1955 : Jeff Daniels Born, Actor, Musician, Playright

February 19, 2018 all-day

Photo of Jeff Daniels in 2013, courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Although Jeff Daniels was born in Athens, Georgia, he was raised in Chelsea, Michigan. A famous actor, musician, and playright, Daniels lives in Chelsea, Michigan where he opened the Purple Rose Theater. Some of his many movies include Ragtime, Terms of Endearment, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Gettysburg, Gods and Generals, Pleasantville, Fly Away Home, The Squid and the Whale, and many others. He wrote and directed Escanaba in da Moonlight and Supersucker. For some of his songs, see Grandfather’s Hat which contains the Ballad of the Buckless Yooper and Live and Unplugged which contains If William Shatner Can, I Can Too; The Lifelong Tiger Fan Blues; The Dirty Harry Blues; You Can Drink An Ugly Girl Pretty; State Trooper; and Recreational Vehicle.

For more information, see Jeff Daniels Wikipedia Entry

Alysa Offman, “10 random facts about Jeff Daniels, because it’s his birthday, Detroit Metro Times, February 19, 2016.

Also see Jeff Daniels Music