Among the slew of thespians who started acting even before they could talk, John Francis Daley has since grown his craft to transcend acting and extend to other areas like screenwriting. He is also a film director, producer and has a few exploits as a musician.
However, most people would easily remember him playing the role of Sam Weir on the NBC comedy-drama Freaks and Geeks as well as one of his acclaimed roles as Lance Sweets, an FBI criminal profiler on the series Bones where he appeared in 138 episodes from 2007 to 2014. For his stellar performance in the former, John Francis Daley was recognized with a nomination for a PRISM Award in 2014.
In his right as a musician, Daley plays keyboards and also lends his vocals to the band Dayplayer.
Born on July 20, 1985, to the actor to R.F. Daley (father) and Nancy Daley (mother) who plays and teaches piano, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Daley picked interest in the arts from a very tender age. In his middle school in Nyack New York, he played the role of Danny in the school’s production of Grease.
While he was born in Wheeling, Illinois, Daley was raised in New York. His father and mother are from Irish Catholic and Jewish backgrounds respectively.
John Francis Daley has been active in the industry since 1998. His first appearance was as the Young Tommy in the Broadway hit The Who’s Tommy. From 1999 to 2000, he portrayed the role of Sam Weir in the television series Freaks and Geeks. He also has to his credit, TV series like The Geena Davis Show, Boston Public, Bones, Judging Amy, Spin City a slew of others.
In other aspects of his career in the entertainment industry, Daley was a co-director of a short film What Babies Do in 2001. He equally wrote and starred in the short comedy Friday Night and co-wrote an episode of Bones (which he starred in) alongside his writing partner Jonathan Goldstein. Daley’s character on Fox drama series Bones was killed to allow the actor some time to focus on directing movies.
Joining forces with his writing partner, Daley penned the black comedy Horrible Bosses in 2011 and in 2013, they teamed up once again to write The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. The same year, they were hired to write Call of the Wild for DreamWorks Studios.
Together, the talented duo also wrote and directed the 2015 film Vacation with stars like Ed Helms and Christina Applegate making the cast. Along with four other screenwriters who joined their team, Daley and Goldstein put together the screenplay for the 2017 film Spider-Man: Homecoming, the film was met with rave reviews and was a commercial hit. Daley and his partner Jonathan Goldstein would have directed the movie, but Jon Watts was later hired to do the job. Notwithstanding, they have directed a few movies and are still raking in more.
While Daley hasn’t paid much attention to his musical skills, he has made an appearance in Abandoned Pools’ music video for “Mercy Kiss”. He has also featured on the #94 spot on VH1’s 100 Greatest Teen Stars earlier in his career.
Is John Francis Daley Married, Who Is His Wife?
In all his years under the spotlight, not much details have emerged about his love life. Thus, it cannot be confirmed at the moment if he is dating anyone as he has kept all the deets about his romantic entanglements under wraps. Nevertheless, this does not mean he has never been in any relationship in the past but none of them is on record. For the most part, it seems he is not married though there were rumours he tied the knot with actress Corinne Kingsbury in 2016.
As expected, the scarcity of information about Daley’s love life has led to several speculations about his sexuality.
Is John Francis Daley Gay?
When you are a total hunk, young and talented but seem to be inactive in the dating sphere, there is no telling what rumours and controversies might crop up about your sexuality. Daley has been presumed gay several times but he has never confirmed this speculation and has not given any clue that could point to the fact that he is gay.
Thus, until he says otherwise, we are concluding that his sexual orientation is straight.
There is no doubt that John Francis Daley is among the tall and handsome actors who have graced Hollywood films and television series in the past and recent times. The actor hasn’t been generous with information about his other body measurements but he stands at an impressive height of 6 feet. Additionally, he sports short light brown hair with a pair of Dark brown eyes and a great smile.