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Dan Fogler’s films include Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon’s Balls of Fury; Mark Helfrich’s Good Luck Chuck; Kyle Newman’s Fanboys; Todd Phillips’ School for Scoundrels; Michael Canzoniero and Marco Ricci’s The Marconi Bros.; Michael Dowse’s Young Americans; Brandon Camp’s soon-to-be-released Brand New Day, starring with Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart; and Simon Wells’ upcoming motion-capture feature Mars Needs Moms.
He was part of the voice cast of the blockbuster animated features Kung Fu Panda (directed by Mark Osborne and John Stevenson) and Horton Hears a Who! (directed by Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino).
Mr. Fogler made his feature directorial debut with Hysterical Psycho, which he also wrote and appeared in, and which world-premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.
He won a Tony Award in 2005 for his performance as William Barfee in the Broadway production of William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin’s musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by James Lapine. Mr. Fogler was also honored with the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Theatre World Awards, among other honors, for his portrayal. 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. He has also appeared in off-Broadway and regional productions, including Bobby Gould in Hell; Joe Fearless; Crepuscule; Bridges and Harmonies; White Devil; Dilettantes & Debutantes; and, most recently, The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall.
Mr. Fogler’s theatrical directorial debut was on a play that he also wrote, Elephant in the Room (inspired by Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros), which was performed at the 2008 Fringe Festival in NYC. The play was produced by Stage 13, the film and theater production company of which he is a founding member. He also is part of Second Rate, a rock band with friend Law Tarello.
He holds a BFA from Boston University.