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Dan Fogler



With his heavyset, bug-eyed, and occasionally wild appearance, character actor Dan Fogler suggested a cross between Sam Kinison and Jack Black, but his inventive genius ranked him far higher, inviting frequent comparisons to the likes of John Belushi. Though Fogler would eventually gain recognition as a film star, he rocketed to fame not for his cinematic work but for a most unusual theatrical coup: his evocation of William Barfee, the slightly obnoxious, mucous-ridden, duck-walking braggart at the heart of the Broadway production The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. That show actually evolved from a series of improvisatory exercises cultivated during Fogler's tenure at Boston University (when it was entitled C-R-E-P-U-S-C-L-E) to an off-Broadway show to a white-hot Broadway production that deservedly netted Fogler the 2005 Tony Award for Best Actor.

Of course, Hollywood stardom was not far off, and beginning in 2006 (with a small appearance in the Billy Bob Thornton comedy School for Scoundrels), Fogler did appear onscreen, to consistently enthusiastic notices. He also ascended with incredible rapidity from supporting parts to leads, and invariably chose interesting features, such as the silly sports comedy Balls of Fury (2007), with Fogler as a ping-pong player who must square off against maniacal arch-fiend Christopher Walken, and that same year's comedy The Marconi Brothers, in which Fogler and Brendan Sexton III play brothers who leave the family carpet business to videotape weddings for a living. He also played Alfred Hitchcock in the Agatha Christie/Dashiell Hammett-style murder mystery Number Thirteen, and signed on to voice one of the main characters in the 2008 animated feature Horton Hears a Who, adapted from the legendary Dr. Seuss children's book, as well voicing a character in the DreamWorks animated comedy Kung Fu Panda.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Jacob Kowalski
2016
64% Ava's Possessions
  • JJ Samson
2016
22% Barely Lethal
  • Mr. Drumm
2015
7% Don Peyote
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Warren Allman
2014
No Score Yet My Depression
  • Actor
2014
17% Free Birds
  • Governor Bradford
2013
29% Hellbenders
  • Actor
2013
65% Scenic Route
  • Carter
2013
80% Europa Report
  • Dr. Solokov
2013
No Score Yet Number 13
  • Alfred Hitchcock
2012
37% Mars Needs Moms
  • Gribble
2011
28% Take Me Home Tonight
  • Barry Nathan
2011
16% Love Happens
  • Lane
2009
47% Taking Woodstock
  • Devon
2009
No Score Yet Hysterical Psycho
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
2009
32% Fanboys
  • Hutch
2008
87% Kung Fu Panda
  • Zeng
2008
79% Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
  • Councilman/Yummo Wickersham
2008
No Score Yet The Marconi Bros. (The Wedding Bros.)
  • Carmine Marconi
2008
5% Good Luck Chuck
  • Stu
2007
23% Balls of Fury
  • Randy Daytona
2007
25% School for Scoundrels
  • Zack
2006

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
77% The Goldbergs
2013
  • Marvin Goldberg Marvin Uncle Marvin
25% Black Box
2014
  • Fred Baker
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
22% Man Up!
2011
  • Kenny Hayden
89% Hannibal
2013-2015
  • Actor
36% Secrets and Lies
2015
  • Dave Lindsey Dave Carlyle
No Score Yet Ugly Americans
2010-2012
  • Voice
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Nick Zubrovsky
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
Man Up
  • Kenny Hayden

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