Jeff Daniels

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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).

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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).

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Gender Male

Known Credits 79

Birthday 1955-02-19

Place of Birth Athens, Georgia, USA

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Ascendant as David
2016 Allegiant as David
2016 Ares III: Refocused as Teddy Sanders
2015 Steve Jobs as John Sculley
2015 The Martian as Teddy Sanders
2015 Of Miracles and Men as Narrator
2014 Dumb and Dumber To as Harry Dunne
2012 Looper as Abe
2012 The Newsroom(27 episodes) as Will McAvoy
2010 Howl as Professor David Kirk
2009 Paper Man as Richard Dunn
2009 Away We Go as Jerry Farlander
2009 State of Play as Senator George Fergus
2009 The Answer Man as Arlen Faber
2008 Traitor as Carter
2008 Space Chimps as Zartog
2008 Sweet Nothing in My Ear as Dan Miller
2007 Mama's Boy as Mert Rosenbloom
2007 The Lookout as Lewis
2007 A Plumm Summer as Narrator
2006 Infamous as Alvin Dewey
2006 RV as Travis Gornicke
2005 The Colbert Report(2 episodes)
2005 The Squid and the Whale as Bernard Berkman
2005 Good Night, and Good Luck. as Sig Mickelson
2005 Because of Winn-Dixie as Preacher
2004 The Five People You Meet In Heaven as Blue Man
2004 Imaginary Heroes as Ben Travis
2004 The Goodbye Girl as Elliot Garfield
2003 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 I Witness as James Rhodes
2003 Gods and Generals as Lt. Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(2 episodes)
2002 The Hours as Louis Waters
2002 Blood Work as Jasper 'Buddy' Noone
2001 Escanaba in da Moonlight as Rueben Soady
2000 Chasing Sleep as Ed Saxon
2000 Cheaters as Dr. Gerard Plecki
2000 The Crossing as Gen. George Washington
1999 All the Rage as Warren Harding
1999 My Favorite Martian as Tim O'Hara
1998 Pleasantville as Bill Johnson
1997 The View(1 episode)
1997 Trial and Error as Charles 'Charlie' Tuttle
1996 101 Dalmatians as Roger
1996 Fly Away Home as Thomas 'Tom' Alden
1996 2 Days in the Valley as Alvin Strayer
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1995 Redwood Curtain as Lyman Fellers
1994 Dumb and Dumber as Harry Dune
1994 Speed as Harold 'Harry' Temple
1993 Gettysburg as Col. Joshua Chamberlain
1993 Frasier(1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(2 episodes)
1993 Rain Without Thunder as Jonathan Garson
1992 There Goes the Neighborhood as Willis Embry
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(1 episode)
1992 Timescape as Ben Wilson
1991 The Butcher's Wife as Dr. Alex Tremor
1990 Love Hurts as Paul Weaver
1990 Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael as Denton Webb
1990 Arachnophobia as Dr. Ross Jennings
1989 No Place Like Home as Mike Cooper
1989 Checking Out as Ray Macklin
1988 Sweet Hearts Dance as Sam Manners
1988 The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial as Lt. Steve Maryk
1988 The House on Carroll Street as Cochran
1987 Radio Days as Biff Baxter
1986 Something Wild as Charles Driggs
1986 Heartburn as Richard
1985 Marie as Eddie Sisk
1985 The Purple Rose of Cairo as Tom Baxter / Gil Shepherd
1983 Terms of Endearment as Flap Horton
1981 Ragtime as P.C. O'Donnel
1975 Saturday Night Live(2 episodes)
1968 Hawaii Five-O(1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)
1900 Breakfast with the Arts(1 episode)

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2001 Escanaba in da Moonlight … Director

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