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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 20 July 1985Wheeling, Illinois, USA
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John Francis Daley began acting in the national and international tour of The Who's Tommy, playing young Tommy - and coming to national prominence in the critically acclaimed, cult classic series, Freaks and Geeks (1999). Now a regular on the Fox hit, Bones (2005), John can also be seen in the Lions Gate comedy, Waiting and the upcoming Rapture-Palooza (2013), opposite Anna Kendrick and Craig Robinson.

Now enjoying a successful screenwriting career, with his writing partner, Jonathan M. Goldstein, the two have sold several scripts in the past three years, including the summer hit, Horrible Bosses (2011).

As well as being an actor and screenwriter, John is also a musician, playing keyboard and singing lead vocals in his band, Dayplayer soon to release their first CD.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: The Management Company

Trivia (15)

John's father is actor R.F. Daley, known for many productions on Broadway and in regional theater as well as appearances on television.
Auditioned several times for "Les Miserables" on Broadway - but was never tall enough to play Gavroche. By the time he was tall enough, he had lost interest.
When John appeared as a guest star on Boston Public (2000), his real-life father, R.F. Daley (a Broadway veteran), portrayed his TV father.
Holds a black belt in kung fu.
Plays piano.
Was an honor student.
Plays drums in a band.
John's mother, Nancy Daley, is an accomplished musician, singer, and teacher.
Played "Danny" in a school play of "Grease" for Nyack Middle School.
Lived in Nyack, New York.
#94 on VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars
Experienced his first "unemployment" due to his choice to decline to work on a 2006 pilot because the producers failed to meet his quote, thereby establishing his credibility as a bankable television personality.
Singer/keyboardist in the alternative rock band Dayplayer.
#67 in VH1 100 Greatest Kid Stars (2012).
Met his co-writer, Jonathan M. Goldstein, because Daley's girlfriend is a friend of Goldstein's wife.

Personal Quotes (9)

You have more creative freedom with writing, in certain ways, because you can create everything that happens. But, as an actor you also have creative freedom because you don't so much focus on what has to move the story along, and only on how your character is reacting to situations.
A lot of the time, as an actor, you don't have the freedom to change what your lines are, and they can often be very unnatural or difficult to portray in a real light.
Boys from my generation all love Jim Carrey! But you know, just being in his house with him and pitching jokes that he would act out, literally felt like the dreams that I had, so it was amazing.
I had always been interested in screenwriting, ever since I could write things down as a child. Obviously, I started as an actor, professionally, but screenwriting was always something that I had a great interest in.
Ever since I was 7 years old, I was writing. I remember being in the basement of my house, this dank, horrible basement, putting on plays with not-very-willing participants, and I would promise kids in the neighborhood that I'd play Nintendo 64 with them after we'd rehearse this stupid play that I wrote.
I'm avoiding having an assistant because then I would become the horrible boss. I can't justify having an assistant as a 25-year-old; I just can't do it!
I've always been the type of person that has told friends, if they're going through a rough time, I'm always there to talk to.
Once you see the entertainment world from both sides, you really get a greater understanding of how it all operates. As an actor going into screenwriting, I was able to understand what type of dialogue feels natural and what an actor could actually say.
As a screenwriter and a half-Jew, I tend to look at the glass half-empty.

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