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Jeff Daniels

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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Feb 19, 1955 In Athens, Georgia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Ascendant
Latest Project:
Movie The Catcher Was a Spy 2018-06-22
Known For
Poster of Dumb and Dumber To
Poster of The Newsroom
Poster of The Squid and the Whale
Poster of The Hours
Poster of Blood Work
Poster of Pleasantville

Movie Ascendant David 2018
Movie The Catcher Was a Spy William J. Donovan 2018-06-22
Series Breakfast with the Arts Unknown 2017
Series Godless Frank Griffin 2017-11-22
Movie Allegiant David 2016-03-09
Movie The Martian Teddy Sanders 2015-09-30
Movie Steve Jobs John Sculley 2015-10-09
Movie Dumb and Dumber To Harry Dunne 2014-11-12
Series The Newsroom Will McAvoy 2012-06-24
Movie Looper Abe 2012-09-26
Movie Howl Professor David Kirk 2010-09-24
Movie The Answer Man Arlen Faber 2009-01-18
Movie Paper Man Richard Dunn 2009-06-15
Movie Away We Go Jerry Farlander 2009-06-05
Movie State of Play Senator George Fergus 2009-04-17
Movie Sweet Nothing in My Ear Dan Miller 2008-04-20
Movie Space Chimps Zartog (voice) 2008-07-17
Movie Traitor Carter 2008-08-23
Movie A Plumm Summer Narrator 2007-01-01
Movie The Lookout Lewis 2007-03-09
Movie Mama's Boy Mert Rosenbloom 2007-12-14
Movie Infamous Alvin Dewey 2006-09-11
Movie RV Travis Gornicke 2006-04-28
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie Because of Winn-Dixie Preacher 2005-02-18
Movie Good Night, and Good Luck. Sig Mickelson 2005-09-16
Movie The Squid and the Whale Bernard Berkman 2005-10-05
Movie The Goodbye Girl Elliot Garfield 2004-01-16
Movie The Five People You Meet In Heaven Blue Man 2004-12-05
Movie Imaginary Heroes Ben Travis 2004-09-14
Movie Gods and Generals Lt. Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain 2003-02-21
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie I Witness James Rhodes 2003-04-13
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 2003-10-26
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie The Hours Louis Waters 2002-12-27
Movie Blood Work Jasper 'Buddy' Noone 2002-08-04
Movie Escanaba in da Moonlight Rueben Soady 2001-01-26
Movie Chasing Sleep Ed Saxon 2000-09-08
Movie The Crossing Gen. George Washington 2000-01-10
Movie Cheaters Dr. Gerard Plecki 2000-05-20
Movie It's the Rage Warren Harding 1999-09-11
Movie My Favorite Martian Tim O'Hara 1999-02-11
Movie Pleasantville Bill Johnson 1998-09-17
Movie Trial and Error Charles 'Charlie' Tuttle 1997-05-30
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Fly Away Home Thomas 'Tom' Alden 1996-09-13
Movie 2 Days in the Valley Alvin Strayer 1996-09-11
Movie 101 Dalmatians Roger 1996-11-17
Movie Redwood Curtain Lyman Fellers 1995-01-01
Movie Speed Harold 'Harry' Temple 1994-06-09
Movie Dumb and Dumber Harry Dunne 1994-12-16
Movie Gettysburg Col. Joshua Chamberlain 1993-10-08
Movie Rain Without Thunder Jonathan Garson 1993-02-05
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Movie Timescape Ben Wilson 1992-05-09
Movie There Goes the Neighborhood Willis Embry 1992-10-30
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie The Butcher's Wife Dr. Alex Tremor 1991-10-25
Movie Arachnophobia Dr. Ross Jennings 1990-07-20
Movie Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael Denton Webb 1990-10-12
Movie Love Hurts Paul Weaver 1990-11-09
Movie No Place Like Home Mike Cooper 1989-12-03
Movie Checking Out Ray Macklin 1989-04-21
Movie Tanner '88 1988-02-15
Series Tanner '88 1988-02-15
Movie The House on Carroll Street Cochran 1988-03-04
Movie The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Lt. Steve Maryk 1988-05-08
Movie Sweet Hearts Dance Sam Manners 1988-09-23
Movie Radio Days Biff Baxter 1987-01-30
Movie Something Wild Charles Driggs 1986-11-07
Movie Heartburn Richard 1986-07-25
Movie Marie Eddie Sisk 1985-09-27
Movie The Purple Rose of Cairo Tom Baxter / Gil Shepherd 1985-03-01
Movie Terms of Endearment Flap Horton 1983-11-20
Movie Ragtime P.C. O'Donnel 1981-11-20
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24