20 october, 1976
Dan Fogler, the cherubic actor and singer, was born Oct. 20, 1976 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of a surgeon and his English teacher mother. His brother Jason is a clinical-psychologist. Fogler established himself with his role of William Barfee in the Broadway musical hit "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." His performance brought Fogler a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor (Musical), a Theatre World Award, Outer Circle Award and a Drama Desk Award as part of the Outstanding Ensemble Performance. He also received The Lortel Award for Spelling Bee's off-Broadway run. The show was his Broadway debut, and he played the part on Broadway for nine and one half months. Fogler,as part of The Farm Acting troupe, had helped originate the show and created the character of William Morris Barfee as the improvisational Off-Off Broadway play "C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E in 2002."
The hit musical has jump-started his film career, and Fogler starred in the comedy Balls of Fury (2007) in 2007. Aside from his other film work, Dan also was honored to be the voice actor for two distinct characters in Horton Hears a Who! He has written a play, "Elephant in The Room," inspired by Ionescos'Rhinoceros (1974)_, which was produced by the New York International Fringe Festival 2007. Fogler also directed the production. He has in addition, written and directed his first film, "Hysterical Psycho." which features actors from his theater company Stage 13 where Dan serves as one of the company's Artistic Directors.