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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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Allentown Morning Call
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:24:15 -0700

... center of a multimedia event by Zeke Zelker of Forks Township. The actors, the first of more than 60 who will be cast, are Dan Lauria, of "The Wonder Years" fame; John Waters, of "Hairspray" fame; and Darlene Cates, of "What's Eating Gilbert Grape ...
Variety (blog)
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:48:45 -0700

Derek Hough, BoA, Will Yun Lee, Wesley Jonathan, Izabella Miko, Jefferson Brown, Dan Lauria, Rick Gonzalez. (English, Korean, Japanese dialogue). Filed Under: BoA · Derek Hough · Duane Adler · Make Your Move. Follow @Variety on Twitter for breaking ...
TV Series Finale
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:07:30 -0700

Sullivan & Son's outstanding ensemble cast includes Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years), Christine Ebersole (Royal Pains, Amadeus), Brian Doyle-Murray (Groundhog Day, The Middle), Jodi Long (Beginners), Valerie Azlynn (Tropic Thunder), Vivian Bang (Yes ...


Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:02:51 -0700

Also with BoA, Will Yun Lee, Wesley Jonathan, Izabella Miko, Jefferson Brown, Dan Lauria, and Rick Gonzalez. (Opens Friday at AMC Grapevine Mills). The Railway Man (R) Colin Firth stars in this drama based on Eric Lowe's novel about a former British ...


Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:32:43 -0700

... entertainer David Letterman and actor Dan Lauria, also in 1947 (age 67); writer Scott Turow in 1949 (age 65); actor/singer David Cassidy in 1950 (age 64); musician Pat Travers and writer Jon Krakauer, both in 1954 (age 60); actor Andy Garcia in ...
Citizens Voice
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:07:30 -0700

Actor Dan Lauria is 67. Talk show host David Letterman is 67. Author Scott Turow is 65. Singer David Cassidy is 64. Actor-playwright Tom Noonan is 63. Rhythm-and-blues singer JD Nicholas (The Commodores) is 62. Singer Pat Travers is 60. Actor Andy ...
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:01:54 -0700

Actress Jane Withers is 88. Musician Herbie Hancock is 74. Musician John Kay of Steppenwolf is 70. Actor Ed O'Neill is 68. Actor Dan Lauria ("The Wonder Years") and talk-show host David Letterman are 67. Singer-actor David Cassidy is 64. Actor Wayne ...
Albany Times Union
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:03:45 -0700

Actor Dan Lauria is 67. Talk show host David Letterman is 67. Author Scott Turow is 65. Actor-playwright Tom Noonan is 63. Actor Andy Garcia is 58. Country singer Vince Gill is 57. Actress Shannen Doherty is 43. Actress Jordana Spiro is 37. Rock ...

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