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Actor Jeff Daniels was born in Athens, Georgia, but was raised in Chelsea, Michigan. He is the son of Marjorie J. (Ferguson) and Robert Lee Daniels, who owned The Chelsea Lumber Company and was also mayor of Chelsea. Jeff attended Central Michigan University, but became involved in acting and dropped out to pursue a career as an actor. Daniels made... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 11 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Martian
The Martian Teddy Sanders
(2015)
Dumb & Dumber
Dumb & Dumber Harry Dunne
(1994)
Good Night, and Good Luck.
(2005)
Speed
Speed Harry
(1994)

Filmography

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  The Catcher Was a Spy (filming)
William J. Donovan
 2017 Godless (TV Series)
Frank Griffin
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Frank Griffin
 2016 Allegiant
David
 2014 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Harry Dunne Lloyd (segment "Carrey Family Reunion")
- Jim Carrey/Iggy Azalea (2014) ... Harry Dunne Lloyd (segment "Carrey Family Reunion") (uncredited)
 2013 Grounded
Mickey
 2012 Looper
Abe
 2011 Forcin' the Blues (Short)
 2010 Howl
David Kirk
 2009 Away We Go
Jerry
 2008 Traitor
Carter
 2008 Space Chimps
Zartog (voice)
 2007 Mama's Boy
Mert Rosenbloom
 2007 A Plumm Summer
Narrator
 2005 Because of Winn-Dixie
Preacher
 2004 The Five People You Meet in Heaven (TV Movie)
Blue Man
 2004 The Goodbye Girl (TV Movie)
Elliot Garfield
 2003 I Witness
James Rhodes
 2001 Escanaba in da Moonlight
Rueben Soady
 2000 Chasing Sleep
Ed Saxon
 2000 Cheaters (TV Movie)
Dr. Gerard Plecki
 1996 Fly Away Home
Thomas "Tom" Alden
 1995 Redwood Curtain (TV Movie)
Lyman Fellers
 1994 Speed
Harry
 1993 Frasier (TV Series)
Doug
- Here's Looking at You (1993) ... Doug (voice)
 1992 There Goes the Neighborhood
Willis Embry
 1992 Rain Without Thunder
Jonathan Garson
 1992 Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (TV Movie)
Tom Noonan
 1992 Grand Tour: Disaster in Time
Ben Wilson
 1991 The Butcher's Wife
Dr. Alex Tremor
 1990 Love Hurts
Paul Weaver
 1990 Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
Denton Webb
 1989 No Place Like Home (TV Movie)
Mike Cooper
 1989 Checking Out
Ray Macklin
 1988 Sweet Hearts Dance
Sam Manners
 1988 Tanner '88 (TV Mini-Series)
Park Ranger
- The Girlfriend Factor (1988) ... Park Ranger
 1987 Trying Times (TV Series)
Jim
- The Visit (1987) ... Jim
 1987 Radio Days
Biff Baxter
 1985 Marie
Eddie Sisk
 1983 An Invasion of Privacy (TV Movie)
Francis Ryan
 1982 Catalina C-Lab (TV Movie)
Rick Guthrie
 1980 Breaking Away (TV Series)
- The Cutters (1980)
 1980 A Rumor of War (TV Mini-Series)
Chaplain
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Chaplain
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Chaplain
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(April 5 to May 29, 2011) He acted in Christopher Hampton's translation of Yasmina Reza's play, "God of Carnage," in a West Coast premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden in the cast. Matthew Warchus was director. See more »

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7 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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Personal Quote:

(2009 - on living in Michigan) I love living in Michigan, which has been great for my kids and my family. I just never did buy this idea that you have to live in Los Angeles to be an actor. I didn't see that as a requirement in my job description. We do have an airport in Michigan. Basically, years ago we had a child and wanted to raise our baby in a part of the country that we understood. My ... See more »

Trivia:

In the 2013 Hollywood Reporter Drama Actor Emmy Roundtable, Jeff Daniels was asked to tell a story about his worst audition moment ever. He recounted his first meeting with famed casting agent Juliet Taylor; he had been told to lie on his resume and say that he had studied with the acting teacher Sandy Meisner, so when Taylor asked Daniels about studying with Meisner, Daniels said "yeah, she was ... See more »

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