Jeff Daniels

Biography: 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

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 59
Highest Metascore: 84 Looper
Lowest Metascore: 30 Gods and Generals
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 29
  2. Negative: 7 out of 29
29 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
71 Pleasantville Oct 23, 1998 Bill Johnson 8.9
78 Speed Jun 10, 1994 Det. Harold 'Harry' Temple 8.9
73 Something Wild Nov 7, 1986 Charles Driggs 8.9
73 The Lookout Mar 30, 2007 Lewis 8.8
75 The Purple Rose of Cairo May 2, 1985 Tom Baxter/Gil Shepherd 8.7
68 Infamous Oct 13, 2006 Alvin Dewey 8.2
84 Looper Sep 28, 2012 Cast / Principal Cast / Abe / Looper Boss 8.2
79 Terms of Endearment Nov 23, 1983 Flap Horton 8.0
80 The Martian Oct 2, 2015 Cast / Teddy Sanders / Teddy Sanders 8.0
64 State of Play Apr 17, 2009 Rep. George Fergus 7.9
82 The Squid and the Whale Oct 5, 2005 Bernard Berkman 7.4
80 Good Night, and Good Luck. Oct 7, 2005 Sig Mickelson 7.4
64 Blood Work Aug 9, 2002 Jasper 'Buddy' Noone 7.3
82 Steve Jobs Oct 9, 2015 John Sculley / John Sculley 6.9
63 Howl Sep 24, 2010 Professor David Kirk 6.7