Jeff Daniels – Biography, Height & Life Story

Jeff Daniels
Nick Name Jeffrey
Real Name Jeffrey Warren Daniels
Profession Actor, Singer, Director
Known for Recurring roles as Jillian Belk on Workaholics and as Dixie on the final season of Eastbound & Down.
Nationality American
Age 67 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth February 19, 1955
Birthplace Athens, Georgia, United States
Hobbies Not Known
Religion Christianity
Zodiac Sign Pisces

Physical Stats

Height 6 Feet 3 Inches (1.91 m)
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Body Type Slim

Jeffrey Warren Daniels, commonly known as Jeff Daniels, is an established musician, actor and playwright. From his early childhood, he had a dream of becoming a successful actor. While he was in Central Michigan University, he time and again participated in the theatre programs. His performance was noted by Marshall W. Mason and he offered Jeff to work for Circle Repertory Theatre.

Jeff has performed many times in the stages. As his career was started from there, he has never let it go. He made his debut from the movie “Ragtime” in 1981. From the movie “The Purple Rose of Cairo”, he was nominated for the Best Actor in Golden Globe Award. In 1986, he got chance to appear in “Something Wild”. This movie was internationally acclaimed and he once again got nominated in Golden Globe Award. He has also worked in TV series. Some of his successful works in TV are “No Place Like Home” and “The Jackie Presser Story”. He won the Saturn Award for Best Actor from the movie “Arachnophobia” in 1990.

In 1992, he portrayed the role of Ben Wilson in the movie “Timescape” from which he got International Fantasy Film Award for Best Actor. He was once again nominated for the prestigious award “Chicago Film Critics Association Award” for Best Supporting Actor from the movie “Gettysburg”. He has played the role of Colonel Joshua Chamberlain which got lots of positive response from both critics and the viewers. Some of his internationally successful movies are Pleasantville, The Hours, The Squid and the Whale, Good Night and Good Luck, The Lookout. Lately, he played the character of Abe in “Looper” in 2012. He is working for the projects such as “Dumb and Dumber To” and “Quad” which will be released in 2014.

His characters in TV series are also very famous. His most notable work is in “The Newsroom” where we can see him in the role of Will McAvoy. He has altogether won 1 award and nominated for 4 from this TV series. He was first appeared in this series from 2012 and he is still present in its cast member. He is also the founder of Purple Rose Theatre Company. Most of his time is involved in it. It has provided the space for the newcomers as well as the talented actors and actresses who have the passion to do something for theatre.

He started dating with Kathleen Rosemary Treado who is his high school girlfriend. They had an affair for almost 5 years. He made her his wife and married in 1979. The couple has got 3 children including 2 sons and one daughter. In 35 years of relationship, they have lived happily. Because of this reason, there is no question for the divorce for them.

He has been a successful American actor after taking over many hurdles in his life. He is also involved in the politics. He has also an official site for the Annual Jeep event. You can visit to get new parts for your jeep. As he has also made himself popular in music industry, he has appeared in many band tours as well. Regarding his height, he is 6 feet 3 inch tall. He is considered as one of the richest celebrities with the net worth of $45 million.

To know more about him, you can follow him in Instagram and twitter. You can also visit Wikipedia for his full biography.


School Name Saint Mary's School
Collage / Uni Central Michigan UniversityEastern Michigan University


Salary USD $13K-16K Per Episode
Net Worth USD $45 million Approx


Father Robert Lee Daniels
Mother Marjorie J. Daniels
Mirtial Status Married

Favorite Things

Favorite Food Chinese Food
Favorite TV Show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Favorite Actress Shelley Duvall
Favorite Actor Jack Nicholson
Favorite Colour White