Jeff Daniels Biography
The 6'3" low-key leading man with a reserved manner and classic blond hair, blue eyes studied at the University of Central Michigan but his desire to be an actor soon took him to New York where he made a name for himself in the theatre.
Daniels won an Obie Award in 1982 for his one man theatre performance in 'Johnny Got His Gun' but his screen debut was in 1981's 'Ragtime'.
His breakthrough movie role however was not to come until 1985 when he was cast to replace Michael Keaton opposite Mia Farrow in Woody Allen's 'Purple Rose of Cairo'.
Daniels has gone on to star and support in a string of hit movies and the diversity of the roles just shows his talent - comedy(Dumb and Dumber), action(Speed), romantic(Pleasantville) the list goes on and on.
He owns the Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan and runs the film company Purple Rose Films.
Daniels is married to Kathleen Treado and they have one son.
Jeff Daniels' Scores
- By date
- By user score
|Looper||Sep 28, 2012||Cast / Principal Cast / Abe / Looper Boss||7.7|
|Howl||Sep 24, 2010||Professor David Kirk||7.1|
|Paper Man||Apr 23, 2010||Richard Dunn||6.8|
|The Answer Man||Jul 24, 2009||Arlen Faber||8.0|
|Away We Go||Jun 5, 2009||Jerry Farlander||6.7|
|State of Play||Apr 17, 2009||Rep. George Fergus||7.3|
|Traitor||Aug 27, 2008||Carter||8.1|
|Space Chimps||Jul 18, 2008||Zartog||4.8|
|A Plumm Summer||Apr 25, 2008||Narrator||9.2|
|The Lookout||Mar 30, 2007||Lewis||7.8|
|Infamous||Oct 13, 2006||Alvin Dewey||8.4|
|RV||Apr 28, 2006||Travis Gornicke||5.3|
|Good Night, and Good Luck.||Oct 7, 2005||Sig Mickelson||7.5|
|The Squid and the Whale||Oct 5, 2005||Bernard Berkman||7.3|
|Because of Winn-Dixie||Feb 18, 2005||Preacher||7.5|
|Imaginary Heroes||Dec 17, 2004||Ben Travis||7.0|
|Gods and Generals||Feb 21, 2003||Lt. Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain||6.2|
|Blood Work||Aug 9, 2002||Jasper 'Buddy' Noone||5.3|
|All the Rage||Jul 7, 2000||Warren Harding||6.0|
|Pleasantville||Oct 23, 1998||Bill Johnson||8.5|
|101 Dalmatians||Nov 27, 1996||Roger||5.8|
|Dumb & Dumber||Dec 16, 1994||Harry Dunne||8.7|
|Speed||Jun 10, 1994||Det. Harold 'Harry' Temple||8.1|
|Something Wild||Nov 7, 1986||Charles Driggs||10|
|The Purple Rose of Cairo||May 2, 1985||Tom Baxter/Gil Shepherd||8.4|
|Terms of Endearment||Nov 23, 1983||Flap Horton||8.3|