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Dan Lauria
Dan Lauria at ATX TV Festival 2014 Sullivan and Son.jpg
Lauria at the ATX TV Festival 2014 for Sullivan & Son
Born Daniel Joseph Lauria
(1947-04-12) April 12, 1947 (age 68)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1981–present
Spouse(s) Eileen Cregg (1991–2001)
Dan Lauria
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1970-1973
Rank Captain (O-3)
Battles/wars Vietnam War

Daniel Joseph "Dan" Lauria (born April 12, 1947) is an television, stage, and film actor.[1]

Early life[edit]

Lauria, an Italian-American, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Carmela (née Luongo) and Joseph J. Lauria.[2] He also lived in Lindenhurst, New York. He graduated from Lindenhurst Senior High School in 1965 as a varsity football player, and he briefly taught physical education at Lindenhurst High School. A Vietnam War veteran, Lauria served as an officer in the US Marine Corps;[3] he served at the same point in his life that Jack Arnold, his character in The Wonder Years did during the Korean War. He got his start in acting while attending Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut, on a football scholarship.


Lauria is best known for his portrayal of Jack Arnold, the money-conscious father on the TV series The Wonder Years, that ran from 1988 to 1993. He also played James Webb in the 1998 TV miniseries From the Earth to the Moon and Commanding Officer, USA in 1996's Independence Day. More recently he has appeared in a War Veterans public service announcement and as Police Commissioner Eustace Dolan in The Spirit. He appeared as Coach Hamstrung in The Three Stooges N.Y.U.K. on AMC in 2000. Lauria appeared on stage in New York in the summer of 2006 in an Off Broadway production of "A Stone Carver" by William Mastrosimone with Jim Iorio and Elizabeth Rossa. Lauria also had a small role in a Season two episode of Army Wives, as well as a season one episode of The Mentalist. In 2009, Dan has appeared as General Lee Whitworth, M.D. on T.V. series Criminal Minds Season 4. He has also appeared in an episode of Boy Meets World, starring Ben Savage, the younger brother of The Wonder Years's Fred Savage. In late 2009, Lauria returned to the Off Broadway stage, appearing as Jimmy Hoffa in Brian Lee Franklin's Good Bobby, a fictionalized account of Robert Kennedy's rise.

In 2010, Lauria appeared as Vince Lombardi in the Broadway play Lombardi.[4] The play received positive reviews, with sports writer Jim Hague commenting, "Lauria truly becomes Vince Lombardi. You almost forget you're watching an actor. He's Lombardi through and through, down to the wire-framed glasses and intimidating scowl." North Bergen football coach Vince Ascolese, who met Lombardi, commented "I really felt like he was Lombardi. It was uncanny."[5] Lauria's portrayal of Lombardi was used during the NFL on FOX introduction to Super Bowl XLV, where the Green Bay Packers, the team Lombardi coached to victories in the first two Super Bowls, defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In 2012, Lauria played the part of Jean Shepard in the Broadway production of A Christmas Story: The Musical, a role which he reprised off Broadway at Madison Square Garden in 2013. From 2012 through 2014, he played Jack Sullivan on the Steve Byrne sitcom Sullivan & Son.


Lauria at the 41st Emmy Awards on September 17, 1989



  1. ^ Harrison, Nancy (August 26, 1990). "For Wonder Years, Actor Recalls L.I.". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  2. ^ Dan Lauria Biography at Film Reference. Retrieved October 23, 2010.
  3. ^ Dean, Paul (27 April 1995). "To Hell . . . and Back : Not everyone who fought in Vietnam came home shattered. Millions returned intact in mind and body, and used the worst of combat to find the best of life.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
    Cutler, Jacqueline (10 September 2006). "'The Path to 9/11". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Healy, Patrick (April 15, 2010). "Turf for a Different Kind of N.F.L. Play: Broadway". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ Hague, Jim. "'Lombardi' on Broadway is a smash hit" "Tasty Tidbits" The Union City Reporter; October 24, 2010; Pages 12 & 13

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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:56:15 -0700

When Dan Lauria, the still-iconic star of TV's The Wonder Years, asks if you want to end the meal with a cappuccino, you don't say no. The topic of discussion is his new play, Dinner With the Boys, coming to Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre after a sold-out ...
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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:33:45 -0700

As a star linebacker in the early 1960s, Dan Lauria led Lindenhurst to a pair of Rutgers Trophy championships as the best high school football team on Long Island. One of the rewards, being team captain, was a ceremony at which he accepted the trophy ...


Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:33:45 -0700

“You know its nice to be recognized by your peers,” said actor Dan Lauria. “You can hear by the laughter that were having a great time with all the guys I played with. Some of the guys I haven't seen since 1970. It's just good to be with friends, that ...


Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:03:45 -0700

The cast and creative team of Dinner With the Boys, a new play by Dan Lauria (Lombardi, The Wonder Years), met the press at their rehearsal studio on April 7. The play will make its off-Broadway debut at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre beginning April 21 ...

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:30:00 -0700

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Broadway World
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:59:26 -0700

Currently in previews, DINNER WITH THE BOYS is a new comedy by the beloved actor and writer Dan Lauria (LOMBARDI, "The Wonder Years" and "Sullivan & Son") and will open May 4 Off-Broadway at the Acorn Theatre at Theater Row (410 W. 42 St.) in ...

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:04:42 -0700

Earlier this month at the April Broadway Association luncheon, Brookfield discussed their latest venture Manhattan West, a $4.5-billion master-planned real estate project a block away from Penn Station at Ninth Ave. and 33rd St. In addition, Actor Dan ...


Fri, 13 Mar 2015 08:25:14 -0700

Stage and screen vet Dan Lauria will head off-Broadway in his new self-penned comedy, Dinner with the Boys. Performances will begin at the Acorn Theatre at Theater Row on April 21. Opening night is set for May 4. Joining Lauria are Ray Abruzzo and ...

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