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Jeff Daniels

 
Birth Place:
Chelsea, MI, USA
Bio:
Jeff Daniels is an American actor, musician, and playwright whose career includes roles in films, stage productions, and television, for which he has won two Primetime Emmy Awards and received several Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Tony Award nominations. He made his film debut in Ragtime ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: February 19, 1955 (67)

Birth Place: Chelsea, MI, USA

Bio:
Jeff Daniels is an American actor, musician, and playwright whose career includes roles in films, stage productions, and television, for which he has won two Primetime Emmy Awards and received several Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Tony Award nominations. He made his film debut in Ragtime ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2021
Atticus Finch
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Ray
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Alan
Michael [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2007
Ray
  [Broadway]
1993
Lyman
  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Performer
  [Broadway]
1984
Tom
  [Off-Broadway]
1982
Andrei Sergeevich Prozorov
  [Off-Broadway]
1982
Joe Bonham
  [Broadway]
1980
Jed Jenkins
  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Jed
  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Nephew (Brontosaurus)
  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Schwarz/ Mr. Hunidei
  [Broadway]
1977
Francis Geminiani (Understudy)
Randy Hastings (Understudy)
Herschel Weinberger (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
1977
Young Eddie
  [Off-Broadway]
1976
Arthur

Productions

 
[Regional (US), 2018]
Playwright
 
[Broadway, 1977]
Assistant Stage Manager

Writing

Composer

Photos

Jeff Daniels after a performance in "Fifth of July" on July 18, 1981 at The New Apoll Photo

Jeff Daniels after a performance in "Fifth of July" on July 18, 1981 at The New Apollo Theatre in New York City.

From: 
Date:
01/09/2020
Jeff Daniels & Janet McTeer attending the Meet & Greet for the new cast announcement  Photo

Jeff Daniels & Janet McTeer attending the Meet & Greet for the new cast announcement for th Tony Award winning play "GOD OF CARNAGE" at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York City. February 16, 2010

From: 
Date:
05/27/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2021
Atticus Finch

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Ray

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Alan

Michael [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2007
Ray

  [Broadway]
1993
Lyman

  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Performer

  [Broadway]
1984
Tom

  [Off-Broadway]
1982
Andrei Sergeevich Prozorov

  [Off-Broadway]
1982
Joe Bonham

  [Broadway]
1980
Jed Jenkins

  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Jed

  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Nephew (Brontosaurus)

  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Schwarz/ Mr. Hunidei

  [Broadway]
1977
Francis Geminiani (Understudy)

Randy Hastings (Understudy)

Herschel Weinberger (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
1977
Young Eddie

  [Off-Broadway]
1976
Arthur

Productions

[Regional (US), 2018]
Playwright

[Broadway, 1977]
Assistant Stage Manager

Writing
Composer

Jeff Daniels Biography

Jeff Daniels is an American actor, musician, and playwright whose career includes roles in films, stage productions, and television, for which he has won two Primetime Emmy Awards and received several Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Tony Award nominations. He made his film debut in Ragtime (1981), and amassed such additional credits as Terms of Endearment (1983), Arachnophobia (1990), Gettysburg (1993), Speed (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), 101 Dalmatians (1996), Fly Away Home (1996), Pleasantville (1998), The Hours (2002), Gods and Generals (2003), The Squid and the Whale (2005), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), Infamous (2006), The Lookout (2007), Looper (2012), Steve Jobs (2015), and The Martian (2015).

From 2012 to 2014, Daniels starred as Will McAvoy in the HBO political drama series The Newsroom, for which he won the 2013 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. He won a second Primetime Emmy Award in 2018 for his supporting performance in the Netflix miniseries Godless (2017) and an additional nomination that year for his leading performance as John P. O'Neill in the Hulu miniseries The Looming Tower (2018). Daniels has also received a number of award nominations for his work on stage, including Tony Award nominations for Best Actor for his roles in the plays God of Carnage, Blackbird and To Kill a Mockingbird. He is the founder and current executive director of the Chelsea, Michigan‚Äďbased Purple Rose Theatre Company.

Jeff Daniels Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2019 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jeff Daniels, To Kill a Mockingbird
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Jeff Daniels, To Kill a Mockingbird
 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jeff Daniels, Blackbird
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Jeff Daniels, Blackbird
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Jeff Daniels, God of Carnage
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Jeff Daniels, God of Carnage
 
The Lortels - 2008 - Outstanding Lead Actor
Jeff Daniels, Blackbird
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1983 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Jeff Daniels, Johnny Got His Gun
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1981 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Jeff Daniels, 5th of July

Jeff Daniels News

World Premiere of Jeff Daniels' PICKLEBALL & More Announced for Purple Rose Theatre 2 Photo World Premiere of Jeff Daniels' PICKLEBALL & More Announced for Purple Rose Theatre 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

The Purple Rose Theatre Company has announced its lineup of plays for its 32nd season, featuring three world premieres and a Michigan premiere play. PRTC Founder and Artistic Director, Jeff Daniels, kicks off the season with his twentieth world premiere play for The Purple Rose, ‚ÄúPickleball‚ÄĚ.

Theatricum Botanicum to Present New Revival of THE WEST SIDE WALTZ Photo Theatricum Botanicum to Present New Revival of THE WEST SIDE WALTZ
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

Forty-one years after its premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre,¬†Will Geer‚Äôs Theatricum Botanicum will present¬†the¬†world premiere¬†of an ‚Äúall new‚ÄĚ revival of¬†The West Side Waltz¬†by Academy Award-winning writer¬†Ernest Thompson¬†(On Golden Pond).

JEFF DANIELS: ONSTAGE & UNPLUGGED is Coming to The Purple Rose Theatre Company Photo JEFF DANIELS: ONSTAGE & UNPLUGGED is Coming to The Purple Rose Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

The Purple Rose Theatre Company is ramping up for a special ONE NIGHT ONLY event, 'Jeff Daniels Onstage and Unplugged'. This benefit concert serves as a fundraiser for PRTC.

DRY POWDER is Now Playing at Second Thought Theatre Photo DRY POWDER is Now Playing at Second Thought Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2022

Second Thought Theatre has announced their full production of Dry Powder. After a brief, COVID-related slowdown, Dry Powder will serve as the opening production of the 2022 season.

AKA NYC Announces New Creative Talent Including Chief Creative Officer Miky Wolf Photo AKA NYC Announces New Creative Talent Including Chief Creative Officer Miky Wolf
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022

AKA, the global, integrated entertainment advertising agency, has appointed Miky Wolf as Chief Creative Officer to its New York office.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Leads March's Top 10 New London Shows Photo TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Leads March's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Mar 2, 2022

London is never short of temptations, whether epic West End shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a much talked-about adaptation to a provocative revival and a thorny Shakespeare play, here are some of this month’s most eye-catching openings. Don’t forget to check back for BroadwayWorld’s reviews, interviews and features!

Industry Pro Newsletter: Closing vs Hiatus, Does the Subscription Model Still Make Se Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: Closing vs Hiatus, Does the Subscription Model Still Make Sense?
by Alex Freeman - Jan 18, 2022

News of more closings - and planned reopenings - highlighted the Broadway news last week, and Broadway and many regions also announced an extension of mask mandates and vaccination requirements for audiences into the spring, serving as a reminder that the path to that final ‚Äúnew normal‚ÄĚ will likely have a few more twists and turns before we arrive.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Will Play Final Performance on January 16; Set to Re-Open This  Photo TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Will Play Final Performance on January 16; Set to Re-Open This June at Belasco Theatre
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 12, 2022

BroadwayWorld has just learned that To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Aaron Sorkin with direction by Bartlett Sher, will close this Sunday, January 16, following 45 previews and 626 regular performances. But, the show will then move to the Belasco Theatre.

Baize Buzan to Return to TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Alongside Greg Kinnear Photo Baize Buzan to Return to TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Alongside Greg Kinnear
by Team BWW - Dec 31, 2021

Original cast member Baize Buzan will return to To Kill a Mockingbird opposite Greg Kinnear.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Premieres at DPAC in August Photo TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Premieres at DPAC in August
by Stephi Wild - Dec 8, 2021

Tickets for the history-making production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD will go on sale this Thursday, December 8th at 10:00 AM for the premiere engagement at DPAC August 2-7, 2022.  Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Barlett Sher and based on Harper Lee's classic novel will come to DPAC as part of a multi-year national tour across North America.

Jeff Daniels Videos

VIDEO: Go Inside TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD's Broadway Re-Opening Night! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD's Broadway Re-Opening Night!
by Team BWW - Oct 6, 2021

Just last night, To Kill a Mockingbird celebrated its return to Broadway at the Shubert Theatre, playing its first performance since the shutdown in March 2020. Watch a video featuring the new cast celebrating their return to Broadway.

VIDEO: Jeff Daniels Talks TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, AMERICAN RUST, and More on CBS SUNDA VideoVIDEO: Jeff Daniels Talks TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, AMERICAN RUST, and More on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by Stage Tube - Sep 7, 2021

Daniels touches on his new series 'American Rust', his inspiration behind his portrayal of Atticus Finch in 'To Kill a Mockingbird', the joy of being a grandfather, and more.

VIDEO: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Celebrates Broadway Return; Written By Aaron Sorkin VideoVIDEO: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Celebrates Broadway Return; Written By Aaron Sorkin
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2021

The two-minute video features an original script written by playwright, Aaron Sorkin, and voiced by Tony Award nominated and Emmy Award-winning star, Jeff Daniels.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for AMERICAN RUST, Coming Soon to Showtime VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for AMERICAN RUST, Coming Soon to Showtime
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2021

The series stars Emmy winner and Tony nominee Jeff Daniels (THE COMEY RULE, The Newsroom, Godless, The Looming Tower) and award-winning actress and Emmy nominee Maura Tierney (YOUR HONOR, THE AFFAIR, The Report, Beautiful Boy). 

VIDEO: John Gallagher Jr. & Gillian Jacobs Play 'Sorry, Bye' VideoVIDEO: John Gallagher Jr. & Gillian Jacobs Play 'Sorry, Bye'
by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2020

The stars of the new horror film, Come Play, play the new game, 'Sorry, Bye,' where they have to pick one item out of a grouping to get rid of forever.

VIDEO: Jeff Daniels Talks About Playing Atticus Finch on Broadway on LATE LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: Jeff Daniels Talks About Playing Atticus Finch on Broadway on LATE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2020

Jeff Daniels joins James via video chat from his home in Michigan to talk about his star-turn as Atticus Finch on Broadway, a special lesson he received from Justin Timberlake and the advice that the 'Comey Rule' star would give Joe Biden ahead of the first presidential debate.

VIDEO: Jeff Daniels Talks About His Grandkids on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN VideoVIDEO: Jeff Daniels Talks About His Grandkids on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN
by Stage Tube - Sep 25, 2020

Jeff Daniels talks about his grandchildren and the song he wrote for them.

VIDEO: Jeff Daniels Talks About Playing James Comey on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COL VideoVIDEO: Jeff Daniels Talks About Playing James Comey on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2020

To compensate for the height difference between him and six-foot, eight-inch tall FBI Director James Comey, Jeff Daniels wore two-inch lifts and just acted the rest. The new mini-series 'The Comey Rule' premieres this Sunday on Showtime.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THE COMEY RULE on Showtime VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THE COMEY RULE on Showtime
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2020

Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson star as former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald J. Trump in this two-part event series that tells the story of two powerful men, whose strikingly different ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course.

Broadway Rewind: Cheyenne Jackson & Kate Baldwin Look to the Sky in FINIAN'S RAINBOW! VideoBroadway Rewind: Cheyenne Jackson & Kate Baldwin Look to the Sky in FINIAN'S RAINBOW!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 6, 2020

'We close things out with a look at the 48th production of City Center's famed Encore's, the glorious musical Finian's Rainbow, which starred Kate Baldwin, Cheyenne Jackson, Jim Norton and Terri White. It was directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. Kate told me, 'I get to sing the most beautiful songs. I think Burton Lane was a master of melody.' Cheyenne said he knew the songs but didn't really know the story, 'It's very, very current. I was actually surprised. The main crux of the plot is a bigoted white man in power from the south who is being replaced by an open-minded black man. Hmmm. So, it's very current.''


Jeff Daniels Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jeff Daniels been in?
Jeff Daniels has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Jeff Daniels been in?
Jeff Daniels has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Jeff Daniels been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for To Kill a Mockingbird , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for To Kill a Mockingbird , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Blackbird , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Blackbird , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for God of Carnage , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for God of Carnage , Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Blackbird Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Johnny Got His Gun and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for 5th of July .

How many shows has Jeff Daniels written?
Jeff Daniels has written 1 shows including Time (Composer).