Jeff Daniels

19 Feb 1955

Actor, Director

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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Filmography (66 titles)

(movie, 2017)
···Ascendant
Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction, Romance
Role: Actor (as David)
(movie, 2016)
···Allegiant
Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction, Action, Mystery
Role: Actor (as David)
(movie, 2015)
···Steve Jobs
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as John Sculley)
(movie, 2015)
8.8The Martian
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Teddy Sanders)
(movie, 2014)
···Dumb and Dumber To
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Harry Dunne)
(movie, 2012)
7.4Looper
Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Abe)
(movie, 2010)
···Howl
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Professor David Kirk)
(movie, 2009)
···Paper Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Richard Dunn)
(movie, 2009)
···Away We Go
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Jerry Farlander)
(movie, 2009)
···State of Play
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Senator George Fergus)
(movie, 2009)
···Arlen Faber
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Arlen Faber)
(movie, 2008)
···Traitor
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Carter)
(movie, 2008)
···Space Chimps
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Zartog)
(movie, 2008)
···Sweet Nothing in My Ear
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dan Miller)
(movie, 2007)
···Mama's Boy
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Mert Rosenbloom)
(movie, 2007)
···The Lookout
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lewis)
(movie, 2007)
···A Plumm Summer
Genre: Adventure, Family
Role: Actor (as Narrator)
(movie, 2006)
···Infamous
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Alvin Dewey)
(movie, 2006)
···RV
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Travis Gornicke)
(movie, 2005)
···The Squid and the Whale
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Bernard Berkman)
(movie, 2005)
···Good Night, and Good Luck.
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Sig Mickelson)
(movie, 2005)
···Because of Winn-Dixie
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Preacher)
(movie, 2005)
···Good Night, and Good Luck.
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Sig Mickelson)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Blue Man)
(movie, 2004)
···Imaginary Heroes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Ben Travis)
(movie, 2004)
···The Goodbye Girl
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Elliot Garfield)
(movie, 2003)
···I Witness
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as James Rhodes)
(movie, 2003)
···Gods and Generals
Genre: Drama, History, War
Role: Actor (as Lt. Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain)
(movie, 2002)
···The Hours
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Louis Waters)
(movie, 2002)
···Blood Work
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jasper 'Buddy' Noone)
(movie, 2002)
···Super Sucker
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 2001)
···Escanaba in da Moonlight
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 2000)
···The Crossing
Genre: Drama, History, War
Role: Actor (as Gen. George Washington)
(movie, 2000)
···Chasing Sleep
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ed Saxon)
(movie, 2000)
···Cheaters
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. Gerard Plecki)
(movie, 1999)
···All the Rage
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Warren Harding)
(movie, 1999)
···My Favorite Martian
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as Tim O'Hara)
(movie, 1998)
···Pleasantville
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Bill Johnson)
(movie, 1997)
···Trial and Error
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Charles Tuttle)
(movie, 1996)
···101 Dalmatians
Genre: Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Roger)
(movie, 1996)
···Fly Away Home
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Thomas "Tom" Alden)
(movie, 1996)
···2 Days in the Valley
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Alvin Strayer)
(movie, 1995)
···Redwood Curtain
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lyman Fellers)
(movie, 1994)
···Dumb and Dumber
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Harry Dunne)
(movie, 1994)
···Dumb and Dumber
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Harry Dune)
(movie, 1994)
···Speed
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Role: Actor (as Harold 'Harry' Temple)
(movie, 1993)
···Gettysburg
Genre: Drama, History, War
Role: Actor (as Col. Joshua Chamberlain)
(movie, 1992)
···Timescape
Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Ben Wilson)
Genre: Drama, Biography
Role: Actor (as Tom Noonan)
(movie, 1992)
···There Goes the Neighborhood
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Crime
Role: Actor (as Willis Embry)
(movie, 1991)
···The Butcher's Wife
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Dr. Alex Tremor)
(movie, 1990)
···Arachnophobia
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Role: Actor (as Dr. Ross Jennings)
(movie, 1990)
···Love Hurts
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Paul Weaver)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Denton Webb)
(movie, 1989)
···Checking Out
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Ray Macklin)
(movie, 1989)
···No Place Like Home
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mike Cooper)
(movie, 1988)
···Sweet Hearts Dance
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Sam Manners)
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Lt. Steve Maryk)
(movie, 1988)
···The House on Carroll Street
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Cochran)
(movie, 1987)
···Radio Days
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Biff Baxter)
(movie, 1986)
···Something Wild
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Charles Driggs)
(movie, 1986)
···Heartburn
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Richard)
(movie, 1985)
···The Purple Rose of Cairo
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Tom Baxter · Gil Shepherd)
(movie, 1985)
···Marie
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Eddie Sisk)
(movie, 1983)
···Terms of Endearment
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Flap Horton)
(movie, 1981)
···Ragtime
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as P.C. O'Donnel)