5 Facts of Dan Fogler!

With an astounding acting career under his belt, we’re sure the American actor Dan Fogler doesn’t need any introduction. Not only do the Hollywood fans know him, but the comic lovers are also well acquainted with his works.

Popular for his role as Jacob Kowalski in the J K Rowling movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, he has appeared in over 61 movies and TV series to date. Moreover, he has directed and written films and broadway shows. What’s more, he is a voice artist and singer as well!

Well, there are many things about Dan that many of us are still unacquainted with. Hence, here’s a list of facts that’ll help you know more about the actor.


5. Younger Son of Shari and Richard Fogler

The Fantastic Beasts actor Dan Fogler is the younger son of the surgeon Richard Fogler and teacher Shari Fogler. Dan, whose real name is Daniel Kevin Fogler, grew up in South Brooklyn alongside his older brother (who’s a psychologist in Massachusetts), but, in 2000, he and his family moved to Midtown Manhattan.

Dan Fogler's mother, Shari Fogler.
Dan Fogler’s mom with her shrine of her son.
Source: NY Times

Fogler’s father, who was the chairman of the surgery department at Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn, also wanted to be an actor during his younger days, and so he had joined a high school for performing arts but future beheld something else for him. Both of his parents, Richard and Shari, are huge supporters of Dan; they were even present at all of the theater performances of the actor during the early phase of his career.

4. Married to Wife Jodie Capes

The Walking Dead actor Dan Fogler is a married man. He walked down the aisle with his wife, Jodie Capes, on October 10, 2009. His spouse is a career coach and an entrepreneur who co-founded Capes Coaching to coach artists and actors.

Dan Fogler wishes his wife on the occasion of Mother's Day.
Dan Fogler and his partner in crime, Jodie Capes.
Source: Dan Fogler’s Instagram

Though there’s not much detail about their love life, it is believed that the duo started dating in 2001. During his Tony acceptance speech in 2005, Dan addressed his partner saying, “She’s my Adrian.”

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Together the couple bore two kids, both daughters. Their first child is Edi Fogler, 7, while their younger daughter is Angel Fogler.

3. Won Awards for His Broadway Debut

The Jewish actor had an astounding start to his career. In 2005, at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, he debuted on a Broadway show as William Barfee. This role was a gamechanger for the actor.

Dan Fogler holding his Tony Award in 2005.
Dan Fogler won the Tony Award in 2005.
Source: Summit Daily News

The show won several awards such as Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actor, and Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical. Besides such, he was also able to bag the Theater World Award for the same production.

2. Weight Loss of 100 lbs in 2 Years

As the new episode of The Goldbergs aired, the fans of the show were quite shocked to see the new avatar of Uncle Marvin – he was skinnier. The 43 years old actor Dan Fogler had lost some serious weight, 100 lbs to be exact.

Dan Fogler's instagram post where he shares about his weight loss journey.
Dan Fogler shared about his weight loss journey in an Instagram post. Source: Dan Fogler’s Instagram

All fans had only one thing on their mind, “How did Dan Fogler Lose Weight?” Well, the first answer to this is, he made changes in his lifestyle. He wanted to see the future of his two daughters and set a good example for them. Hence, he stopped consuming processed foods, started intermittent fasting, and martial arts.

Dan Fogler shares why he lost all that weight.
Dan Fogler talks about his weight loss journey.
Source: Dan Fogler’s Instagram

Some fans were also concerned about his health, but the actor divulged that he isn’t sick. With an active lifestyle, the actor feels that he has added 20 more years to his life.

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1. Net Worth of $4 million

Dan Fogler’s net worth is estimated at $4 million as of 2020. The man has over 61 acting credits under his name, including the work-in-progress movies, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3, Spinning Gold, The Argument, and Making the Day.

Dan Fogler in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 Trailer

Fogler saw a start to his career during college days at Boston University, but it was only in 1999 that he received a chance to appear in a movie. His first movie was Brooklyn Thrill Killers, where he appeared as Melvin Mittman. As for his TV debut, it was in 2002 with the Fox show, 30 Seconds to Fame.

Appearing in movies and TV shows wasn’t just what Dan was capable of so, he started writing and directing films as well. In addition, he also is famous for his voice work on animated series such as Fox‘s American Dad and the Kung Fu Panda and even on a video game, Lego Dimensions. Besides, he appeared in a music video and has also played in a band, 2nd Rate.


  1. For Dan’s first TV appearance in Fox‘s 30 Seconds to Fame, he impersonated the American actor and filmmaker, Al Pacino.
  2. He runs a podcast, Dan Fogler’s 4d Xperience, which is currently in its 5th season.
  3. Fogler is one of the co-founders of Stage 13 Theater company.
  4. He’s a talented sculptor.
  5. The actor is a comic book lover and has authored a set of comics as well.
  6. Joker is his favorite villain.
  7. Before becoming an English teacher, his mother ran an exercise studio.
  8. The 5 feet 7 inches tall actor took a break from Instagram on March 10, 2020.
  9. Instagram blocked one of his videos for copyright infringement.
  10. Fogler had an inherited hip misalignment as a result of which he had the duck walk.

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