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Chester Alan Daniels. sometimes known as ches, chestnut, chesturd, chesticles, chesley, Chester Nygaard, Danny's Boy. born October 1, 1978; therefore currently 37 years old. comedian, actor, voice actor, writer, director, producer, entrepreneur and host of the tonight show. is very well known for the strange voices he can do. loves to sing. once threw juliette lewis out of a moving vehicle. currently has homes in california, New York, and england. heterosexual, christian, libertarian and most importantly very happily married. his favorite cosplay is as stanley tucci in the lovely bones, vincent price or alan alda.
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BIOGRAPHY: chester daniels
ALERT! This bio is only vaguely accurate. Just jump to the end for now.

To most a family business is a garage or diner or organized crime. For the Daniels family, that business is comedy and at the ripe old age of five, Chester made his big debut. At the time he had no idea of the path his life might take. Yet over the years he always came back to the business he first discovered as a child, whether he was acting, writing or working Kraft Services. Even though he had his ups and downs with dedication for the profession and parental motivation, his perspective remains the same. It's who he is and what he loves. It makes him happy.

Chester's earliest memories are about writing. He was born on October 1, 1978 in Pasadena, CA to Sela and Frank Daniels, writers. His mother wrote freelance for the prestigious Tiget Beat Magazine until 1995 while his father stuck with comedy as his forte. By then his resume already included such sitcoms as All In The Family, The Bob Newhart Show, WKRP In Cincinnati and Maude as a hired comedy gun for CBS. Yet Daniels always felt undervalued at the studio and was considering moving to his wife's native New York City, when an opportunity of a lifetime came along. In '81, NBC execs sniped Frank, landing him a writing gig for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Later he would climb the ranks to their senior writing staff before the show would end. The new job invigorated the Daniels family, and unknowingly cemented their place in Southern California for the next decade as well as Chester's role in the entertainment industry as a whole.

Despite slowly forming family and marital problems due to his long hours, Frank relished in his new job. At the time, everything seemed great. In a very short span, Sela gave birth to three more children: Nicolette, Abigail and Nathan. This rounded the brood to five with their oldest Frank Jr, two years Chester's senior. While her husband rubbed elbows with the stars, Sela rubbed elbow grease in a constantly messy house. She was beginning to feel like the forgotten wife, left to raise five children on her own. Motherhood seemed hard enough with just one, but five was maddening. Forced to focus her time as a stay-at-home mom in the 80s Woman's Wold, she was determined to maintain some semblence of the career she'd dreamed of as a teenager and wrote freelance. Trying to balance it all nearly drained her completely, but the work ethic she projected never left her children -- especially her second son who in 1984 would set the wheels in motion to forever change the family landscape.

In the beginning Sela truly believed the disjointed lifestyle was temporary. Chester, however, was like most kids and never found an issue in how he was raised. He was accustomed to last minute dinners with someone like Ted Danson or Tony Danza. Frank had a bad habit of making friends with everyone he met, a trait Chester would share as an adult. Even if the boy had no idea who their dinner guests were, Chester loved the excitement. He always preferred the company of adults and would stay up well past his bedtime as everyone drank wine, smoked cigarettes and laughed for hours. He loved hearing people laugh and frequently fell into the role of little entertainer just to keep it going. It was really just another one of those moments when Chester first met Mr. Carson. As a way to ease the pressure at home, Frank had begun taking the boys to work a few days a week during the summer of '84. Frankie loved the arcade games that didn't take quarters, while Chester loved performing his comedy bits for his father's colleagues. One day Johnny came in while the staff was supposed to be hard at work. Frank apologized profusely, making up a family emergency to explain his son's presence and said it would never happen again. The TV host, however, was so impressed he insisted the boy come on the show in the coming week to tell his jokes. Almost over night, Chester turned int a pint-sized sensation.

His parents could have been more supportive. His dad was the most enthusiastic about his son's budding career while his mom took a more logical approach, enrolling him in acting classes as a 'fun activity.' It didn't take long to land his first role in Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Sure it was only a couple of days on set, but Chester loves every minute of it. He continued appearing on TV and became the late night gimmick. In a way it all seemed normal. His mom would pick Frankie up from basketball and Chester from the NBC lot. In this environment, he learned about comedy, writing and timing. Slowly the acting classes began to prove more successful as well as Chester's career grew as well as his relationship with his father. They did nearly everything together, sharing a bond none of his other siblings could.

In 1990 Chester was cast as the younger brother on a new Nickelodeon series called Clarissa Explains It All. The job came with two catches: Red hair and a move to Florida. With pressure from Chester's agent to take the job, the Daniels family began to split. Frank had begun writing for other NBC sitcoms in the 80s, most noteably a permanent gig on Cheers, and chose to stay in Los Angeles while Sela and the kids moved to Orlando. Even though his parents' marriage was crumbling, Chester found the decision to be great for everyone, logical even. The would all just split their time between both cities. After all, they had a star in their midst. What Chester didn't realize was the bad side of the business he was on the verge of experiencing. He'd been working with Bill Murray, Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman. How could anything go wrong?

School was hell. He hadn't anticipated the ridicule he would receive from other students as he played the nerdy Ferg Face on a children's sitcom. His ego began to deflate and he wondered if this business was right for him. Then in 1994, when Clarissa ended, Chester's career came to a standstill. Sensing it was time for another change -- a big change -- Sela moved the family to her home of New York City. Frank, however, was finding it harder and harder to leave his new job as a head writer for Frasier to come visit the family in Manhattan. The friendship that once existed between Chester and his father was slowly beginning to show cracks. After transferring, he was enjoying the anonymity of a huge public school and swore he was done with the business for good. This plan lasted only a short while as he excelled in creative writing classes and switched to a performing arts school his senior year. He found a new love for comedy as he wrote for the state, creating hilarious one-acts for his drama class and even a satirical stop-action about Janet Reno that has never seen the light of day. It didn't take long for the acting bug to strike again, only when he returned to the business it wasn't as welcoming as it had once been.

After high school, Chester studied film at The Tisch School of Arts at NYU. In the beginning, he didn't take college very seriously at all. Most of the time his mind was with his agent in California or in the pants of some girl down the hall.

When he wasn't drinking or smoking, he was auditioning to stage the comeback that never happened. He took on small, forgettable roles or the occasional deeply characterized role where he could let his freak flag fly. Even then, as he nearly failed out of school and found more bumps than most in his personal life, he wrote constantly. After graduating in 2000, only by the grace of God, he moved back to Los Angeles to pursue his career. He'd met Crosby Wells and Julie Allistair a few years prior on Can't Hardly Wait and realized they both had similar dreams to his. Wells, a fellow writer turned director, inspired Chester to get behind the camera and begin making short films. One, titled Peluca eventually turned into a major picture and in 2003, Chester set out work on Napoleon Dynamite.

During this time, the three friends kicked around ideas about making their own work together. The unholy trinity of child actors all measured in at different levels of success and failure from the business. What they mostly had in common was their refusal to believe they couldn't do something. Talk of creating their own series became more serious and in late 2004, using no budget, they shot a pilot for a series titled It's Always Sunny In Hollywood. Not taking no for an answer, they began to shop networks for their show, instead of the other way around.

As much as they believed they could do anything, taking matters into their own hands wasn't easy. Their endurance paid off when FX picked the show up for seven episodes, with minor adjustments. Sunny was moved to Julie's hometown of Philadelphia, and the trio -- now with a fourth member of the gang and a cast -- waited for the inevitable. To them there was no way they'd be allowed to do their show full of comedy rife with social faux pas for more than their first contract. Yet viewers responded, albeit slowly, and their popularity began to increase. The show expanded exponentially with the involvement of Danny DeVito as well as Chester's old friend and co-star, Fred Savage. The three creators brought more of their friends into the mix, keeping the vibe close knit like it had been in the beginning. With the show finding itself, Chester continued in the movie industry. Following Napoleon Dynamite, Daniels made a few more movies, before he and Allistair found themselves writing together more often outside of the show. In 2007 they were contracted to write what they thought would be their biggest hit: Land of the Lost. Little did they know, in 2009, it would be one of their other scripts written years ago, The Hangover, that would be their biggest success to date.

Chester also began dating a girl he'd met in New York during college. Emma Curuso moved to California to pursue acting in the mid 2000s and what started out as an innocent friendship while he mentored her career, blossomed into something serious. Over the years the couple had many high and low points as they broke up and got back together frequently, yet they were also good for one another. Emma made sure he didn't overwork himself while his craeer grew larger than he could imagine. Chester kept her under his wing, protecting, supporting and in some cases literally getting her foot in the door. That support was never more apparent than in 2009 when Emma's father unexpectedly passed. After helping her grieve, and secretly helping her family pay for his funeral costs, he did his best to keep her mind off of things by bringing her along as he and his friends toured the stage show for Sunny. For a time, they were perfect together.

Support alone wasn't enough. Chester was independent by nature and found difficulty in sharing his life with her. After a year of grief and pressure, thoughts and fears boiled into an ultimatum on their future in September of 2010. Either they had one or they didn't. After all, he'd never even asked her to move in after seven years together. In his defense, he never noticed them living apart. Either way, Chester wasn't going to marry her and they broke up for good. Along the way there had been stumbling blocks and bad decisions that brought them back together in the summer of 2011, however now the couple is apart for good.

The Daniels family eventually fractured completely in the late 90s. Chester's parents went through a nasty bi-coastal divorce as both parents tried to lay claim to assets that weren't theirs. His father, now on Gloria his third wife, lives only a mile or two from Chester's Studio City home. After Frasier ended, he found himself without a job for a while and now writes for a CBS sitcom. Their relationship has deteriorated over the years to the point of being a strained and alien. The two men who had once been best friends can barely maintain a normal conversation, other than acting civil over the holidays. Chester says it's because of jealousy while Frank says it's some kind of a grudge. Neither is ready to budge and give the other the upper hand.

Sela still lives in Manhattan, now remarried to Barry Erikson. The two share an adopted son and she writes for a New York news outlet full-time. All of Chester's siblings have remained in the New York area. His younger brother, Nate, eventually joined the family business as well, bringing the two closer together. He now writes for SNL and Chester couldn't be more proud and inspired by his little brother's career. His two sisters and older brother are all married with kids, while Chester maintains he will not be getting married any time soon -- an obvious bump in the road for his personal life.

Despite seeing the toll the family business has had on his personal life, Chester knows it was the right and only path for him. He is never happier than when he is working and he would miss it if he had to go back to selling lumber at a hardware store. Even though he's had problems with relationships, his family and even early promiscuity, he's always drawn into it, and knows it's what he does best. He has had multiple box office flops with a few surprising hits under his belt, and continues to work harder than before to really make a name for himself. With two television series currently on the air -- one with a contract through it's tenth season -- and a few movies coming out at the box office this year, he feels he has never been more blessed. Yet the mounting pressure of his rarely high profile career -- people usually don't know who he is, only what he's done -- has been approaching a fever pitch with recent bad press and scandals. Now that he's single, he seems to bury himself in his work more than ever. The real question is if he'll take time to breathe and truly see his accomplishments for what they are, before he's too old to appreciate them.

In Recent Years
Since 2012 Chester's life has gone througha various ups and downs. While he continued to work very hard on Saturday Night Live and other projects, he could feel his personal life taking a toll. The truth was that he began to really understand why people called that show caustic and destructive. In 2013 he got the opportunity to co-host the Golden Globes with his best friend, Julie Allistair. After that opportunity he started to pursue the idea of working in something similarly on more of a permanent level. Finally he found out that he was being considered to take over Jay Leno's job in the following year. Chester auditioned multiple times, filled in as a guest host of the show and various other shows, and somehow by luck landed the position. He began hosting The Tonight Show in 2014 after the Olympics. Also in 2013 he reconnected with an old flame by way of Leah Coutes. The two hit it off almost immediately and he remembered just why he was so attracted to her to begin with. The two tied the knot in a surprise ceremony for family and friends in November of 2014. However neither his marriage nor having his own TV show can hold a candle to the biggest and most important thing that happened to Chester Daniels in recent years. HE GOT TO WORK ON THE NEW STAR WARS MOVIE!!!

As Himself
"The Tonight Show Starring Chester Daniels" (2014 - )
... Host
"Drunk History" (2007 - )
... Host (31 ep.)
Misery Loves Comedy (2015)
... Himself (documentary)
"Lip Sync Battle" (2015)
Chester Daniels Vs Jeremy Lefors ... Himself
"72nd Golden Globes" (2015)
... Co-Host
"Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee" (2014)
... Himself (2 ep.)
"71st Golden Globes" (2014)
... Co-Host
"70th Golden Globes" (2013)
... Co-Host
"American Masters" (2012)
Johnny Carson: King of Late Night... Himself
"The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1984 - 1986)
... Himself

As A Voice Actor
The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
... Leonard
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
... BB8 Voice Consultant
Inside Out (2015)
... Fear
Lego Jurassic World (2015)
... Chester Daniels (Video Game)
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
... Flint Lockwood
Monsters University (2013)
... Referee/Slug
Scott Polgrim VS The World (2010)
... The Voice
Fallout: New Vegas (2010)
... Benny Gecko (Video Game)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009)
... Additional Voice Talent (Video Game)
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
... General George Armstrong Custer (Video Game)
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (2009)
... Flint Lockwood
Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
... Morton
Grand Theft Auto IV (2008)
... Wilson Taylor Sr. (Video Game)

As An Actor
Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)
... John
"The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (2014 - )
... Reverand Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (7 ep.)
"Drunk History" (2007 - )
... Misc (31 ep.)
"Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" (2015)
... Eric (5 ep.) (TV Mini Series)
Jem and the Holograms (2015)
... Chester Daniels
"The Jim Gaffican Show" (2015)
... Chester Daniels (1 ep.)
"Louie" (2015)
... Chester Daniels (1 ep.)
Get Hard (2015)
... Chester Daniels (uncredited)
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
... John
Jurassic World (2015)
... Chester Daniels
"The Spoils of Babylon" (2014)
... Devon Morehouse (6 ep.) (TV Mini Series)
The Skeleton Twins (2014)
... Milo Dean
22 Jump Street (2014)
... Culinary School Villain (uncredited)
"Saturday Night Live" (2005 - 2012)
... Himself / Various / Host (Andy Samberg roles)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
... Ted Hendricks
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (2013)
... Country Mac (1 ep.)
Pitch Perfect (2012)
... John
The Watch (2012)
... Sgt. Bressman
Zerk And Shirts: Junkyard Dawgz (2011)
... Zerk Wilder (short)
"Eastbound & Down" (2009 - 2010)
... Pat Anderson (2 ep.)
Due Date (2010)
... Barry
"30 Rock" (2009 - 2012)
... Chester Daniels / Young Jack (3 ep.)
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
... George Armstrong Custer
Land of the Lost (2009)
... Chaka
Whip It (2009)
... 'Hot Tub' Johnny Rocket
"Sesame Street" (2009)
... Wild Nature Survivor Guy (1 ep.)
Hot Rod (2007)
... Dave
Superbad (2007)
... Officer Slater
The Sasquatch Gang (2006)
... Zerk Wilder
"The OC" (2004)
... Danny (1 ep.)
Van Wilder (2002)
... Suicidal Freshman
Bubble Boy (2001)
... Flipper Boy
Whatever It Takes (2000)
... Cosmo
"Freaks & Geeks" (1999 - 2000)
... Eli (2 ep.)
10 Things I hate About You (1999)
... Bogie Lowenstien
Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
... Kenny Fisher
"Roseanne" (1993 - 1995)
... George (4 ep.)
"Clarissa Explains It All" (1991 - 1994)
... Ferguson Darling (65 ep.)
What About Bob (1991)
... Sigmund 'Siggy' Marvin
Hook (1991)
... Jack Banning
The Wizard (1989)
... Jimmy Woods/The Wizard
"Punky Brewster" (1987)
... Farley 'Spud' Blugner (3 ep.)
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
... Little Neal

As the Director
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

"Drunk History" (2007 - 2011)
... (8 ep.) (tv series short)
Zerk And Shirts: Junkyard Dawgz (2011)
... (short)
Hot Rod (2007)

Peluca (2003)
... (short)

As the producer
Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)
... (producer)
"The Tonight Show Starring Chester Daniels" (2014 - )
... (producer) (100 ep.)
"Lip Sync Battle" (2015 - )
... (executive producer) (18 ep.)
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
... (producer)
Pitch Perfect (2012)
... (producer)
The Watch (2012)
... (producer)
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
... (executive producer)
Bridesmaids (2011)
... (producer)
"Drunk History" (2007 - 2011)
... (creator) (producer)
Zerk And Shirts: Junkyard Dawgz (2011)
... (executive producer) (short)
Hot Rod (2007)
... (producer)
Peluca (2003)
... (executive producer) (short)

As the Writer
"The Tonight Show Starring Chester Daniels" (2014 - )
... (192 ep.)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
... (screenplay)
"Saturday Night Live" (2005 - 2012) (140 ep.)
... (series sketch writer) (Andy Samberg roles)
The Watch (2012)

Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

Zerk And Shirts: Junkyard Dawgz (2011)
... (short)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)
... (screenplay)
Land of the Lost (2009)
... (screenplay)
The Hangover (2009)

Hot Rod (2007)

The Sasquatch Gang (2006)

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Peluca (2003)
... (short)


Born in Pasadena, CA | October 1, 1978
Known in the industry for Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, and his amazing ability to do strange voices.
Frequently recognized by fans for Can't Hardly Wait of all things.
Has a house he rarely visits located in Studio City, CA, owns an apartment in Manhattan, and a flat in London, England.
Class of 2000, Tisch School of Arts at NYU.
Married Leah Coutes in November 2014.
Their wedding played out mostly as a holiday surprise on their closest friends and family. When they arrived for a dinner party, Chester and Leah announced they were getting married there that night.
In the past Chester had a long relationship with Emma Curuso which ended because he said he would never get married. For insight into how he felt about their relationship, see the above fact.
Has a very big family which consists of his parents, their new spouses (Frank and Gloria Daniels, Sela and Barry Erikson, respectively), and a myriad of siblings and family members which includes but is not limited to: Frank Jr & Maggie Daniels, Brynn, Chase and Angelica (older brother - 359 - and his family); Nikki & Doug johansson, Cash, Hope, Trinity & Peyton (younger sister - 34 - and her family); Abby & Jon Matthews & Jack (younger sister - 33 - & her family); Nate Daniels (younger brother, 30); Colin Erikson (younger adopted half brother, 11); and a few other odds & ends
Of all his siblings he is closest with his sister Abby.
Made his career debut on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson where his father was a senior writer, when he was only in Elementary School.
Was basically a national sensation and late night gimmick for a long time eben as he tried to get into more serious child acting with minor parts on 80s shows.
Now he is the host of the Tonight Show, proving his career has truly come full circle.
At this point he has little to no relationship withhis father. They live across the country from one another and he would rather not be close with him.
His father most recently was a senior writer for Two and a Half Men.
Met his best friend Julie Allistair when they were both going to school at Tisch at NYU.
Met Jeremy Lefors when they both lost the role of Legolas in 1999.
Met Tom Thacker on Roseanne and has been very close friends with him ever since.
Though he was nominated for tons of Young Hollywood Awards in the early 90s, his only real win was for best ensemble cast in Hook.
Whenever he is working on a project, he prefers to cast friends before auditioning roles. Sometimes to his detriment.
Is a heterosexual Christian fiscally conservative Republican (see: Libertarian) though in Hollywood he keeps his religious and political beliefs undwe wraps for the sake of work.
In the spring of 2011, he was accused of writing from a racist, homophobic, misogynistic slant. The scandal spun out of control and the accusations were later made against his character. His career has finally stopped being plagued by these issues.
For a long time he was extremely commitment phobic. Considers himself to be someone who greatly enjoys companionship and is borderline codependent upon certain people in his life.
Even though he is a grown man of nearly 40 years old, up until last year he had never lived with a woman before, until he moved in with the woman who became his present wife.
He rarely ever brought girls to meet his family, believing he didn't need them to see his father's dysfunction in person. Again, this changed with Leah.
Is a wildly passionate New Yorker.
For a long time he did not own any pets, and told people owning them was weird. In reality he never had the interest to have a pet and kept up the facade as a great way to break the ice with new people. There is however a story about the time when a cat would not leave Chester alone, to the point that it took over his life.
In 2011 Chester helped start a non-profit, Funny Business, amining to improve writing programs in the public school system, and encourage students to purse screen and comedy writing. The first woorkshop took place in April 2012. This year will be their 4th anniversary and contain Workshops 17, 18, 19 and 20.
Does a real mean Andrew Dice Clay impression.
Drunk History
Jeremy Lefors tells the story of Benjamin Franklin
Jeremy Lefors tells the story of Benjamin Franklin 2.5
Julie Allistair tells the story of Oney Judge
______ tells the story of Nikola Tesla portrayal from Tom Thacker (as Edison)
Julie Allistair tells the story of Abe Lincoln & Frederick Douglass
Jo Astley tells the story of Patty Hearst portrayed by Julie Allistair
Zoie tells the story of the Kellogg Brothers
Roxy Bridges tells the story of Coca-Cola
Zoie tells the story of Allan Pinkerton & Lincoln
Julie Allistair tells the story of Mary Dyer
____ tells the story of Frances Folsom portrayed by Zoie
Julie Allistair tells the story of Edith Wilson
Roxy Bridges tells the story of Sound in Space
Jeremy Lefors tells the story of Jean Lafitte
Zoie tells the story of The Bra
_____ tells the story of Thomas Edison portrayed by Tom Thacker
Julie Allistair tells the story of Thomas Nast & Boss Tweed
tells the story of
The Tonight Show
Easton Shelkey & Chester are like totally ew
Easton Shelkey & Chester draw each other without looking
Rita Rose Did terrible things to Dora the explorer
Ridyn Miller plays The Acting Game
Lip Sync Battle
Jeremy Lefors Vs. Chester Daniels on lip sync battle round one
Chester Daniels Vs. Jeremy Lefors on lip sync battle round two
Everly DiLucia Vs. Julie Allistair on lip sync battle round one
Julie Allistair Vs. Everly DiLucia on lip sync battle round two
Will Arnett Vs. Celia McDonaghy on lip sync battle round one
Will Arnett Vs. Celia McDonaghy on lip sync battle round two
BJ Hockmeier Vs. Anthony Mackie on lip sync battle round one
Anthony Mackie Vs. BJ Hockmeier on lip sync battle round two
Vs. on lip sync battle round one
Vs. on lip sync battle round two
...coming soon!