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: 58
Highest Metascore: 84 Looper
Lowest Metascore: 30 Gods and Generals
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 26
  2. Negative: 6 out of 26
26 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd A Plumm Summer Apr 25, 2008 Narrator 9.2
73 Something Wild Nov 7, 1986 Charles Driggs 9.1
78 Speed Jun 10, 1994 Det. Harold 'Harry' Temple 9.0
71 Pleasantville Oct 23, 1998 Bill Johnson 8.9
73 The Lookout Mar 30, 2007 Lewis 8.8
60 Traitor Aug 27, 2008 Carter 8.7
75 The Purple Rose of Cairo May 2, 1985 Tom Baxter/Gil Shepherd 8.4
79 Terms of Endearment Nov 23, 1983 Flap Horton 8.3
68 Infamous Oct 13, 2006 Alvin Dewey 8.2
44 The Answer Man Jul 24, 2009 Arlen Faber 8.0
64 State of Play Apr 17, 2009 Rep. George Fergus 7.9
84 Looper Sep 28, 2012 Cast / Principal Cast / Abe / Looper Boss 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
54 Because of Winn-Dixie Feb 18, 2005 Preacher 7.3
64 Blood Work Aug 9, 2002 Jasper 'Buddy' Noone 7.3
39 All the Rage Jul 7, 2000 Warren Harding 7.0
53 Imaginary Heroes Dec 17, 2004 Ben Travis 7.0
63 Howl Sep 24, 2010 Professor David Kirk 6.9
58 Away We Go Jun 5, 2009 Jerry Farlander 6.8
37 Paper Man Apr 23, 2010 Richard Dunn 6.8
30 Gods and Generals Feb 21, 2003 Lt. Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain 6.1
41 Dumb and Dumber Dec 16, 1994 Harry Dunne 6.1
49 101 Dalmatians Nov 27, 1996 Roger 5.9
36 Dumb and Dumber To Nov 14, 2014 Harry Dunne / Harry / Harry Dunne 5.5
33 RV Apr 28, 2006 Travis Gornicke 5.2
36 Space Chimps Jul 18, 2008 Zartog 4.4
tbd The Martian Oct 2, 2015 Cast / Teddy Sanders / Teddy Sanders tbd
tbd The Divergent Series: Allegiant—Part 1 Mar 18, 2016 David tbd
tbd The Divergent Series: Allegiant—Part 2 Mar 24, 2017 David tbd
tbd Steve Jobs Oct 9, 2015 John Sculley tbd