Daniel H. Jenkins (born January 17, 1963) is an American actor, the son of Ken Jenkins and Joan Patchen. He was nominated for a Tony Award in 1985 for his role as Huckleberry Finn in Big River, his Broadway debut after he spent two years working with Actors Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky. In 2003, he performed in the Tony nominated Deaf West signed revival of Big River", this time portraying Mark Twain and also performing as the voice for signed character Huckleberry Finn, He also has had notable performances in other Broadway musicals Mary Poppins and Billy Elliot. He also played one of the lead roles in Robert Altman's film O.C. and Stiggs, shot in 1984 but not released until 1988, and again worked with Altman in his 1988 miniseries Tanner '88. On HBO he was memorable on the cable channel's adventure film Florida Straits costarring alongside seasoned stars Raul Julia and Fred Ward.