Actor, musician, and playwright Jeff Daniels is known for his roles in such films as TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO, ARACHNOPHOBIA, DUMB & DUMBER, THE HOURS, THE SQUID AND THE WHALTE, and GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK, as well as his Emmy Award-winning performance on HBO’s The Newsroom.
His most recent projects include GODLESS written and directed by Scott Frank, part 1 of THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT, alongside Shailene Woodley and Theo James, 20th Century-Fox’s THE MARTIAN, directed by Ridley Scott, and Universal’s STEVE JOBS, directed by Danny Boyle. Daniels has received many prestigious nominations over the course of his long career, including four Golden Globes, four SAG Awards, and two Emmys.
John O’Neill is the determined, at times bull-headed, chief of the New York FBI’s Counter-Terrorism unit. O’Neill is rightly convinced that the US has been targeted for attack by Al Qaeda, and faces deliberately insufficient cooperation from other organs of the Federal government, particularly from his counterpart at the frequently antagonistic CIA. A man of appetites, O’Neill is a lover of expensive food and drink, and is involved with at least two girlfriends, neither of whom know about his wife and children.