Dan Lauria

Highest Rated: 100% Without a Trace (1983)
Birthday: Apr 12, 1947
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Best known as Jack Arnold, the husband and father with one of the world's softest hearts, on the period comedy drama The Wonder Years (1988-1993), burly actor Dan Lauria's accomplishments as an actor far outstripped that single characterization. Lauria sustained an impressive and versatile career that encompassed soap operas, situation comedies, long-form features and miniseries, and theatrical work, to name only a few arenas. As a young man, the Brooklyn-born Lauria attended Southern Connecticut State University, where he played collegiate football, then enlisted in the Marines. He received formal dramatic training under coaches Constance Welch (at Yale) and Davey Marlin-Jones (at the Washington Theatre Club) -- both of whom tutored him with an approach resolutely opposed to that of the classic "Method." Lauria then debuted onscreen in the early '80s largely with telemovies, such as the 1983 Without a Trace and the 1985 Brass, and with occasional appearances on sitcoms such as Growing Pains. The Wonder Years, of course, represented one of Lauria's most significant breaks, and he later reflected that it would remain his chief legacy as an actor. After Years wrapped in 1993, Lauria continued his small-screen work. He appeared on such programs as ER, Law & Order, Smallville, and Boy Meets World; played legendary network head Fred Silverman in Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie's Angels; and played Crawford in the Martin Lawrence comedy vehicle Big Momma's House 2 (2006). He also maintained a busy theatrical schedule, with a particularly strong presence at L.A.'s Coronet Theater.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Locating Silver Lake Speaker 2017
No Score Yet Wrapped Up in Christmas - Director's Cut Gabriel 2017
No Score Yet Wrapped Up in Christmas Gabriel 2017
No Score Yet I'm Not Ready for Christmas Actor 2015
No Score Yet Here's The Kicker Actor 2011
No Score Yet The Five Mr. H. 2010
No Score Yet The Waiter Actor 2010
No Score Yet Dead Air Fred 2009
35% Alien Trespass Chief Dawson $43.9K 2009
No Score Yet Life Of Lemon Arthur 2009
14% The Spirit Commissioner Dolan $19.8M 2008
No Score Yet InSearchOf Reverend Blackwell 2008
No Score Yet Finish Line Joe Campella 2008
No Score Yet Dear Me: A Blogger's Tale Actor 2008
6% Big Momma's House 2 Crawford $70.2M 2006
No Score Yet The Path to 9/11 Richard Tenet 2006
70% A Wake In Providence (Almost Married) Rudy 2005
No Score Yet Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Charlie's Angels' Fred Silverman 2004
0% High Times' Potluck Carmine 2003
No Score Yet Contagion General Ryker 2002
No Score Yet Ricochet River Director Coach Garth 2001
86% Outside the Law Detective Froman 2001
No Score Yet Common Ground Coach 2000
No Score Yet Full Disclosure Actor 1999
No Score Yet Fear Runs Silent Therapist 1999
No Score Yet Justice Judge Falcone 1999
No Score Yet True Friends Actor 1999
40% Wide Awake Father Peters 1998
No Score Yet True Friends Pauley 1998
No Score Yet Prison of Secrets Sgt. Ed Crang 1997
64% Independence Day Commanding Officer 1996
No Score Yet Terror in the Family Todd 1996
7% Faithful Executive Producer 1996
No Score Yet Dogwatch Halloway 1996
No Score Yet Dog Watch Actor 1996
No Score Yet No One Could Protect Her Det. Greg Corning 1996
No Score Yet Excessive Force II: Force on Force Franco 1995
13% Another Stakeout Captain Coldshank 1993
No Score Yet In The Line Of Duty: Ambush In Waco Blanchard 1993
No Score Yet Overexposed Norm Demski 1992
No Score Yet Mob Justice Actor 1991
No Score Yet The Great Los Angeles Earthquake Steve Winslow 1990
No Score Yet The Great L.A. Earthquake Actor 1990
No Score Yet David Actor 1988
87% Stakeout Coldshank 1987
No Score Yet Angel in Green Actor 1987
No Score Yet Doing Life Actor 1986
64% 9 1/2 Weeks Actor 1986
No Score Yet South Bronx Heroes FBI Agent 1985
No Score Yet Brass Detective Navarro 1985
100% Without a Trace Baker 1983
No Score Yet C.O.D. Secret Service Man #2 1983

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Resident
2018
Simon Ortiz
  • 2019
90% Shameless
2011
Maurice "Mo" White
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Man With a Plan
2016
Frank
  • 2018
  • 2017
97% Elementary
2012
Louis Garmendia
  • 2017
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Emergency Room Guard Morgan Cade
  • 2017
No Score Yet Nuits blanches à l'urgence
2014-2017
Doug
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Night Shift
2014-2017
Doug
  • 2017
94% Pitch
2016
Al Luongo
  • 2016
67% A to Z
2014-2015
Pete
  • 2015
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Stan Rourke
  • 2015
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Ronnie Ronnie Erickson
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
J.J.
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sullivan & Son
2012-2014
Jack Sullivan
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
James Cleary
  • 2012
No Score Yet Perception
2012-2015
  • 2012
43% Harry's Law
2011-2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Ray Masters Peter Kurtz
  • 2011
  • 2003
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Lee Whitworth
  • 2009
92% Leverage
2008-2012
Moscone
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
Battaglia
  • 2009
No Score Yet Comment je l'ai rencontrée
2005-2010
Nolan
  • 2008
83% How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
Nolan
  • 2008
33% The Wedding Bells
2007
Joseph Heller
  • 2007
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Det. Jameson
  • 2006
No Score Yet Come to Papa
2004
Bob
  • 2004
No Score Yet 7th Heaven
1996-2007
Mr. Hampton
  • 2003
No Score Yet JAG
1995-2005
Allen Blaisdell
  • 2003
No Score Yet Ed
2000-2004
Richard Vessey
  • 2003
  • 2002
92% Smallville
2001-2011
Walt Arnold Coach Walt Arnold
  • 2001
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Capt. Joe Sturdevnt Police Chief
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Mr. Simpson Simpson
  • 2000
No Score Yet Static Shock
2000-2004
Voice
  • 2000
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
1998
Webb James Webb
  • 1998
No Score Yet Boy Meets World
1993-2000
Judge Lamb
  • 1997
No Score Yet Party of Five
1994-2000
Coach Petrocelli
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1994
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
George Garabedian
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Commish
1991-1996
Dr. Donald Cutler
  • 1994
No Score Yet The Wonder Years
1988-1993
Jack Arnold Director
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
No Score Yet Growing Pains
1985-1992
Dan
  • 1989
  • 1987
  • 1986
No Score Yet Head of the Class
1986-1991
  • 1988
No Score Yet Wiseguy
1987-1990
Phillips
  • 1987
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
Lieutenant
  • 1985
No Score Yet Sullivan Son

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