Lauria, Dan 1947–

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Lauria, Dan 1947–


Born April 12, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York, NY; son of Joseph J. and Carmella (maiden name, Loungo) Lauria; married Eileen Cregg (a charity fund-raiser), December 26, 1991 (divorced). Education: Southern Connecticut State University, B.A., 1969; University of Connecticut, M.F.A., 1977; Yale University, M.F.A., playwriting; studied acting with Constance Welch.

Addresses: Agent—Harvey Gold, TalentWorks, 3500 West Olive Ave., Suite 1400, Burbank, CA 91505. Manager—The Marshak/Zachary Company, 8840 Wilshire Blvd., First Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Actor, director, producer, and writer. Raft Theatre, New York City, worked as a dramatic director; Coronet Theatre, Los Angeles, director of screenplay and play reading series; operator of a theatre company in Los Angeles; Washington Theatre Club, former member. Worked as a substitute teacher and as a football and wrestling coach. Greenpeace, environmental activist, beginning 1988; Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, spokesperson, beginning 1990, and volunteer. Military service: U.S. Marine Corps, 1970–73; served in Vietnam; became captain.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors: Named National Big Brother of the Year, 1973; Creative Achievement Award, Long Island International Film Expo, 2001.


Television Appearances; Series:

Gus Thompson, One Life to Live, ABC, 1984.

Jack Arnold, The Wonder Years, ABC, 1988–93.

Harry Kramer, Amazing Grace (also known as Wing and a Prayer), NBC, 1995.

Coach Russ Petrocelli, a recurring role, Party of Five, Fox, 1996–97.

Spud Murphy, Costello, Fox, 1998.

Coach Leonard Fero, The Hoop Life, Showtime, 1999–2000.

Coach Hamstrung, N.Y.U.K., American Movie Classics, beginning 2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Myles Manning, At Mother's Request, CBS, 1987.

Steve Winslow, The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (also known as Earthquake Los Angeles: The Big One and The Great Los Angeles Earthquake), NBC, 1990.

James Webb, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.

General Aames, Mr. Murder (also known as Dean Koontz's "Mr. Murder"), ABC, 1999.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Vince Palucci, Muggable Mary: Street Cop, CBS, 1982.

Second federal agent, Kojak: The Belarus File (also known as The Belarus File), CBS, 1985.

Lieutenant Lubway, Doing Life (also known as Truth or Die), NBC, 1986.

Skuska, Johnny Bull, ABC, 1986.

Sergeant Joe Kobelzki, Angel in Green, CBS, 1987.

Hank Perry, Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story, CBS, 1988.

John Cirillo, David, ABC, 1988.

Sergeant Len Taggart, Cop Killer (also known as Police Story: Cop Killer), ABC, 1988.

Doug LeVien, Howard Beach: Making a Case for Murder (also known as In the Line of Duty: Howard Beach, Making a Case for Murder and Skin), NBC, 1989.

Kadazian, In the Line of Duty: A Cop for the Killing (also known as A Cop for the Killing, In the Line of Duty: Blood Brothers, and In the Line of Duty: The Dallas Drug Murders), NBC, 1990.

Paulie Romano, Mob Justice (also known as Dead and Alive, Dead and Alive—The Race for Gus Farace, and In the Line of Duty: Mob Justice), ABC, 1991.

Detective Andy Toffenelli, From the Files of Joseph Wambaugh: A Jury of One, NBC, 1992.

Norm Demski, Overexposed, ABC, 1992.

Bob Blanchard, In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco (also known as In the Line of Duty: Assault in Waco), NBC, 1993.

Coach, Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story (also known as The Dennis Byrd Story), Fox, 1994.

Philip Lamonaco, In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice (also known as In the Line of Duty: Trackdown), NBC, 1995.

Detective Greg Corning, No One Could Protect Her, ABC, 1996.

Lieutenant Gencher, The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best, CBS, 1996.

Monte Craig, The Bachelor's Baby (also known as Here Comes the Son), CBS, 1996.

Todd Martin, Terror in the Family, Fox, 1996.

Bert, Merry Christmas, George Bailey, PBS, 1997.

Commander, The Rockford Files: Murders and Misdemeanors, CBS, 1997.

Sergeant Ed Crang, Prison of Secrets, Lifetime, 1997.

Coach Garth, Ricochet River, Cinemax, 1998.

Dennis, Stranger in My House (also known as Total Stranger), Lifetime, 1999.

Mr. Mishler, Rhapsody in Bloom, Starz!, 1999.

Coach Davis, "Mr. Roberts," Common Ground, Showtime, 2000.

Judge Falcone, Justice (also known as Backlash), Cinemax, 2000.

Captain Gil Roemer, Hangman, The Movie Channel, 2001.

Detective Froman, Never Say Die (also known as Outside the Law), 2001.

Fred Silverman, Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of "Charlie's Angels," NBC, 2004.

High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story, Starz!, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

District attorney, "Taking a Stand" (also known as "Our Own Kind"), ABC Afterschool Special, ABC, 1989.

Joe Leone, "Between Mother and Daughter," CBS Schoolbreak Special, CBS, 1995.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Love of Life, CBS, 1975.

Daroca, "Portrait of Maddie," Moonlighting, ABC, 1985.

Hockey coach, "Ben Fights in Hockey, Mike Gets Ready for a Wedding," Growing Pains, ABC, 1985.

Jim, "Blues in the Night," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1985.

Lieutenant Adkins, "Conventional Warfare," Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1985.

Project manager, "Steer Crazy," Misfits of Science, NBC, 1985.

Rogan, "Sour Grapes," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1985.

Rogan, "Utopia Now," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1985.

Artie Karnovsky/Art Kaufman, "Full Moon Blues," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1986.

Broder, "The Beautiful and the Dead: Parts 1 & 2," Hunter, NBC, 1986.

Hockey coach, "First Blood," Growing Pains, ABC, 1986.

Mr. Jacoby, "The Rapist: Part 1," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1986.

Dan, "Born Free," Growing Pains, ABC, 1987.

Detective Dupnik, "Ahead of the Game," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1987.

Detective Dupnik, "Loves Me Not!," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1987.

Detective Dupnik, "Special Treatment," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1987.

Foster, "Promises to Keep," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1987.

Jack Phillips, "A Deal's a Deal," Wiseguy, CBS, 1987.

Joseph Sears, "Prince Kuzak in a Can," L.A. Law, NBC, 1987.

Lou Stern, "Blues for Danny Welles," Hooperman, ABC, 1987.

Lou Stern, "Don We Now Our Gay Apparel," Hooperman, ABC, 1987.

Raker, "A Clockwork Hammer," Sledge Hammer!, ABC, 1987.

Detective Dupnik, "School Daze," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1988.

Lou Stern, "The Naked and the Dead," Hooperman, ABC, 1988.

Mr. Merriman, "Parent's Day," Head of the Class, ABC, 1988.

Dr. Donald Cutler, "Head Case," The Commish, ABC, 1994.

Jimmy Jackson, "Who Killed Cock-a-Doodle Dooley?," Burke's Law, CBS, 1995.

Colonel Matt "Gooch" Anderson, "Survivors," JAG, NBC, 1996.

George Garabedian, "Burnin' Love," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1996.

Henry Alden, "Hearts and Minds," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1996.

Henry Alden, "Transplanted Affection," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1996.

Distraught father, Crisis Center (also known as The Center), NBC, 1997.

Judge Lamb, "Wheels," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1997.

Major Samuel Morrison, "Safe Passage," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1997.

Salvatore Matacio, "A Father's Image," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1997.

Bill, "Redeeming Love," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1998.

Don Curtis, Push, ABC, 1998.

Dan McAllister, "The Other Executive," Working, USA Network, 1999.

Voice of Bill Wallace, "Earth Mover," Batman Beyond (animated; also known as Batman of the Future and Batman Tomorrow), The WB, 1999.

Captain Joe Sturdivant, "Burn, Baby, Burn," Law & Order, NBC, 2000.

Donald Purdy, "Murder by Remote," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 2000.

John Currier, "Love Is in the Air," Providence, NBC, 2000.

Mr. Brandolini, "Run of the Mill," Third Watch, NBC, 2000.

Rick Simpson, "The Fastest Year," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2000.

Rick Simpson, "Match Made in Heaven," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2000.

Voice of Mr. Foley, "Sons of the Fathers," Static Shock (animated), The WB, 2000.

Chief Joseph Sturdivant, "Sunday in the Park with Jorge," Law & Order, NBC, 2001.

Coach Walt Arnold, "Hothead," Smallville (also known as Smallville: Beginnings and Smallville: Superman the Early Years), The WB, 2001.

Don Ferry, "Three Days in November," Citizen Baines, CBS, 2001.

Father Paul Celano, "Against All Odds," Family Law, CBS, 2001.

Henry Armenasco, "Sea Changes," The Fugitive, CBS, 2001.

"Giving Something Back," Arli$$, HBO, 2001.

Himself, "The Wonder Years—Coming of Age," Tvography (also known as TVography: The Wonder Years—Coming of Age), Arts and Entertainment, 2002.

Father Paul Celano, "Blood and Water," Family Law, CBS, 2002.

Richard Vessey, "Charlotte & Wilbur," Ed (also known as Stuckeyville), NBC, 2002.

Richard Vessey, "The Wedding," Ed (also known as Stuckeyville), NBC, 2002.

Vic Nelson, "Save the Country," The Education of Max Bickford, CBS, 2002.

Allen Blaisdell, "Back in the Saddle," JAG, CBS, 2003.

Allen Blaisdell, "The One That Got Away," JAG, CBS, 2003.

Allen Blaisdell, "Secret Agent Man," JAG, CBS, 2003.

Allen Blaisdell, "Touchdown," JAG, CBS, 2003.

Andrew Hampton, "Life and Death: Parts 1 & 2," 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven and 7th Heaven: Beginnings), The WB, 2003.

Peter Kurtz, "Damaged," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2003.

Bob, "The Crush," Come to Papa, NBC, 2004.

Ellis Conway, "Voices," Ghost Whisperer, CBS, 2005.

Appeared as Commissioner Alex Thompson, Michael Hayes, CBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Detective Navarro, Brass (also known as Police Brass), CBS, 1985.

Jack Arnold, The Wonder Years, ABC, 1988.

Coach, You Wish, ABC, 1997.

Spud Murphy, Costello, Fox, 1998.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Night Out," The Wonder Years, ABC, 1990.

Film Appearances:

Police officer, Handling Suicide Threats (educational short film), 1978.

Secret Service agent number two, C.O.D. (also known as SNAP! and Manche moegens prall), Lone Star, 1981.

Baker, Without a Trace, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.

FBI agent, South Bronx Heroes (also known as Revenge of the Innocents and The Runaways), Continental, 1985.

Janitor, 9 1/2 Weeks, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1986.

Captain Phil Coldshank, Stakeout, Buena Vista, 1987.

Captain Phil Coldshank, Another Stakeout (also known as The Lookout and Stakeout 2), Buena Vista, 1993.

Mr. Orland Franco, Excessive Force II: Force on Force, Cinetel Films, 1995.

Halloway, Dog Watch, Real Entertainment, 1996.

Second commanding officer, Independence Day (also known as ID4), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.

Stuffed Dolls, Matonti Films, 1997.

Father Peters, Wide Awake, Miramax, 1998.

Paulie, True Friends, 2nd Generation Films, 1998.

Rudy, A Wake in Providence, Gladiator Pictures, 1999.

Therapist, Fear Runs Silent, Rojak Films/MTI Home Video, 1999.

Narrator, Trees, Raven Releasing, 2000.

Police officer, Bad Dog (short film), 2000.

Big Brother counselor, Full Circle, Sinovoi Entertainment, 2001.

Clive Carter, Full Disclosure, First Look Pictures Releasing, 2001.

General Ryker, Contagion (also known as Epidemic and The Last Breath), PorchLight Entertainment, 2001.

Narrator, The American Puppet (short film), Mazzarella Brothers, 2001.

Professor Hamilton, Speechless … (short film), Morning Starlight Productions/rednaveL fLmworx, 2001.

The Empath, The Empath Productions, 2002.

Short Term Memory, 2002.

Carmine, High Times Potluck, V Films, 2003.

Father Gino, Jesus, Mary and Joey, Federal Hill Pictures, 2003.

Vito Scaldafieri, Dead Canaries, Showcase Entertainment, 2003.

Detective O'Neil, Bust (short film), Sandbox Partners/New Jersey Repertory Company/Freshwater Films, 2005.

Mr. Coyne, The Signs of the Cross, Climbin Hi Entertainment, 2005.

Pastor Michaelson, Roney's Point, Bird's-Eye Media, 2006.

Film Work:

(With Peter Gatien) Executive producer, Faithful, New Line Cinema, 1996.

Director, Dead Canaries, Showcase Entertainment, 2003.

Director, The Book of Joe, Dave Bell Associates/Makelo Entertainment/Infinite Entertainment/Studio Partners, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Johnny Ryan, Game Plan, Theatre Four, New York City, 1978.

Nick the cripple, Marlon Brando Sat Right Here, Boltax Theatre, New York City, 1980.

La Visionaria, New Dramatists Theatre, New York City, 1980–81.

These Days the Watchmen Sleep, New Dramatists Theatre, 1980–81.

Vinnie Ventura, "The Shangri-La Motor Inn," Niagara Falls, Urban Arts Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Top, Dustoff, Westside Mainstage Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Donny Dukes, Punchy, Westside Mainstage Theatre, 1983.

Lawrence Garfinkel, Other People's Money, Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, beginning c. 1989.

The Crimson Thread, Hamilton Pavilion Performing Arts Center, Waterbury, CT, 1994.

"Prelude to a Kiss," The Play's the Thing, L.A. Theatre Works, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, 2000.

Victor Franz, The Price, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami, FL, 2001.

Red Broida, The Shroud (staged reading), Donnell Library Theatre, New York City, 2002.

The Guys, Flea Theatre, New York City, 2002, then benefit productions at New York Historical Society Theatre, New York City, 2003.

FBI agent Howard Ballantine, Ears on a Beatle, Barrington Stage Company, Consolati Performing Arts Center, Sheffield, MA, 2003, then DR2 Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Doc, Leading Ladies, Alley Theatre, Houston, TX, 2004.

Host and actor, Tuesdays at 4 at DR2 (series of readings), DR2 Theatre, beginning 2004.

"Levittown," Exposure Festival 2004, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Johnny on the Pony (reading), Triad Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Inspecting Carol, George Street Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ, 2005.

Symmetry, Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, IL, 2005.

Appeared in All My Sons, Collective Portraits, and Home of the Brave, all New York City; appeared in other productions, including Americans.

Stage Work:

(With Peter Gatien) Producer, A Bronx Tale, Playhouse 91, New York City, 1989.

Director, Self Storage, 1990.

Director, Golf with Alan Shepard (staged reading), John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY, 2004.



(In archive footage) Army general at Space Command, Independence Day: The ID4 Invasion, 1996.


Stage Plays:

Game Plan, Theatre Four, New York City, 1978.

'Til Jason Comes, Raft Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Also author of The Setup, Raft Theatre.


(Author of story) Dog Watch, Real Entertainment, 1996.

The Book of Joe, Dave Bell Associates/Makelo Entertainment/Infinite Entertainment/Studio Partners, 2005.



People Weekly, June 26, 2000, p. 90.

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