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Also Known As: Jeremy Davies Boring Died:
Born: October 28, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Saugus, California, USA Profession: actor

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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.

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Rescue Dawn (2006)
3.
 Manderlay (2005)
4.
 Helter Skelter (2004) Charles Manson
5.
 29 Palms (2003) The Drifter
6.
 Dogville (2003) Bill Henson
7.
 Secretary (2002) Peter
8.
 Teknolust (2002) Sandy
9.
 Solaris (2002) Snow
10.
 Laramie Project, The (2002) Jedediah Schultz
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Grew up in Carpenteria, CA then moved to Iowa when father remarried
1990:
Made TV debut in a bit part on "Singer & Sons" (NBC)
1991:
TV-movie debut, small part in "Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance" (NBC)
1992:
Played small role in busted ABC pilot "1775"
1992:
Made first screen appearance in Tamra Davis' "Guncrazy"; film received limited release before airing on Showtime
1993:
Appeared in widely-noticed Subaru commercial
1994:
Landed first leading role in David O Russell's independent "Spanking the Monkey"; also had first big-budget role in "Nell"
1996:
Appeared in supporting role in "Twister"
1997:
Co-starred in the independent features "Going All the Way" and "Locusts"
1998:
Cast in prominent supporting role as bookish Corporal Upham in "Saving Private Ryan"
2000:
Co-starred with Milla Jovovich in "The Million Dollar Hotel," helmed by Wim Wenders
2001:
Starred in Roman Coppola's directorial debut "CQ"
2002:
Played supporting role in "Secretary"
2002:
Co-starred in the thriller feature "Solaris"
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)
2006:
Cast in "Manderlay," the second film in Trier's U.S.A. trilogy, starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Danny Glover, and Willem Dafoe
2007:
Cast in Werner Herzog's "Rescue Dawn," based on the director's acclaimed 1997 documentary "Little Dieter Needs to Fly"
2008:
Joined the fourth season of ABC's "Lost" as physicist Daniel Faraday
2011:
Landed recurring guest role on "Justified" (FX)
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Education

American Academy of Dramatic Arts: Pasadena , California -

Notes

"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." --Jeremy Davies in the New York Post, July 13, 1994.

"... 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 in Interview, August 1997.

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companion:
Drew Barrymore. Actor. Dated in early 1999.
companion:
Milla Jovovich. Actor, model. Dated in 1999.

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father:
Mel Boring. Writer. Remarried after death of Davies' mother.

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