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Overview (2)

Born in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height 5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dan Lauria was born on April 12, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Spirit (2008), The Wonder Years (1988) and 9½ Weeks (1986). He was previously married to Eileen Cregg.

Spouse (1)

Eileen Cregg (26 December 1991 - 2001) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (2)

Characters are often gruff and intimidating but well respected authority figures
Straight forward authorty

Trivia (13)

Attended Southern Connecticut State University, where he also played football
Served in the US Marines, including a tour in Vietnam.
Was a Captain in the USMC for three years between 1970-1973.
Dan attended the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. in 1975.
He loves to watch James Cagney movies and frequently had "double picture night", which featured Cagney films, at his house, inviting the cast of The Wonder Years (1988).
Formerly a substitute teacher and a football and wrestling coach in between theatre jobs during the early days.
Is a cousin of film composer and guitar virtuoso Vince Lauria.
Graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 1970.
Graduated from Lindenhurst H.S. on Long Island New York.
Italian-American.
Has no children, despite being best known for his role as the father on The Wonder Years (1988).
Is exactly one year younger than Ed O'Neill whose iconic character, Al Bundy, wore the same beige jacket that Dan Lauria's character, Jack Arnold, wore. Jack Arnold is also one year younger than Al Bundy from an "original air date" standpoint, as The Wonder Years (1988) premiered the year after Married... with Children (1987). In addition, Jack Arnold's birthday (November 6, 1927) is the day before Al Bundy's (November 7, 1948).
Jokingly refers to his movie Terror in the Family (1996) as "Right to Kill? (1985) turned inside-out".

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