Dan Lauria was born on April 12, 1947 in Brooklyn NY.
Lauria attended the Southern Connecticut State University before serving three years as a United States Marine during the Vietnam war period. Lauria later earned a master of fine arts degree in playwriting from the University of Connecticut.
Though most likely known for his role on The Wonder Years, Dan Lauria prefers the theater. Lauria has written, acted, directed and produced for the stage.