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List of Jeff Daniels Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Terms of Endearment (1983)
40
6
Terms of Endearment
PG
40
6

The multiple Academy Award-winning movie features widowed Aurora Greenway and daughter Emma, who share a deep bond despite their frequent squabbles. Lonely after Emma’s marriage, Aurora finds love with neighbor Garrett. Emma, who is facing marital discord and difficulties in managing children, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. As Garrett breaks up with Aurora, she keeps her pain aside to be with Emma. 

Role:
Flap Horton
Directed By:
James L. Brooks
2. Gettysburg (1993)
30
5
Gettysburg
PG
30
5

The war film features the legendary decisive Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War. The three day intense war commences on July 1, 1863, when Gen. Lee leads the Confederates into Pennsylvania to confront the Union troops of Col. Chamberlain. As they fight for Little Round Top and Pickett’s Charge, the commanders deliberate over the strategies while the fatalities escalate on frontline. 

Directed By:
Ron Maxwell
3. Something Wild (1986)
23
5
Something Wild
R
23
5

Charles Driggs is a businessman living in New York City, who is “kidnapped” by a free-spirited woman named Lulu. She takes him on an adventurous ride but the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when Lulu’s former husband who is an ex-convict shows up, and the two of them have no other option but to face trouble.

Role:
Charles Driggs
Starring:
Directed By:
4. Timescape (1992)
25
5
Timescape
25
5
Role:
Ben Wilson
Starring:
Jim Haynie, Ariana Richards, Marilyn Lightstone, Emilia Crow
Directed By:
David Twohy
5. The Martian (2015)
89
23
The Martian
PG-13
89
23

Adapted from Andy Weir’s 2011 novel of the same name, the film portrays the struggle of an astronaut, Mark Watney, after he gets left behind by his crew who think he died in a powerful storm. He strives to survive on Mars and uses scientific wisdom to send signals to earth. Meanwhile a team of international scientists collaborate to bring him back to earth

Role:
Teddy Sanders
Directed By:
6. Dumb and Dumber (1994)
56
14
Dumb and Dumber
PG-13
56
14

The iconic screwball comedy movie features two dimwitted best friends, Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne. Lloyd falls in love with Mary Swanson while driving her to the airport. The movie revolves around the duo's adventures as their friendship is put to test when they try to return a briefcase full of money to Mary and escape her husband’s kidnappers.  

Role:
Harry Dunne
Starring:
Directed By:
Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
7. The Hours (2002)
20
6
The Hours
PG-13
20
6

The movie revolves around the lives of three women of three different generations, Clarissa Vaughan, Laura Brown, and Virginia Woolf. Their lives are interconnected by Woolf’s novel Mrs Dalloway. The movie unfolds the personal struggles of each woman in the span of a single day in different decades ending with transcendent revelations. 

Directed By:
Stephen Daldry
8. Pleasantville (1998)
22
6
Pleasantville
PG-13
22
6

David, who enjoys 1950s TV shows, and Jennifer, who is his opposite in many ways, receive a magical remote control which mysteriously transports them to ‘Pleasantville,’ a simple place from 1950s black-n-white sitcom, with simple-minded people and perfect things. The twin siblings from the real world help add some wonderful colors to the drab lives of the ‘Pleasantville’ people. 

Role:
Bill Johnson
Directed By:
Gary Ross
9. Looper (2012)
51
17
Looper
R
51
17

In 2044, 25-year-old Joe works as a Looper, contract killer who is hired by criminal syndicates from the future—2074. Whenever they want to kill anyone, they send the target into the past where a looper awaits to carry out the task. One day, as the syndicate expectedly decides to close the loop, Joe faces his own future self and is supposed to kill him.

Starring:
Directed By:
Rian Johnson
10. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
16
5
Good Night, and Good Luck.
PG
16
5

In this critically acclaimed historical drama, CBS broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow works to expose the U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy and his fear mongering crusade to root out Communists in America. He is ably supported in his endeavour by his producer friend Fred W. Friendly and his team who, regardless of pressures from CBS' corporate sponsors, work to bring down McCarthy.

Role:
Sig Mickelson
Starring:
Directed By:
11. Radio Days (1987)
11
4
Radio Days
PG
11
4

This comedy drama film tells the story of Joe, a nostalgic, who looks back at the golden age of the radio, and remembers his childhood memories.

Starring:
Woody Allen, Seth Green, Julie Kavner, Larry David, Diane Keaton, Rebecca Schaeffer, Danny Aiello
Directed By:
12. Speed (1994)
35
13
Speed
R
35
13

Speed is an action-packed thriller where a bomb on a bus is rigged to blow up if the speed of the bus falls below 50 mph. Set in Los Angeles, a brave cop, played by Keanu Reeves, tries to save the passengers on the bus with the aid of another passenger, portrayed by Sandra Bullock, before the bomb goes off.

Role:
Harry
Starring:
Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Veronica Cartwright, Dennis Hopper, Alan Ruck, Joe Morton
Directed By:
Jan de Bont
13. Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
17
6
Because of Winn-Dixie
PG
17
6

Because of Winn-Dixie is a comedy drama film which tells the story of ten-year-old Opal, who adopts an unkempt dog which she finds at a supermarket. She names it Winn-Dixie. Soon, with the help the dog, Opal starts to befriend several people.

Role:
Preacher
Starring:
AnnaSophia Robb, Cicely Tyson, Elle Fanning, Eva Marie Saint, Dave Matthews
Directed By:
Wayne Wang
14. The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)
9
4
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
9
4
Role:
Blue Man
Starring:
Jon Voight, Dagmara Dominczyk, Ellen Burstyn, Steven Grayhm
Directed By:
Lloyd Kramer
15. Arlen Faber (2009)
12
4
Arlen Faber
R
12
4
Role:
Arlen Faber
Starring:
Lauren Graham, Kat Dennings, Lou Taylor Pucci, Olivia Thirlby
Directed By:
John Hindman
16. The Crossing (2000)
8
4
The Crossing
8
4
Role:
Gen. George Washington
Starring:
Roger Rees, Sebastian Roché, Steven McCarthy, John Henry Canavan
Directed By:
Robert Harmon
17. Infamous (2006)
8
3
Infamous
R
8
3

Infamous is a crime drama film which revolves around a reckless woman who along with her new boyfriend, commits several robberies, on a cross-country trip. She soon becomes a sensation on social media after she decides to post her exploits online.    

Starring:
Isabella Rossellini, Daniel Craig, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sandra Bullock, Sigourney Weaver, Toby Jones
Directed By:
Douglas McGrath
18. Imaginary Heroes (2004)
8
3
Imaginary Heroes
R
8
3

After their college athlete son commits suicide, members of a dysfunctional family begin to re-examine their lives and their relationships.  

Role:
Ben Travis
Starring:
Sigourney Weaver, Emile Davenport Hirsch, Michelle Williams, Emile Hirsch, Kip Pardue
Directed By:
Dan Harris
19. The Squid and the Whale (2005)
15
6
The Squid and the Whale
R
15
6

The Squid and the Whale is an independent comedy-drama film which tells us the semi-autobiographical story of two boys in Brooklyn dealing with the divorce of their parents. 

Role:
Bernard Berkman
Starring:
Alexandra Daddario, Jesse Eisenberg, Laura Linney, Anna Paquin, Owen Kline, William Baldwin
Directed By:
20. Steve Jobs (2015)
21
8
Steve Jobs
R
21
8

This biographical film about Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs provides a behind-the-scene look at his life, starting with the launch of the first Macintosh in 1984. He struggles with accepting his daughter from his ex-girlfriend and is forced out of Apple, following which he launches NeXT Computer in 1988 and returns to Apple in 1998 to unveil the iMac.

Role:
John Sculley
Starring:
Michael Fassbender, Michael Stuhlbarg, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen
Directed By:
21. The Lookout (2007)
11
5
The Lookout
R
11
5

The story focuses on a high school sports star, who has developed lasting mental impairments after a car accident. Shunned by his wealthy family, he develops close friendship with his blind roommate and starts working nights cleaning a bank.  Shortly, he is noticed by a gang intending to rob the bank and is coaxed by one of his old friends to join in.  

Role:
Lewis
Starring:
Laura Vandervoort, Carla Gugino, Isla Fisher, Alex Borstein, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Matthew Goode
Directed By:
Scott Frank
22. Away We Go (2009)
12
5
Away We Go
R
12
5

Away we Go is a comedy-drama film which tells the story of a couple expecting their first child, who travel around the entire US, to find a perfect place to start a family. 

Role:
Jerry
Starring:
John Krasinski, Melanie Lynskey, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maya Rudolph, Allison Janney, Carmen Ejogo, Catherine O'Hara
Directed By:
23. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
17
7
The Purple Rose of Cairo
PG
17
7

Set in the depression era, the film centers on an unhappy waitress caught in a loveless marriage. To assuage her loneliness, she often goes to see films, the latest of them being The Purple Rose of Cairo. Fascinated, she sits through it several times until Tom Baxter, the lead character, steps literally out of the screen to talk to her.  

Role:
Tom Baxter / Gil Shepherd
Starring:
Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman, Stephanie Farrow
Directed By:
24. Traitor (2008)
11
5
Traitor
PG-13
11
5

Samir, an Arabic-speaking Sudanese-American and devout Muslim, was a Special Forces Engineer Sergeant with the U.S. Army. Currently he is seen operating as an arm dealer, who gets involved with a terrorist group. Very soon, he comes under the scanner of a US intelligence contractor, who starts tracking him. But is Samir what he appears to be?

Starring:
Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Archie Panjabi, Saïd Taghmaoui, Neal McDonough
Directed By:
Jeffrey Nachmanoff
25. Fly Away Home (1996)
12
4
Fly Away Home
PG
12
4

After her mother passes away, Amy moves to Ontario to live with her father, who is an aviation expert. With his help, Amy helps a flock of orphaned geese head south for the winter.      

Role:
Thomas "Tom" Alden
Starring:
Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Terry Kinney, Holter Graham
Directed By:
Carroll Ballard
26. State of Play (2009)
23
9
State of Play
PG-13
23
9

Congressman Stephen Collins is leading an investigation into PointCorp, a private defense contractor. But when his mistress Sonia Baker, also a researcher on his staff is murdered, he calls his old friend journalist Cal McAffrey for help. What follows is a trail of betrayals that hide a much deeper conspiracy. 

Starring:
Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe, Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, David Harbour, Katy Mixon, Robin Wright
Directed By:
Kevin Macdonald
27. Cheaters (2000)
7
3
Cheaters
R
7
3
Role:
Dr. Gerard Plecki
Starring:
Paul Sorvino, Jena Malone, Luke Edwards, Blake Heron
Directed By:
John Stockwell
28. Howl (2010)
7
4
Howl
R
7
4

Howl is a biographical drama film which explores the life and works of Allen Ginsberg, a 20th century American poet. The film also re-enacts Ginsberg’s debut performance of his poem ‘Howl’ at the Six Gallery Reading in October 1955. 

Starring:
Jon Hamm, James Franco, Mary-Louise Parker, Todd Rotondi, Jon Prescott, Aaron Tveit
Directed By:
Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
29. Arachnophobia (1990)
12
6
Arachnophobia
PG-13
12
6

A Strange spider, newly discovered in Venezuela, accidently gets transported with a dead-body to a rural Californian town, where it reproduces deadly offspring. Soon, there are sudden deaths of absolutely healthy towns’ people. Dr. Ross Jennings, mortally afraid of spiders, suspects the eight-legged creatures as the cause of deaths. Can he and exterminator McClintock stop the arachnids before they invade the community? 

Role:
Dr. Ross Jennings
Starring:
John Goodman, Brian McNamara, Stuart Pankin, Harley Jane Kozak
Directed By:
Frank Marshall
30. Paper Man (2009)
8
4
Paper Man
R
8
4

Paper Man is a comedy drama film which tells the story of a failed novelist named Richard Dunn who is suffering from writer’s block. He is emotionally dependent on his imaginary superhero friend Captain Excellent. His life takes an interesting turn after he develops a friendship with a teen girl named Abby.

Role:
Richard Dunn
Starring:
Ryan Reynolds, Lisa Kudrow, Chris Parnell, Kieran Culkin, Emma Stone
Directed By:
Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney
31. 2 Days in the Valley (1996)
7
4
2 Days in the Valley
R
7
4

This dark comedy film depicts forty eight hours in the lives of few people who are drawn together by a murder of an Olympic athlete’s husband.  

Role:
Alvin Strayer
Starring:
Charlize Theron, James Spader, Michael Jai White, Louise Fletcher, Eric Stoltz, Cress Williams, Danny Aiello
Directed By:
John Herzfeld
32. Ragtime (1981)
11
6
Ragtime
PG
11
6

An upper-class family residing in New York finds a baby of African-American origin abandoned in their garden. They soon find out that the police are about to charge the mother with child abandonment and attempted murder. The mother decides to take the child in into their home, although the father is reluctant. However, things get complicated when the child’s father enters the picture.

Starring:
Mary Steenburgen, Elizabeth McGovern, John Ratzenberger, Fran Drescher, James Cagney, Mandy Patinkin, Samuel L. Jackson
Directed By:
33. Blood Work (2002)
9
6
Blood Work
R
9
6

Terry MacCaleb, a retired FBI agent, is still recovering from a heart transplant. However, when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer, he decides to return to service to nab the killer. 

Role:
Jasper 'Buddy' Noone
Starring:
Clint Eastwood, Anjelica Huston, Wanda De Jesus, Tina Lifford
Directed By:
34. The Butcher's Wife (1991)
9
6
The Butcher's Wife
PG-13
9
6
Role:
Dr. Alex Tremor
Starring:
Demi Moore, George Dzundza, Miriam Margolyes, Frances McDormand, Mary Steenburgen, Frances McDormand
Directed By:
Terry Hughes
35. Gods and Generals (2003)
7
4
Gods and Generals
PG-13
7
4

Gods and Generals is a period war drama film which is based on a 1996 novel of the same name. The film revolves around Thomas Jackson, a Confederate General who had fought in the American Civil War. He leads his side against the Union forces with great success, before he is killed by his own soldiers accidentally.

Starring:
Mira Sorvino, Robert Duvall, Bruce Boxleitner, Royce D. Applegate
Directed By:
Ron Maxwell
36. Chasing Sleep (2000)
6
4
Chasing Sleep
R
6
4
Role:
Ed Saxon
Starring:
Julian McMahon, Gil Bellows, Ben Shenkman, Molly Price, Michelle Held
Directed By:
Michael Walker
37. Escanaba in da Moonlight (2001)
7
3
Escanaba in da Moonlight
PG-13
7
3
Role:
Rueben Soady
Starring:
Harve Presnell, Joey Albright, Wayne David Parker, Randall Godwin
Directed By:
Jeff Daniels
38. Heartburn (1986)
7
4
Heartburn
R
7
4

Heartburn is a comedy drama film which tells the story of a magazine writer named Rachel who decides to give up her career after she falls in love with a man named Mark Forman, a newspaper columnist who is a playboy. They try to build a life together, but Mark just can’t seem to give up his old tricks.

Role:
Richard
Starring:
Natasha Lyonne, Kevin Spacey, Mamie Gummer, Miloš Forman, Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Maureen Stapleton
Directed By:
39. The House on Carroll Street (1988)
5
3
The House on Carroll Street
PG
5
3
Role:
Cochran
Starring:
Jessica Tandy, Mandy Patinkin, Kelly McGillis, Jonathan Hogan
Directed By:
Peter Yates
40. The Goodbye Girl (2004)
5
3
The Goodbye Girl
5
3
Role:
Elliot Garfield
Starring:
Kevin Durand, Alan Cumming, Lynda Boyd, Patricia Heaton, Hallie Kate Eisenberg
Directed By:
Richard Benjamin
41. I Witness (2003)
7
5
I Witness
R
7
5
Role:
James Rhodes
Starring:
Portia de Rossi, James Spader, Clifton Collins Jr., Wade Williams
Directed By:
Rowdy Herrington
42. RV (2006)
12
7
RV
PG
12
7

RV is an adventure comedy film revolving around Bob Munro, who plans a road trip with his dysfunctional family to the Colorado Rockies, on an RV. However, things don’t go as planned, when they come across a bizarre community of campers. 

Role:
Travis Gornicke
Starring:
Robin Williams, Josh Hutcherson, Kristin Chenoweth, Cheryl Hines, Will Arnett, Matthew Gray Gubler
Directed By:
Barry Sonnenfeld
43. Trial and Error (1997)
5
4
Trial and Error
PG-13
5
4

Charlie Tuttle is a lawyer who is defending a relative in a class action fraud suit. He soon gets to the city where the hearing is going to take place, but he gets too drunk and sick. The next day, when the hearings begin, he asks his friend Richard, an actor, to take his place posing as Charlie. When the case goes to trial, they are forced to continue the charade, since they will both otherwise go to prison, for perpetrating fraud on the court. Meanwhile, Charlie also finds himself attracted to a waitress, and rethinks about his impending wedding to his self-absorbed fiancée.   

Role:
Charles Tuttle
Starring:
Jennifer Coolidge, Charlize Theron, Michael Richards, Jessica Steen, Austin Pendleton
Directed By:
Jonathan Lynn
44. Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)
5
4
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
PG-13
5
4
Role:
Denton Webb
Starring:
Winona Ryder, Carla Gugino, Laila Robins, Thomas Wilson Brown, Joan McMurtrey
Directed By:
Jim Abrahams
45. 101 Dalmatians (1996)
12
8
101 Dalmatians
G
12
8

The live action adaptation of the beloved animated classic, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, finds the villainous Cruella De Vil, wanting to turn 101 Dalmatians into a fur coat by killing and skinning them. It’s up to the dogs Pongo and Perdy to rescue not only their children but the remaining stolen Dalmatians. 

Role:
Roger
Starring:
Hugh Laurie, Glenn Close, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright
Directed By:
Stephen Herek
46. Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
14
9
Dumb and Dumber To
PG-13
14
9

Dumb and Dumber To is a sequel to Dumb and Dumber, which sees Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their roles as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne who are good-natured but less than smart best friends. After a break of 20 years, the friends reunite and embark on a cross-country trip to meet Harry's daughter, who he has recently learned of.

Role:
Harry
Starring:
Kathleen Turner, Bill Murray, Jim Carrey, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden
Directed By:
Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
47. Allegiant (2016)
13
10
Allegiant
PG-13
13
10

In this third movie in the The Divergent series, Tris, her brother, Caleb, and her lover, Four, escape the walled Chicago and come across truths that shatter previous knowledge. Facing dangers that threaten humanity, Tris is forced to make bold decisions in order to survive.

Role:
David
Starring:
Theo James, Shailene Woodley, Maggie Q, Ansel Elgort, Zoë Kravitz, Naomi Watts, Mekhi Phifer
Directed By:
Robert Schwentke
48. All the Rage (1999)
6
4
All the Rage
R
6
4
Role:
Warren Harding
Starring:
January Jones, Giovanni Ribisi, Andre Braugher, David Schwimmer, Josh Brolin, Anna Paquin, Joan Allen
Directed By:
James D. Stern
49. Mama's Boy (2007)
5
4
Mama's Boy
PG-13
5
4

Mama’s Boy is a comedy drama film which tells the story of Jeffrey Mannu, a 29 year old slacker, who is still living with his mother Jan. However, his life turns upside down when his mother meets Mert, a motivational speaker, who moves in on Jeffrey’s territory.

Role:
Mert Rosenbloom
Starring:
Anna Faris, Eli Wallach, Evan Peters, Diane Keaton, Jon Heder
Directed By:
Tim Hamilton
50. An Invasion of Privacy (1983)
4
4
An Invasion of Privacy
4
4
Role:
Francis Ryan
Starring:
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Cliff De Young, Frederick Coffin, Jacqueline Brookes
Directed By:
Mel Damski
51. My Favorite Martian (1999)
7
4
My Favorite Martian
PG
7
4

My Favorite Martian is a science fiction comedy film which tells the story of a news producer Tim O’Hara, who receives a big surprise after a Martian arrives at his doorstep. The Martian needs a place to stay while fixing the spaceship. Tim allows it to stay, and over time, they develop an extraordinary friendship.

Role:
Tim O'Hara
Starring:
Daryl Hannah, Elizabeth Hurley, Wayne Knight, Christopher Lloyd, Ray Walston, Wallace Shawn
Directed By:
Donald Petrie
52. The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988)
7
3
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial
PG
7
3
Role:
Lt. Stephen Maryk
Starring:
Peter Gallagher, Eric Bogosian, Brad Davis, Michael Murphy
Directed By:
53. No Place Like Home (1989)
6
3
No Place Like Home
6
3
Role:
Mike Cooper
Starring:
Kathy Bates, CCH Pounder, Christine Lahti, Scott Marlowe
Directed By:
54. Marie (1985)
7
3
Marie
PG-13
7
3
Role:
Eddie Sisk
Starring:
Sissy Spacek, Morgan Freeman, Keith Szarabajka, Fred Dalton Thompson
Directed By:
Roger Donaldson
55. Sweet Nothing in My Ear (2008)
6
3
Sweet Nothing in My Ear
6
3
Role:
Dan Miller
Starring:
Marlee Matlin, David Oyelowo, Sonya Walger, Ed Waterstreet, Phyllis Frelich
Directed By:
Joseph Sargent
56. Quad (2013)
6
3
Quad
R
6
3
Role:
Mickey
Starring:
Aaron Paul, Lena Olin, Tom Berenger, Tom Sizemore
Directed By:
Michael Uppendahl
57. Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
5
3
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story
R
5
3
Role:
Tom Noonan
Starring:
Brian Dennehy, Eli Wallach, Maria Conchita Alonso, Robert Prosky
Directed By:
Alastair Reid
58. The Catcher Was a Spy (2018)
6
4
The Catcher Was a Spy
R
6
4
Starring:
Giancarlo Giannini, Paul Rudd, Sienna Rose Miller, Connie Nielsen, Paul Giamatti, Hiroyuki Sanada, Guy Pearce
Directed By:
Ben Lewin
59. Redwood Curtain (1995)
5
3
Redwood Curtain
PG
5
3
Role:
Lyman Fellers
Starring:
Lea Salonga, John Lithgow, Catherine Hicks, Debra Monk
Directed By:
John Korty
60. There Goes the Neighborhood (1992)
5
3
There Goes the Neighborhood
PG-13
5
3
Role:
Willis Embry
Starring:
Rhea Perlman, Chazz Palminteri, Jeremy Piven, Jonathan Banks, Judith Ivey, Harris Yulin, Catherine O'Hara
Directed By:
Bill Phillips
61. Sweet Hearts Dance (1988)
4
3
Sweet Hearts Dance
R
4
3
Role:
Sam Manners
Starring:
Don Johnson, Holly Marie Combs, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Elizabeth Perkins
Directed By:
Robert Greenwald
62. Love Hurts (1990)
4
4
Love Hurts
R
4
4
Role:
Paul Weaver
Starring:
Cloris Leachman, John Mahoney, Judith Ivey, Cynthia Sikes
Directed By:
Bud Yorkin
63. Forcin' the Blues (2011)
4
3
Forcin' the Blues
4
3
Starring:
Jon Mackey, Art Evans, Colton Dunn, Michael Daniel Cassady
Directed By:
Jake Szymanski
64. Rain Without Thunder (1992)
4
4
Rain Without Thunder
PG-13
4
4
Role:
Jonathan Garson
Starring:
Linda Hunt, Steve Zahn, Betty Buckley, Carolyn McCormick, Iona Morris
Directed By:
Gary O. Bennett
65. Checking Out (1989)
3
4
Checking Out
R
3
4
Role:
Ray Macklin
Starring:
Melanie Mayron, Ann Magnuson, Michael Tucker, Kathleen York
Directed By:
David Leland
66. Super Sucker (2002)
3
4
Super Sucker
R
3
4
Role:
Fred Barlow
Starring:
Dawn Wells, Matt Letscher, Harve Presnell, John Seibert
Directed By:
Jeff Daniels

Director

Escanaba in da Moonlight (2001)
11
7
Escanaba in da Moonlight
PG-13
11
7
Starring:
Harve Presnell, Joey Albright, Wayne David Parker, Randall Godwin
Directed By:
Jeff Daniels
Super Sucker (2002)
5
6
Super Sucker
R
5
6
Starring:
Dawn Wells, Matt Letscher, Harve Presnell, John Seibert
Directed By:
Jeff Daniels

Narrator/Dubbing

A Plumm Summer (2007)
9
6
A Plumm Summer
PG
9
6
Role:
Narrator
Starring:
Henry Winkler, William Baldwin, Chris Massoglia, Lisa Guerrero
Directed By:
Caroline Zelder

Animation Movies

Space Chimps (2008)
7
8
Space Chimps
G
7
8

While exploring an alien planet, astronaut chimps Luna, Tina, and Ham are taken into custody by Zartog, an evil inhabitant. Will the astronauts succeed in breaking the shackles of Zartog and find their way back?

Role:
Zartog (voice)
Starring:
Jane Lynch, Tom Kenny, Stanley Tucci, Andy Samberg, Kenan Thompson, Patrick Warburton, Kristin Chenoweth
Directed By:
Kirk De Micco

TV Shows

The Newsroom
33
5
The Newsroom
TV-MA
33
5
Role:
Will McAvoy
Starring:
Jane Fonda, Alison Pill, Dev Patel, Paul Lieberstein, Sam Waterston, Jesse Eisenberg, David Harbour
Directed By:
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Frasier
22
5
Frasier
TV-PG
22
5
Starring:
Pauley Perrette, Tony Goldwyn, Sarah Silverman, Nathan Lane, Jodie Foster, Sydney Pollack, Rob Reiner
Directed By:
Breaking Away
7
2
Breaking Away
7
2
Starring:
Shaun Cassidy, Vincent Gardenia, Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barrie
Directed By:
Stan Lathan, Kim Friedman, Jeff Bleckner
Tanner '88
7
2
Tanner '88
7
2
Starring:
Harry Anderson, Cynthia Nixon, Veronica Cartwright, Matt Malloy, Pamela Reed, Michael Murphy
Directed By:
American Playhouse
6
2
American Playhouse
6
2
Starring:
Geraldine Page, Scatman Crothers, Edward James Olmos, Jane Kaczmarek, Alan Arkin, Elaine Stritch, Connie Booth
Hawaii Five-O
8
3
Hawaii Five-O
8
3
Starring:
Kelly Preston, Eric Braeden, Andy Griffith, Mel Ferrer, Rory Calhoun, Gavin MacLeod, Donald Pleasence
Directed By:
A Rumor of War
5
3
A Rumor of War
5
3
Starring:
Laurence Fishburne, Brian Dennehy, Brad Davis, Keith Carradine, Michael O'Keefe
Directed By:
Richard T. Heffron

Jeff Daniels Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
The Newsroom Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series 2013
Godless Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie 2018