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Daniel Kevin "Dan" Fogler (born October 20, 1976) is an American actor, playwright and filmmaker.


Fogler became well-known mostly after his Tony Award winning performance as William Barfée in the Broadway show The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Fogler's film credits went on to include Balls of Fury, Good Luck Chuck, Fanboys, and Kids in America. He is a voice actor in the 2008 animated films Horton Hears a Who! and Kung Fu Panda. He was featured in the music video "I Don't Wanna Be Me" by the band Type O Negative, playing a man recording himself on video as he cross-dresses and puts on celebrity costumes.

His play Elephant in The Room, inspired by Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros was accepted into The NY International Fringe Festival 2007. Fogler is editing his own film, Hysterical Psycho, which he also directed.

Fogler is due to play the titular role of Sam Kinison in a HBO films biopic Brother Sam.[1]

Personal life

Fogler was born in Brooklyn, New York, the second child of an English teacher mother and a surgeon father.[2]

Fogler is Jewish[2][3] and resides in New York's Chelsea, and plays with his friend Law Tarello in an eclectic hip-hop, hard rock, metal band called Second Rate.


Year Film Role Notes
1999 Brooklyn Thrill Killers Melvin Mittman
2000 Home Field Advantage Charlie
Bust a Move Charlie
2002 Hyper Lenny
2006 Slippery Slope Crafty
School for Scoundrels Zack
2007 Good Luck Chuck Stu
Balls of Fury Randy Daytona
2008 The Marconi Bros. (video title: Wedding Bros.) Carmine Marconi
Horton Hears a Who! Councilman / Yummo Wickersham Voice only
Kung Fu Panda Zeng Voice only
2009 Fanboys Hutch
Love Happens Lane
Taking Woodstock Devon
2010 Kids in America Barry Nathan


  1. Fleming, Michael (2008-11-17). "'Brother Sam' set for HBO". Variety. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Riley, Jenelle (2007-09-14). "Busting Loose". Back Stage. Retrieved 2007-09-15. 
  3. Schleier, Curt (2005-12-02). "Sweet Spell Of Success". The Jewish Week. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 

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