Making an exceptional transition from theater to film, Tony Award-winning actor Dan Fogler stars in several upcoming movies. Fogler was last seen in Ang Lee’s TAKING WOODSTOCK with Liev Schreiber and Emile Hirsch. He most recently wrapped production on Disney’s MARS NEEDS MOMS, and is also set to star in HBO’s biopic BROTHER SAM playing brilliant comedian Sam Kinison. Upcoming releases include Universal’s YOUNG AMERICANS opposite Topher Grace and Anna Faris.
Dan Fogler made his directorial film debut with HYSTERICAL PSYCHO at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The film stars the ensemble of Stage 13, the film and theater production company of which he is a founding member and Fogler makes a cameo appearance as well as narrates the film.
Fogler was seen taking a more dramatic turn opposite Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart in LOVE HAPPENS for Universal Pictures. Fogler starred opposite Christopher Walken in BALLS OF FURY for Focus Features and was also heard as part of the voice cast in the animated feature KUNG FU PANDA for Dreamworks, alongside Jack Black and Jackie Chan. Earlier features include Fox’s HORTON HEARS A WHO with Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey, as well as the independent THE MARCONI BROTHERS. Prior to that he starred in Lionsgate’s GOOD LUCK CHUCK, opposite Dane Cook and Jessica Alba.
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. Fogler was also honored with the Outer Critics Circle, The Lortel, Drama Desk for Best Ensemble, and Theatre World Awards for his portrayal. He was also awarded the New York Magazine 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 the fall of 2006 in Dan O’Brien’s “The Voyage of the Carcass,” directed by Randy Baruh. Fogler had previously appeared in off-Broadway and regional productions, including “Bobby Gould in Hell,” “Joe Fearless,” “Crepuscule,” “Bridges and Harmonies,” “White Devil,” and “Dilettantes & Debutantes.” Fogler’s theatrical directorial debut was for a play that he also wrote, “Elephant in the Room” (inspired by Ionesco’s “Rhinoceros”). It premiered at the 2007 Fringe Festival in NYC. This play was also produced by Stage 13. Fogler also passes time as a member of Second Rate, a rock band with his friend Law Tarello.
MOON LAKE is Fogler’s first graphic novel.