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
|Something Wild||Nov 7, 1986||Charles Driggs||10|
|A Plumm Summer||Apr 25, 2008||Narrator||9.2|
|Dumb & Dumber||Dec 16, 1994||Harry Dunne||8.7|
|Pleasantville||Oct 23, 1998||Bill Johnson||8.5|
|Infamous||Oct 13, 2006||Alvin Dewey||8.4|
|The Purple Rose of Cairo||May 2, 1985||Tom Baxter/Gil Shepherd||8.4|
|Terms of Endearment||Nov 23, 1983||Flap Horton||8.3|
|Traitor||Aug 27, 2008||Carter||8.1|
|Speed||Jun 10, 1994||Det. Harold 'Harry' Temple||8.1|
|The Answer Man||Jul 24, 2009||Arlen Faber||8.0|
|The Lookout||Mar 30, 2007||Lewis||7.8|
|Looper||Sep 28, 2012||Cast / Principal Cast / Abe / Looper Boss||7.7|
|Because of Winn-Dixie||Feb 18, 2005||Preacher||7.5|
|Good Night, and Good Luck.||Oct 7, 2005||Sig Mickelson||7.5|
|State of Play||Apr 17, 2009||Rep. George Fergus||7.3|
|The Squid and the Whale||Oct 5, 2005||Bernard Berkman||7.3|
|Howl||Sep 24, 2010||Professor David Kirk||7.1|
|Imaginary Heroes||Dec 17, 2004||Ben Travis||7.0|
|Paper Man||Apr 23, 2010||Richard Dunn||6.8|
|Away We Go||Jun 5, 2009||Jerry Farlander||6.7|
|Gods and Generals||Feb 21, 2003||Lt. Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain||6.2|
|All the Rage||Jul 7, 2000||Warren Harding||6.0|
|101 Dalmatians||Nov 27, 1996||Roger||5.8|
|RV||Apr 28, 2006||Travis Gornicke||5.3|
|Blood Work||Aug 9, 2002||Jasper 'Buddy' Noone||5.3|
|Space Chimps||Jul 18, 2008||Zartog||4.8|