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
|Looper||Sep 28, 2012||Cast / Principal Cast / Abe / Looper Boss||7.8|
|The Squid and the Whale||Oct 5, 2005||Bernard Berkman||7.3|
|Good Night, and Good Luck.||Oct 7, 2005||Sig Mickelson||7.4|
|Terms of Endearment||Nov 23, 1983||Flap Horton||8.2|
|Speed||Jun 10, 1994||Det. Harold 'Harry' Temple||8.6|
|The Purple Rose of Cairo||May 2, 1985||Tom Baxter/Gil Shepherd||8.4|
|Something Wild||Nov 7, 1986||Charles Driggs||8.8|
|The Lookout||Mar 30, 2007||Lewis||8.5|
|Pleasantville||Oct 23, 1998||Bill Johnson||8.5|
|Infamous||Oct 13, 2006||Alvin Dewey||8.2|
|State of Play||Apr 17, 2009||Rep. George Fergus||7.7|
|Blood Work||Aug 9, 2002||Jasper 'Buddy' Noone||6.7|
|Howl||Sep 24, 2010||Professor David Kirk||6.9|
|Traitor||Aug 27, 2008||Carter||8.3|
|Away We Go||Jun 5, 2009||Jerry Farlander||6.8|
|A Plumm Summer||Apr 25, 2008||Narrator||9.2|
|Because of Winn-Dixie||Feb 18, 2005||Preacher||7.4|
|Imaginary Heroes||Dec 17, 2004||Ben Travis||7.0|
|101 Dalmatians||Nov 27, 1996||Roger||5.9|
|The Answer Man||Jul 24, 2009||Arlen Faber||8.0|
|Dumb and Dumber||Dec 16, 1994||Harry Dunne||7.6|
|All the Rage||Jul 7, 2000||Warren Harding||7.0|
|Paper Man||Apr 23, 2010||Richard Dunn||6.8|
|Space Chimps||Jul 18, 2008||Zartog||4.5|
|Dumb and Dumber To||Nov 14, 2014||Harry Dunne / Harry / Harry Dunne||5.6|
|RV||Apr 28, 2006||Travis Gornicke||5.2|
|Gods and Generals||Feb 21, 2003||Lt. Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain||6.2|
|The Martian||Nov 25, 2015||Cast / Teddy Sanders||tbd|
|The Divergent Series: Allegiant—Part 1||Mar 18, 2016||David||tbd|
|The Divergent Series: Allegiant—Part 2||Mar 24, 2017||David||tbd|