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



41% 79% Stuber Producer $22.4M 2019
85% 77% Game Night Carter (Character),
$69M 2018
92% 87% Spider-Man: Homecoming Screenwriter $334.4M 2017
27% 45% Vacation Director,
$58.9M 2015
70% 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


73% 74% 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% 78% The Finder Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
65% No Score Yet 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


Ben House says: Let her go, Anti-Christ! (gets hit with a wine bottle by The Beast)

Ben House says: Let her go, Anti-Christ!

The Beast says: I killed Jimmy Neutron!

God says: (after Ben laser-beamed Jesus from the sky) You barbecued my son.

God says: You barbecued my son.

Ben House says: I panicked. I laser-beamed him. I beamed Jesus. I'm so sorry.