Jeff Daniels Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Jeff Daniels Quick Info
Height6 ft 3 in
Weight80 kg
Date of BirthFebruary 19, 1955
Zodiac SignPisces
SpouseKathleen Rosemary Treado

Jeff Daniels is an American actor, musician, and playwright. He is well known for playing the role of Harry Dunne in the buddy comedy Dumb and Dumber (1994) and its sequel Dumb and Dumber To (2014). Some of his other remarkable performances came in the movies like The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Something Wild (1986), and The Squid and the Whale (2005), for all of which he was nominated for Golden Globe Awards.

Born Name

Jeffrey Warren Daniels

Nick Name

Jeff

Jeff Daniels in a still from the movie 'Dumb and Dumber'
Jeff Daniels in a still from the movie ‘Dumb and Dumber’ (Insomnia Cured Here / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Clarke County, Georgia, United States

Residence

Chelsea, Michigan, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Jeff attended Central Michigan University and was active in the theatre productions. He also went to Eastern Michigan University drama school in 1976 to take part in their special Bicentennial Repertory program and participated in various plays including The Hot l Baltimore.

Occupation

Actor, Musician, Playwright

Family

  • Father – Robert Lee “Bob” Daniels (Teacher, Owner of Chelsea Lumber Company, Former Mayor of Chelsea)
  • Mother – Marjorie J. (née Ferguson)
  • Siblings – John Daniels (Brother)
  • Others – Warren Ruel Daniels (Paternal Grandfather), Gertrude Estella Storms (Paternal Grandmother), Lee Ezra Ferguson (Maternal Grandfather), Sylvia Sarah Williams (Maternal Grandmother)

Manager

Jeff is represented by The Purple Rose Theatre.

Genre

Blues, Alternative Folk

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

He has released his music via –

  • Boomadeeboom Records, LLC
  • HMSD Music Publishing

Build

Average

Height

6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm

Weight

80 kg or 176.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jeff has dated –

  1. Kathleen Rosemary Treado – Jeff met his wife and a fellow Michigander from the Upper Peninsula, Kathleen, while they were in college. The couple tied the knot in 1979 and relocated to their home in Chelsea, Michigan in 1986. They have 3 children together – 2 sons, Benjamin (born 1984) and Lucas (born 1987), and a daughter, Nellie (born 1990).
Jeff Daniels as seen at the PaleyFest 2013 panel
Jeff Daniels as seen at the PaleyFest 2013 panel (Dominick D / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He has English, Scots-Irish /Northern Irish, Scottish, and German ancestry.

Hair Color

Salt & Pepper

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Tall stature

Brand Endorsements

Jeff has done advertisement work for brands like –

  • Head & Shoulders Shampoo (1981) (TV Commercial)
  • Pepto-Bismol (1982) (TV Commercial)
  • Michigan Economic Development Corporation (2008) (TV Commercial)
  • Apple iPhone 5 and Apple earbuds (voice-over) (2012)

Religion

Jeff had a Methodist upbringing.

Best Known For

  • Playing Harry Dunne in the buddy comedy movie, Dumb and Dumber (1994), and its sequel, Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
  • His performance in the films, The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Something Wild (1986), and The Squid and the Whale (2005), which got him nominated for Golden Globes on multiple occasions
Jeff Daniels as seen in May 2018
Jeff Daniels as seen in May 2018 (Montclair Film / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

First Album

He released his first album, Jeff Daniels Live and Unplugged (To Benefit the Purple Rose Theatre), in 2004.

Jeff has also released various other albums like Jeff Daniels Live at The Purple Rose TheaterGrandfather’s HatKeep It Right HereTogether Again, and Days Like These. 

First Film

Jeff made his theatrical film debut in the Oscar-nominated film, Ragtime, as P.C. O’Donnell in 1981.

First TV Show

Jeff made his first TV show appearance as Neal Forrester in the mystery crime drama series, Hawaii Five-O, in 1980.

Jeff Daniels Favorite Things

  • Acting Mentor/Best Friend – Shirley MacLaine
SourceIMDb
Jeff Daniels in August 2006
Jeff Daniels in August 2006 (brad lindert / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Jeff Daniels Facts

  1. Six weeks after he was born, Jeff’s family shifted to Chelsea, Michigan from Georgia.
  2. He founded a theatre company in Chelsea, Michigan called the Purple Rose Theatre Company and has written many plays for the company. The name was inspired by Woody Allen’s film, The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), of which Jeff was also a part.
  3. Had he not been an actor, he would have worked at the Chelsea Lumber Company which was owned by his father.
  4. On May 25, 2006, he was included to the Michigan Walk of Fame.
  5. Jeff owns a Gulf Stream Tour Master which he has named ‘The Bus’ and occasionally sleeps in it after a long journey.
  6. In 2011, he was featured on the cover of Guitar Aficionado magazine for their April–May edition.
  7. Jeff is a Democrat.
  8. Visit his official website @ jeffdaniels.com.
  9. Follow Jeff Daniels on Twitter and Facebook.

Featured Image by Insomnia Cured Here / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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