14 March 2013 4:44 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

It’s always interesting to track the evolution of various Hollywood talents from their earliest days into the whatever they become, but Freaks and Geeks has become a singular starting point for a remarkably high percentage of actors, actresses and filmmakers who now hold the keys to the kingdom, so to speak. Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, Paul Feig, Jason Segel, James Franco, Linda Cardellini, Jake Kasdan and now John Francis Daley have emerged from the show’s ratings-deficient genius to become stars and creators in their own right. Daley spent much of the past decade growing up in front of the camera – quite literally – on shows such as Boston Public, Kitchen Confidential and Bones. But he was simultaneously developing skills behind the camera, first writing...

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