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Dan Lawler grew up on a farm in Western New York State. He began performing at 12 years old, in his junior high school's adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood. A few years later, Dan lead a five-man ensemble performance of "YMCA" to win Hilton High School's lip sync contest. After that, he moved on to theatre school in New Paltz, New York. Upon discovering his college improvisation class, he moved to Los Angles to study at The Groundlings Theatre & School.
Dan then began making the rounds of the Los Angeles Stand-Up Comedy circuit along side other budding comics of the time such as Chris D'Elia, Brody Stevens and Bobby Lee. Dan has performed alongside Andrew Dice Clay, Damon Wayans and others. Dan has also been known to frequent The Comedy Store on Hollywood's Sunset Strip. Utterly embracing improvisation, in Dan's words, "babies, hecklers and drunks always welcome" at his shows.
As an actor, Dan has appeared in numerous films, from his debut performance in the direct-to-video horror film Corpses (2004) (V), to a turn as a tattooed, drug-dealing, ex-convict in "Rude Boy - The Movie" (2014). On television, Dan was first seen on "Hot Guys Who Cook" (2007), and then Game Show Network's hidden camera improv show, "Instant Recall" (2010). You also may recognize him as your friendly, overly talkative commercial spokesperson for Little Caesar's pizza!
While not professionally inducing laughter, Dan spends his spare time skiing whenever and wherever he can find snow. And his spare time in the Southern California warmth is spent writing, directing and starring in his self-produced comedy sketches; including everything from fake news to the top reasons not to trust a wolf (there are more than you might think).