Forging an exceptional transition from theater to film & television, Tony award-winning actor DAN FOGLER is well known for starring in JK Rowling’s HARRY POTTER prequel franchise FANTASTIC BEASTS for Warner Bros. Dan helped launch the multi-film franchise alongside Eddie Redmayne in 2016, and recently had the first-sequel, THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD, come out last November. The franchise, directed by Harry Potter stalwart David Yates, extends J.K. Rowling’s magical world of witches and wizards to a whole new generation.
Concurrently, Dan can also be seen on AMC’s hit series THE WALKING DEAD as ‘Luke’. His role was announced at ComiCon San Diego to much fanfare, and Dan was thrilled to dip his feet into such a prestigious show.
Previously on the big screen, Dan has starred opposite Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart in LOVE HAPPENS for Universal Pictures and Ang Lee’s TAKING WOODSTOCK with Liev Shreiber and Emile Hirsch. He was the lead in Relativity’s TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT opposite Topher Grace, Chris Pratt, & Anna Faris, and BALLS OF FURY with Christopher Walken for Focus Features. Dan received great notices for his starring role role opposite Josh Duhamel in SCENIC ROUTE, which premiered at SXSW in 2013. Other film credits include BARELY LETHAL opposite Sam Jackson, and Lionsgate’s GOOD LUCK CHUCK with Dane Cook and Jessica Alba.
In television, Dan starred opposite Ryan Fillippe and Juliette Lewis in the ABC drama SECRETS AND LIES, and was a series lead in the ABC comedy sitcom MAN UP! Dan continues to appear as a recurring guest star on ABC’s hit series “The Goldbergs”. He was also featured as a guest star on NBC’s critically-acclaimed series HANNIBAL.
On the animated feature front, Dan was heard as part of the voice cast in KUNG FU PANDA for Dreamworks alongside Jack Black and Jackie Chan, and Fox’s HORTON HEARS A WHO with Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey. He starred opposite Seth Green in the Disney, Robert Zemeckis produced animated feature, MARS NEEDS MOMS.
Dan made his directorial film debut with HYSTERICAL PSYCHO, which premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. In his second feature as a director, DON PEYOTE, Dan put together an ensemble cast that included Topher Grace, Anne Hathaway, and Jay Baruchel.
He got his start on Broadway, where his performance in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” earned him a Tony award in 2005. Directed by James Lapine, Dan was also honored with the Outer Critics Circle, The Lortel, Drama Desk for Best Ensemble, Theatre World Awards, and the New York Magazine Culture Award for Best Breakthrough Performance. He reprised the role again in 2007 for the West Coast run.
Dan 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. Dan had prior appeared in off-Broadway and regional productions, including “Bobby Gould in Hell,” “Joe Fearless,” “Crepuscule,” “Bridges and Harmonies,” “White Devil,” and “Dilettantes & Debutantes.” Dan’s directorial debut for a play that he also wrote, was ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM.