Season 3: Episode 9: Dan Lauria Interview: The Wonder Years, Lombardi on Broadway, Chain Theatre One Act Festival

In This Episode

Television & Broadway Theatre actor Dan Lauria, known for his role as Kevin’s Dad, Jack Arnold on the original series The Wonder Years answered my call for an interview.

He is currently starring in Lyle Kessler’s Deadly Sins and Other Tales: Six One Acts as part of the Chain Theatre’s Winter One Act Festival. Deadly Sins and Other Tales: Six One Acts plays a limited run through February 5, 2023 at 312 West 36th Street in NYC, 3rd Floor. Click here for tickets!

In this interview we discuss:

  • Keeping theatre alive
  • Chain Theatre’s Winter One Act Festival
  • Lyle Kessler’s Deadly Sins and Other Tales: Six One Acts
  • Lombardi on Broadway alongside Judith Light, Chris Sullivan, Keith Nobbs, Bill Dawes & Robert Christopher Riley
  • The Wonder Years
  • Working with Wendie Malick
  • Ageism in theatre
  • And more

More on Dan Lauria:

Dan Lauria is most loved and recognized as the dad on the highly acclaimed Emmy winning, ABC television show, THE WONDER YEARS which made him known as America’s favorite TV dad for six successful seasons.

Dan is a very familiar face to the off-off, off and regional theatre scene having performed, written or directed over 50 professional stage productions. He has appeared as a guest star in over seventy television episodic programs and more than twenty ‘Movie Of The Week’ productions plus a score of motion picture credits.

In 2010-11 Dan was seen on Broadway in the long running production of LOMBARDI as the legendary coach Vince Lombardi with the beautiful and talented Judith Light, directed by Thomas Kail of Hamilton fame and returned again in the 2013-14 productions of the Tony nominated A CHRISTMAS STORY: The Musical, directed by John Rando. 

Dan and dear friend, the lovely and talented Ms. Wendie Malick have performed the play THE GUYS by Anne Nelson (about our first responders) for numerous theatre and fire departments, around the country. Wendie and Dan also perform LOVE LETTERS as a fundraiser for regional theatres, for the development of new plays. 

Dan has a long-standing acting career in which he has been seen worldwide on the TBS TV show, SULLIVAN & SON, for three seasons and also played Al Loungo on PITCH: about the first woman pitcher in major league baseball. His most recent role is him joining the family of THIS IS US as the father of Toby.

Dan has now wrote and starred in the off Broadway production of DINNER WITH THE BOYS produced by the one and only Pat Addis and the NJ Rep. This was followed by a off Broadway production of THE STONE WITCH by Shem Bitterman and the upcoming Regional production of Lee Blessings new play; TEA WITH THE BOSS with Gwenn and Wendie Malick. 

When Dan is not on screen or a Broadway stage he and his Godson Julian Farnsworth are writing children’s books. The most popular one today is The Godfather Tales.

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Special Thanks:

Theme Song by Bobby Cronin

Podcast Logo by Liam O’Donnell

Edited by Adam Rothenberg

Outro Music Underscore by CueTique

P.S. This interview was originally presented as a video interview. Watch it on Call Me Adam’s YouTube Page

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