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Jeff Daniels: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

Jeff Daniels at the L.A. Season 2 Premiere Of HBO's 'The Newsroom'
25 Things You Don't Know About Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels plays news anchor Will McAvoy on HBO's The Newsroom, Sundays at 10 P.M. Here, the 58-year-old actor gets personal with Us.

1. My first name is spelled Jeffry because my mother wanted me to be different.

2. I don't care what hot dogs are made of.

3. My favorite snack is rice cakes with mustard, ketchup, and relish because I think I'm eating hot dogs.

4. I was on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Twice.

5. While reading off the teleprompter in The Newsroom, I once said, "Good evening, I'm Will Maxwell." [He plays Will McAvoy.]

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6. I have a 42-foot recreational vehicle.

7. I've read War and Peace.

8. I've read Moby Dick.

9. I was unable to read Don Rickles' memoir.

10. I don't rumba.

11. I dropped out of Central Michigan University.

12. I later received an honorary doctorate from CMU.

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13. I was never on Full House.

14. At 18, I was Tevye in a local staging of Fiddler on the Roof.

15. I drank from the Stanley Cup.

16. Once, during a production of Guys and Dolls, I realized I was playing Big Jule with my zipper down.

17. I sang "God Bless America" at Comerica Park in Detroit.

18. I sang the national anthem at Dodger Stadium.

19. I've written a song called "How 'Bout We Take Our Pants Off and Relax?"

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20. I have a C.F. Martin guitar: the OM Jeff Daniels custom artist edition.

21. I did a commercial about diarrhea 15 years before Dumb and Dumber.

22. I once outwrestled an elderly lady for a foul ball hit by George Brett.

23. I've made a hole in one.

24. I have countless close friends I've never met.

25. I no longer play along when someone calls me Jack Daniels.

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