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Dan Lauria
Dan Lauria at WonderCon 2009 1.JPG
Lauria at WonderCon 2009
Born Daniel Joseph Lauria
(1947-04-12) April 12, 1947 (age 67)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1981–present
Spouse(s) Eileen Cregg (1991–2001)

Daniel Joseph "Dan" Lauria (born April 12, 1947) is an American 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 in the early 1970s, 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.[3] 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."[4]

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. He currently plays Jack Sullivan on the Steve Byrne sitcom "Sullivan and Son" On TBS.


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. ^ Healy, Patrick (April 15, 2010). "Turf for a Different Kind of N.F.L. Play: Broadway". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ 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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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:00:00 -0700

Dan Lauria, who played Savage's father, Jack Arnold (and is now playing a father on TBS' Sullivan & Son) told GMA, "Josh [Saviano] is a big entertainment lawyer; Jason [Hervey] is a producer; Fred's a director. All this crap about kids from TV shows ...
Washington Times-Reporter
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:03:45 -0700

Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Olivia d'Abo and Jason Herveyrecently gathered around the kitchen table to reminisce about their most memorable scenes — including one that featured Kevin (Savage) flinging mashed potatoes at his brother Wayne ...
Broadway World
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:22:30 -0700

The cast of TV's THE WONDER YEARS got together to celebrate the upcoming release of the series on DVD through StarVista Entertainment/Time Life. Below, check out an exclusive video from TVGuide.com in which cast members Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, ...
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:43:56 -0700

Danica McKellar, Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Olivia d'Abo, Jason Hervey, and Josh Saviano are together again! More than 20 years after The Wonder Years ended, the cast of ABC's beloved dramedy reunited on the show's set to film DVD extras for ...
E! Online
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:50:21 -0700

For the first time in 16 years, Fred Savage (Kevin Arnold), Danica McKellar (Winnie Cooper), Jason Hervey (Kevin's brother Wayne Arnold), Olivia D'Obo (the boys' sister), Alley Mills (their mom), Dan Lauria (their dad) and Josh Saviano (Kevin's best ...
Airdrie Echo
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:52:30 -0700

Meanwhile, actor Dan Lauria, who played Savage's TV dad Jack Arnold, credited the young stars' parents with keeping the kids focused and grounded on set, helping them avoid the pitfalls of fame as they grew up in the spotlight. Lauria, who was ...
Frontiers LA (blog)
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:07:30 -0700

Joining the quest are Teen Wolf's Keahu Kahuanui, adult film star Sasha Grey, Cold Case vet Tracie Thoms and Sullivan & Son's Dan Lauria. The Americans' Matthew Rhys trades his role as a spy for that of a British Army Officer in the WWII drama Darling ...
The Rock Father
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:03:45 -0700

Set against the suburban backdrop of Anytown, USA, Kevin sought to minimize his teenage angst while dealing with an older, noogie-happy brother Wayne (Jason Hervey), a rebellious sister, Karen (Olivia d'Abo), distant, workaholic father, Jack (Dan ...

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