John Francis Daley
|John Francis Daley|
John Francis Daley in March 2012
|Born||John Francis Daley
July 20, 1985
Wheeling, Illinois, United States
|Occupation||Actor, Musician, Director, Writer|
John Francis Daley (born July 20, 1985) is an American television and film actor, and screenwriter, sometimes credited as John Daley or John Francis Daly. He is best known for playing Sam Weir on the NBC comedy-drama Freaks and Geeks and his current role as Dr. Lance Sweets on the series Bones. He plays keyboards and sings for the band Dayplayer.
Early life 
Daley was born in Wheeling, Illinois, to R.F. Daley, an actor, and Nancy Daley, a piano teacher. His father is of Irish Catholic background and his mother is Jewish. He grew up in Nyack, New York and played "Danny" in Nyack Middle School's production of Grease.[unreliable source?]
Daley began acting at age three when he was cast as "Young Tommy" in the U.S. and international tours of the Broadway hit The Who's Tommy. He played Sam Weir, protagonist of the "Geeks", in the television series Freaks and Geeks, and since then he has worked continuously in television, including series such as The Geena Davis Show, Boston Public, Regular Joe, Kitchen Confidential, Judging Amy, and Spin City. He was #94 on VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars.
In 2001, he directed a short film titled What Babies Do. He also wrote and starred in the comedy short Friday Night. In 2005, he appeared in the film Waiting... and in the Fox sitcom Kitchen Confidential. In 2007, Daley joined the cast of the Fox drama series Bones, portraying psychologist Lance Sweets. He was also featured in the music video for "Mercy Kiss" by Abandoned Pools.
In 2013, Daley co-wrote The Incredible Burt Wonderstone with his writing partner Jonathan Goldstein; Daley also has cameo in the movie as a paramedic. The two have also been hired to write Cal of the Wild for Dreamworks Studios. Cal of the Wild is reportedly a comedy that riffs on reality TV, particularly Survivor.
- Allerd Fishbein's in Love (2000) - Allerd Fishbein
- View from the Top (2003) - Rodney
- Waiting... (2005) - Mitch
- 5-25-77 (2007) - Pat
- Burying the Ex (2008) - Zak
- Horrible Bosses (2011) - Carter (also writer)
- The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) - Paramedic (also writer)
TV movies 
- The Kennedys (2001) - Anthony
- The Call (2007) - Tom
- Freaks and Geeks (18 episodes, 1999–2000) - Sam Weir
- Boston Public (5 episodes, 2000–2001) - Anthony Ward
- The Geena Davis Show (22 episodes, 2000–2001) - Carter Ryan
- The Ellen Show (1 episode, 2001) - Erik
- Spin City (1 episode, 2002) - Spencer
- Regular Joe (5 episodes, 2003) - Grant Binder
- Judging Amy (1 episode, 2004) - Jace Crosby
- Kitchen Confidential (13 episodes, 2005) - Jim
- Stacked (1 episode, 2006) - Kevin
- Bones (2007–present) - Dr. Lance Sweets
- The Finder (1 episode 2012) - Dr. Lance Sweets
Written works 
- Bones (Season 6, Episode 18) - with Jonathan Goldstein
- Horrible Bosses (2011) - with Jonathan Goldstein
- The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) - with Jonathan Goldstein
- "5 Things You Didn't Know About Bones' John Francis Daley". wetpaint. Retrieved November 22, 2011.
- "Interfaith Celebrities: a Former Geek, the Equestrian Author, and an Aboriginal Jewish Doctor". InterfaithFamily.com. July 5, 2011. Retrieved March 15, 2012.
- "John Francis Daley". Twitter - @JohnFDaley. February 23, 2012. Retrieved March 15, 2012. "For Ash Wednesday, I have my Irish Catholic dad put the ash on my forehead, then I have my Jewish mother lick her thumb and wipe it off."
- Graser, Marc. "Writers set for Dreamworks' 'Wild'". www.dreamworksstudios.com. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
- "'Cal of the Wild'". www.imdb.com. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: John Francis Daley|
- John Francis Daley at the Internet Movie Database
- Interview with Daley