Making an exceptional transition from theater to
film, Tony Award-winning
actor DAN FOGLER (Lane)
stars in several upcoming
movies. Fogler can currently
be seen in Ang Lee's Taking
Woodstock, with Liev Shreiber
and Emile Hirsch. He most
recently wrapped production
on Disney's Mars Needs
Moms!, and is also set to star
in HBO's biopic Brother Sam, playing brilliant comedian
Sam Kinison. His upcoming releases include
Universal's Young Americans, opposite Topher Grace
and Anna Faris.
Fogler made his directorial film debut with
Hysterical Psycho, which was shown at this year's
Tribeca Film Festival. The story takes place at the evil
and haunted Moonlake Inn Motel, a place where
supernatural chaos thrives. A member of the group
becomes affected by lunar radiation and begins to
take out each of the other members one by one. The
film stars the Stage 13 ensemble, the film and theater
production company of which Fogler is a founding
member. Fogler makes a cameo appearance and
narrates the film.
Fogler was last seen starring opposite Christopher
Walken in Balls of Fury, for Focus Features. He was
also recently part of the voice cast in the animated
features Kung Fu Panda, alongside Jack Black and
Jackie Chan, and Horton Hears a Who!, with Steve
Carell and Jim Carrey, and starred in the independent
film The Marconi Brothers. Prior to that, he starred in
Lionsgate's Good Luck Chuck, opposite Dane Cook
and Jessica Alba.
In 2005, Fogler won a Tony Award for his performance
in the Broadway production of William Finn and
Rachel Sheinkin's musical The 25th Annual Putnam
County Spelling Bee, directed by James Lapine. Fogler
was also honored with an Outer Critics Circle Award,
a Lucille Lortel Award, a Drama Desk Award for
Outstanding Ensemble and a Theatre World Award for
his portrayal. He was also awarded the New York
magazine's Culture Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
that year. He reprised the role in spring 2007
for the West Coast run of the musical.
Fogler returned to the New York stage in fall 2006
in Dan O'Brien's The Voyage of the Carcass, directed
by Randy Baruh. Fogler previously appeared in off-
Broadway and regional productions, including Bobby
Gould in Hell, Joe Fearless, Crepuscule, Bridges and
Harmonies, The White Devil and Dilettantes &
Debutantes. Fogler's theatrical directorial debut was
for a play that he also wrote, Elephant in the Room
(inspired by EugĂ¨ne Ionesco's Rhinoceros). The play,
produced by Stage 13, premiered at the 2007 International
Fringe Festival in New York.
Fogler also passes time as a member of Second
Rate—a rock band with his friend Law Tarello.
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