Jeff Daniels

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Jeff Daniels
Birth name Jeffrey Warren Daniels
Born February 19, 1955 in Athens, Georgia, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes




Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Newsroom (2012) Will McAvoy 2012–2014 1 2 3
The Looming Tower Agent John O'Neill 2017–present 1

Recurring Roles

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Hawaii Five-O Neal Forrester 12x16 - The Flight of the Jewels March 1, 1980
Saturday Night Live Himself/Host 17x02 - Jeff Daniels/Color Me Badd October 5, 1991
Frasier Voice of Doug 1x05 - Here's Looking at You October 14, 1993
Saturday Night Live Himself/Host 20x10 - Jeff Daniels/Luscious Jackson January 14, 1995

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The Crossing George Washington January 10, 2000 A&E Original Movie
Cheaters Dr. Gerard Plecki May 20, 2000 HBO Original Movie

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Notable Film Roles

Film Role Released
Dumb and Dumber Harry Dunne 1994
101 Dalmatians Roger Dearly 1996

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(1 Win in 2 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2013)
The Newsroom