John Francis Daley

John Francis Daley

Highest Rated: 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Lowest Rated: 24% Rapture-Palooza (2013)

Birthday: Jul 20, 1985

Birthplace: Wheeling, Illinois, USA

Often, child actors fade into nonexistence after their first big break. After becoming familiar faces and maybe even a household name, young actors generally wind up becoming more of a factoid or an answer to a trivia question than a serious actor. For John Francis Daley, who cut his teeth in "Freaks & Geeks" (NBC 1999-2000) and the 1994 touring production of "The Who's Tommy," that wasn't the case. Despite finding success as a teenager, Daley bucked the trend, carving out a path that led to a career with many notable roles in television and film. Eventually he moved onto screenwriting, penning everything from R-rated comedies such as "Horrible Bosses" (2011) to family films such as "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2" (2013) before moving into the director chair with their franchise reboot "Vacation" (2015) and scoring a blockbuster hit with their screenplay for "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (2017).

Highest rated movies

Game Night
Waiting ...




60% 51% Vacation Friends Screenwriter - 2021
42% 79% Stuber Producer $22.4M 2019
85% 77% Game Night Carter (Character),
$69.0M 2018
92% 87% Spider-Man: Homecoming Screenwriter $334.4M 2017
28% 45% Vacation Director,
$58.9M 2015
71% 66% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 Screenwriter $119.8M 2013
38% 33% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Screenwriter $22.5M 2013
24% 29% Rapture-Palooza Ben House (Character) - 2013
69% 70% Horrible Bosses Screenwriter $117.5M 2011
30% 75% Waiting ... Mitch (Character) $16.1M 2005


No Score Yet 75% In the Dark Director 2020
94% 77% Fresh Off the Boat Jordan (Guest Star) 2016
90% 82% Bones Dr. Lance Sweets (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
57% 76% The Finder Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
65% 0% Kitchen Confidential Jim (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Regular Joe Unknown (Character) 2003
66% No Score Yet Spin City Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
54% No Score Yet The Ellen Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
11% No Score Yet The Geena Davis Show Carter Ryan (Character) 2000-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boston Public Unknown (Guest Star) 2000-2001
100% 96% Freaks and Geeks Sam Weir (Character) 1999-2000