Bio

Dan Lauria is most loved and recognized as the dad on the highly acclaimed Emmy winning, ABC television show, THE WONDER YEARS which made him known as America’s favorite TV dad for six successful seasons.


Dan is a very familiar face to the off-off, off and regional theatre scene having performed, written or directed over 50 professional stage productions.  He has appeared as a guest star in over seventy television episodic programs and more than twenty ‘Movie Of The Week’ productions plus a score of motion picture credits.  


In 2010-11 Dan was seen on Broadway in the long running production of LOMBARDI as the legendary coach Vince Lombardi with the beautiful and talented Judith Light, directed by Thomas Kail of Hamilton fame and returned again in the 2013-14 productions of the Tony nominated A CHRISTMAS STORY: The Musical, directed by John Rando. 


Dan and dear friend, the lovely and talented Ms. Wendie Malick have performed the play THE GUYS by Anne Nelson (about our first responders) for numerous theatre and fire departments, around the country. Wendie and Dan also perform LOVE LETTERS as a fundraiser for regional theatres, for the development of new plays.  


Dan has a long-standing acting career in which he has been seen worldwide on the TBS TV show, SULLIVAN & SON, for three seasons and also played Al Loungo on PITCH: about the first woman pitcher in major league baseball.  His most recent role is him joining the family of THIS IS US as the father of Toby.


Dan has now wrote and starred in the off Broadway production of DINNER WITH THE BOYS produced by the one and only Pat Addis and the NJ Rep. This was followed by a off Broadway production of THE STONE WITCH by Shem Bitterman and the upcoming Regional production of Lee Blessings new play; TEA WITH THE BOSS with Gwenn and Wendie Malick.  


When Dan is not on screen or a Broadway stage he and his Godson Julian Farnsworth are writing children’s books.  The most popular one today is The Godfather Tales.

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