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TV, film and stage actor Dan Lauria to Speak at Eastern

Written by Dwight Bachman

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Willimantic, Conn. - Eastern Connecticut State University's Arts and Lecture series continues at 7 p.m. on Nov. 14 in the Betty R. Tipton Room with a lecture by television and film actor Dan Lauria, best known for his portrayal of Jack Arnold on the television series, "The Wonder Years," which ran from 1988 to 1993.
Lauria has appeared on such television series as "How I Met Your Mother"; "Army Wives"; "The Mentalist"; "Law and Order: Criminal Intent"; "Smallville"; "JAG"; "Criminal Minds"; "Costello"; "Party of Five"; and "Amazing Grace."  He has been in numerous TV movies and appeared in the 1996 movie "Independence Day."

Lauria also has written, directed and produced for the stage. He appeared in the off-Broadway production of "A Stone Carver" in 2006; played Jimmy Hoffa in Brian Lee Franklin's "Good Bobby," a fictionalized account of Robert Kennedy's rise; and in 2010, starred as Vince Lombardi in the Broadway play "Lombardi."

Arts and Lecture tickets are free to faculty, staff and students ($10 for members of the general public), and can be reserved by calling (860) 465-0036 or e-mailing

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