Italian-American actor Dan Lauria played football at SCSU

May 08, 2015 534

By Ann Nyberg

One of the most gracious actors, Italian-American Dan Lauria played the dad on "The Wonder Years" and Vince Lombardi on stage. He's also an author of children's books, but did you know he played football for Southern Connecticut State University?

"How do you get from the gridiron to becoming an actor?" we asked.

"When I was younger my aunt lived with us for a while and she loved old movies, so I'd come home from football practice and I'd eat and she'd say 'go to bed,' and I'd go to bed real early and about 2 a.m. she'd wake me up and say 'James Cagny,' and we'd watch 'The Late, Late Show.'"

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