Jul. 20th, 1985
Wheeling, Illinois, USA
John Francis Daley's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles[none found]
John Francis Daley (born July 20, 1985) began acting in the national and international tour of The Who's Tommy, playing young Tommy. His first television acting was in the critically acclaimed but short-lived NBC series, Freaks and Geeks. He went on to series regular roles in The Geena Davis Show, Regular Joe and Kitchen Confidential. He recurred in a dramatic role in the David E. Kelley series, Boston Public.
He can be seen in the Lions Gate comedy, Waiting and his film 5-25-77 is in post-production.
Also a filmmaker and musician, Daley is currently writing for television and film, as well as working on a debut CD with his band, Dayplayer.
- When John appeared as a guest star on _"Boston Public" (2000)_ (qv), his real life father, 'R.F. Daley' (qv), (a Broadway veteran) portrayed his TV father.
- Experienced his first "unemployment", due to his choice to decline to work on a 2006 pilot because the producers failed to meet his quote, thereby establishing his credibility as a bankable television personality.
- Auditioned several times for "Les Miserable" on Broadway - but was never tall enough to play Gavroche. By the time he was tall enough, he had lost interest.
- Plays drums in a band.
- Mother, Nancy, taught piano.
- Singer/Keyboardist in the alternative rock band, "Dayplayer."
- John's father, 'R.F. Daley' (qv) was asked by producers of The Who's "Tommy" to leave "Guys and Dolls" on Broadway (where he was part of the original revival cast) to tour with their production, with John in the title role (middle Tommy).
- Is an honor student.