John Francis Daley

John Francis Daley


7/20/1985, Wheeling, Illinois, USA

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John Francis Daley


  • The cast of Bones Season 8.
  • John Francis Daley on Bones season 7.
  • Booth (David Boreanaz) protects Sweets (...
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John Francis Daley was born on July 20, 1985 in Wheeling, Illinois to parents, R.F. Daley (actor), and Nancy (singer). John has appeared in projects like "Tommy" (stage, 1995), "Allerd Fishbein's In Love" (1997), "Freaks and Geeks" as Sam Weir, "The Geena Davis Show" as Carter Ryan, and…more


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    • John: (Talking about the fact that he's really young) I just tell everyone I'm 37, so I get the respect I deserve.

    • John: (Talking about his high school years) I had a tutor for most of my time in high school. When I was a freshman, I got Freaks and Geeks. I basically went from that to my next job to my next job. I never felt like I was missing out on high school, because I realized what an incredible experience I was having.

    • John: (Talking about real high school and Freaks and Geeks) Everyone can say that they went to high school, but not everyone can say that during high school they were doing a television show about high school.

    • John: The biggest challenge is making that transition from kid to adult on the screen. When you're a kid actor, you tend to be seen as a kid actor. It's very difficult for people to see you as anything else. Fortunately, I've been able to grow into my own skin as an adult.

    • John The one project that I've always wanted to do is a feature film that I'll write and direct. That, and to star in Venezuelan softcore porn. But that goes without saying.

    • John: My family has had the most influence on my career. They told me that I could do anything I wanted with my life, and then supported me the whole way.

    • John: (Comparing real high school to Freaks and Geeks high school experience) I never had the real high-school experience, only the fictional "lights, camera, action" high-school experience. But doing a television show is always going to be more fun than going to actual high school, so I can't complain.

    • (After earning a black belt in Kung Fu)
      John: I don't get to use it too often. I try to. I pick fights with people all the time. No one wants to hit me back.

    • (On preparing himself for his role in "Kitchen Confidential")
      John: We learned how to look like we know how to cook. We ran through this extensive thirty-minute training at the commissary on the Fox lot. By the end of it I learned how to flip stuff in a pan, and that's basically all I have to do. Flip stuff in a pan.

  • I took one episode...

    ...just one, of John Francis Daley portraying Dr. Lance Sweets on Bones, and I wanted the character to go on forever.

    He just made this character click and that's hard to do on an established show with an established cast. In fact, I now consider "Sweets" as indispensable a cast member as "Booth" or "Bones" don't even consider any changes there, FOX!

    He handled, and continues to handle, the age thing really well, he handled Brennan really well and he even got the not normally toucy-feely Booth on his side. And THEN, he got touchy-feely with Daisy Wick! Perfect.

    The thing is, when you read his real-life bio, its almost as though this wonderful character is being spit back at you. Kind of like "Guerrero" on Human Target: don't judge the nerd by his "cover". They'll beat you a$$ every time! And I believe John Franics Daley will be around doing just that, for a very long time...moreless
  • Talented beyond words! John is a writer, producer and actor, who has achieved so much at a young age and destined to achieve so much more.

    Talented beyond words! John is a writer, producer and actor, who has achieved so much at a young age and is destined to achieve so much more. He is smart, talented and handsome.

    His roles on 'Freaks and Geeks' as Sam Weir and on 'Bones' as Dr Lance Sweets are brilliant. They are two of my favourite shows. In 'Freaks and Geeks' he makes the show what it is, and in 'Bones' he seems to add a bit of flare.

    He is mature beyond his years and deserves respect. I look forward to seeing more of his talent both on screen and behind.moreless