Tony-award winning actor Dan Fogler landed a starring role in the much-anticipated Warner Bros. film FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM. This next adventure into J.K. Rowling¹s magical world of witches and wizards will be released Thanksgiving 2016 and also stars Eddie Redmayne. Dan¹s performance in the Broadway production, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, earned him a Tony award in 2005. Directed by James Lapine, Danwas 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.
On the big screen, Dan has starred opposite Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart in LOVE HAPPENS for Universal Pictures and Ang Lee¹s TAKING WOODSTOCK with Liev Shreiber and Emile Hirsch. He was the lead in Relativity¹s TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT opposite Topher Grace and Anna Faris & Chris Pratt, and BALLS OF FURY with Christopher Walken for Focus Features. Dan received great notices for his starring role opposite Josh Duhamel in SCENIC ROUTE, which premiered at SXSW in 2013.
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 Fox¹s 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 recently reunited with director James Lapine for the feature film, CUSTODY, opposite Viola Davis and Ellen Burstyn.
Little Known Fact: Dan Fogler had been performing on Broadway for about five minutes when he won his Tony Award.