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October 8, 1969
Traverse City, Michigan, U.S.
Jeremy Davies (born Jeremey Boring; October 8, 1969) is an American film and television actor. He is known for portraying Cpl. Timothy E. Upham in Saving Private Ryan and the physicist Daniel Faraday on the television series Lost. He also appeared in the FX series Justified, as Dickie Bennett, for which he was twice nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and won in 2012.
Jeremy Davies was born in Traverse City, Michigan, of Scottish and Welsh descent, the son of children's author Melvin Lyle "Mel" Boring. Davies is Jeremy's mother's maiden name, which he adopted as his professional name. He has a brother, Joshua, and two half-siblings, Zachery and Katrina, from his father's second marriage.
His parents separated when he was young, leaving Davies to relocate to Kansas with his mother until the mid-1970s, when she died of lupus. He went to live with his father and his stepmother in Santa Barbara, California, before moving to Rockford, Iowa in 1986, where he completed high school. He attended college at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in California.
In 1992, he appeared on two episodes of The Wonder Years. He appeared in small roles in the NBC TV film Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance and in the pilot for the colonial-era sitcom 1775. He played a youth in the Showtime thriller Guncrazy and had a guest appearance on Melrose Place. In 1993, Davies was cast in a TV commercial for Subaru in which his character compares the car to punk rock. Numerous casting directors and industry forces noticed the commercial, and Davies found himself being sent feature film scripts. Critics embraced his performance in David O. Russell's debut film, the black comedy, Spanking the Monkey.
In 1998, he landed a pivotal role in Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan as Timothy E. Upham, an American GI linguist in Normandy, recruited just after D-Day by Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) to be the interpreter on a dangerous mission to rescue the film's eponymous paratrooper (Matt Damon). Davies' performance was well received, and he went on to star in several films, including CQ, Secretary and Solaris. In 2004, he portrayed Charles Manson in CBS's adaptation of Helter Skelter.
Davies appeared as a main cast member on Lost during its fourth and fifth seasons (2008–09), playing Daniel Faraday, an amnesiac physicist who comes to the island as part of a team hired by Charles Widmore. He guest-starred in three episodes in Lost's sixth season. He had a recurring role on FX's Justified as Dickie Bennett, for which he earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2012. He was also nominated for the award in 2011. In 2014, Davies appeared in two episodes of the critically acclaimed show, Hannibal (TV series). He also starred in History Channel's 2015 miniseries Texas Rising, as Sergeant Ephraim Knowles. In the 2017 TV drama American Gods he plays one version of Jesus Christ.
|1991||Dream On||Mugger #3||Episode: "No, I'm Just Happy to See You"|
|1991||Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance||White Punk||TV film|
|1992||General Hospital||Roger||Unknown episodes|
|1992||The Wonder Years||Eddie Horvath||2 episodes|
|1992||Melrose Place||Pete Stoller||Episode: "The Whole Truth"|
|2001||The Atlantis Conspiracy||Flush||TV film|
|2002||The Laramie Project||Jedadiah Schultz||TV film
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
|2004||Helter Skelter||Charles Manson||TV film|
|2008–10||Lost||Daniel Faraday||23 episodes
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television
|2011–15||Justified||Dickie Bennett||20 episodes
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
|2014||Hannibal||Peter Bernardone||2 episodes|
|2014||Constantine||Ritchie Simpson||2 episodes|
|2015||Texas Rising||Sergeant Ephraim Knowles||5 episodes|
|2016||Lucifer||Nick Hoffman||Episode: "Lucifer, Stay. Good Devil."|
|2017||Sleepy Hollow||Malcolm Dreyfuss||Main (season 4)|
|2017||American Gods||Jesus Prime||Episode: "Come to Jesus"|
|2017||Twin Peaks||Jimmy||Episode: "Part 6"|
- "Jeremy Davies profile at filmreference.com". Retrieved May 5, 2014.
- Orange, B. Alan (August 23, 2007). "Jeremy Davies Joins Lost". Retrieved May 5, 2014.
- Ausiello, Michael (August 3, 2016). "Sleepy Hollow Season 4 Recruits Lost Vet Jeremy Davies as New Villain". TVLine. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
- Snetiker, Marc (September 1, 2016). "'Lost' alum joins American Gods as Jesus". EW. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
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