Dan Fogler Biography

Mars Needs Moms 3D

Mars Needs Moms 3D

Score: 7 / 10
Released: March 11, 2011
Director: Simon Wells
Producer: Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis, Steven Boyd
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Cast: Seth Green, Dan Fogler, Joan Cusack, Elizabeth Harnois, Mindy Sterling, Kevin Cahoon, Tom Everett Scott
Genre: Comedy
Length: 88 minutes
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Dan Fogler Biography

DAN FOGLER

Date of Birth: October 20, 1976

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Dan Fogler's life changed drastically after winning a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway show The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee.

Two years earlier, he'd been doing small time theater and low budget films when a longtime friend, Rebecca Feldman, called him up and asked him to participate in creating a show with her improv group. He was asked to create a character for a show about a spelling bee. Fogler came up with William Barfee, a slobby preteen with a "rare mucous-membrane disorder." They called the show C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E, and workshopped and developed it at the Barrington Stage Company in Massachusetts in 2004, before it opened on Broadway in April 2005 under the new name The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

After winning not only a Tony, but The Lortel, Outer Critics, Broadway World and Drama Desk awards, Fogel found himself very much in demand. His first role in a major motion picture was in School for Scoundrels (2006), starring Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Heder. Next, he played a lead role in Fanboys (2008) opposite Seth Rogen and Kristen Bell before landing the starring role in Balls of Fury (2007), a comedy about a ping-pong champion.

Since then, he's played roles in Good Luck Chuck (2007) with Jessica Alba and Dane Cook, and Kids in America (2008) opposite Anna Faris. He also provided the voice of Yummo for the animated film Horton Hears a Who (2008), followed by a role in Number 13 (2008), where he played famed film director Alfred Hitchcock opposite Ben Kingley and Ewan McGregor.

Over the last five years, Dan has appeared in numerous independent film projects, including Take Me Home Tonight (2011), Hellbenders (2012), Free Birds (2013), and Barely Lethal (2015). He played Jacob Kowalski in the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) starring Eddie Redmayne, then reprised his role in the sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018).

Dan directed his play Elephant in The Room, which was accepted into The 2007 NY International Fringe Festival. He also plays in the rock band 2nd Rate.

In 2009, he married acting coach Jodie Capes. They make their home in New York.

Filmography:

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald(2018)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Custody (2016)
Ava's Possessions (2015)
Barely Lethal (2015)
Don Peyote (2014)
Free Birds (2013)
Europa Report (2013)
Scenic Route (2013)
Hellbenders (2012)
Mars Needs Moms (2011)
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
Young Americans (2010)
Love Happens (2009)
Taking Woodstock (2009)
Fanboys (2009)
Number 13 (2008)
Traveling (2008)
Kung Fu Panda (2008) (voice)
Horton Hears a Who (2008) (voice)
Kids in America (2008)
Good Luck Chuck (2007)
Balls of Fury (2007)
School for Scoundrels (2006)
The Marconi Bros. (2006)
Slippery Slope (2006)
Home Field Advantage (2000)

Filmography

Actor Free Birds (2013)
Actor Free Birds 3D (2013)
Actor Scenic Route (2013)
Actor Fanboys (2009)
Actor Love Happens (2009)
Actor Taking Woodstock (2009)
Actor Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Actor Balls of Fury (2007)
Actor Good Luck Chuck (2007)