Jeff Daniels

Born Feb 19, 1955

Jeffrey Warren "Jeff" Daniels 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, and 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.… Read More

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1955 Birth Born on February 19, 1955.


1976 21 Years Old Daniels was raised Methodist. He attended Central Michigan University and participated in the school's theater program. In the summer of 1976, Daniels attended the Eastern Michigan University drama school to participate in a special Bicentennial Repertory program, where he performed in The Hot l Baltimore and three other plays performed in repertoire.
1977 22 Years Old Marshall W. Mason was the guest director at EMU and he invited Jeff 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. … Read More
1979 24 Years Old Daniels married his college sweetheart, a fellow Michigander from the Upper Peninsula (Marquette) Kathleen Rosemary Treado, in 1979. … Read More
1981 26 Years Old Daniels made his screen debut in Miloš Forman's Ragtime in 1981. … Read More


1990 35 Years Old Daniels earned his second Golden Globe nomination for starring in Jonathan Demme's Something Wild as an unassuming businessman swept up into a wild night by a mysterious woman (Melanie Griffith). Daniels then starred in the horror–comedy (or "thrill-omedy", as it was described in the promotion) Arachnophobia in 1990. … Read More
1994 39 Years Old In 1994, Daniels would co-star with Jim Carrey in one of his most successful films, Dumb and Dumber. … Read More


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Daniels would then host Saturday Night Live a second time before the release of the 1996 Disney live-action remake of 101 Dalmatians. … Read More
1998 43 Years Old Daniels would rebound, however, with 1998's Pleasantville as diner owner Bill Johnson, who learns to act as an individual and rebel against the norm at the urging of Tobey Maguire's David. … Read More
2004 49 Years Old Daniels then starred in Imaginary Heroes and the 2004 television film adaptation of fellow Michigander and friend Mitch Albom's bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven.


2005 50 Years Old The year 2005 proved to be a strong year for Daniels as he garnered notice as the star of the lauded Noah Baumbach film The Squid and the Whale. … Read More
2009 54 Years Old Also in 2009, Daniels would appear in the indie hit Away We Go. 2010 would be a slow year for Daniels. … Read More
2012 57 Years Old In 2012, Daniels became the new announcing voice for Apple with the iPhone 5 ads.
2014 59 Years Old In 2014, Daniels reprised his role as Harry Dunne in Dumb and Dumber To.


2015 60 Years Old Daniels portrayed CEO John Sculley in the 2015 biographical drama film Steve Jobs, directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle, and starring Michael Fassbender in the title role. … Read More
2016 61 Years Old In 2016, Daniels received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in Blackbird, opposite Michelle Williams.
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