Jeff Daniels



Place of birth:

Athens, Georgia, USA:


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

Film Credits

Adam (2020)
as Mickey
Guest Artist (2019)
as Joseph Harris
The Emperor's Newest Clothes (2018)
as The Emperor
The Catcher Was a Spy (2018)
as William J. Donovan
The Russian Five (2018)
as Himself
Allegiant (2016)
as David
Ares III: Refocused (2016)
as Teddy Sanders
Steve Jobs (2015)
as John Sculley
The Martian (2015)
as Teddy Sanders
"That's Awesome!": The Story of 'Dumb and Dumber To' (2015)
as Self
Of Miracles and Men (2015)
as Narrator
Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
as Harry Dunne
Looper (2012)
as Abe
Howl (2010)
as Professor David Kirk
Paper Man (2009)
as Richard Dunn
Away We Go (2009)
as Jerry Farlander
State of Play (2009)
as Senator George Fergus
Arlen Faber (2009)
as Arlen Faber
Traitor (2008)
as Carter
Space Chimps (2008)
as Zartog (voice)
Sweet Nothing in My Ear (2008)
as Dan Miller
Mama's Boy (2007)
as Mert Rosenbloom
The Lookout (2007)
as Lewis
A Plumm Summer (2007)
as Narrator
Infamous (2006)
as Alvin Dewey
Barry Sonnenfeld: The Kosher Cowboy (2006)
as Self
RV Nation: The Culture of Road Warriors (2006)
as Self
Robin Williams: A Family Affair (2006)
as Self
RV (2006)
as Travis Gornicke
Still Dumb After All These Years (2006)
as Self
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
as Bernard Berkman
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
as Sig Mickelson
Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
as Preacher
The Five People You Meet In Heaven (2004)
as Blue Man
Imaginary Heroes (2004)
as Ben Travis
The Goodbye Girl (2004)
as Elliot Garfield
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (2003)
as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
I Witness (2003)
as James Rhodes
Gods and Generals (2003)
as Lt. Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
The Hours (2002)
as Louis Waters
Blood Work (2002)
as Jasper 'Buddy' Noone
Super Sucker (2002)
as Fred Barlow
Chasing Sleep (2001)
as Ed Saxon
Escanaba in da Moonlight (2001)
as Rueben Soady
Cheaters (2000)
as Dr. Gerard Plecki
Saturday Night Live: A Tribute to Chris Farley (2000)
The Crossing (2000)
as Gen. George Washington
It's the Rage (1999)
as Warren Harding
My Favorite Martian (1999)
as Tim O'Hara
Pleasantville (1998)
as Bill Johnson
Trial and Error (1997)
as Charles 'Charlie' Tuttle
101 Dalmatians (1996)
as Roger Dearly
Fly Away Home (1996)
as Thomas 'Tom' Alden
2 Days in the Valley (1996)
as Alvin Strayer
Redwood Curtain (1995)
as Lyman Fellers
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
as Harry Dunne
Speed (1994)
as Harold 'Harry' Temple
Gettysburg (1993)
as Col. Joshua Chamberlain
Rain Without Thunder (1993)
as Jonathan Garson
There Goes the Neighborhood (1992)
as Willis Embry
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
as Tom Noonan
Timescape (1992)
as Ben Wilson
The Butcher's Wife (1991)
as Dr. Alex Tremor
Love Hurts (1990)
as Paul Weaver
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)
as Denton Webb
Arachnophobia (1990)
as Dr. Ross Jennings
No Place Like Home (1989)
as Mike Cooper
Checking Out (1989)
as Ray Macklin
Sweet Hearts Dance (1988)
as Sam Manners
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988)
as Lt. Steve Maryk
The House on Carroll Street (1988)
as Cochran
Radio Days (1987)
as Biff Baxter
Something Wild (1986)
as Charles Driggs
Heartburn (1986)
as Richard
Marie (1985)
as Eddie Sisk
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
as Tom Baxter / Gil Shepherd
Terms of Endearment (1983)
as Flap Horton
An Invasion of Privacy (1983)
as Francis Ryan
Fifth Of July (1982)
as Jed Jenkins
Ragtime (1981)
as P.C. O'Donnel

TV Series Credits

The Looming Tower (2018)
as John O'Neill
Godless (2017)
as Frank Griffin
Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge (2017)
as Narrator
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
as Himself
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2015)
as Himself
ARES: live (2015)
as Teddy Sanders
Off Camera with Sam Jones (2014)
as Himself
The Newsroom (2012)
as Will McAvoy
The Graham Norton Show (2007)
as Himself
The Colbert Report (2005)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)
Family Guy (1999)
The View (1997)
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)
Frasier (1993)
as Doug (voice)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)
Breakfast with the Arts (1991)
Tanner '88 (1988)
Trying Times (1987)
as Jim
A Rumor of War (1980)
as Chaplain
Saturday Night Live (1975)
as Himself - Host
Hawaii Five-O (1968)
Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)
Rust ()
as Del Harris
Guest Artist (2019)
Guest Artist (2019)
Super Sucker (2002)
Super Sucker (2002)
Escanaba in da Moonlight (2001)