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Jeff Daniels

Jeffrey Warren "Jeff" Daniels (born February 19, 1955) is an American actor, musician and playwright. He founded a non-profit theatre company, the Purple Rose Theatre Company, in his home state of Michigan. He has performed in a number of stage productions, both on and off Broadway. He has been nominated for the Tony Award as Best Actor for the Broadway play God of Carnage (2009), along with his other three cast-mates. He has had a thriving film career, from his debut in 1981 in Ragtime, through State of Play in 2009. For his film work, he has received three Golden Globe Award nominations, including as Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical for Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) (hence the name of his theatre company). He has also received nominations by the Screen Actors Guild, Satellite Awards, and several for his work in The Squid and the Whale (London Critics Circle Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Chlotrudis Awards and Gotham Awards). Description above from the Wikipedia article Jeff Daniels, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Feb 19, 1955 In Athens, Georgia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Breakfast with the Arts
Latest Project:
Series Godless 2017-11-22
Known For
Poster of The Squid and the Whale
Poster of Pleasantville
Poster of Gettysburg
Poster of Manimal
Series Breakfast with the Arts Unknown 2019
Movie Ascendant David 2019
Series Uchi no Ko ni Kagitte... Unknown 2017
Series Godless Frank Griffin 2017-11-22
Movie Allegiant David 2016-03-09
Series Your Friend, Andrew WK Charles Driggs 2016
Movie Steve Jobs John Sculley 2015-10-09
Movie The Martian Teddy Sanders 2015-10-02
Movie The Martian Teddy Sanders 2015-09-30
Movie Dumb and Dumber To Harry Dunne 2014-11-12
Movie Looper Abe 2012-09-26
Series The Newsroom Will McAvoy 2012-06-24
Series Transporter: The Series Unknown 2012-12-06
Movie Howl Professor David Kirk 2010-08-26
Movie The Answer Man Arlen Faber 2009-01-18
Movie Paper Man Richard Dunn 2009-06-15
Movie State of Play Senator George Fergus 2009-04-17
Movie Sweet Nothing in My Ear Dan Miller 2008-04-20
Movie Traitor Carter 2008-08-23
Movie A Plumm Summer Narrator 2007-01-01
Movie Mama's Boy Mert Rosenbloom 2007-12-14
Movie The Lookout Lewis 2007-03-09
Movie Infamous Alvin Dewey 2006-09-11
Movie RV Travis Gornicke 2006-04-28
Movie Because of Winn-Dixie Preacher 2005-02-18
Series Killer Instinct Tim O'Hara 2005-09-23
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie The Squid and the Whale Bernard Berkman 2005-10-05
Series Wars of In-laws Dr. Gerard Plecki 2005-07-18
Movie The Goodbye Girl Elliot Garfield 2004-01-16
Movie Imaginary Heroes Ben Travis 2004-09-14
Movie The Five People You Meet In Heaven Blue Man 2004-12-05
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 2003-10-26
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Gods and Generals Lt. Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain 2003-02-21
Movie I Witness James Rhodes 2003-04-13
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie The Hours Louis Waters 2002-12-27
Series Some of My Best Friends Roger 2001-02-28
Movie It's the Rage Warren Harding 1999-09-11
Movie Pleasantville Bill Johnson 1998-09-17
Series True Life Zartog 1998-03-24
Series The Count of Monte Cristo Ed Saxon 1998-09-07
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Trial and Error Charles 'Charlie' Tuttle 1997-05-30
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie 2 Days in the Valley Alvin Strayer 1996-09-11
Movie Redwood Curtain Lyman Fellers 1995-01-01
Movie Dumb and Dumber Harry Dunne 1994-12-16
Series Lieutenant Ninzaburo Furuhata Jasper 'Buddy' Noone 1994-04-13
Movie Speed Harold 'Harry' Temple 1994-06-09
Movie Rain Without Thunder Jonathan Garson 1993-02-05
Movie Gettysburg Col. Joshua Chamberlain 1993-10-08
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Movie Timescape Ben Wilson 1992-05-09
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie The Butcher's Wife Dr. Alex Tremor 1991-10-25
Series A Woman Named Jackie Jerry Farlander 1991-10-13
Movie Arachnophobia Dr. Ross Jennings 1990-07-20
Movie Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael Denton Webb 1990-10-12
Movie Love Hurts Paul Weaver 1990-11-09
Movie Checking Out Ray Macklin 1989-04-21
Movie No Place Like Home Mike Cooper 1989-12-03
Series Tanner '88 1988-02-15
Movie The House on Carroll Street Cochran 1988-03-04
Movie Sweet Hearts Dance Sam Manners 1988-09-23
Movie The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Lt. Steve Maryk 1988-05-08
Movie The Purple Rose of Cairo Tom Baxter / Gil Shepherd 1985-03-01
Movie Marie Eddie Sisk 1985-09-27
Movie Terms of Endearment Flap Horton 1983-11-20
Series Manimal Sig Mickelson 1983-09-30
Movie Ragtime P.C. O'Donnel 1981-11-20
Series Rickety Rocket Unknown 1979-09-01
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series Branded Richard 1965-01-24
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24