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The Book of Daniel 

Reverend Daniel Webster turns to a modern incarnation of Jesus to help him deal with his personal and professional problems.

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Jack Kenny
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Series cast summary:
Aidan Quinn ...  Daniel Webster 8 episodes, 2006
Susanna Thompson ...  Judith Webster 8 episodes, 2006
Christian Campbell ...  Peter Webster / ... 8 episodes, 2006
Ivan Shaw ...  Adam Webster 8 episodes, 2006
Alison Pill ...  Grace Webster 8 episodes, 2006
Garret Dillahunt ...  Jesus Christ 8 episodes, 2006
Dylan Baker ...  Roger Paxton 8 episodes, 2006
Ellen Burstyn ...  Bishop Beatrice Congreve 8 episodes, 2006
Cheryl White ...  Victoria Conlin 8 episodes, 2006
Fran Bennett Fran Bennett ...  Rainy 8 episodes, 2006
James Rebhorn ...  Bertram Webster 6 episodes, 2006
Leven Rambin ...  Caroline Paxton 5 episodes, 2006
Gillian Jacobs ...  Adele Congreve 5 episodes, 2006
Kathleen Chalfant ...  Catherine Webster 4 episodes, 2006
D.W. Moffett ...  Worth Webster 4 episodes, 2006
Laila Robins ...  Nora Paxton 4 episodes, 2006
Danny Mastrogiorgio ...  Michael Vaporelli 4 episodes, 2006
Marco Barricelli ...  Tony Vaporelli 4 episodes, 2006
Dan Hedaya ...  Father Frank 4 episodes, 2006
John Driscoll ...  David Congreve 4 episodes, 2006
Alana De La Garza ...  Jessie Gilmore 3 episodes, 2006
Jonah Meyerson ...  Yoda 3 episodes, 2006
Kelly Hu ...  Kristine Ho 2 episodes, 2006
Scott William Winters ...  Jeffrey McMullen 2 episodes, 2006
Enver Gjokaj ...  Josh 2 episodes, 2006
Robert Clohessy ...  Billy 2 episodes, 2006
John Pankow ...  Charlie Conlin 2 episodes, 2006
Kaija Matiss ...  Becky 2 episodes, 2006
Barbara Marineau Barbara Marineau ...  Gloria 2 episodes, 2006
Alice Playten ...  Francesca 2 episodes, 2006
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St. Barnabas's episcopalian vicar Daniel Webster has a wealthy parish. Yet his family life constantly complicates everything. Peter is Daniel's model son and med student, but struggles with being a semi-closet gay. His adopted brother, ethnic Asian Adam, is an incorrigible rascal. Daniel's father in law is also a bishop, and the 'discrete best friend' of Daniel's bishop. In-laws and parish benefactors attract further trouble on top of the regular pastoral work. A hippie Jesus Christ inspires Daniel in cheeky visions. Written by KGF Vissers

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With a family like this... God help him. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Knjiga o Danijelu See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Trivia

Christian Campbell who played a prominent role of an openly gay minister's son Peter Webster was already famous worldwide for playing yet another gay character Gabriel on Trick (1999). See more »

Goofs

Church name is misspelled as "Barnabus" on its sign. See more »

Quotes

[Yoda has dinner with the Websters]
[to Peter]
Yoda: You're gay?
[brief pause]
Peter Webster: Yes.
Victoria Conlin: [blurting out] Me too.
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Connections

Referenced in The Colbert Report: Dave Marash (2006) See more »

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Most original, witty, show in years.
6 January 2006 | by moviefreak57See all my reviews

I Recently sat down to watch The Book of Daniel to see what all this fuss was around it. I heard tons of rumours. The hardcore conservative church ladies were calling it " a wrongful display of Jesus" which surprises me because the menopause oppressed crazy women haven't even seen the show yet.

Could this show be as wrong and crude display as people have expressed. Well...no, these people are just so stuck to their original upbringings to even open up their eyes to something a little new. Besides that the show is actually respecting the entire Christian faith.

Back to the matter at hand. I watched it and found one of the most amazing witty dramas on television. It depicts the modern world in such a perfect way. It includes everything, homosexuals, alcholics, drug dealers, SUPER conservative CHristians, Liberal, anything. Its paced perfectly. The show keeps moving, taking different directions. Its a lot better than the over rated Desperate Housewives.

My Opinion: Don't listen to what other people say. That includes you Christians. No one should be offended by this, if so i think they're just a little tight.


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