Dan Lauria was born as Daniel Joseph Lauria on the 12th April 1947 in Brooklyn, New York, USA and is a stage, television, and film actor, best known for his role as Jack Arnold in the series “The Wonder Years” (1988-1993). Lauria also appeared in such shows and movies as “Stakeout” (1987), “From the Earth to the Moon” (1988), and “Independence Day” (1996). His career started in the early ‘80s.
Have you ever wondered how rich Dan Lauria is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Lauria’s net worth is as high as $4 million, an amount earned through his successful acting career. In addition to playing in the movies, Lauria also works in television and theater, which improved his wealth.
Dan Lauria Net Worth $4 Million
Dan Lauria grew up in an Italian-American family, the son of Carmela and Joseph J. Lauria, and went to the Lindenhurst Senior High School, from where he matriculated in 1965. A few Dan subsequently served in Vietnam in the United States Marine Corps, but after the war was over, he decided to pursue an acting career.
Lauria debuted on-screen in C.O.D. (1981) and then went on to appear in numerous TV series before he landed a role in John Badham’s “Stakeout” (1987) starring Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez and Madeleine Stowe. In 1988 Lauria played in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated drama “David”, while from 1988 to 1993, he portrayed Jack Arnold in 107 episodes of the Golden Globe Award-nominated series “The Wonder Years”, the commercial success of which helped Dan to increase his net worth significantly.
Lauria continued to appear in television movies and series, but also had parts in such films as “Another Stakeout” (1993), also in Roland Emmerich’s Oscar Award-winning “Independence Day” (1996) starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum; although Lauria had a minor role, the blockbuster earned more than $800 million worldwide and certainly helped him to improve his wealth.
With the dawn of the new century, Dan continued in the same way, as he collaborated with Martin Lawrence, Emily Procter and Nia Long in “Big Momma’s House 2” (2006). He played in Frank Miller’s “The Spirit” (2008) starring Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson, and in “Alien Trespass” (2009) with Eric McCormack, Jenni Baird, and Robert Patrick. From 2012 to 2014, Dan co-starred in 33 episodes of the series “Sullivan & Son” as Jack Sullivan, and most recently Dan played in ten episodes of “Pitch” (2016-2017) as Al Luongo, and at the moment, he is filming “Captain for Dark Mornings”, “Eleven Days in Hell”, and the series “Fly”, all of which will be released late in 2017.
Regarding his personal life, Dan Lauria was married to Eileen Cregg from 1991 to 2001 when they divorced. Since then he has apparently remained single.
Is exactly one year younger than Ed O'Neill whose iconic character, Al Bundy, wore the same beige jacket that Dan Lauria's character, Jack Arnold, wore. Jack Arnold is also one year younger than Al Bundy from an "original air date" standpoint, as The Wonder Years (1988) premiered the year after Married with Children (1987). In addition, Jack Arnold's birthday (November 6, 1927) is the day before Al Bundy's (November 7, 1948).
Has no children, despite being best known for his role as the father on The Wonder Years (1988).
Graduated from Lindenhurst H.S. on Long Island New York.
Graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 1970.
Is a cousin of film composer and guitar virtuoso Vince Lauria.
Formerly a substitute teacher and a football and wrestling coach in between theatre jobs during the early days.
He loves to watch James Cagney movies and frequently had "double picture night", which featured Cagney films, at his house, inviting the cast of The Wonder Years (1988).
Dan attended the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. in 1975.
Was a Captain in the USMC for three years in the early 1970s
Served in the US Marines, including a tour in Vietnam.
Attended Southern Connecticut State University, where he also played football
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