Fantastic Beasts’ Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski) Talks Favorite Film Memories & Meeting J. K. Rowling at Toronto ComiCon 2019

Dan Fogler — well known to Wizarding World fans as the lovable No-Maj baker ‘Jacob Kowalski’ in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” — delivers a heartfelt response to a fan question at his 2019 Toronto ComiCon panel about his favorite memories from the set.

Daniel Kevin Fogler (born October 20th, 1976) is an American actor and writer who first established himself in his Broadway debut as William Barfée in the Broadway musical hit “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” His performance won him a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor (Musical), a Theatre World Award, Outer Circle Award and a Drama Desk Award as part of the Outstanding Ensemble Performance.

Fogler’s first television appearance was in 2002 on FOX’s “30 Seconds to Fame” as a contestant impersonating Al Pacino. His other television credits include recurring roles on ABC’s “The Goldbergs,” NBC’s “Hannibal,” CBS’ “The Good Wife” and voice work for FOX’s “American Dad.” Fogler also has had starring roles in ABC’s “Man Up!” and “Secrets & Lies.” In film, he starred as ‘Randy Daytona’ in 2007’s “Balls Of Fury” and in “Good Luck Chuck.” His other film credits include “Fanboys,” “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Scenic Route” and “Europa Report.” Fogler has also performed as a voice actor in films such as “Horton Hears A Who!” along with Steve Carell and Jim Carrey, Disney’s “Mars Needs Moms,” “Free Birds” and 2009’s “Kung Fu Panda” with Jack Black and Jackie Chan.

Fogler wrote and directed the play “Elephant in The Room” produced by the New York International Fringe Festival in 2007, the film “Hysterical Psycho” which premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival featuring actors from his theater company ‘Stage 13’ where he serves as one of their Artistic Directors, and “Don Peyote” (2014) which also saw him in the lead role as ‘Warren Allman’ with supporting roles from Josh Duhamel, Anne Hathaway, Topher Grace and others. “Hysterical Psycho” spawned Fogler’s foray into the world of graphic novels, and in 2010, Archaia Comics published his horror anthology “Moon Lake” — a collection of stories chronicling the past, present and future of the most haunted town on Earth. Dan is hard at work on his next graphic novel, “Brooklyn Gladiator.”

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