The Book of Daniel

The Book of Daniel

Sex. Drugs. Stolen Money and Martinis. Family can really test your faith...

The Book of Daniel stars Aidan Quinn as the Reverend Daniel Webster, an Episcopalian priest who can see and talk to Jesus Christ (Garret Dillahunt), and happens to be the center of his religious community, yet still has one of the most dysfunctional families on the planet. Daniel also has a nagging addiction to prescription painkillers, which he at various times tries to quit, but none of his attempts have been successful thus far.

His wife, Judith (Susanna Thompson), keeps Daniel grounded, and she is one of his few sources of comfort and support. His oldest son, Peter (Christian Campbell), is gay, and in his own words, "Although he's not completely in the closet, he doesn't want to march in any parades, either". Peter also struggles with the loss of his twin brother to leukemia. Adam (Ivan Shaw) is Daniel's 16-year old adopted Chinese son, who loves to flaunt his sense of humor, and apparently hooks-up with a different girl every week. Grace (Alison Pill) is quite the crafty one, who not only deals marujuana, but also is quite the talented manga (Japanese comics) artist.

Daniel's readings are often viewed as controversial to the church hierarchy, and such, he usually retains an unstable relationship with them. The church is led by Bishop Beatrice Congreve (Ellen Burstyn) and Roger Paxton (Dylan Baker). Although Daniel's family may be quite the unstable one, at the end of the day, each one of them is there to help guide each other through what, at times, can be quite the chaotic life.

Episode Info

Final: 1x08 -- Betrayal

Daniel not only finds out another terrible truth about the disappearance of the church funds, but also finds out about the affair between Beatrice and Bertrum.
Aidan QuinnAidan Quinn
As Reverend Daniel Webster
Susanna ThompsonSusanna Thompson
As Judith Webster
Christian CampbellChristian Campbell
As Peter Webster
Ivan ShawIvan Shaw
As Adam Webster
Alison PillAlison Pill
As Grace Webster
Dylan BakerDylan Baker
As Roger Paxton
Ellen BurstynEllen Burstyn
As Bishop Beatrice Congreve



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TBOD we hardly knew ye ...Rating: 1 likes, 2 dislikes

Unfortunately for those of us who were really in to the show, we won't get the chance to see how it would have turned out since NBC pulled the plug after only 3 episodes. Read more

Review posted on Friday, October 13th 2006 at 2:28 am

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Recurring Guests

Cheryl White as Victoria (7 eps)
Fran Bennett as Lorraine Rose (7 eps)
James Rebhorn as Bertrum (6 eps)
Leven Rambin as Caroline Paxton (5 eps)
Gillian Jacobs as Adele Congreve (5 eps)
John Driscoll as David Congreve (5 eps)
Danny Mastrogiorgio as Michael Vaporelli (4 eps)
D.W. Moffett as Worth (4 eps)
Dan Hedaya as Father Frank (4 eps)
Laila Robins as Nora Paxton (4 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Religion
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: January 06, 2006
Ended: January 20, 2006
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