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Also Known As: Daniel Joseph Lauria Died:
Born: April 12, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor, playwright, director

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Solidly-built with a permanent disgruntled look on his face, Dan Lauria is best remembered as Kevin Arnold's middle-management, working-stiff but loving father on ABC's long-running "The Wonder Years" (1988-93).

Solidly-built with a permanent disgruntled look on his face, Dan Lauria is best remembered as Kevin Arnold's middle-management, working-stiff but loving father on ABC's long-running "The Wonder Years" (1988-93).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Make Your Move (2013)
2.
 Alien Trespass (2009)
3.
 Spirit, The (2008)
4.
6.
7.
 Common Ground (2000) Coach Davis ("Mr Roberts")
8.
 Wake in Providence, A (1999) Rudy
9.
 Total Stranger (1999) Dennis
10.
 True Friends (1998) Paulie
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1970:
Served in US Marines; achieved rank of captain; did tours of duty in Vietnam
:
Was member of the Washington Theatre Club in the early 1970s; performed in over 50 plays
1975:
TV debut on the CBS daytime drama "Love of Life"
1978:
Wrote and starred in the play "Game Plan"; was produced off-Broadway at Theatre Four
:
Spent two years on the ABC daytime drama "One Life to Live"
1982:
TV-movie debut, "Muggable Mary" (CBS)
1983:
Feature film debut, "Without a Trace"
1986:
Had a recurring role on CBS' "Cagney & Lacey" as Detective Dupnik
1987:
Co-starred as the police captain in the feature "Stakeout"
1988:
Co-starred as the father, Jack Arnold, on the ABC sitcom "The Wonder Years"
1992:
Returned to NYC theater, appearing off-Broadway in "Other People's Money"
1993:
Reprised role of police captain in "Another Stakeout"
1996:
Had a recurring role on FOX's "Party of Five" as Coach Russ Petrocelli
1998:
Played James Webb in the HBO miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon"
1999:
Acted in the Showtime series "The Hoop Life"
2006:
Appeared on the New York stage in an Off Broadway production of "A Stone Carver"
2009:
Returned to the Off Broadway stage, appearing as Jimmy Hoffa in Brian Lee Franklin's "Good Bobby"
2010:
Made his Broadway debut as legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi in "Lombardi" at Circle in the Square Theatre
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Education

Lindenhurst High School: Lindenhurst , New York - 1965
Southern Connecticut State University: New Haven , Connecticut - 1969

Notes

Lauria was a director at the Raft Theatre in NY for nine years.

Lauria is an active member of a Vietnam veterans' theatre group.

Lauria has a professional ambition to work with Jimmy Stewart.

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wife:
Eileen Lauria. Fundraiser. Married in 1992.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Joseph J Lauria.
mother:
Carmella Lauria.

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