Who Is Dan Futterman?
Daniel Paul Futterman was born on June 8, 1967, in Silver Springs, Maryland, USA; his zodiac sign is Gemini, and he is of American nationality. He is an actor and screenwriter best known for writing the screenplay for the biographical film “Capote,” which starred Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr., and Catherine Keener, and is about Truman Capote, who becomes close to one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row, while writing his book “Ice Blood” about the murdering of a Kansas family – the movie won 60 awards, including an Oscar, and was nominated for
Childhood And Education
Dan Futterman was reared in Larchmont, New York State, with his two brothers by their mother Linda, a psychoanalyst, and their father Stanley Futterman, a lawyer — Linda and Stanley encouraged their children to focus on their studies and get college degrees.
Dan went to Mamaroneck High School, where he grew interested in acting and writing, as well as sports, and played for the school’s soccer team. He graduated from Mamaroneck High School in 1985 and subsequently attended Columbia University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1989.
Dan made his film debut in 1991, as Ballard Moss in the drama “Daughters of Privilege,” which received little attention, but the following year he portrayed The Second Punk in the highly acclaimed comedy-drama “The Fisher King,” starring the late Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges.
In 1992, he played the supporting character Tom in the ensemble comedy film “Passed Away,” written and directed by Charlie Peters, and he also played Josh in the comedy “Big Girls Don’t Cry… They Get Even” that same year. In 1993, he played Shelby Payton, one of the key characters in the action-adventure drama “Class of ’61,” which also starred Christien Anholt and Andre Braugher and is about three cadets and friends who go their separate ways after the Civil War begins.
Dan also appears in the comedy special “Tracey Ullman Takes on New York” as Peter Levine.
He was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his work in the comedy “The Birdcage,” and he also appeared in the horror film “Breathing Room,” the crime comedy “Shooting Fish,” and the drama “Thicker Than Blood.” Dan starred as Doug Despin in the 1998 film “When Trumpets Fade” and as Charlie in the 2000 independent movie “Urbania.”
Dan starred as Joe in the 2002 thriller “Enough,” based on Anna Quindlen’s novel “Black and Blue,” and two years later in the Canadian film “Gerald L’Ecuyer: A Filmmaker’s Journey.”
His most recent film performances were as Daniel Pearl in the drama “A Mighty Heart” in 2007, as David in the comedy-drama “Hello I Must Be Going” in 2012, and as Leo Wolinsky in the biographical crime thriller “Kill the Messenger” in 2014.
TV Series Characters
Dan’s first major TV appearance was as Alan in a single episode of the serial opera “Another World” in 1992, and three years later he guest starred in the episode “New York News” of the namesake drama.
In 1997, he played Seth in the episode “Caroline and the Cold Sesame Noodles” of the sitcom “Caroline in the City,” and in 1999, he was cast to play Vincent Gray, one of the lead characters in the legal drama “Judging Amy,” which also starred Amy Brenneman, Tyne Daly, and Karle Warren, and is about three generations of women living together – the series was a huge hit, winning 13 awards and being nominated
Dan later appeared in one-off episodes of both the police procedural “Homicide: Life on the Street” and the romantic comedy “Sex and the City.” and starred in four episodes of the critically acclaimed sitcom “Will & Grace” in 2003. Dan played Danny in nine episodes of the comedy-drama “Related” in 2005 and 2006, and his most recent part in a TV series was as Alex Davies in four episodes of the comedy-drama mini-series “Political Animals” in 2012.
Credits For Writing And Producing
Dan authored seven episodes of the HBO drama “In Treatment” in 2010, while also serving as the series’ executive producer – the tale follows a psychotherapist who, after doubting his abilities, returns to his previous therapist.
The series was a hit, winning seven awards, including a Golden Globe, and being nominated for 41 more.
In 2014, Dan developed and produced 10 episodes of the criminal drama series “Gracepoint,” which chronicles the police investigation into the death of a little child discovered on a beach in a small California seaside city. Dan was nominated for both an Academy and a WGA Award for Best Original Screenplay for his work on the biographical sports true crime thriller “Foxcatcher” that same year.
In 2018, he produced ten episodes of “The Looming Series,” which was based on Lawrence Wright’s 2006 novel of the same name.
Dan met Anya Epstein, a film writer, and producer, on the set of the crime mystery series “Homicide: Life on the Street” in late 1999, and the two began dating days later after Dan asked Anya out on a date – Anya is the sister of baseball executive Theo Nathaniel Epstein, and the granddaughter of Philip G. Epstein, the screenwriter behind the classic romantic drama film “Casablanca.” Dan and Anya married on September 23, 2000, in an intimate ceremony attended by their closest friends and family. In 2001, Anya gave birth to their daughter Sylvie, and their second daughter Eve followed in 2005.
Dan hasn’t spoken about any other women he may have dated before meeting Anya, although it’s widely assumed that he was in a long-term relationship with his college sweetheart, with whom he split after three years. Dan is married to Anya and has two daughters as of September 2020.
Other Interests And Hobbies
Dan enjoys acting in plays, and in an interview with Carol Deegan on May 19, 1998, he remarked that if money were no object, he could devote his entire life to theatre.
He was more or less athletic in his 20s and 30s, as he occasionally played tennis and golf with his pals, but he rarely plays anything now, going to the gym once or twice a week to stay in shape.
He enjoys listening to pop and rock music to unwind, and his favorite bands are AC/DC and Guns ‘n’ Roses.
Dan has favorite actors and actresses, including Russell Crowe, Tom Hanks, and Natalie Portman, and his favorite films include “The Gladiator,” “Cast Away,” and “V for Vendetta.” He also enjoys watching animated comedy shows, his favorite being “The Simpsons.”
Body Structure And Net Worth
Dan Futterman is 53 years old. He has short brown hair, blue eyes, and spectacles; he stands 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall and weighs roughly 150lbs (68kgs).
His net worth is predicted to be more than $4.4 million as of September 2020.