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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 16 December 1964Buffalo, New York, USA
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Paul Vogt landed Hollywood recognition as the breakout star of NBC's The Rerun Show (2002) when he portrayed Mrs. Garrett from "The Facts of Life". Since then, he has become a permanent cast member on MADtv (1995) (FOX's successful late-night sketch comedy show) and filmed two movies with Garry Marshall (Raising Helen (2004) (hysterical deleted scene now on DVD) and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)).

Originally from Buffalo, New York, Vogt received classical theater training from the State University College at Buffalo, where he was privileged to work with Warren Enters and Tom Fontana. He receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts: Theater (with a concentration in Directing). Soon after, he was hired by the Walt Disney Company to perform at Walt Disney World (Streetmosphere, Comedy Warehouse, Hoop Dee Do Musical Review) in Orlando, Florida.

While in Florida, Vogt continued to perform on stage, winning awards (Best Actors for his portrayal of Sam Byck in Stephen Sondheim's musical "Assassins" and for "Greater Tuna") and critical acclaim for his theater work (Orlando Theatre Project: "Below the Belt", "Sylvia", "Losing Weight"; Orlando Shakespeare Festival: "Coriolanus", "Hamlet", "Much Ado About Nothing"; Orlando Opera Company: "The Fantasticks"). He was also the founding member and director of "The Paul Vogt Improv Group" which appeared at Civic Theatre of Central Florida and the Disney Institute.

Vogt was discovered (with his identical twin brother, Peter Allen Vogt) in Florida and was cast in Barry Sonnenfeld's quirky ABC series Maximum Bob (1998) starring Beau Bridges.

After moving to Burbank, Garry Marshall cast Vogt as Jimbo Milachi in "Happy Days: the musical" at the Falcon Theatre. Vogt proved that he could command a stage with his comic timing and acting ability. Soon he was being cast from his performance as a mean Milachi Brother in "Happy Days" to film and television roles.

Garry Marshall has cast Vogt in several productions on stage and in films.

David Salzman cast him in The Rerun Show (2002) and MADtv (1995) .

He appeared on two episodes Chicago Hope (1994) as a conjoined twin and guest starred in an episode of In-Laws (2002) and more recently in Arrested Development (2003).

Vogt even hosted the 2003 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2003) with the cast of MADtv (1995) and recently taped a commentary for a special on E! Entertainment Television about Celebrity Siblings.

Vogt recently appeared as Bob the Dogcatcher in the family film Good Boy! (2003) (MGM/Henson Productions), written and directed by John Hoffman, and his voice can be heard as several characters in Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005) from Walt Disney Animation.

He made his Broadway Debut in "Hairspray!" the musical as Edna Turnblad on January 30, 2007 with Jere Burns.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: dnt

Trivia (6)

Has a twin brother, Peter Allen Vogt.
Was a longtime entertainer at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
He received an Edie Award in Orlando as Best Featured Male in a Musical for his remarkable portrayal of Sam Byck in Stephen Sondiem's "Assassins."
He will make his Opera debut at the LA Opera in September 2005. He will perform alongside world-renown opera diva, Frederica von Stade in "The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein" directed by film & TV legend Garry Marshall.
He was critically acclaimed for his Shakespearean roles at the Orlando Shakespeare Festival, in Orlando, Florida. Standout roles were Dogberry in "Much ado about Nothing" and the Gravedigger in "Hamlet."
He performed at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida; at Pleasure Island comedy club.

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