Jeff Daniels

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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).

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MOVIE CREDITS:
1993: Col. Joshua Chamberlain - Gettysburg
2005: Bernard Berkman - The Squid and the Whale
2009: Arlen Faber - Arlen Faber
1996: Thomas 'Tom' Alden - Fly Away Home
1986: Charles Driggs - Something Wild
1990: Dr. Ross Jennings - Arachnophobia
2001: Ed Saxon - Chasing Sleep
1999: Tim O'Hara - My Favorite Martian
2000: Gen. George Washington - The Crossing
1992: Ben Wilson - Timescape
2003: James Rhodes - I Witness
2000: Dr. Gerard Plecki - Cheaters
2009: Richard Dunn - Paper Man
2001: Rueben Soady - Escanaba in da Moonlight
1997: Charles 'Charlie' Tuttle - Trial and Error
2004: Elliot Garfield - The Goodbye Girl
2005: Preacher - Because of Winn-Dixie
2007: Narrator - A Plumm Summer
1989: Ray Macklin - Checking Out
1995: Lyman Fellers - Redwood Curtain
1989: Mike Cooper - No Place Like Home
1990: Paul Weaver - Love Hurts
1993: Jonathan Garson - Rain Without Thunder
2005: Sig Mickelson - Good Night, and Good Luck.
1985: Tom Baxter / Gil Shepherd - The Purple Rose of Cairo
1991: Dr. Alex Tremor - The Butcher's Wife
1987: Biff Baxter - Radio Days
1999: Warren Harding - It's the Rage
1996: Roger Dearly - 101 Dalmatians
2007: Lewis - The Lookout
1990: Denton Webb - Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
1994: Harry Dunne - Dumb and Dumber
2002: Jasper 'Buddy' Noone - Blood Work
2003: Lt. Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain - Gods and Generals
1988: Cochran - The House on Carroll Street
1985: Eddie Sisk - Marie
2014: Harry Dunne - Dumb and Dumber To
1988: Lt. Steve Maryk - The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial
2008: Dan Miller - Sweet Nothing in My Ear
1992: Willis Embry - There Goes the Neighborhood
2015: Narrator - Of Miracles and Men
2002: Fred Barlow - Super Sucker
2019: Joseph Harris - Guest Artist
2018: Himself - The Russian Five
2020: Self - Narrator - Washington
2004: Blue Man - The Five People You Meet In Heaven
2008: Zartog (voice) - Space Chimps
1996: Alvin Strayer - 2 Days in the Valley
2007: Mert Rosenbloom - Mama's Boy
1986: Richard - Heartburn
1988: Sam Manners - Sweet Hearts Dance
1992: Tom Noonan - Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story
2018: The Emperor - The Emperor's Newest Clothes
1982: Jed Jenkins - Fifth Of July
1983: Francis Ryan - An Invasion of Privacy
2006: Himself - Barry Sonnenfeld: The Kosher Cowboy
2006: Himself - RV Nation: The Culture of Road Warriors
2006: Himself - Robin Williams: A Family Affair
2020: Mickey - Adam
1994: Harold 'Harry' Temple - Speed
2004: Ben Travis - Imaginary Heroes
2015: Teddy Sanders - The Martian
2015: John Sculley - Steve Jobs
2018: William J. Donovan - The Catcher Was a Spy
2015: Self - "That's Awesome!": The Story of 'Dumb and Dumber To'
1998: Bill Johnson - Pleasantville
1983: Flap Horton - Terms of Endearment
2006: Travis Gornicke - RV
2010: Professor David Kirk - Howl
2009: Jerry Farlander - Away We Go
2016: David - Allegiant
2016: Teddy Sanders - Ares III: Refocused
2006: Self - Still Dumb After All These Years
1997: Walt Disney World's 25th Anniversary Party
2006: Alvin Dewey - Infamous
2009: Senator George Fergus - State of Play
2012: Abe - Looper
2003: Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) - Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley
2008: Carter - Traitor
2000: Saturday Night Live: A Tribute to Chris Farley
1981: P.C. O'Donnel - Ragtime
2002: Louis Waters - The Hours

TV CREDITS:
2003: Jimmy Kimmel Live!
1968: Hawaii Five-O
1992: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
2005: The Colbert Report
1993: Late Night with Conan O'Brien
2003: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
1997: The View
1996: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
1993: Doug (voice) - Frasier
1951: Hallmark Hall of Fame
1991: Breakfast with the Arts
1975: Himself - Host - Saturday Night Live
2012: Will McAvoy - The Newsroom
2018: John O'Neill - The Looming Tower
2017: Frank Griffin - Godless
2017: Narrator - Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge
1988: Tanner '88
2015: Himself - Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter
2015: Teddy Sanders - ARES: live
1980: Chaplain - A Rumor of War
2015: Himself - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Del Harris - Rust
1987: Jim - Trying Times
2007: Himself - The Graham Norton Show
1999: Family Guy
2014: Himself - Off Camera with Sam Jones
2020: James Comey - The Comey Rule
2020: Self - Narrator - Washington