Jeremy Davies

Actor
Sometimes compared to Anthony Perkins, actor Jeremy Davies fashioned for himself a career playing sensitive characters who possessed a ting of instability underneath their seemingly innocent faades. Prior to his ... Read more »
Born: 10/27/1969 in Saugus, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (36)

Constantine 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Justified 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Texas Rising 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Hannibal 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

It's Kind of a Funny Story 2010 (Movie)

Smitty (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Aloha to Lost 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Lost 2007 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ace of Cakes 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rescue Dawn 2007 (Movie)

Gene (Actor)

Manderlay 2006 (Movie)

Niels (Actor)

Dogville 2004 (Movie)

Bill Henson (Actor)

Helter Skelter 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Teknolust 2004 (Movie)

Sandy (Actor)

29 Palms 2003 (Movie)

The Drifter (Actor)

CQ 2002 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Secretary 2002 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

Solaris 2002 (Movie)

Snow (Actor)

Rock the Boat 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Million Dollar Hotel 2001 (Movie)

Tom Tom (Actor)

Investigating Sex 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Up At the Villa 2000 (Movie)

Karl Richter (Actor)

Ravenous 1999 (Movie)

Toffler (Actor)

Saving Private Ryan 1998 (Movie)

Corporal Upham (Actor)

Searching for Paradise 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Florentine 1998 (Movie)

Truby (Actor)

Going All the Way 1997 (Movie)

Sonny Burns (Actor)

The Locusts 1997 (Movie)

Flyboy (Actor)

Twister 1996 (Movie)

Laurence (Actor)

Nell 1994 (Movie)

Billy Fisher (Actor)

Spanking the Monkey 1994 (Movie)

Raymond Aibelli (Actor)

1775 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Guncrazy (TV Show)

Actor

Rock the Boat (TV Show)

Actor

The Laramie Project (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Sometimes compared to Anthony Perkins, actor Jeremy Davies fashioned for himself a career playing sensitive characters who possessed a ting of instability underneath their seemingly innocent façades. Prior to his star-making performance as the jittery scientist Daniel Faraday on the acclaimed hit "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010), Davies struggled in bit parts on television before gaining attention for a 1992 Subaru commercial. Hollywood agents and casting directors suddenly took notice, leading to his first feature starring role in David O. Russell's indie classic, "Spanking the Monkey" (1994). Davies soon began to raise his stature with small, but memorable parts in blockbuster films like "Twister" (1996) and "Saving Private Ryan" (1998), which he balanced out with meatier performances in smaller films like "The Million Dollar Hotel" (2000), "CQ" (2001) and Steven Soderbergh's remake of "Solaris" (2002). But it was his chilling and eerily accurate portrayal of murderer Charles Manson in the made-for-television movie "Helter Skelter" (CBS, 2004) that firmly established Davies as a talented performer capable of transforming himself into a wide variety of unforgettable characters.

Relationships

Zachary

Brother
Younger; served in the U.S. Air Force

Josh

Brother

Katy

Sister

Drew Barrymore Actor

Companion
Briefly dated 1999 No longer together

Mel Boring

Father
Remarried after death of Jeremy's mother

Milla Jovovich Actor

Companion
Dated for several months in 1999 No longer together Co-starred in "The Million Dollar Hotel" (2000)

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Pasadena , California

Milestones

2011

Landed recurring guest role on "Justified" (FX)

2008

Joined the fourth season of ABC's "Lost" as physicist Daniel Faraday

2007

Cast in Werner Herzog's "Rescue Dawn," based on the director's acclaimed 1997 documentary "Little Dieter Needs to Fly"

2006

Cast in "Manderlay," the second film in Trier's U.S.A. trilogy, starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Danny Glover, and Willem Dafoe

2004

Co-starred with Nicole Kidman and Paul Bettany in Lars Von Trier's "Dogville"

2004

Portrayed Charles Manson in crime drama "Helter Skelter" (CBS)

2002

Played supporting role in "Secretary"

2002

Co-starred in the thriller feature "Solaris"

2001

Starred in Roman Coppola's directorial debut "CQ"

2000

Co-starred with Milla Jovovich in "The Million Dollar Hotel," helmed by Wim Wenders

1998

Cast in prominent supporting role as bookish Corporal Upham in "Saving Private Ryan"

1997

Co-starred in the independent features "Going All the Way" and "Locusts"

1996

Appeared in supporting role in "Twister"

1994

Landed first leading role in David O Russell's independent "Spanking the Monkey"; also had first big-budget role in "Nell"

1993

Appeared in widely-noticed Subaru commercial

1992

Made first screen appearance in Tamra Davis' "Guncrazy"; film received limited release before airing on Showtime

1992

Played small role in busted ABC pilot "1775"

1991

TV-movie debut, small part in "Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance" (NBC)

1990

Made TV debut in a bit part on "Singer & Sons" (NBC)

Grew up in Carpenteria, CA then moved to Iowa when father remarried

Bonus Trivia

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"I'm attracted to characters that society has overlooked and doesn't accept. I'm not looking to play the cool guy roles – maybe because I'm not cool myself." – Davies to the New York Post, July 13, 1994

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"What I'm drawn to most in a character are not the words he says, which is all you see in black and white on the page, but everything that surrounds the words, that fits in between and aside from them: the stutterings, the stumblings, the eloquence of the silences, the communication that goes on – or doesn't go on – onscreen. In most cases, I would rather watch an actor communicating with the sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth senses, and communicating something he can't actually articulate. And the last thing an actor can use to do that is words. I also like good characters who do horrible things and bad characters who do beautiful things. I don't see that very much, especially in the popular, commercial part of this business." – Davies quoted in Interview magazine, August 1997

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