DAN LAURIA (Playwright/Actor) was born in Brooklyn and raised in Long Island, New York. He has appeared in over 70 television series, most recognizably as Jack Arnold in the Emmy Award-winning show THE WONDER YEARS and Jack Sullivan on SULLIVAN & SON. His film credits include the commercial blockbuster INDEPENDENCE DAY and the Frank Miller production of Will Eisner’s THE SPIRIT. He’s written, directed, or acted in over 50 plays on Broadway, off-Broadway, and regionally, receiving critical acclaim for his portrayal of Vince Lombardi in the Broadway production of LOMBARDI (co-starring Judith Light) and Jean Shepherd in A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL. His play DINNER WITH THE BOYS was written for Dom De Louise, Charles Durning, Peter Falk, & Jack Klugman (all deceased), and premiered at the New Jersey Rep in Long Branch, New Jersey before moving off-Broadway. Dan is also the co-author (with Cathryn Farnsworth) of “The Godfather Tales,” a children’s book series.