heder. He went on to appear in films such as "Balls of Fury," "Fanboys," and "Take Me Home Tonight."

Fogler's television credits include guest appearances on shows such as "Hannibal," "The Goldbergs," and "The Walking Dead." He also had a recurring role on the NBC series "Man Up!" in 2011.

In 2016, Fogler landed a major role in the blockbuster film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spin-off of the "Harry Potter" franchise. He played the character of Jacob Kowalski, a No-Maj (the American term for Muggle) who becomes embroiled in the wizarding world. His performance was praised by critics, and he reprised the role in the sequels "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" and "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore."

In addition to his work in front of the camera, Fogler is also a writer and director. He wrote and directed the 2009 film "Hysterical Psycho," a horror-comedy about a group of actors who are terrorized by a serial killer. He also wrote and directed the 2011 film "Don Peyote," a comedy about a man who becomes obsessed with conspiracy theories.

Fogler is also a comic book writer and has created several series, including "Moon Lake" and "Brooklyn Gladiator." He has also written for Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

In his personal life, Fogler is married to Jodie Capes Fogler, and the couple has two children together. He is also an advocate for autism awareness and has spoken publicly about his own diagnosis with Asperger's syndrome.

Overall, Dan Fogler has had a successful career in entertainment, with notable achievements on Broadway, in film and television, and in the world of comic books. He continues to work on new projects and is a respected figure in the industry.

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[New York]
City Center Encores! Off-Center Production, 2015
Mr. Bungee

Special Benefit Production, 2007

Broadway Transfer, 2005
William Barfee

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2005
William Barfee

William Barfee

[Regional (US)]
Workshop, 2004

Dan Fogler Movies

[2000]Home Field Advantage Charlie

[2005]Dumped! Elliott

[2006]School for Scoundrels Zack

[2006]Slippery Slope Crafty

[2007]Good Luck Chuck Stu

[2007]Balls of Fury Randy Daytona

[2008]Kung Fu Panda Zeng

[2008]The Marconi Bros. Carmine Marconi

[2008]Horton Hears a Who! Councilman, Yummo Wickersham

[2009]Fanboys Hutch

[2009]Hysterical Psycho Psychiatrist

[2009]Love Happens Lane

[2009]Taking Woodstock Devon

[2011]Mars Needs Moms Gribble

[2011]Take Me Home Tonight Barry Nathan

[2012]Hellbenders Eric

[2013]Europa Report Dr. Sokolov

[2013]Free Birds Governor Bradford

[2013]Scenic Route Carter

[2014]Don Peyote Warren Allmän

[2015]Ava's Possessions J.J. Samson

[2015]The Guardian Brothers Shen Tu

[2015]Barely Lethal Mr. Drumm

[2016]Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Jacob Kowalski

[2016]Custody Keith Denholz

[2017]Sex Guaranteed Carl

[2017]Becks Dave

[2018]In Like Flynn Joel Schwartz

[2018]30 Nights Dr. Lance Ying

[2018]Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Jacob Kowalski

[2019]Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Con-Ployee

[2020]The Argument Jack

[2021]Making the Day Tony Guest

[2022]Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Jacob Kowalski

[2022]DC League of Super-Pets Carl, Pilot, Racer

[2022]Spinning Gold Buck Reingold

Dan Fogler TV Shows

Man Up! Kenny Hayden

The Goldbergs Marvin Goldberg

The Walking Dead Luke

Dan Fogler Awards and Nominations

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

Dan Fogler, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The Lortels - 2005 - Outstanding Featured Actor

Dan Fogler, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Theatre World Awards - 2005 - Performance

Dan Fogler, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Dan Fogler, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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Dan Fogler News

Corey Stoll, Natalie Gold & Alyssa Emily Marvin to Join Sarah Paulson in APPROPRIATE

Golden Globe Award nominee Corey Stoll (“House of Cards,” “Billions”), Natalie Gold (“Succession”), and Alyssa Emily Marvin (Grey House) join Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award winner Sarah Paulson in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ APPROPRIATE at Second Stage Theater, directed by Lila Neugebauer.

Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, Celia Keenan-Bolger Will Lead Paula Vogel's MOTHER PLAY on Broadway

The world premiere of MOTHER PLAY, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel and directed by Tina Landau is coming to Broadway. We have all the details on who will star in the new play!

Marin Ireland, Zachary James & Erik Lochtefeld to Star in SPAIN at Second Stage Theater

Get all the details on the upcoming production of SPAIN at Second Stage Theater, including the star-studded cast featuring Marin Ireland, Zachary James, and Erik Lochtefeld. Find out when and where you can catch this highly anticipated show.

Frank Wood, Abubakr Ali & b Join TOROS at Second Stage Theater Uptown

Complete casting has been set for Second Stage Theater's TOROS by Danny Tejera and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

New Plays by Paula Vogel, Jen Silverman and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Included in Second Stage Theater's 2023/24 Season

Second Stage Theater has just announced three initial productions for its upcoming 45th Anniversary Season. Check out the full lineup here!

2023 Second Stage Theater Uptown Series to Present TOROS By Danny Tejera This Summer

Second Stage Theater will present TOROS, written by Danny Tejera and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this summer at Second Stage Theater Uptown.

Works From Britton Smith, Kate Douglas & More to be Featured in Second Stage Theater's 2023 New Voices Series

Second Stage Theater is continuing its commitment to nurturing American playwrights with THE 2023 JUDITH CHAMPION READING SERIES and the inaugural NANCY DENOVAN MUSICAL READING. 

Interview: Jeremy Jordan Talks Going '70s For SPINNING GOLD

Jeremy Jordan stars as Neil Bogart in the new film Spinning Gold, which follows the creation of Casablanca Records, home to musical icons like Donna Summer, KISS, and more. BroadwayWorld caught up with Jordan to discuss the impact that the music had on his own life, working with the film's all-star cast, and more. Watch the interview video now!

Photos: Jeremy Jordan & More Broadway Stars Attend SPINNING GOLD Premiere

Spinning Gold, the new film starring Jeremy Jordan, premiered at the Roxy Cinema in New York City. Check out photos of Jordan at the screening, joined by Tony winners Lena Hall, Michael Mayer & Diane Paulus, Bryan Batt, Krysta Rodriguez, Orfeh, Andy Karl, Callum Francis, and more.

Wake Up With BWW 3/3: FUNNY GIRL Sets Closing, First Look at BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN', and More!

Top stories: First look at Bob Fosse's Dancin' and meet eh cast as the show begins previews, plus Funny Girl sets closing date with the lead cast extending their runs. Read more about these and other top stories here!

VIDEO: Jeremy Jordan Stars in New SPINNING GOLD Film Trailer

The new video trailer for Spinning Gold, starring Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan, has been released. The film also stars Casey Likes, Tayla Parx, Ledisi, Tony Award winner Dan Fogler, Chris Redd, Sebastian Maniscalco, and more. Plus, check out new details on the film's soundtrack and an upcoming competition!

Lisa Lawer Post Named Interim Executive Director of Second Stage Theater

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director) has announced that Lisa Lawer Post has been named Interim Executive Director at Second Stage Theater. Ms. Post will officially join the award-winning Broadway and Off-Broadway institution on February 27, 2023.   Current Executive Director Khady Kamara will depart the company at the end of the month.

D'Arcy Carden, Katie Finneran, Scott Foley & Chris Sullivan Will Lead THE THANKSGIVING PLAY on Broadway

Second Stage Theater has just announced the cast for its upcoming production of Larissa FastHorse’s play, THE THANKSGIVING PLAY. Find out all the details about who will star in the new play!

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Adds Four Simulcast Viewings

Due to popular demand, Second Stage Theater has added four simulcast performances of BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY. See details about the performances, and learn how to purchase tickets!

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY & Imagine Justice To Host Justice Nights on Broadway

Second Stage Theater will partner with Common and his not-for-profit, Imagine Justice, to host “Justice Nights On Broadway” following the matinee performances of Between Riverside and Crazy at The Hayes Theater on Saturday, February 11th and Saturday, February 18th 2023.

Michael R. Jackson & Common to Join Second Stage Theater's Winter's Ball

Second Stage Theater will host a Winter’s Ball geared towards young professionals and arts patrons, featuring Michael R. Jackson and Common. The fundraising event will take place on Monday, February 27 at The Pierre Hotel. See

Wake Up With BWW 2/3: First Look at CAMELOT and SUNSET BOULEVARD, and More!

Top stories include a first look at Camelot, as well as Sunset Boulevard at the Kennedy Center. Plus, new casting has been announced for Leopoldstadt, and more!

Rebel Wilson, Dan Fogler, Ledisi & More Join ROMEO & JULIET Pop Musical Movie

Rebel Wilson, Clara Rugaard, Jamie Ward, Rupert Everett, Jason Isaacs and Derek Jacobi will star in Timothy Scott Bogart’s new Romeo & Juliet pop musical movie. The cast will also include Tony Award-winner Dan Fogler, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Rupert Graves, and Grammy Award-winners Tayla Parx and Ledisi.


Gary Perez has joined the cast of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Austin Pendleton.  Mr. Perez assumed the role of Lieutenant Caro on January 20, 2023.


Dan Fogler has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Dan Fogler has not appeared in the West End

Dan Fogler has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his role in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," Outstanding Featured Actor at The Lortels for the same production, Performance at the Theatre World Awards for "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards, also for "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."

Dan Fogler has won several awards for his performances in the Broadway show "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." These include the Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Outstanding Featured Actor award from The Lortels, the Performance award from the Theatre World Awards, and the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical award from the Tony Awards.

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