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Jeff Daniels Biography
Jeff Daniels born Jeffrey Warren Daniels is an American actor, musician, and playwright. His career includes roles in films, stage productions, and on television. Following his career he has won two Emmy Awards and received Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Tony Award nominations.
He Made his film debut in Ragtime (1981). His film credits include Terms of Endearment (1983), Arachnophobia (1990), Gettysburg (1993), Speed (1994), 101 Dalmatians (1996), Fly Away Home (1996), Pleasantville (1998), The Hours (2002), Gods and Generals and Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), The Lookout (2007), Infamous (2006), Looper (2012), Steve Jobs (2015), and The Martian (2015).
He is also best known for playing Harry Dunne in the buddy comedy Dumb and Dumber (1994) and its sequel Dumb and Dumber To (2014). For his performances in The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Something Wild (1986), and The Squid and the Whale (2005) Jeff received Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actor.
Jeff for his work on stage he has received a number of award nominations, including Tony Award nominations for Best Actor for his roles in the plays God of Carnage and Blackbird.
Jeff is the founder and current executive director of the Chelsea, Michigan–based Purple Rose Theatre Company. Jeff starred as Will McAvoy in the HBO political drama series The Newsroom from 2012 to 2014 , for which he won the 2013 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.
In 2018 he won a second Primetime Emmy Award for his supporting performance in the Netflix miniseries Godless (2017). He also received an additional nomination that same year for his leading performance as John P. O’Neill in the Hulu miniseries The Looming Tower (2018).
Jeff Daniels Age | How Old Is Jeff Daniels
Jeff was born on February 19, 1955 in Clarke County, Georgia. He is 64 years old as of 2019.
Jeff Daniels Height |How Tall Is Jeff Daniels
Jeff stands at a height of 1.9 m.
Jeff Daniels Family |Jeff Daniels Brother
Jeff was born in Clarke County, Georgia. He is a son of Marjorie J. (née Ferguson) and Robert Lee “Bob” Daniels. The first six weeks of his life he spent in Georgia where his father was then teaching, and grew up in Chelsea, Michigan. Jeff’s father owned the Chelsea Lumber Company and was also a onetime mayor of Chelsea. Jeff was brought up Methodist
Jeff Daniels Young |Jeff Daniels Education
Jeff went to Central Michigan University and participated in the school’s theater program. He went to the Eastern Michigan University drama school in the summer of 1976, to participate in a special Bicentennial Repertory program, where he performed in The Hot l Baltimore and three other plays performed in repertoire.
Jeff was invited by Marshall W. Mason who was the guest director at EMU, to come to New York to work at the Circle Repertory Theatre, where he performed in Fifth of July by Lanford Wilson in the 1977–78 season. He performed in New York in The Shortchanged Review (1979) at Second Stage Theatre. This was his first show of the inaugural season for Second Stage Theatre.
Jeff Daniels Wife |Jeff Daniels Children |Where does Jeff Daniels Live | Jeff Daniels Chelsea Mi
In 1979 Jeff married his college sweetheart Kathleen Rosemary Treado. She was a fellow Michigander from the Upper Peninsula (Marquette). Jeff moved back to his native Chelsea, Michigan in 1986. They together have three children: Benjamin (born 1984), Lucas (born 1987), and Nellie (born 1990).Jeff Daniels Photos
Jeff Daniels Movies | Jeff Daniels Films | Jeff Daniels Filmography
Movies From Year 2008 to 2018
2016 -The Divergent Series: Allegiant as David
2015 – Steve Jobs as John Sculley
2015 – The Martian as Teddy Sanders
2014 – Dumb and Dumber To as Harry Dunne
2013 – Quad as Mickey
2012 – Looper as Abe
2010 – Howl as Professor David Kirk
2009 – State of Play as Representative George Fergus
2009 – The Answer Man as Arlen Faber
2009 – Away We Go as Jerry Farlander
2009 – Paper Man as Richard Dunn
2008 – Space Chimps as Zartog
2008 – Traitor as Carter
Movies From Year 2004 to 2007
2007 – The Lookout as Lewis
2007 – Mama’s Boy as Mert Rosenbloom
2007 – A Plumm Summer as Narrator
2006 – RV as Travis Gornicke
2006 – Infamous as Alvin Dewey
2005 – The Squid and the Whale as Bernard Berkman
2005 – Because of Winn-Dixie as The Preacher
2005 – Good Night, and Good Luck as Sig Mickelson
2004 – Imaginary Heroes as Ben Travis
2004 – The Five People You Meet in Heaven as The Blue Man
Movies From Year 2000 to 2003
2003 – I Witness as James Rhodes
2002 – Super Sucker as Fred Barlow
2002 – Blood Work as Jasper “Buddy” Noone
2002 – The Hours as Louis Waters
2001 – Escanaba in da Moonlight as Reuben Soady
2000 – Chasing Sleep as Ed Saxon
2000 – Cheaters as Dr. Gerard Plecki
Movies From Year 1991 to 2018 1999
1999 – It’s the Rage as Warren Harding
1998 – Pleasantville as Bill Johnson
1997 – Trial and Error as Charlie Tuttle
1996 – Fly Away Home as Thomas Alden
1996 – 2 Days in the Valley as Alvin Strayer
1996 – 101 Dalmatians as Roger Dearly
1995 – Redwood Curtain as Lyman Fellers
1994 – Speed as Harry Temple
1994 – Dumb and Dumber as Harry Dunne
1993 – Rain Without Thunder as Jonathan Garson
1993 – Gettysburg as Colonel Joshua Chamberlain
1992 – Timescape as Ben Wilson
1992 – There Goes the Neighborhood as Willis Embry
1991 – Love Hurts as Paul Weaver
1991 – The Butcher’s Wife as Dr. Alex Tremor
Movies From Year 1981 to 1990
1990 – Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael as Denton Webb
1989 – Checking Out as Ray Macklin
1988 – The House on Carroll Street as Cochran
1988 – Sweet Hearts Dance as Sam Manners
1987 – Radio Days as Biff Baxter
1986 – Something Wild as Charles Driggs
1986 – Heartburn as Richard
1985 – The Purple Rose of Cairo as Tom Baxter/Gil Shepherd
1985 – Marie as Eddie Sisk
1983 – Terms of Endearment as Flap Horton
1981 – Ragtime as P. C. O’Donnell
Jeff Daniels Tv Shows |Jeff Daniels Series
2018 – The Emperor’s Newest Clothes as The Emperor (voice)
2017 – Godless as Frank Griffin
2012–2014 – The Newsroom as Will McAvoy
2008 – Sweet Nothing in My Ear as Dan Miller
2004 – The Goodbye Girl as Elliot Garfield
2000 – The Crossing as George Washington
2000 – Cheaters as Dr. Gerard Plecki
1995 – Saturday Night Live as Host
1993 – Frasier as Doug
1992 -Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story as Tom Noonan
1991 – Saturday Night Live as Host
1989 – No Place Like Home as Mike
1982 – American Playhouse as Jed Jenkins
1980 – Breaking Away as College Kid
1980 – Hawaii Five-O as Neal Forrester
Jeff Daniels New Movie
The Catcher Was a Spy (2018)
Jeff Daniels New Show
The Looming Tower (TV Mini-Series 2018)
Jeff Daniels Emmy
2014 – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series – The Newsroom – Nominated
2015 – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series – The Newsroom – Nominated
2018 – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie – The Looming Tower – Nominated
2018 – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie – Godless – Won
Jeff Daniels Politics
Daniels is a Democrat.
Jeff Daniels Newsroom
Jeff is among the cast at the series chronicles behind-the-scenes events at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) channel. It features an ensemble . Jeff is cast as anchor Will McAvoy who, together with his staff, sets out to put on a news show “in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal entanglements”. Other cast members include Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn, and Sam Waterston.
Ben Daniels Jeff Daniels | Jeff Daniels Band
On August 15, 2018, Jeff performed with his son’s band, The Ben Daniels Band, at City Winery in New York City, for a good turnout of fans.
Their eclectic set included the witty “Fifty Shades,” as well as the lengthy yet impressive “Henry David Thoreau.” “Keep It Right Here” was more upbeat and fun.
Prior to “Never Gone Before,” he introduced the band members, thus proving that this group is a true family affair and all the multiple roles that they handle. “Tomorrow is not guaranteed, but the older you get the more you look at tomorrow like an adventure,” he said.
Jeff Daniels Speed
In 1994 Daniels appeared with Keanu Reeves in the action blockbuster Speed; the film was an enormous hit, grossing over $350 million at the box office.
Jeff Daniels Hbo
The Newsroom is a television political drama series created and principally written by Aaron Sorkin. It premiered on HBO on June 24, 2012, and concluded on December 14, 2014, consisting of 25 episodes over three seasons, with 52 to 73 minute long episodes.
The series record the behind-the-scenes events at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) channel. It characterize an ensemble cast including Jeff Daniels as anchor Will McAvoy who, together with his staff, sets out to put on a news show “in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal entanglements”. Other cast members include Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn, and Sam Waterston.
Jeff Daniels Arachnophobia
Jeff alongside John Goodman he starred in the horror–comedy or “thrill–comedy,” as it was described in the promotion Arachnophobia in 1990. This was the first film released by The Walt Disney Studios’ Hollywood Pictures label, as well as being the directorial debut of Marshall. The film’s story is based on a newly discovered Venezuelan spider being transported to a small American town that produces a new species of deadly spiders, which begin killing the town’s residents one by one.
Jeff Daniels Music
In Music Jeff has focused on recording a number of songs that he has written throughout his life, apparently marking key moments. He has beeb busy with frequent gigs and six full-length albums, Jeff Daniels Live and Unplugged, Jeff Daniels Live at The Purple Rose Theater, Grandfather’s Hat, Keep It Right Here, Together Again, and Days Like These.Proceeds from the album sales benefit The Purple Rose Theater.
Jeff was characterized on the cover of the April–May 2011 issue of Guitar Aficionado magazine as well as the July–August 2011 issue of Making Music, where he discussed his experiences with music.
Jeff Daniels Michigan
Jeff has appeared as the TV spokesman for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, promoting Michigan’s effectiveness in bringing in new companies, featured on CNBC. On May 25, 2006 he was inducted into the Michigan Walk of Fame , in Lansing, Michigan. He delivered the winter commencement address at the University of Michigan on December 20, 2009, at which he was granted an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts.