Dan Lauria Biography
|Quick facts about Dan Lauria Biography|
|Date of birth :||April 12, 1947|
|Birth Country:||United States|
Daniel Joseph “Dan” Lauria, shortly known as Dan Lauria has given his identity as an American television stage and film actor. Born on April 12, 1947, Lauria has gained name and fame as an actor and has appeared on various television stage show and films. Born to Carmela and Joseph J. Lauria belongs to Italian-American ethnicity. His contributions to Amarican stage shows and films have been highly appreciated by critics and he has been successful in impressing his fans through his prominent acts in movies and dramas.
Talking about his early life, Lauria was born in Brooklyn, New York. He studied from Lindenhurst senior High School as a varsity football player. He also briefly worked as a teacher of physical education at Lindenhurst High school. During Vietnam War, Lauria worked for US Marine Corps as a officer and he was considered as a Vietnam War veteran. During same time period he played character of Jack Arnold in The Wonder Years during Korean War. He started his acting career during his days in Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut. He was also a famous footballer during his university days and got scholarship as a football player on Southern Connecticut State University.
“I have never taken a vacation. I have never been to Europe. Every time I planned to do something big, I got a job, and I could never pass that up.”
Lauria became famous for his portrayal of Jack Arnold on the TV series The Wonder Years which was telecasted from 1988 to 1993. He also appeared as James Webb in Miniseries From the Earth to the Moon. He also appeared as Police commissioner Eustace Dolan in The spirit. He has appeared on various shows such as A Stone Carver, Army Wives, The Mentalist and acted under various characters. Dan has also made his appearance in various TV series as well including Criminal Minds Season 4, Boy Meets World and The Wonder Years’s Fred Savage. Lauria received positive reviews and was highly appreciated for his appearance as Vince Lombardi, American football coacg, in the Broadway play Lombardi. His role as Lombardi was so realistic that many people commented that they felt like meeting Lombardi and that it was uncanny. NFL use his potryal of Lombardi during the NFL on FOX introduction to Super Bowl XLV. In 2012, he appeared as a Jean Shepard in A Christmas Story: The Musical and from 2012 to 2014 he played role of Jack Sullivan on Sullivan & Son, the Steve Byrne sitcon.
While coming to his personal life, Dan married with his long term girlfriend Eileen Cregg in 1991 but the couple could not live together for long and divorced in 2001. Lauria tends to remain silent about his current relationship status. As he is 65 plus there is very less chance that he is in relationship. Throughout his career, he has made net worth of $ 4million. He stands tall with height of 1.8 meter. To get his latest news and updates he can be followed on twitter and Facebook.