Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels

  • Born on
    • February 19th, 1955
Jeffrey Warren "Jeff" Daniels (born February 19, 1955) is an American actor, musician and playwright. He founded a non-profit theatre company, the Purple Rose Theatre Company, in his home state of Michigan. He has performed in a number of stage productions, both on and off Broadway. He has been nominated for the Tony Award as Best Actor for the Broadway play God of Carnage (2009), along with his other three cast-mates. He has had a thriving film career, from his debut in 1981 in Ragtime, through State of Play in 2009. For his film work, he has received three Golden Globe Award nominations, including as Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical for Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) (hence the name of his theatre company). He has also received nominations by the Screen Actors Guild, Satellite Awards, and several for his work in The Squid and the Whale (London Critics Circle Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Chlotrudis Awards and Gotham Awards). Description above from the Wikipedia article Jeff Daniels, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Acting (67 Credits)

2021American Rust as Del Harris
2021Hemingway as Ernest Hemingway (voice)
2020The Comey Rule as James Comey
2018The Catcher Was a Spy as William J. Donovan
2018The Looming Tower as John O'Neill
2017Godless as Frank Griffin
2017Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge as Narrator
2016Allegiant as David
2015Of Miracles and Men as Narrator
2015The Martian as Teddy Sanders
2015Steve Jobs as John Sculley
2014Dumb and Dumber To as Harry Dunne
2012Looper as Abe
2012The Newsroom (2012) as Will McAvoy
2010Howl as Professor David Kirk
2009The Answer Man as Arlen FaberWatch Free
2009Paper Man as Richard Dunn
2009Away We Go as Jerry Farlander
2009State of Play as Senator George Fergus
2008Sweet Nothing in My Ear as Dan Miller
2008Space Chimps as Zartog (voice)
2008Traitor as CarterWatch Free
2007The Lookout as Lewis
2007Mama's Boy as Mert Rosenbloom
2006RV as Travis Gornicke
2006Infamous as Alvin Dewey
2005The Squid and the Whale as Bernard Berkman
2005Because of Winn-Dixie as Preacher
2005Good Night, and Good Luck. as Sig Mickelson
2004The Goodbye Girl as Elliot Garfield
2004The Five People You Meet in Heaven as Blue Man
2004Imaginary Heroes as Ben Travis
2003I Witness as James RhodesWatch Free
2003Gods and Generals as Lt. Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
2002Blood Work as Jasper 'Buddy' Noone
2002Super Sucker as Fred Barlow
2002The Hours as Louis Waters
2001Escanaba in da Moonlight as Rueben SoadyWatch Free
2000Chasing Sleep as Ed Saxon
2000The Crossing as Gen. George Washington
2000Cheaters as Dr. Gerard Plecki
1999My Favorite Martian as Tim O'Hara
1999All the Rage as Warren Harding
1998Pleasantville as Bill Johnson
1997Trial and Error as Charles 'Charlie' Tuttle
1996Fly Away Home as Thomas 'Tom' Alden
1996101 Dalmatians as Roger Dearly
19962 Days in the Valley as Alvin Strayer
1994Dumb and Dumber as Harry Dunne
1994Speed as Harold 'Harry' Temple
1993Gettysburg as Col. Joshua Chamberlain
1992There Goes the Neighborhood as Willis Embry
1991Grand Tour: Disaster in Time as Ben Wilson
1991The Butcher's Wife as Dr. Alex Tremor
1990Arachnophobia as Dr. Ross Jennings
1990Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael as Denton Webb
1988The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial as Lt. Steve Maryk
1988Sweet Hearts Dance as Sam Manners
1988Tanner '88
1987Radio Days as Biff Baxter
1987The House on Carroll Street as Cochran
1986Something Wild as Charles Driggs
1986Heartburn as Richard
1985Marie as Eddie Sisk
1985The Purple Rose of Cairo as Tom Baxter / Gil Shepherd
1983Terms of Endearment as Flap Horton
1981Ragtime as P.C. O'Donnel

Writer (1 Credits)


Himself (3 Credits)

2020Washington as Self - Narrator
2018The Russian Five as HimselfWatch Free
2000Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)


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