Daniel Kevin Fogler (born October 20, 1976) is an American actor, comedian and writer. He has appeared in films Balls of Fury, Good Luck Chuck, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and done voice acting for Kung Fu Panda and Horton Hears a Who! He currently stars on The Walking Dead as Luke.
Fogler in 2018
Daniel Kevin Fogler
October 20, 1976
|Alma mater||Boston University College of Fine Arts|
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, writer|
Jodie Capes (m. 2009)
Early life and education
Fogler was the second child born to Shari and Richard Fogler, an English teacher and a surgeon, respectively, in Brooklyn, New York. Fogler is Jewish. He graduated Poly Prep Country Day School in 1994, before attending the School of Theatre at Boston University.
Fogler made his Broadway debut when he originated the role of William Barfée in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, for which he won the Theatre World Award for the original off-Broadway production and the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical in 2005 for the original Broadway production.
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 with 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 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 2008's Kung Fu Panda, with Jack Black and Jackie Chan.
Some of Fogler's other projects include starring in the music video for Type O Negative's song "I Don't Wanna Be Me", in which he played a man recording himself on video cross-dressing as celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears and finally the band's singer Peter Steele.
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. 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 Fogler in the lead role as Warren Allman, with supporting roles from Josh Duhamel, Anne Hathaway, Topher Grace. Hysterical Psycho was Fogler's first graphic novel. 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, Brooklyn Gladiator.
In 2009, Fogler married Jodie Capes, co-founder of Capes Coaching, a career coaching company for actors and artists. They have two daughters Edi and Angel. Recently, Dan appeared in The Goldbergs as Uncle Mavin but his skinnier version worried his fans too much. Fogler, later revealed that he lost his weight (100 pounds) for the sake of his family as he, who feared of getting obesity diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure, wanted to be there for his two daughters and his wife.
|1999||Brooklyn Thrill Killers||Melvin Mittman|
|2000||Home Field Advantage||Charlie|
|2000||Bust a Move||Charlie|
|2006||School for Scoundrels||Zack|
|2007||Good Luck Chuck||Stu|
|2007||Balls of Fury||Randy Daytona|
|2008||Horton Hears a Who!||Councilman / Yummo Wickersham (voice)|
|2008||The Marconi Bros.||Carmine Marconi|
|2008||Kung Fu Panda||Zeng (voice)|
|2009||Hysterical Psycho||Psychiatrist||Also writer and director|
|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|
|2013||Europa Report||Dr. Nikita Sokolov|
|2013||Free Birds||Governor Bradford (voice)|
|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|
|2018||In Like Flynn||Joel Schwartz|
|2018||Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald||Jacob Kowalski|
|2018||30 Nights||Dr. Lance Ying|
|2009–10||American Dad!||Various voices||2 episodes|
|2010||M'Larky||Lt. Black||5 episodes|
|2010||Kung Fu Panda Holiday||Zeng (voice)||Short film|
|2011–18||Robot Chicken||Various voices||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"|
|2013–Present||The Goldbergs||Marvin Goldberg||12 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"|
|2017||Famous in Love||Himself||Episode: "Fifty Shades of Red"|
|2017||Sharknado 5: Global Swarming||Dan Fogler||Television film|
|2018– Present||The Walking Dead||Luke||Season 9- Present|
|2016||Lego Dimensions||Jacob Kowalski (voice)|
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