Dan Lauria - Rotten Tomatoes

Dan Lauria

Highest Rated:   100% Without a Trace (1983)
Lowest Rated:   0% High Times' Potluck (2003)
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Birthplace:   Brooklyn, New York, USA
Best known as Jack Arnold, the husband and father with one of the world's softest hearts, on the period comedy drama The Wonder Years (1988-1993), burly actor Dan Lauria's accomplishments as an actor far outstripped that single characterization. Lauria sustained an impressive and versatile career that encompassed soap operas, situation comedies, long-form features and miniseries, and theatrical work, to name only a few arenas. As a young man, the Brooklyn-born Lauria attended Southern Connecticut State University, where he played collegiate football, then enlisted in the Marines. He received formal dramatic training under coaches Constance Welch (at Yale) and Davey Marlin-Jones (at the Washington Theatre Club) -- both of whom tutored him with an approach resolutely opposed to that of the classic "Method." Lauria then debuted onscreen in the early '80s largely with telemovies, such as the 1983 Without a Trace and the 1985 Brass, and with occasional appearances on sitcoms such as Growing Pains. The Wonder Years, of course, represented one of Lauria's most significant breaks, and he later reflected that it would remain his chief legacy as an actor. After Years wrapped in 1993, Lauria continued his small-screen work. He appeared on such programs as ER, Law & Order, Smallville, and Boy Meets World; played legendary network head Fred Silverman in Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie's Angels; and played Crawford in the Martin Lawrence comedy vehicle Big Momma's House 2 (2006). He also maintained a busy theatrical schedule, with a particularly strong presence at L.A.'s Coronet Theater.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
44% Holidate
  • Wally
2020
No Score Yet The Eagle and the Albatross
  • Actor
2020
No Score Yet Bad Impulse
  • Actor
2019
No Score Yet Christmas at Grand Valley
  • Actor
2018
No Score Yet Locating Silver Lake
  • Speaker
2017
No Score Yet Wrapped Up in Christmas - Director's Cut
  • Gabriel
2017
No Score Yet Wrapped Up in Christmas
  • Gabriel
2017
No Score Yet I'm Not Ready for Christmas
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Here's The Kicker
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet The Waiter
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Dead Air
  • Fred
2009
37% Alien Trespass
  • Chief Dawson
$43.9k 2009
No Score Yet Life Of Lemon
  • Arthur
2009
14% The Spirit
  • Commissioner Dolan
$19.8M 2008
No Score Yet InSearchOf
  • Reverend Blackwell
2008
No Score Yet Finish Line
  • Joe Campella
2008
No Score Yet Dear Me: A Blogger's Tale
  • Actor
2008
5% Big Momma's House 2
  • Crawford
$70.2M 2006
No Score Yet The Path to 9/11
  • Richard Tenet
2006
70% A Wake In Providence (Almost Married)
  • Rudy
2005
No Score Yet Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Charlie's Angels'
  • Fred Silverman
2004
0% High Times' Potluck
  • Carmine
2003
No Score Yet Contagion
  • General Ryker
2002
No Score Yet Ricochet River
  • Coach Garth
  • Director
2001
86% Outside the Law
  • Detective Froman
2001
No Score Yet Common Ground
  • Coach
2000
No Score Yet Full Disclosure
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Fear Runs Silent
  • Therapist
1999
No Score Yet Justice
  • Judge Falcone
1999
No Score Yet True Friends
  • Actor
1999
44% Wide Awake
  • Father Peters
1998
No Score Yet True Friends
  • Pauley
1998
No Score Yet Prison of Secrets
  • Sgt. Ed Crang
1997
67% Independence Day
  • Commanding Officer
1996
No Score Yet Terror in the Family
  • Todd
1996
7% Faithful
  • Executive Producer
1996
No Score Yet No One Could Protect Her
  • Det. Greg Corning
1996
No Score Yet Dogwatch
  • Halloway
1996
No Score Yet Dog Watch
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Excessive Force II: Force on Force
  • Franco
1995
16% Another Stakeout
  • Captain Coldshank
1993
No Score Yet In The Line Of Duty: Ambush In Waco
  • Blanchard
1993
No Score Yet Overexposed
  • Norm Demski
1992
No Score Yet Mob Justice
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet The Great Los Angeles Earthquake
  • Steve Winslow
1990
No Score Yet The Great L.A. Earthquake
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet David
  • John
1988
No Score Yet Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story
  • Actor
1988
88% Stakeout
  • Coldshank
1987
No Score Yet Angel in Green
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Doing Life
  • Actor
1986
61% 9 1/2 Weeks
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet South Bronx Heroes
  • FBI Agent
1985
No Score Yet The Belarus File
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Brass
  • Detective Navarro
1985
100% Without a Trace
  • Baker
1983
No Score Yet C.O.D.
  • Secret Service Man #2
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Resident
2018
  • Simon Ortiz
  • 2019
81% Shameless
2011
  • Maurice "Mo" White
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Stan Rourke
  • 2019
  • 2015
No Score Yet Man With a Plan
2016
  • Frank
  • 2018
95% Elementary
2012-2019
  • Louis Garmendia
  • 2017
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Emergency Room Guard Morgan Cade
  • 2017
No Score Yet Nuits blanches à l'urgence
2014-2017
  • Doug
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Night Shift
2014-2017
  • Doug
  • 2017
94% Pitch
2016
  • Al Luongo
  • 2016
67% A to Z
2014-2015
  • Pete
  • 2015
93% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Ronnie Ronnie Erickson
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • J.J.
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sullivan & Son
2012-2014
  • Jack Sullivan
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Perception
2012-2015
  • Actor
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
  • James Cleary
  • 2012
43% Harry's Law
2011-2012
  • Actor
  • 2011
78% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Ray Masters Peter Kurtz
  • 2011
  • 2003
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Actor
  • 2010
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Lee Whitworth
  • 2009
92% Leverage
2008-2012
  • Moscone
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Battaglia
  • 2009
No Score Yet Comment je l'ai rencontrée
2005-2013
  • Nolan
  • 2008
83% How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Nolan
  • 2008
37% The Wedding Bells
2007
  • Joseph Heller
  • 2007
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Det. Jameson
  • 2006
No Score Yet Come to Papa
2004
  • Bob
  • 2004
No Score Yet 7th Heaven
1996-2007
  • Mr. Hampton
  • 2003
No Score Yet JAG
1995-2005
  • Allen Blaisdell
  • 2003
No Score Yet Ed
2000-2004
  • Richard Vessey
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Family Law
1999-2002
  • Father Paul Celano
  • 2001
78% Smallville
2001-2011
  • Walt Arnold Coach Walt Arnold
  • 2001
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Capt. Joe Sturdevnt Police Chief
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder
1993-2001
  • Donald Purdy
  • 2000
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Mr. Simpson Simpson
  • 2000
No Score Yet Static Shock
2000-2004
  • Voice
  • 2000
No Score Yet Third Watch
1999-2005
  • Brian Brandolini
  • 2000
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
1998
  • Webb James Webb
  • 1998
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
  • Bill
  • 1998
No Score Yet Boy Meets World
1993-2000
  • Judge Lamb
  • 1997
No Score Yet Party of Five
1994-2000
  • Coach Petrocelli
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1994
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
  • George Garabedian
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Commish
1991-1996
  • Dr. Donald Cutler
  • 1994
No Score Yet The Wonder Years
1988-1993
  • Jack Arnold
  • Director
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
No Score Yet Growing Pains
1985-1992
  • Dan
  • 1989
  • 1987
  • 1986
No Score Yet Head of the Class
1986-1991
  • Actor
  • 1988
No Score Yet Wiseguy
1987-1990
  • Phillips
  • 1987
No Score Yet Hunter
1984-1991
  • Broder
  • 1986
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
  • Lieutenant
  • 1985
0% Amazing Grace
1995
  • Harry Kramer
No Score Yet Sullivan Son
  • Actor

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