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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 in 1955.


1976 21 Years Old 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 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
1981 26 Years Old 1 More Event
His film debut was 1981's Ragtime, and his most recent film is Dumb and Dumber To in 2014. … Read More
1983 28 Years Old He played Debra Winger's husband in the 1983 Oscar-winning film Terms of Endearment. … Read More


1990 35 Years Old Daniels earned his second Golden Globe nomination for starring in Jonathan Demme's dramedy 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 Arachnophobia in 1990. … Read More
1994 39 Years Old In 1994 Daniels would have one of his most successful films commercially, starring in the Farrelly Brothers' hit Dumb and Dumber alongside Jim Carrey. … Read More


1996 41 Years Old 1 More Event
Daniels would then host Saturday Night Live a second time before the release of the 1996 Disney remake of 101 Dalmatians. … Read More
1997 42 Years Old Daniels then had a critical and commercial misfire with 1997's Trial and Error alongside Seinfeld's Michael Richards.
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 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 indie hit Away We Go. 2010 would prove to be a slow year for Daniels, as he continued his theater work and had a starring role in the little-seen indie Howl alongside James Franco as Allen Ginsberg.
2012 57 Years Old In 2012 he became the new 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. … Read More
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