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
|A Plumm Summer||Apr 25, 2008||Narrator||9.2|
|Something Wild||Nov 7, 1986||Charles Driggs||9.1|
|Speed||Jun 10, 1994||Det. Harold 'Harry' Temple||9.0|
|Pleasantville||Oct 23, 1998||Bill Johnson||8.9|
|The Lookout||Mar 30, 2007||Lewis||8.8|
|Traitor||Aug 27, 2008||Carter||8.7|
|The Purple Rose of Cairo||May 2, 1985||Tom Baxter/Gil Shepherd||8.4|
|Terms of Endearment||Nov 23, 1983||Flap Horton||8.3|
|Infamous||Oct 13, 2006||Alvin Dewey||8.2|
|The Answer Man||Jul 24, 2009||Arlen Faber||8.0|
|State of Play||Apr 17, 2009||Rep. George Fergus||7.9|
|Looper||Sep 28, 2012||Cast / Principal Cast / Abe / Looper Boss||7.9|
|The Squid and the Whale||Oct 5, 2005||Bernard Berkman||7.4|
|Good Night, and Good Luck.||Oct 7, 2005||Sig Mickelson||7.4|
|Because of Winn-Dixie||Feb 18, 2005||Preacher||7.3|
|Blood Work||Aug 9, 2002||Jasper 'Buddy' Noone||7.3|
|All the Rage||Jul 7, 2000||Warren Harding||7.0|
|Imaginary Heroes||Dec 17, 2004||Ben Travis||7.0|
|Howl||Sep 24, 2010||Professor David Kirk||6.9|
|Away We Go||Jun 5, 2009||Jerry Farlander||6.8|
|Paper Man||Apr 23, 2010||Richard Dunn||6.8|
|Gods and Generals||Feb 21, 2003||Lt. Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain||6.1|
|Dumb and Dumber||Dec 16, 1994||Harry Dunne||6.1|
|101 Dalmatians||Nov 27, 1996||Roger||5.9|
|Dumb and Dumber To||Nov 14, 2014||Harry Dunne / Harry / Harry Dunne||5.5|
|RV||Apr 28, 2006||Travis Gornicke||5.2|
|Space Chimps||Jul 18, 2008||Zartog||4.4|
|The Martian||Oct 2, 2015||Cast / Teddy Sanders / 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|
|Steve Jobs||Oct 9, 2015||John Sculley||tbd|