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  • Was a star lineman on his high-school football team.
  • Served in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam war.
  • Acted as the dramatic director of the Raft Theater in Manhattan.
  • Directed a production of Self Storage at the Equity Waiver Theater in Los Angeles in 1990.
  • Met Wonder Years creator Neal Marlens while shooting a guest spot for Growing Pains, and the two connected over their Long Island upbringing and the fact that they attended rival high schools.
  • Made his Broadway debut in 2010 as the star of Lombardi, a play about the life of football coach Vince Lombardi.


  • Joseph J. Lauria — Father
  • Eileen Lauria — Ex-wife
  • Carmela Lauria — Mother


  • Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven , CT (1969); University of Connecticut, Storrs-Mansfield, CT (MFA, 1991)

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  • Birth Name: Daniel Joseph Lauria
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Profession: Actor, Director

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