Jeff Daniels Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

26th July 2016

Fact: Downton Abbey actress Michelle Dockery is going back in time again to portray an 1880s ranch owner in Godless, a new western series available next year (17) on the Netflix video streaming service. Michelle, who ended her role as Lady Mary in the hit British period drama last year (15), will be joined by fellow Brit Jack O'Connell and Dumb and Dumber's Jeff Daniels for the new show, set in New Mexico.

29th April 2015

Fact: DUMB & DUMBER star Jeff Daniels is in talks to portray pivotal character David in the final DIVERGENT movies. The actor will appear in both Allegiant: Part 1 and Part 2 if he signs on for the project, which will begin shooting in May (15). In the latest adaptation of author Veronica Roth's bestselling book series, David is the leader of the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.

11th December 2014

Quote: "I am worried now if we will be able to do it in another 20 years - it will be called Gum and Gummer!" Jim Carrey fears fans will pester him and Jeff Daniels for another Dumb & Dumber sequel when they are old men.

18th November 2014

Fact: Actor Jim Carrey made a surprise appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday (17Nov14) with a ventriloquist dummy version of his Dumb & DumbER co-star Jeff Daniels and serenaded the U.S. Tv host.

14th November 2014

Quote: "I won an Emmy on a Sunday night, and (on) Tuesday at 9.30 in the morning, I was showing butt crack walking down the street." Jeff Daniels on the transition from playing serious newsman Will MCAvoy in The Newsroom to wacky Harry Dunne in Dumb & Dumber To.

25th August 2014

Fact: Dumb And Dumber co-stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reunited as presenters at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (24Aug14), and during their turn, Carrey whipped off the scarf he was wearing and danced around the stage before accidentally falling on his back. He quickly jumped back up and exclaimed, "I meant to do that! I meant to do it!"

11th June 2014

Fact: Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels were joined by comedian Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (10Jun14) in one of his famous Real People, Fake Arms skits. The pair used the arms of mannequins for a sketch called Jacob's Patience, in which the actors portrayed fast food workers making disastrous attempts to prepare The Tonight Show STARRING Jimmy Fallon host a hamburger. The comedic duo appeared on the show to premiere the trailer for their new film, Dumb And Dumber To.

6th June 2014

Quote: "I don't engage with fans at all on Twitter. I don't look at comments. I see at it as a poor man's fan club. For me it's, 'Here's a little information', and then I shut the door. I'll post stuff that I think might entertain people, but (they're) not going to get information about me." Actor Jeff Daniels refuses to interact with fans on

24th July 2013

Fact: Actor Jeff Daniels is celebrating a new sporting achievement after scoring a hole-in-one during a round of golf at the Polo Fields Golf Country Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Tuesday (23Jul13). The Newsroom star showed off the feat by posting a photo of his celebratory moment on his page, alongside the caption, "133yds. 8 iron into a stiff wind. Power Draw. No roll up and trickle in; a slam dunk. Two witnesses." He later marked the date and location of the hole-in-one on the ball so he could keep it as a souvenir.

14th July 2013

Quote: "I had it, I did it, I remember singing songs... It was eight in the morning and I remember walking out and there's the guy sitting, he's the 8.30 and I just walked by him and I said, 'It's not bad!'" Actor Jeff Daniels on his simple vasectomy.

20th June 2013

Quote: "If Broadway has a version of a guy you want in your foxhole, Jim Gandolfini was mine. During our time together in God of Carnage, we played 320 performances together. He didn't miss one. Sadly, I now miss him like a brother." Jeff Daniels, who performed on Broadway with late actor James Gandolfini, pays tribute to The Sopranos star in the aftermath of his death on Wednesday (19Jun13).

2nd August 2012

Quote: "The last thing an actor should be doing is singing in front of people... Trailblazers like William Shatner kind of wrecked it for all of us. I love Bill... but stay in your lane, I was told once." Actor Jeff Daniels defies showbusiness rules and hits clubs with his guitar when he's not filming.

1st August 2012

Quote: "I haven't won, haven't been nominated, I haven't even been, haven't presented." Jeff Daniels admits people are often surprised to hear he has never been part of the Oscars.

11th April 2007

Quote: "It was freezing and it's so flat, they say... you can watch your dog run away for two days." Jeff Daniels on filming new movie THE LOOKOUT in remote Winnipeg, Canada.

10th April 2006

Quote: "It's damn near like sex." DUMB + DUMBER star Jeff Daniels enjoyed being shot by Clint Eastwood in BLOOD WORK.

10th January 2006

Fact: <p>DUMB + DUMBER star Jeff Daniels has been forced to sell three of his prized guitars to buy his dream instrument - a 1934 Martin. </p>

20th October 2005

Fact: <p>DUMB + DUMBER star Jeff Daniels played guitar on former MIAMI VICE star Don Johnson's 1989 album LET IT ROLL. </p>

20th October 2005

Quote: <p>"The whole thing was we wanted not to raise the kids inside Hollywood, in the industry, which meant we kind of lose out on the Easter egg hunts at SLY STALLONE's house." Actor Jeff Daniels on the downside of bringing his children up in Michigan. </p>

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