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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.
 Total Stranger (1999) Dennis
9.
 Wake in Providence, A (1999) Rudy
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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