Making an exceptional transition from theater to film, Tony award winning actor Dan Fogler recently starred in several big hits and will be seen in many highly anticipated films. In 2007, he starred opposite Christopher Walken, as the unforgettable Randy Daytona in Ben Garant's BALLS OF FURY for Focus Features, and in Lions Gate's GOOD LUCK CHUCK opposite Dane Cook and Jessica Alba. Last year, Dan was part of the voice cast for the 2009 Academy Awards and Golden Globes nominated animated feature KUNG FU PANDA, with Jack Black and Jackie Chan, as well as HORTON HEARS A WHO, along with Steve Carell and Jim Carey.
Taking a more dramatic turn, Dan is set to star in Universal Picture's BRAND NEW DAY, written and directed by Brandon Camp. BRAND NEW DAY is a romantic drama about an acclaimed self-help expert on grieving who is faced with the death of his own wife. Dan is currently filming opposite Aaron Eckhart and Jennifer Aniston, and stars as "Lane Martin", the self-proclaimed visionary behind "Burke Preston" (Eckhart). He's also been picked to star in HBO's bio pic BROTHER SAM where Dan will play the late brilliant comedian Sam Kinison.
In 2009, Dan can be seen in Weinstein Company's FANBOYS about the world of Star Wars fans with Jay Baruchel and Kristen Bell. Dan can also be seen in THE MARCONI BROTHERS, Universal's YOUNG AMERICANS with Topher Grace and Anna Faris, the upcoming Disney production MARS NEEDS MOMS and this summer, check out Dan in Ang Lee's TAKING WOODSTOCK.
Dan Fogler won a Tony Award in 2005 for his performance in the Broadway production of William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin's musical THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, directed by James Lapine. Dan was also honored with the Outer Critics Circle, the Lortel, the Drama Desk for Best Ensemble, and the Theatre World Awards for his portrayal as William Barfee. He also won New York Magazine's Culture Award for Best Breakthrough Performance that year. He reprised the role in the spring of 2007 for the West Coast run of the musical.
He returned to the New York stage in Dan O'Brien's THE VOYAGE OF THE CARCASS, directed by Randy Baruh. Dan is currently finishing up his new play LITTLE EXODUS and he has previously appeared in off-Broadway and regional productions, including BOBBY GOULD IN HELL, JOE FEARLESS, CREPUSCULE, BRIDGES AND HARMONIES, WHITE DEVIL, and DILETTANTES & DEBUTANTES. Dan's directorial debut for the play that he also wrote, ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM (inspired by Ionesco's RHINOCEROS), was performed at the 2007 Fringe Festival in NYC. The play was produced by Stage 13, the film and theater production company of which he is a founding member. Along with his friend and fellow Stage 13 member, Law Tarello, Dan is also part of 2nd Rate" a rock-comedy band that has performed at Joe's Pub in New York City.