Q&A with Dan Fogler of Fantastic Beasts and The Walking Dead at Montreal Comiccon 2019

Dan Fogler — well known to audiences as the lovable baker ‘Jacob Kowalski’ in the Fantastic Beasts franchise and now ‘Luke’ on “The Walking Dead” — discusses his career, reveals funny behind-the-scenes stories and answers fan questions at his hilariously entertaining 2019 Montreal Comiccon Q&A panel.

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 also wrote and directed the play “Elephant in The Room.” He wrote and directed “Hysterical Psycho” (2009) which premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, and “Don Peyote” (2014) which also saw Dan in the lead role as ‘Warren Allman.’

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