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Dan Lauria



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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Sister
  • Jeffrey Presser
2016
No Score Yet I'm Not Ready for Christmas
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Almost Married
  • 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
2009
No Score Yet Life Of Lemon
  • Arthur
2009
14% The Spirit
  • Commissioner Dolan
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
2006
70% A Wake In Providence
  • 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
  • Coach Garth
  • Director
2001
86% Outside the Law
  • Detective Froman
2001
No Score Yet Common Ground
  • Coach
2000
No Score Yet Hangman
  • Capt. Gil Roemer
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
39% Wide Awake
  • Father Peters
1998
No Score Yet True Friends
  • Pauley
1998
No Score Yet Prison of Secrets
  • Sgt. Ed Crang
1997
60% 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
14% Another Stakeout
  • Captain Coldshank
1993
No Score Yet In The Line Of Duty: Ambush In Waco
  • Blanchard
1993
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
No Score Yet Without a Trace
  • Baker
1983
No Score Yet C.O.D.
  • Secret Service Man #2
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Nolan
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Battaglia
No Score Yet Sullivan & Son
2012-2014
  • Jack Sullivan
67% A to Z
2014-2015
  • Pete
Growing Pains
1985-1992
  • Dan
No Score Yet Smallville
2001-2011
  • Walt Arnold Coach Walt Arnold
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
Comment je l'ai rencontrée
2005-2014
  • Nolan
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Actor
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Capt. Joe Sturdevnt Police Chief
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Stan Rourke
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Ray Masters Peter Kurtz
No Score Yet Leverage
2008-2012
  • Moscone
No Score Yet Perception
2012-2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Mr. Simpson Simpson
No Score Yet Sullivan Son
  • Actor
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
  • James Cleary
93% Pitch
2016
  • Al Luongo
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Lee Whitworth
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Det. Jameson
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Ronnie Ronnie Erickson
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • J.J.
43% Harry's Law
2011-2012
  • Actor

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