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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 movie Bei Dir war es immer so schön 1954-03-16
Latest Project:
Movie Allegiant 2016-03-09
Known For
Poster of Dumb and Dumber To
Poster of Howl
Poster of The Colbert Report
Movie Allegiant David 2016-03-09
Movie The Martian Teddy Sanders 2015-09-30
Movie Big Sky Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 2015-08-14
Movie Steve Jobs John Sculley 2015-10-09
Movie Dumb and Dumber To Harry Dunne 2014-11-12
Movie A Golden Boy Tim O'Hara 2014-09-18
Movie Swelter Rueben Soady 2014-04-20
Movie The Ultimate Life Blue Man 2013-09-06
Movie Looper Abe 2012-09-26
Series The Newsroom Will McAvoy 2012-06-24
Movie Stealing Roses Preacher 2012-06-01
Movie Norman Mailer: The American Mert Rosenbloom 2012-05-18
Movie Urumi Professor David Kirk 2011-03-31
Movie Howl Professor David Kirk 2010-08-26
Movie The Crimson Mask Sig Mickelson 2009-03-26
Movie The Answer Man Arlen Faber 2009-01-18
Movie State of Play Senator George Fergus 2009-04-17
Movie Paper Man Richard Dunn 2009-06-15
Movie Away We Go Jerry Farlander 2009-06-05
Movie Traitor Carter 2008-08-23
Movie Space Chimps Zartog (voice) 2008-07-17
Movie Sweet Nothing in My Ear Dan Miller 2008-04-20
Movie Mayerthorpe Tim O'Hara 2008-02-10
Movie Mama's Boy Mert Rosenbloom 2007-12-14
Movie The Lookout Lewis 2007-03-09
Movie A Plumm Summer Narrator 2007-01-01
Movie Baabul Zartog 2006-12-08
Movie Infamous Alvin Dewey 2006-09-11
Movie Dirty Laundry Senator George Fergus 2006-07-15
Movie RV Travis Gornicke 2006-04-28
Movie Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Zartog 2005-05-17
Movie Because of Winn-Dixie Preacher 2005-02-18
Movie Blood Trail Ray Macklin 2005-04-12
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie Good Night, and Good Luck. Sig Mickelson 2005-09-16
Movie The Squid and the Whale Bernard Berkman 2005-10-05
Movie Within a Minute: The Making of Episode III Harry Dune 2005-11-01
Movie The Five People You Meet In Heaven Blue Man 2004-12-05
Movie Imaginary Heroes Ben Travis 2004-09-14
Movie The Goodbye Girl Elliot Garfield 2004-01-16
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 2003-10-26
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie I Witness James Rhodes 2003-04-13
Movie Gods and Generals Lt. Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain 2003-02-21
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie The Hours Louis Waters 2002-12-27
Movie Blood Work Jasper 'Buddy' Noone 2002-08-04
Movie Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice Senator George Fergus 2002-01-01
Movie Chasing Sleep Ed Saxon 2001-05-17
Movie Escanaba in da Moonlight Rueben Soady 2001-01-26
Movie Cheaters Dr. Gerard Plecki 2000-05-20
Movie The Crossing Gen. George Washington 2000-01-10
Movie It's the Rage Warren Harding 1999-09-11
Movie My Favorite Martian Tim O'Hara 1999-02-11
Movie Dumb and Dumber Harry Dunne 1994-12-16
Movie Speed Harold 'Harry' Temple 1994-06-09
Movie No Place Like Home Mike Cooper 1989-12-03
Movie Checking Out Ray Macklin 1989-04-21
Movie The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Lt. Steve Maryk 1988-05-08
Series Tanner '88 1988-02-15
Movie Marie Eddie Sisk 1985-09-27
Movie Ragtime P.C. O'Donnel 1981-11-20
Movie Bei Dir war es immer so schön Col. Joshua Chamberlain 1954-03-16