Actor Jeremy Davies is known for portraying the Norse god Baldur in God of War, Cpl. Timothy E. Upham in Saving Private Ryan, the physicist Daniel Faraday on the television series Lost and Dickie Bennett in the FX series Justified, for which he was twice nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and won in 2012.
He attended college at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in California.
In 1991 he played Roger, Robin’s first boyfriend, on General Hospital. In 1992, he appeared on two episodes of The Wonder Years. He appeared in small roles in the NBC TV film Shoot First: A Cop’s Vengeance and in the pilot for the colonial-era sitcom 1775. He played a youth in the Showtime thriller Guncrazy and had a guest appearance on Melrose Place. In 1993, Davies was cast in a TV commercial for Subaru in which his character compares the car to punk rock. Numerous casting directors and industry forces noticed the commercial, and Davies found himself being sent feature film scripts. Critics embraced his performance in David O. Russell’s debut film, the black comedy, Spanking the Monkey.
In 1998, he landed a pivotal role in Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan as Timothy E. Upham, an American GI linguist in Normandy, recruited just after D-Day by Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) to be the interpreter on a dangerous mission to rescue the film’s eponymous paratrooper (Matt Damon). Davies’ performance was well received, and he went on to star in several films, including CQ, Secretary, and Solaris. In 2004, he portrayed Charles Manson in CBS’s adaptation of Helter Skelter.
Davies appeared as a main cast member on Lost during its fourth and fifth seasons (2008–09), playing Daniel Faraday, an amnesiac physicist who comes to the island as part of a team hired by Charles Widmore. He guest-starred in three episodes in Lost‘s sixth season. He had a recurring role on FX’s Justified as Dickie Bennett, for which he earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2012. He was also nominated for the award in 2011.
In 2014, Davies appeared in two episodes of the critically acclaimed show Hannibal. He also starred in History Channel’s 2015 miniseries Texas Rising as Sergeant Ephraim Knowles. He also played the doomed Ritchie Simpson in two episodes of Constantine. In 2016, he appeared in Lucifer.
In 2017, he appeared as main character Malcolm Dreyfuss in season four of Sleepy Hollow. He also appeared in American Gods as Jesus Prime and in the reboot of Twin Peaks as Jimmy.
In the 2018 video game God of War, he provided the voice and motion capture for Baldur aka The Stranger.