John Francis Daley is an American actor best known for his starring role as psychologist Dr. Lance Sweets on the police procedural television series Bones, since 2007.
Daley came to attention when he was cast in the lead role of Sam Weir in the critically acclaimed Judd Apatow-produced television series Freaks and Geeks alongside Seth Rogen, James Franco and Jason Segel.
Following Freaks and Geeks, Daley landed roles on several television series, including The Geena Davis Show, The Kennedys, Regular Joe and Kitchen Confidential.
His film credits include A View from the Top, 77 and Waiting alongside Ryan Reynolds and Anna Faris.
In 2007, Daley and his writing partner, Jonathan Goldstein, sold their first screenplay, The $40,000 Man, and have since sold more films to major studios. The pair was hired to pen the reboot of Vacation, the 1983 classic starring Chevy Chase.
They also wrote the film Horrible Bosses for director-producer Brett Ratner. Horrible Bosses was directed by Seth Gordon (The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters) and features an all-star cast that includes Jennifer Anniston, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jason Bateman and Colin Farrell. In addition to writing the script, Daley plays a cameo role in the film.
Daley plays keyboard, sings and writes music for Dayplayer, a band that plays regularly throughout Southern California and appeared in the Season 4 finale of Bones.
Originally from Wheeling, Illinois, Daley lives in Los Angeles.