Jeremy Davies

Sometimes compared to Anthony Perkins, actor Jeremy Davies fashioned for himself a career playing sensitive characters who possessed a ting of instability underneath their seemingly innocent façades. Prior to his star-making performance as the jittery scientist Daniel Faraday on the acclaimed hit "Lost" (ABC, 2004-10), Davies struggled in bit parts on television before gaining attention for a 1992 Subaru commercial. Hollywood agents and casting directors suddenly took notice, leading to his first feature starring role in David O. Russell's indie classic, "Spanking the Monkey" (1994). Davies soon began to raise his stature with small, but memorable parts in blockbuster films like "Twister" (1996) and "Saving Private Ryan" (1998), which he balanced out with meatier performances in smaller films like "The Million Dollar Hotel" (2000), "CQ" (2001) and Steven Soderbergh's remake of "Solaris" (2002). But it was his chilling and eerily accurate portrayal of murderer Charles Manson in the made-for-television movie "Helter Skelter" (CBS, 2004) that firmly established Davies as a talented performer capable of transforming himself into a wide variety of unforgettable characters.