He is the founder and current executive director of the Chelsea, Michigan-based Purple Rose Theatre Company.
From 2012 to 2014, Daniels starred as Will Mc Avoy in the HBO political drama series The Newsroom, for which he won the 2013 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.
After attempts to communicate with the aliens go nowhere, David Levinson, an ex-scientist turned cable technician, discovers that the aliens are going to attack major points around the globe in less than a day.
On July 3rd, the aliens all but obliterate New York, Los Angeles and Washington, as well as Paris, London, Houston and Moscow.
Off-Broadway, he received a Drama Desk nomination for Wilson's Lemon Sky, and an Obie Award for his performance in the Circle Repertory Company production of Johnny Got His Gun.
He returned to the stage in 2009, appearing in Broadway's God of Carnage opposite Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden.
He garnered a Golden Globe nomination as the star of The Purple Rose Of Cairo, directed by Woody Allen.
It was the last film that inspired the name for the theater company he established.
Daniels then starred in the horror–comedy (or "thrill-omedy", as it was described in the promotion) Arachnophobia in 1990.A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.On July 2nd, communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos by a strange atmospheric interference.Daniels reprised the role of Chamberlain ten years later in the prequel film Gods and Generals.In 1994, Daniels would co-star with Jim Carrey in one of his most commercially successful films, Dumb and Dumber.